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Afia Sengupta, CEO and Chief Correspondent

Afia Sengupta is an experienced Executive Director with extensive experience in the law sector. She has 13 years of experience in the legal field as a paralegal and a lawyer. Afia obtained her Masters in Law with a specialization in White Collar Defense. She has worked on many high profile litigation matters throughout her career, including her position as a core defense team staff member in one of the longest trials in Washington DC, The Blackwater Trial. She has also significant law experience abroad; Afia worked on the International Justice Project (UK), did research on Zimbabwe’s labor laws as a lawyer in her time there, and worked in Poland on a cultural exchange program.

Afia enjoys traveling and has traveled to 20 countries and over 30 cities. She is an avid reader, baker and an amateur musician.

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Picture of Afia Sengupta
Afia Sengupta, CEO and Chief Correspondent

Afia Sengupta is an experienced Executive Director with extensive experience in the law sector. She has 13 years of experience in the legal field as a paralegal and a lawyer. Afia obtained her Masters in Law with a specialization in White Collar Defense. She has worked on many high profile litigation matters throughout her career, including her position as a core defense team staff member in one of the longest trials in Washington DC, The Blackwater Trial. She has also significant law experience abroad; Afia worked on the International Justice Project (UK), did research on Zimbabwe’s labor laws as a lawyer in her time there, and worked in Poland on a cultural exchange program.

Afia enjoys traveling and has traveled to 20 countries and over 30 cities. She is an avid reader, baker and an amateur musician.

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Adelola Tinubu, Political Editor and Administrative Director

Adelola “Lola” Tinubu is a seasoned Navy journalist and writer. She obtained her Bachelor’s in English Arts in 2014 and then joined the United States Navy as a Mass Communications Specialist in 2015. For five years she functioned as a photo, video and broadcast journalist aboard a Naval vessel. Following her honorable discharge in 2020 Lola obtained a position as a paralegal at an Immigration Law firm to focused on her interest in legal studies. Preceding that, she worked as a case manager in an inner city homeless shelter for families.

Lola continues to be passionate public service, writing and broadcast journalism; she is slated to receive an MFA for Writing and Television Production from Long Island University in May of 2022. She also continues to do work for the military as reservist; Lola just returned from a month-long trip to Manama, Bahrain where she was recently hired as a Communications Specialist at United States Naval Forces Central Command. Other academic courses include the Basic Mass Communication Specialist Course and the Broadcast Journalism Course at the Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Maryland.

Now on to less serious things,Lola loves singing, dancing, shopping, eating great food, walking her two dogs and traveling. She is a voracious reader and prefers the historical fiction, romance and black history genres.

Christopher German, Legal and Political Reporter

Capt. Christopher German is a longtime journalist and professional mariner. German started work as a cub reporter for a weekly newspaper in Connecticut when graduated from the UCONN School of Journalism at Storrs. He quickly gravitated to his first love as a radio journalist in the NYC market before returning to school at Boston University where he earned a master’s in Broadcast Journalism. While in Boston, he earned his captain’s license and spent the next chapter of his life sailing the Eastern Seaboard.

When a hurricane sunk his boating business in North Carolina, he switched back to pursue a career in the media and started The Charted Life Productions, where he is now producing documentaries.

German currently works and broadcasts from the Utah Desert at Lake Powell and plans to relocate to Hawaii in the near future to take part in the life of his first Grand Daughter with his wife Jennifer.

Christopher German
Christopher German
Christopher German, Legal and Political Reporter

Capt. Christopher German is a longtime journalist and professional mariner. German started work as a cub reporter for a weekly newspaper in Connecticut when graduated from the UCONN School of Journalism at Storrs. He quickly gravitated to his first love as a radio journalist in the NYC market before returning to school at Boston University where he earned a master’s in Broadcast Journalism. While in Boston, he earned his captain’s license and spent the next chapter of his life sailing the Eastern Seaboard.

When a hurricane sunk his boating business in North Carolina, he switched back to pursue a career in the media and started The Charted Life Productions, where he is now producing documentaries.

German currently works and broadcasts from the Utah Desert at Lake Powell and plans to relocate to Hawaii in the near future to take part in the life of his first Grand Daughter with his wife Jennifer.

Ryan Campbell
Ryan Campbell , Attorney and Legal Journalist

Prior to law school, Ryan volunteered by interviewing survivors of torture as part of their medical affidavits for asylum cases at Elmhurts Hospital’s Libertas Clinic. At CUNY School of Law, he worked in the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, and traveled to the Ecuadorian Amazon to perform research on the environmental and cultural rights of the Huaorani, a group of semi-nomadic hunter gatherers that regularly face issues with companies performing oil extraction.

While still in CUNY, Ryan co-founded DRM Capitol Group, a group that advocated for the DREAM Act in Washington D.C. and across the country on the campaign trail in 2012, and is still featured prominently on interviews with MSNBC and Fox News. After passing the NY Bar, he worked on asylum cases with the Council of Peoples Organization’s pro bono legal clinic.

Ryan currently writes on intellectual property in pop culture for his website, TheIPGeek.com, and practices law on a broad range of issues.

Nathan Rizzuti, Op-Ed Journalist

Nathan is a writer based in the New Orleans. Nathan graduated from The King’s College with a background in advertising and media strategy.

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Nathan

Nathan

Nathan Rizzuti, Op-Ed Journalist

Nathan is a writer based in the New Orleans. Nathan graduated from The King’s College with a background in advertising and media strategy.

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Matt Markivee, Audiovisual Editor

Matt Markivee fell in love with the entertainment industry at the age of six-years-old when he began acting in local commercials and community theatres. He has since appeared in more than 30 stage and film productions, and at the age of 14, he began making them too. Matt has produced visual content for names like Ford Motor Company, Microsoft, and the US Military. His skills were reinforced when he graduated top of his class at the Military’s Defense Information School in 2018.

Matt plans to continue his career as a digital designer and editor for major TV and film production studios.

Varun Sharma, Technology Advisor

Varun has over 8 years of experience in the Digital Marketing sector. He is familiar with website development, On-Page, and Off-Page optimization techniques. He is an expert in blog optimization, WordPress, and quality link building through white hat techniques. He manually checks a website’s health without the help of any automation tools.

In his spare time, he likes to binge-watch Netflix shows, play baseball, and travel.

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Varun
Varun Sharma, Technology Advisor

Varun has over 8 years of experience in the Digital Marketing sector. He is familiar with website development, On-Page, and Off-Page optimization techniques. He is an expert in blog optimization, WordPress, and quality link building through white hat techniques. He manually checks a website’s health without the help of any automation tools.

In his spare time, he likes to binge-watch Netflix shows, play baseball, and travel.