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Welcome to my website! If your'e already here, you probably know of me in some way, shape, or form. My name is Amiyah King and I am a writer, learner, advocate and activist. 

I'm a proud native of Buffalo, New York--home of the Buffalo wing! I have served every community I've lived in and have even traveled to extend my service. I have served in Washington, DC, St.Louis, Missouri, Belle Glade, Florida and even Accra, Ghana. 

My experience spans across many areas including government, education, communications, administration and policy making. Now, I am committed to being a voice for my people through writing, researching and public speaking.

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I am passionate about unearthing the complexities of racism, discrimination and injustice and how it impacts Black people in this country. 

As a Black woman in America, I have experienced the effects firsthand, of holistic healing and the peace of mind it brings in a chaotic world. After a spiritual awakening, I became certified in life coaching, meditation and mindfulness. That is why my business, OYE offers guided meditations and spiritual guidance for those seeking a deeper understanding of life.

It is my hope to one day become a public official, renown writer and speaker, engaging my people in tough conversations that matter. 

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EXPERIENCE

2023

BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM, INC. 

Outreach & Marketing Employment Training Specialist

  • Acts as the face of the organization's lead employment and training programs through outreach and marketing.

  • Develops workshops, presentations and long-term plans for customers to obtain and retain employment. 

  • Utilizes social media, SEO analytics and performance tracking measurements to develop a robust company website and marketing strategy. 

 

2022

NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY SERVICES 

Youth Clubhouse Site Manager

  • Managed staff personnel and volunteers with coordinating evidence-based programming for at risk Native-American youth.

  • Responsible for fund allocation, marketing events, grant reporting, hiring, firing and souring new funding avenues.

  • Report tracking of invoices, purchase orders, vendor contact information and contracts.

 

2021

ERIE COUNTY YOUTH DETENTION CENTER 

Life Skills Teacher

  • Instructed daily lesson plans for a life skills class to 40+ students in the detention center.

  • Responsible for reviewing IEP notes, individual behavioral plans and developing relatable educational content each week.

  • Utilized trauma-informed care to complete direct service with at-risk youth.

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BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE

Master of Public Administration 

2021

President of the Graduate Student Association

HOWARD UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Political Science

2019

National Society of Leadership ad Success

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My name is Amiyah and by now, I'm sure you've learned a bit about who I am and what I do. Aside from my professionalism, community service and writing, I have a passion for...

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Entertaining Race is a testament to Dyson’s consistent celebration of the outsized impact of African American culture and politics on this country. Black people were forced to entertain white people in slavery, have been forced to entertain the idea of race from the start, and must find entertaining ways to make race an object of national conversation. Dyson’s career embodies these and other ways of performing Blackness, and in these pages, ranging from 1991 to the present, he entertains race with his pen, voice and body

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