Longevity in any industry starts with talent, it’s achieved through hard work and the willingness to progress with that talent. As comedian Aries Spears said, “To sustain longevity, you have to evolve.” Dawoud Bey has been a fixture in the world of photography since he got his first camera at age 15. The 67-year-old photographer is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of his time. The reason he’s been able to have such a great impact is his ability to evolve within his craft. While growth is a very important concept for him to be successful, so is staying grounded and having his work mean something.
Most of us can agree that every January, the infamous “new year, new me” quote tends to get thrown around like a frisbee. We sit around and decide that we’re going to make all these huge changes and by the time December rolls back around, we throw ourselves into the same cycle. This recurring cycle requires us to accept change, practice balance, and facilitate authenticity; which are some of the same things humans tend to struggle with on a daily basis. Understanding how to overcome these obstacles are what actress Drew Barrymore believes will carry humanity forward; the righteous way.
The opening guitar chords and lyrics of “Wonderwall” are instantly recognizable and immediately reflect the music scene of the 90s But what isn’t evident from just hearing the song is the varied and trying history behind the band and one of its members. Liam Gallagher, head singer of the band Oasis and later Beady Eye, may have provided the vocals for the quintessential 90s Britrock song, but he has also to create fodder for the band’s downfall and his trying relationship with his brother and former bandmate, Noel Gallagher.
Sneakers are more than just shoes. Sneakers have forged bonds among communities, and they have inspired philanthropic efforts, such as Sneaker Ball Atlanta. Sneaker Ball Atlanta is an annual benefit that raises funds to provide kids and teens with financial support and sneakers. Sneaker Ball ATL’s Instagram profile describes the fundraiser as “a premier event that brings together professionals across the City of Atlanta for a night benefiting youth in low income & underserved areas.”