Artistry in hip-hop comes in many ways, shapes, and forms. Sometimes, it's the content. At times, it's the production. And at times, it's just one's presence, be it dominant, humble, or a combination of all of the above. And then there's Gymshoe, with a sound and style that encompasses the previously noted and so much more. Raised in Chicago and a product of the Robert Taylor Projects as well as the Southside, to his recent (since the spring of 2018) residency in Atlanta,
Still leading. The LEAD Foundation's annual spring break college tour.
For a considerable amount of time, the Lawrenceville, GA based nonprofit, the LEAD Foundation, is committed to developing tomorrow's leaders today. Ranging from the REEL Project (male mentoring program which takes place from September-December), the Alpha Leadership Program (the co-ed program which takes place January-March), #TheLiteracyProject (which provides support for reading programs for kids and adults with sites in Metro-Atlanta, Chicago, and Winston-Salem, NC), and o
Advocacy and access to opportunity through pageantry (Miss Black America and more)
Coming off impressive wins at the Ms US World Pageant and Ms World NOWSA (National Organization for Women's Safety Awareness), some would say that Miranda Childers is more than doing her part. Given her advocacy relating to the organization's larger platform of spreading awareness about violence against women and how to prevent it, her work on educating and empowering women is beyond commendable. However, there's more that she's working on when it comes to the world of pagea
The heart of a lion: the work of Charisma Mufasa
If you lay down and stay down, you never had it in you in the first place. This is how Atlanta-based hip-hop artist Charisma Mufasa (click HERE to visit his website) concludes our interview from this past Friday. However, this statement truly captures his will, focus, work-ethic, and dedication to his growing music career and beyond. Hailing from East Atlanta (with some time in Destin, FL), he notes his earliest music influences from hip-hop and R and B including (but not li
The Power of Influence Awards: red carpet edition
Friday, February 1, 2019 is more than just the last day of the work week and the first day of the weekend. And it's not just about the Big Game taking place on Sunday (February 3, 2019). It is about The Power of Influence Awards (click HERE for more information). With Bryan Michael Cox as the host (and previous award recipient), the event is about celebrating those whose influence within their given field not only has "staying power", but is used in other areas of interest.