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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 scene, deejaying at legendary clubs including Area… READ MORE

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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 waiters in the lounge seem to know him, the fellas give him respectful nods, and the women steal quick glances, but… READ MORE

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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 attitude were hard-won. Her journey as a model is only now truly beginning after slaying the proverbial dragons of abuse, doubt and criticism, and financial woes.… READ MORE