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The Heart Beat

The Heart Beat With Amari Ice   Why Your Career Will Be Better Than Your Relationships   What’s more important to you: love or money? Would you rather your heart be fuller than your pockets? Or do you prefer that your bank account keep you warm at night? Our culture tells us that to be…

The Royal Court

THE ROYAL COURT With Tamisha Iman   Hello, it’s your girl the “T” to the original “I,” the Legendary Icon herself Tamisha Iman bringing you The Royal Court from within OWP – Our World of Pageantry. As we embark on this new endeavor and the beautiful world of pageantry, I must highlight the Black red…

Publisher’s Letter – Beautiful People

PUBLISHER’s LETTER     BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE! Barbara Tucker’s dance anthem, “Beautiful People” is one of my favorite songs. Beyond that driving, infectious, fierce beat, and those heart wrenching vocals, the song’s message of valuing inner and individual beauty is EVERYTHING! This issue celebrates some of the “Beautiful People” in our community. The legendary…

Dear Diary

DEAR DIARY   An Exclusive Except from the forthcoming book, Sweet Cornbread and Hot Green Tea By Sundiata Alaye’   “Dear Diary” tells the journey of two college freshmen swimmers who find love amidst the madness of competitive sports, the cycles of predetermined masculinity and manhood, and an innocent friendship turned romantic. _________________________________________________________________________ March 2011…

It Ain’t Over

ASK RAYCEEN By Rayceen Pendarvis   It Ain’t Over Until the “Phat” Lady Sings!   There is nothing like an ovah beat and a legendary diva singing to make your body move. Many of us have had the experience of watching the clock while working on a Friday afternoon. Waiting for it to strike quitting…

Get U Some – Black Church

GET U SOME! with Yarde’ Noir THE BLACK CHURCH …The Reality Show Traditionally the Church has been the cornerstone of the African-American community. To make it to heaven is the ultimate goal and to get there you have to be free of sin and follow the commandments. In a marginalized community that believes you have…

Moonlight

PUBLISHER’S LETTER MOONLIGHT: A Victory on Many Fronts   Just as we placed this issue to bed, Moonlight was announced as the Academy Awards Best Picture winner. Never mind the mix-up during the awards presentation, this is a “wow” moment on a number of levels. The fact that a coming-of-age story about a Black boy/teenager/man…

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