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The DJ Spins it Her Way

The DJ Spins it Her Way

Q&A with DJ Belinda Becker

By Brett Johnson

Before Belinda Becker became Belinda Becker the DJ-dancer-actress, she had noble aspirations of being a journalist. Or rather, that’s what her strict Jamaican parents hoped she’d become. “They wanted me to be something concrete, like a journalist, doctor, lawyer—not something iffy,” recalls the 40-year-old triple threat. “[They’d say], ‘Freelance? How are you going to live? What kind of life is that?” After graduating from the University of Florida and moving to New York, she knew that the corporate life was not her speed. So she quickly became a staple in the city’s club

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More Than Meets the Eye

More Than Meets the Eye

The Boy Next Door

By Toccara Castleman

        He’s addicted to reality TV shows. Yes, this is the wildest guilty pleasure I was able to drag out of Jaizen, a model who’s been in the industry for 10 years.
        I met him on a rainy Friday night at Tillman’s in New York City and in true gentlemanly fashion he stood waiting for me with a welcoming smile and friendly hug.
        In a sense, the atmosphere is exactly what you would expect. All the

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A Model’s Journey

A Model’s Journey

Fashion’s newest find is on her way

By Toccara Castleman

Model (mŏd’l) noun—a person or thing that serves as a subject for an artist, sculptor or writer.

        It may be easy enough to define her occupation, but the woman, Mila Kamour, is truly indescribable. At a moment’s notice she can be ambition, intrigue, and more—all wound tightly within her petite frame. She is the image of what hope would look like if it had legs.
        Yet the optimism and brazen

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Are We Beyond Race?

By Patrick Hill Are We Beyond Race?

And it is because we are all products of the imminent tutelage of mother Morehouse our lineage is clear, our kinship is clear. I am proud to be your brother.
                        Joshua Packwood
                        Valedictorian, Morehouse College
                        May 9, 2008

The recent announcement that Joshua Packwood, a white student majoring in economics, would be named the valedictorian of this

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Will Latinos Choose Obama in November?

By Michelle Hay, Ph.D Will Latinos Choose Obama in November?

Clinton won the Latino vote by roughly a 2-to-1 margin in California, New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Nevada. And so a debate ensues between those who argue that Latinos are racist and will not vote for a black candidate, and those who say race has nothing to do with it; Latinos vote for Clinton, not against Obama.

It is as foolish to say that the Latino preference for Clinton is totally racism as it is to say

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Taking the Bulls by the Horns

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir Taking the Bulls by the Horns

Kinita “K.C.” Copeland is thriving in the male-dominated world of global finance. Despite the meltdown in the mortgage market, this Wall Street trading associate keeps it all in perspective.

Like a jaw-dropping ride on a 100 mph high-flying roller coaster, few careers offer the sheer thrills and chills, twists and turns of those found in the world of global finance. And, no sector in the financial industry is

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