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A Bold Breakdown of Donald Glover’s “This is America”

Donald Glover.
Atlanta, GA native, filmmaker, director, and eye-popping musical genius keeps viewers on the edge of their seats as he releases a jaw-dropping music video this passed weekend titled “This Is America”.

Everyone has grown to know Glover (AKA Childish Gambino) by his works that exude bold doses of self and the reality around him. His latest content release communicated exactly that! This is America is nothing short of what he usually does, if you’ve been a follower of his work since his “Camp” album, but this time he delivered on a visual level. Serving up a hot knuckle sandwich on a silver platter, this video was a compilation of sensitive symbolism and meaningful metaphors. This video has so much going on visually and conceptually, it’s impossible to watch it just once. Continue reading A Bold Breakdown of Donald Glover’s “This is America”

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The Black Business Mixer from the view of a Millennial

By Kevin Thomas
Writer, Contributor

The business world is a hard place to break into for millennials.  I always questioned how new or smaller businesses were supposed to get their foot in the door with so many big companies in place.  Imagine my surprise upon attending the Black Business Mixer Atlanta, a bi-monthly get-together of new and burgeoning businesses meet and network with one another so they may learn how to better their own business ventures and help new ones thrive.  A more hopeful sight could not be seen. Continue reading The Black Business Mixer from the view of a Millennial

The Portrayal of Suicide in Media Needs Change

By Kevin Thomas
Writer, Contributor

Warning: This article contains discussion of suicide spoilers for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and 13 Reasons Why. If you or someone you love is experiencing suicidal ideations, please call the
National Suicide Hotline at 1-800- 273-8255.

The 2010s should be a decade to remember. Now more than ever, media outlets are tackling hot-button issues with unprecedented insight and sensitivity. We are seeing shows, films, books, and
even video games successfully explore issues such as political unrest, racism, and drug/alcohol abuse respectfully, often with little sermonizing. It is a wonderful feeling to see these and other issues not be ignored, as they affect thousands of people every day and should get their time in the sun.

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