Student Historian

Zeytun Ahmed is a 3rd year student at the University of Washington pursuing a double degree in International Studies and Korean Studies. Because Zeytun was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, she intends to engage with global service learning opportunities and masters research so she may pursue an impactful career that helps fight global poverty and advocates for refugees. Zeytun is most excited to research and contribute to East African history on BlackPast.

Nicki Minaj/Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty (1982- )

Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, known professionally as Nicki Minaj, is an influential award-winning and record-breaking rapper and songwriter who has sold over a 100 million records. Music critics and members of the public alike have named Minaj the Queen of Rap due to her punchy flow … Read MoreNicki Minaj/Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty (1982- )

Joseph L. Graves, Jr. (1955- )

Joseph L. Graves Jr. is a renowned geneticist and the first African American evolutionary biologist. Currently an Associate Dean for research and a professor of biological sciences at North Carolina A&T University, Graves’ professional work is rooted in the evolutionary genetics of aging and untangling genetic … Read MoreJoseph L. Graves, Jr. (1955- )