University of Alabama’s Ga’Quincy McKinstry inks endorsement deal with Kool-Aid

The University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide defensive back Ga’Quincy McKinstry is the latest college athlete to capitalize on the new NCAA NIL (name, image, likeness) rule that went into effect on July 1. The new rule allows college athletes to profit from their images and reputations after decades of being denied the opportunity to make […]

CEO Praise Jackson shares the importance of women of color in leadership

Praise Jackson runs a successful Atlanta-based brand and image consulting firm where, as she likes to say “passion meets purpose, creativity meets strategy and identity meets style.” Jackson has spent most of her professional career working with some of the best and brightest in fashion, hair and beauty, entertainment, media, music, automotive, technology, health care […]

Why Praise Jackson is Atlanta’s most sought-after brand strategist

 Praise Jackson is founder and CEO of Elements of Delight, an agency that provides brand strategy and image consulting services. The Georgia State University graduate spent most of her professional career in the model and talent industries. Jackson, who started her company in 2014, has worked with some of the best and brightest in entertainment, […]

Praise Jackson shares how polishing your brand and image can promote success

By Praise Jackson Brand and image. We often hear and see these two five-letter words whether in print, on television, on the internet or on social media. When speaking of “brand,” we associate it to a company’s identity, logo, product or service offerings. While thinking of the idea of an “image,” your favorite celebrity may possibly come […]

Big talk with Brandon Best of Elite Visions Photography

Brandon Best shares his path to success as a photographer and owner of Elite Visions Photography. When did you know you wanted to be a creative industry business executive? I have always been fond of photography. Growing up as a child, my dad owned 35mm and Polaroid film cameras. I think he just had the cameras for […]

Target Corporation wins lawsuit over ownership of name and image of Rosa Parks

The name of Rosa Parks is one that is known internationally and now the Target Corporation is making money off of it.. Parks famously was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a White man in segregated Montgomery, Alabama.  This act of civil disobedience resulted in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the rise […]

Comedienne Erica Watson discusses the benefits of being a ‘Fat B’

The best comedians poke fun at the truth. They do it in a way that makes you laugh at reality but, once the laughing stops, their words sit with you, gently nudging you to examine your core beliefs and actions. Erica Watson’s built a career on poking fun at how big girls are viewed by the […]

A talk with Dr. Eddie Glaude about black imagery, Nicki Minaj and Malcolm X

Nicki Minaj and Malcolm X Rolling out spoke with famed black scholar and intellectual Dr. Eddie Glaude, chair of the department of African American studies at Princeton University, regarding the role of black imagery in America. Dr. Glaude is well-respected having appeared in numerous events as a panelist on black issues with Cornel West, Tavis […]

Sinead O’Connor pens letter to Miley Cyrus, setting off feud

Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor has long been one of music’s most outspoken artists. At the height of her career in the early 1990s, that fiery nature cost her fame and fortune and she has not mellowed at all over the last two decades. O’Connor’s made headlines this week when she penned an open letter to pop star Miley […]

The Weeknd finally explains his mysterious image: ‘I hated how I looked …’

The Weeknd is close to releasing his official debut studio album Kiss Land in August, and the reclusive singer-songwriter is finally warming up to the idea of doing press. Notoriously mysterious since he emerged two years ago, the 23-year old gave a rare interview to Complex magazine and admitted that he’s been quiet because he didn’t feel he was that interesting.

High Gravity Cinco at Georgia Freight Depot at Underground Atlanta

“Hip Hop Beer Fest”   When you hear those words you just “ge it.” Craft Beer and Hip Hop represent the  power of the entrepreneur in America – the   idea of the self made person. Part of the reason that I am so passionate about High Gravity Hip Hop is the fact that, at the […]

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