Thursday, 12 February 2009
Chido Nwangwu is the founder and publisher of Houston-based USAfrica, USAfricaonline.com - assessed by The New York Times as the most influential African-owned, U.S-based multimedia networks.
He is also the publisher of the Chinua Achebe project (www.Achebebooks.com), the ultra-glossy CLASS magazine, the exciting photos and events mega-site with the largest collection of contemporary images/events of continental Africans in America PhotoWorks.TV, The Black Business Journal , BBJonline.com, several blogs, and USAfrica The Newspaper which voted the Number One community newspaper in Houston.
Chido appears as an analyst on the CNN, the Voice of America/WorldNet and the Black Entertainment Televsion (BET), as well a number of local U.S. TV and radio stations. He has served on Houston Mayor Lee Brown's international business advisory board (Africa) and has been honoured by the Washington-D.C.based National Immigration Forum for utilizing the media to fight authoritarianism and fostering freedom of expression in parts of African continent. He has served on the board of the Houston chapter of the NAACP, and was the first continental African to be admitted to the 100 Black Men of America, here in the U.S.