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Tech This Out America™ is original and expertly curated news that brings together technology, innovation, pop culture, music, activism, and education. We strive to provoke thought, inspire, educate, entertain and empower our readers with dynamic and relevant editorial and unparalleled events that create commemorations that stand the test of time. Our laconic style enables readers to easily consume and digest the news as well as engage and share with others. Delivering comprehensive yet to-the-point coverage in a format tailored specifically for today’s mobile lifestyles.

About The Team

Osei “The Dark Secret”

To know his name is to know his voice and the message he speaks – Osei “The Dark Secret” Kweku – is perhaps one of the most underrated broadcast talents who, over the years, has managed to merge his love for music and philanthropy into a trans-continental culture exchange by way of digital media.   He began his radio career in Philly, and since then, his voice has blessed the airwaves of many cities along the East coast and Washington D.C. where he was mentored by the legendary Donnie Simpson. After years of enjoying success as an on-air personality, number one Urban radio station in Atlanta, a hotbed of all things indie that pushed musical boundaries and forced its way to the masses on a global scale. He has now recognized as leading on-air personality for iHeart Radio.

PAULINA PHAN

Paulina Phan is an entrepreneur and realtor based in the technology and entertainment epicenter of Los Angeles, CA. She is an avid user of technology and apps, and has a passion for discovering new technology and innovations. She looks for the latest technology that combines creativity with functionality and offers ease of use and practicality that simplifies life. Paulina also enjoys keeping abreast with the latest in pop culture, music, and fashion. On her free time, she loves to travel, try new restaurants, and document the food she eats on her food-dedicated Instagram page “eat with pancakes”.

MARCEL “THE MESSENGER” JERIMIAH

Marcel is regarded as the leader of the new school in journalism. He is a recognized writer covering hip hop, tech, lifestyle and pop culture. When Marcel speaks, people tend to listen.

Marcel is regarded as the leader of the new school in journalism. He is a recognized writer covering hip hop, tech, lifestyle and pop culture. When Marcel speaks, people tend to listen. New York City finest, The Messenger brings to life the relationship between tech and hip hop. Covering hip-hop from a national perspective at Tech This Out, he’s working to expand that lens with regionally-focused coverage. The articles he writes combine reporting, storytelling and criticism. Not limited to hip hop and tech, The Messenger covers social justice and its impact on communities of color. and women. As hip hop has gained international prominence, he keeps his ears and eyes on hip hop’s indigenous communities and its influence on America’s pop culture.

JORGE GRACIA

Jorge Gracia is a second-generation college student who has a passion for film.  He is currently attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he plans on earning his bachelor’s degree in Motion Picture & Television by 2020.  Growing up Jorge spent time both in the U.S. and in Mexico particularly in Guadalajara and Mixtlan Jalisco where his parents are originally from.  Jorge has produced, edited, and filmed content for several brands including iHeart Radio, RadioOne, VRTIFY, and Tech This Out America.  He plans on continuing his work while also reaching out to other companies in the traditional film industry.  His goal is to make films that will show his culture in a new light while also making the people that what his films laugh and enjoy the content.

AUSTIN COSTELLO

Jorge Gracia is a second-generation college student who has a passion for film.  He is currently attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he plans on earning his bachelor’s degree in Motion Picture & Television by 2020.  Growing up Jorge spent time both in the U.S. and in Mexico particularly in Guadalajara and Mixtlan Jalisco where his parents are originally from.  Jorge has produced, edited, and filmed content for several brands including iHeart Radio, RadioOne, VRTIFY, and Tech This Out America.  He plans on continuing his work while also reaching out to other companies in the traditional film industry.  His goal is to make films that will show his culture in a new light while also making the people that what his films laugh and enjoy the content.

MR. OG KUSH

The name says it all, Dominic “Mr. OG Kush” Angelo is the cannabis expert of the team. Born and raised in San Francisco he’s experienced first hand the infamous 1960’s Haight Ashbury scene. From former athlete to marijuana dealer and smuggler, his knowledge and experiences are priceless. Mr. OG Kush provides a unique insight into the growing cannabis revolution from its dark past to its enlighten present.

JAIMI “JZ” ZWERLING

Business manager, consultant with a broad range of knowledge, experience, and maturity. JZ aka “The Problem Solver” makes all things work and keeping people happy.

MIKE JOHNS

Mike Johns sits at the intersection between technology and entertainment. He’s become a sought after deal negotiator, brokering deals with, among countless others, ESPN, T-Mobile, Microsoft, NBC, iHeart Radio followed by Radio One. Johns founded Tech This Out America connecting Tech, Music, Lifestyle for today’s on the go generation.