It’s not always easy to see the kinship and connection between greats of the past and the greatness we hold within ourselves. But in her works, R&B vocalist and Pushcart literary prize nominated poet, Jamila Woods challenges herself and her listeners to see that connection and to empower themselves through their legacy. This Chicago native has dedicated her art, both literary and musical, to paying homage to people who made her existence possible.

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For some, reading Orlando Bloom’s name instantly transports them back to 2002. Back then it was impossible to visit the grocery store without seeing the British actor grace multiple magazine covers, or to watch TV and not see a trailer for his newest blockbuster film. He was the quintessential British sex symbol of the early 2000s.  

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Fashion has definitely evolved over the past few decades, Countless designers have come forward and captivated their audiences with innovative styles and designs. As time passes, some designers have found a way to reach their audiences with their creations: through social media. One of these designers is Tracy Feith, designer of Feith Club, although his methods of sharing his clothing is rather “secretive.”

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With the tension around 2020 elections, several Democratic candidates have come forward to pursue the U.S. presidency. One of these candidates, Kamala Harris, has stood out amongst others with her strong presence and fiery opinions. She has gained notoriety not only with being the first woman of color to assume a high political position but also by promoting and endorsing political figures of color.

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In the game of chess the queen can move across the board any way she sees fit. It might be straight forward when she comes at you directly with no small talk and lets you know what time it is.
Her approach could be diagonal when she moves right pass a barrier in order to get the job done. Sometimes she has to take a step backward return to the drawing board, and re-evaluate the plan. 

No matter her direction, every step she takes, every move she makes is calculated and premeditated.

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If you’re from Atlanta, or any large city for the most part, you know that different parts of the city vary greatly from one another in culture, community, and overall vibe. In Atlanta, people would never claim that Buckhead is the same as East Point or that Little Five Points is the same as Midtown. Tony Cruvie recognizes this and wanted to give people the opportunity to rep their neighborhood with pride, no matter where they’re from.

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Sometimes music just happens. In the case of pop singer Sigrid, the opportunity quite literally fell into her lap while studying in Norway. “I wanted to be a teacher, or I wanted to be a lawyer,” she told TIME magazine earlier this year. “I had very specific plans. But then music happened.”

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The best part of first grade, or any grade after that, was when we used to see the teacher wheeling in the tv/vcr on that black cart. Grant it they had no idea how to use, by the way. But, this action alone that let you know that you were in for a fun day, regardless of what movie was going to be played. The Lion King is one that we watched that’s pretty memorable for me. The range of emotions from beginning to end was something I don’t think any of us who grew up in the 90’s will ever forget. One of the best animated movies I’ve ever seen, even as an adult. And in the era of remakes, it was only right for Disney to remake it and modernize it. 

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