In a time when human connection has become a rarity, art of any and all forms has become a necessity. Atlanta-based artist Linda Mitchell has had art flowing through her veins for decades. She has been a professional artist for over 35 years and continues to improve her craft and learn from experience while also seeking to uplift the Atlanta arts scene. 

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In 2011, administrators at Culver City High School in Los Angeles warned students that wearing FuckThePopulation clothing to class would result in confiscated merchandise or suspension. Zac Clark along with his business partners; Yamen Sanders and Maurice Myles were all seniors who attended the LA high school and founded the streetwear clothing line as a way to counter the oppression due to the norms and standards society has put in place. Although they ran the name under KCUFTHEPOPULATION to avoid these problems at their high school, administrators still sent out an automated phone message to students informing them that wearing any FTP would result in consequences. 

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When two giants collide, you can bet I want a front-row seat! Well, kind of a front-row seat. I’ll settle for close enough to the action where I can feel like I’m right there, but far enough away that I can’t become a casualty. So in front of my living room TV was the perfect location for me to catch Godzilla vs. Kong last week. Although there was a lot going on with the socially distant Easter celebrations with the fam and friends, I still made it my business to catch the blockbuster. 

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Choices seem to litter a person’s life regardless of their occupation. For actor Gianni Paolo he was faced with a life-altering decision at a young age. Having grown up in Providence, Rhode Island, Paolo was on track to be a successful athlete. In high school, he played hockey for the Quebec Junior Hockey League. However, the sport wasn’t his only passion. With what little free time he had, Paolo enrolled in improv and acting classes and discovered his love for performance. 

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Many new artists have paved their way into the music industry in the last couple of years. Yebba is one of those artists, she brings a breath of fresh air into the industry with her songs full of heart and emotion. 

Being the daughter of a preacher Yebba also known as Abigail Elizabeth Smith grew up singing gospel music inspired by the late Aretha Franklin who grew up in a similar way. Yebba was raised in Arkansas and as a little girl, she always knew she wanted to create music that had a soul and meaning. 

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Social media possesses the unique ability to garner major clientele that normally wouldn’t have access to up-and-coming designers. The digital sphere has proved that it can be an integral tool for creatives to share their work. All it takes is one celebrity to see, love, and share a breakout designer's work for the new designer to reach stardom.

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