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HEROmanity: 24 Hours to a HEROic Life

(Manhattan, New York) Everyone has that “thing” or person who keeps them motivated, whether it be a song, activity, or person. Buihe Madu, self-proclaimed transformational speaker, and soul trainer is the founder of a soul searching project, inspiring young entrepreneurs to find their purpose and grow professionally. Heromanity is deeper than just helping people grow, but it stems from a heartwarming story. Before Buihe’s father’s passing, he had two heart transplants and a kidney transplant.…

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Learning the Duolingo

Duolingo is a free language­learning program that is taking the world by storm with its learning website and app that has over 105 million people signed up. Duolingo aims to help anyone with a smartphone, tablet, or computer to learn different languages. The app is a huge success and Au’loni Magazine was lucky enough to have the opportunity to chat with CEO and co­founder, Luis von Ahn, about the successful learning platform. Duolingo is…

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Sit Down with a CEO: ReliefWatch

Reliefwatch is a new start up company based out of Chicago founded by Daniel Yu. Reliefwatch seeks to provide a better way for people around the world to access needed medicine. Au’loni Magazine got a chance to speak with founder and CEO, Daniel Yu, to discuss the direction of the company, and what life has been like for him over the past few years during his entrepreneurial venture. Tell us a little bit about…

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Youssef Kromah: The Traveling Man

Youssef Kromah does everything. He’s a poet, an artist, an activist, an educator, a scholar and an optimist. Youssef grew up in a Christian and Muslim household. His parents did not pressure him to choose a religion but after being left with so many questions and being unable to understand the foundation of Christianity he embraced Islam. If you follow him, you may know of his nickname, Mr. Traveling Man. “It started…

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Building Futures One Girl at a Time

Philadelphia, PA- One of the many beauties of life is that inspiration is all around us.  This month, we got our inspiration from Elisa Wiah, founder and CEO of Girls Like Me Inc. What started in 2007 as an online magazine to provoke positive thinking in young women soon turned into a blog, mentoring program and movement that encourages girls ages 11 to 18 to “Go & Dream”. Through programs such as blogging, community service,…

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Josephine

(Oakland, CA) – The summer is at its peak right now. The days are longer and 5:00pm clock out seems further than ever before. After these long summer days at work don’t you just wish you could come home to a full hearty home cooked meal like the ones your mom or grandma’s use to make for you as a kid? It’s nearly impossible for people to eat a proper home cooked meals these days…

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Innovation Around Every Corner

Quorum Philadelphia PA- As you probably already know, Au’loni Magazine’s goal is to highlight upcoming innovative ideas as well as focusing on providing a platform for “the next big thing”. But where do these “next big thing” ideas come from? Where do the geniuses behind these ideas come up with their master plans that lead them to such great success? One of these free flowing and innovative clubhouses spaces is located right in the heart…

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BRI STEVES

Philadelphia, PA – Brianna Stevenson, otherwise known as “Bri Steves”, is a vocalist/ recording artist that has made a big name for herself in the Philadelphia area.  Bri Steves is the definition of “Self Made” and is most certainly “The Next Big Thing” in the plethora of trendsetting faces in what she calls the “black renaissance youth” in Philadelphia. Bri Steves, who is primarily known as a rapper and songwriter, does not limit her talents…

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Letter from the Editor: Sweat the Small Stuff

Philadelphia, PA – We live in a world where instant gratification is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Our society has re-created itself to provide its people with any and everything that we want at the exact time that we want it. There is no longer a thrill in the hunt but comfort in the provided. I must admit, that I miss the beauty of the good ole days, but enjoy the fast-pace lifestyle…

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Where Are They Now? – Homework Bar & Lounge

Bala Cynwyd, PA – In our inaugural issue in November 2014, we highlighted a rising non-profit organization that was gearing up to launch a new program called The Homework Bar & Lounge in December 2014. The Homework Bar was a new project being created by the founders of So2Speak.Org. This is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that combines speech with education in order to empower tomorrow’s leaders. The idea of the Homework Bar & Lounge was…