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China Okasi is a journalist, media personality and creative producer with award-winning experience in new media enterprise. She has contributed to...

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Today’s Causes Veer Toward Powerful Tweets, Away From Powerful Leaders


The protests of older generations—the 1960s civil rights movement, for example—were led by movement icons such as Martin Luther King Jr., but now the reach and power of social media give virtually everyone the chance to become a movement leader or influencer. 

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The Abduction of the Chibok Schoolgirls Was Only the Iceberg’s Tip


The rescue of hundreds of captives in Nigeria shows that the scale of kidnappings by the terrorist group Boko Haram has been grossly underestimated.

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Who Gets to Be Black in America?


The lack of room for possibility in identity, the lack of room for people to be dynamic beings, is dangerous—even cultish.

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Chibok Girls Remembered, One Year On


The loss of hundreds of schoolgirls to Boko Haram has shown that in Nigeria, the powerful care nothing about the powerless until an international tragedy embarrasses them.

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The Romanticization of Elizabeth Warren


The fervor for an Elizabeth Warren presidential candidacy stems from a dearth of women politicians and shows how much American politics is about ticking off boxes.

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Will Boko Haram Cause Nigeria’s North and South to Separate?


Thanks to the Islamist extremist group, old north-versus-south sentiments now threaten to split the regions that had found solidarity against an incompetent government. The upshot could be more terrorism.

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China Okasi
China Okasi

China Okasi is a journalist, media personality and creative producer with award-winning experience in new media enterprise. She has contributed to every major cable news network in the United States, including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, FOX Business, FOX News, Current TV/Al Jazeera America, CW, PIX 11 News & local FOX channels. Okasi hosts an annual forum for women’s media on womenofmedia.com. She is a record-setting graduate of Cornell University, and holds advanced degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She runs a media company and a new blog:
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