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Panama Papers: What You Should Know About the Leak that Will Change Everything

It is not illegal to own an offshore company. The Panama Papers exist solely for the ousting of corrupt individuals who use secret shell corporations for concealment purposes, a means to disguise their crimes. “The documents provide a detailed view of how Mossack Fonseca routinely accepts to engage in business activities that potentially violate sanctions, in…

Diaspora Through Dining: Black & Asian Experience (part 2 of 2)

See the First Episode: Here Wilkine Brutus (Haitian-American) and Danny Chung (Korean-American) explore their immigrant backgrounds, identity politics, Hip Hop, and the cross-cultural hardships of American assimilation in the Black and Asian community. In the second episode, Brutus invites Chung to La Caye, a Haitian restaurant in the heart of Brooklyn, NYC, to break bread…

Diaspora Through Dining: The Black & Asian Experience

Wilkine Brutus (Haitian-American) and Danny Chung (Korean-American) explore their immigrant backgrounds, identity politics, Hip Hop, and the cross-cultural hardships of American assimilation in the Black and Asian community. In this first video, Chung invites Brutus to Jonro, a Korean restaurant in the heart of Koreatown, NYC, to break bread and explore their commonality. We’ve teamed up with Ebony…

Sofiya Ballin: “What I Wish I Knew” about the African Diaspora

In our latest OogeeCast (our official podcast series), I talked to Sofiya Ballin, staff writer for Philly.com; she completed a well-received, interactive project called “Black History: What I Wish I Knew,” a photography and personal essay series exploring untold black American history with a keen focus on the African diaspora. It featured Marc Lamont Hill,…

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OogeeMan Comic: “Divided States of America”

OogeeMan, the young superhero, is wading through a racially Divided States of America with two striking revelations: The unjust, tragic death of an innocent black American boy versus an entitled, dangerous Oregon militia. Watch as he single-handedly takes on the militia and questions his own sense of national pride and morality. [The fictional events in this comic is inspired by the treatment of Tamir Rice versus Oregon…

We Explored the Minds of Young Muslim Directors

Young Muslim filmmakers were given a rare opportunity to have their short films curated at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. The Muslim Youth Voices Project steered six filmmakers through a seven-day filmmaking workshop in July of this year, and then showcased their finished product at the festival in November. The workshops were produced by Kar Yin Tham and CAAM (Center for…

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Wilkine Brutus Discuss “Be Alright” Scholarship on the Karen Hunter Show (SiriusXM)

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and bestselling author/publisher Karen Hunter invited OogeeWoogee on her SiriusXM show a few months ago. We were extremely honored to be invited on a show that advocates social and economic empowerment. We discussed our “Be Alright” College Scholarship which made the headlines at the time. The show producers were allowed to share…

Americans Try The Super Spicy Korean Ramen Challenge

The word has been spreading about these noodles and the spice level of BoolDak Bokeum Myun is now almost a thing of legend. When we at OogeeWoogee got wind of this Korean treat(?), we had to see what all the fuss was about. Wilkine, Rone, and myself from the OogeeWoogee staff tried the fire chicken…

On the Streets of TIFF 2015

We continue our post coverage of TIFF by taking it directly to the streets. Rain didn’t stop film aficionados from enjoying the scene and it didn’t stop the actors and filmmakers either. We interviewed Pan Nalin, a great filmmaker best known for the film Samsara, a critically acclaimed film about love and spiritual enlightenment.  Nalin discussed film’s impact on…

Dear Faith & Capitalism

[click video above] Revolving Doors, American roulette, who gets to decide if we live or die? What’s best for the useless guy on the side, of the pavement, begging you to free him? He’ll be at ease when he fulfills carpe diem: deferred dreams drowned him at the deep end, believe it’s greed how poverty…

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