Mayor Steve Benjamin Examines Priorities and His Love for Being African American

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COLUMBIA, SC. – It has almost been seven years since the first African American mayor in the city of Columbia has been serving in office. From principal of the Benjamin Law Firm, LLC to Regional Manager of Public Affairs for International Paper Company. Mayor Stephen Benjamin has earned title after title, and his list of accolades are way longer than you will ever know. Since becoming mayor, he has served for his city by making sure Columbia grows to its full potential and see better days that he feels in his heart are well deserved.  Continue reading “Mayor Steve Benjamin Examines Priorities and His Love for Being African American”

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Jada Reminisces On Her Childhood Days, Discusses Being an AKA, Life After College, and Defines Being Black

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There’s something about her aura that makes me want to dig more into my history and expand my knowledge on where I came from. It’s like whenever I’m around her, her intelligence rubs off on me and I feed off of that type of energy. She’s aware of what’s going on in her community, an encouraging leader, and not to mention she’s very appealing on the eye. This week I’ve had the privilege to have a sit-down with her and not only capture the essence of her beauty, but I had the opportunity to pick her brain and find out just how spiritual and flawlessly flawed she really is. Continue reading “Jada Reminisces On Her Childhood Days, Discusses Being an AKA, Life After College, and Defines Being Black”

Defensive Back Ryan Discusses Balancing Football, His Social Life, and Being a Kappa Man

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I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Ryan, since June of 2016, and he has always been super cool and humble. Not to mention, he’s fly; this guy can dress his behind off. You would think someone who has as much as Ryan has going for himself, would be stuck-up and arrogant to say the least, but he’s not. He never allowed positions and letters to change him, and if they did, he didn’t let it change him for the worst. He’s very much so driven and focused on school, as well as his career goals. So focused, he doesn’t allow anyone or anything redundant to come in between the two. Continue reading “Defensive Back Ryan Discusses Balancing Football, His Social Life, and Being a Kappa Man”

USC’s trackstar Aalayah Faulcon Defines Track as her Passion, Talk Marriage, and Remembers her First Race

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I sat down with my favorite athlete from USC’s women track team to discuss the end of her hiatus back on the track, what other sport she played before realizing running was her passion, the career she wants to pursue after college,  and where she gets her motivation from today. Continue reading “USC’s trackstar Aalayah Faulcon Defines Track as her Passion, Talk Marriage, and Remembers her First Race”

Aaron Talk Making Dean’s List While Managing Relationships With a Successful YouTube Channel And Also Gives Advise to his Fellow Gays

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I ask the currently enrolled GSU student what inspired him to start YouTube and who are his top favorites, what is his advice for black gay men aiming for success, and why has he spent so much time enduring the single life. Continue reading “Aaron Talk Making Dean’s List While Managing Relationships With a Successful YouTube Channel And Also Gives Advise to his Fellow Gays”

Today Marks a Year Since the Release of Rihanna’s Number One Album ANTI

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On this day, last year was the release of Rihanna’s most anticipated album AntiAt this point in her career, Rihanna was known for releasing her albums in the month of November every year, which made this release unexpected. Continue reading “Today Marks a Year Since the Release of Rihanna’s Number One Album ANTI”