A personal story of triumph over obstacle, perseverance, and the power of a dream.

Recently featured in Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the ‘Top four Power Players Under 40’ to watch for in America, Thione Niang, political strategist and international business leader, is making a splash in the literary world. Complex Magazine named Niang one of the ’10 Young Activists Who Are Changing the World.’ His experience in politics led him to be the national Co-Chair of GEN44, leading fundraising initiatives for President Obama’s campaign. His global organization, Give1Project, is dedicated to the empowerment of young leaders in their communities and has spread to 30 countries in just 5 years. Niang continues to impact communities internationally, and to inspire young leaders as Co-founder and President the Akon Lighting Africa Project.