Servant and Youth Advocate Damien Thaddeus

Mississippi native Damien Thaddeus Jones, or just Damien Thaddeus as he often goes by, is on a mission. The socially conscious “servant of mankind,” as he describes himself, is determined to arm as many young African Americans as he can with the mindset and resources they need to succeed in life. In his former position as a program coordinator for Continue reading Servant and Youth Advocate Damien Thaddeus

From Huff Post: 13 Creative Ways You Could Be Using Mason Jars | Rachel Hollis

Mason jars are absolutely adorable and totally useful! Since I’m quite obsessed, I find ways to incorporate them on The Chic Site and in my home as much as possible. I’m sure, like me, you end up accumulating a variety of jars in your house throughout the week. Instead of recycling them, or worse tossing them out, try one of these creative ways to put them to good use. Continue reading From Huff Post: 13 Creative Ways You Could Be Using Mason Jars | Rachel Hollis

Writer Director Tina Gordon Chism on the Creative Process

At a time when it’s so easy and convenient to whip out a smart device to jot down an idea or take notes, it’s refreshing to see that the good ol’ notebook hasn’t gone completely out of style.  In this Creative Spark segment, writer and director Tina Gordon Chism (Drumline, ATL, Peeples) talks about her passion for the “slow burn” of Continue reading Writer Director Tina Gordon Chism on the Creative Process

David Banner talks with Jessica Simien about his foundation and Mississippi Rap.

The Hood Hippie

David Banner was in town for his foundation last week. He came to speak to the kid at the Juvenile Detention Center and open up new studios at the YMCA in Jackson MS. Jessica Simien got a chance to sit down with him to discuss his intention for putting the studio in the YMCA and how the kids can benefit from it. He also spoke about how Mississippi artist need to create our own sound. I agree we do need to identify a unique style to stand out from the crowd, so we can carve out a legacy for generation to come out of Mississippi. He said artist need to speak life with the words they use to write rhymes. Check out the full article at Links are under the video.

David Banner is preparing to release The God Box Album real soon so you can preorder the album here –

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The Creativity 50: 10th Anniversary Edition

Creativity (formerly a print magazine, now a website) rolled out the first “Creativity 50” list during their 20th Anniversary in 2006. Ten years in, the dynamics of the list seem to have shifted. In the beginning the majority of those who made the list were from the advertising and design world. This year, however, only 16% of the list falls into the advertising category while 42% of the list is comprised of creatives from the entertainment world. Continue reading The Creativity 50: 10th Anniversary Edition

Creative Process by Animator Simon Otto (How to Train Your Dragon 2)

“Creativity is like a dark room. You go in and you start shining light on things and build out from that… (genius) that’s not who I am. (But) I’m capable of letting it evolve and keep adding on to it; keep making it better. To me, creativity is about searching for something. And when you know it’s good, you need to not let it go. “Simon Otto Continue reading Creative Process by Animator Simon Otto (How to Train Your Dragon 2)

Dr. Davis’ All-Purpose Baking Mix | The Dr. Oz Show

Author Dr. William Davis’ mix is not only healthy but also great for those that are gluten-free. Use this baking mix to make some of Dr. Davis’ favorite recipes like peanut butter cookies, pepperoni bread, herbed foccacia, cinnamon-pecan scones, triple berry muffins, and grain-free pizza.


  • 4 cup almond meal (or almond flour)
  • 1 cup ground golden flaxseeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground psyllium seeds (optional)

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1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.

2. Keep in an air-tight container in the refridgerator and use as needed.

Dr. Davis' gluten-free Herbed Focaccia.
Dr. Davis’ gluten-free Herbed Focaccia.

Making it Through NaBloPoMo

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It’s almost November, the biggest month of the year for daily writing and blogging challenges — you know, the ones with names that sound like chemical formulas. There’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), National Non-Fiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), National Playwriting Month (NaPlWriMo), a month-long drawing challenge, (NaNoDrawMo), and their blogging counterpart, National Blog Posting Month, or NaBloPoMo.

nablopomo_heroNaBloPoMo challenges you to publish a blog post every single day in November. There’s a huge community of participating bloggers, and the event’s organizers, BlogHer, maintain a blogroll and offer support, motivation, and prizes. It’s a great way to meet new bloggers, create a blogging habit, and try new things…

… but we know it’s daunting, and the excitement of Day One seems to wane a bit by Day Seventeen. That’s what we’re here for! The post ideas, resources, and tips below will…

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JSU Exhibit highlights social issues and tourism in Brazil

During the 2015 summer term, nine art majors in Jackson State University’s College of Liberal Arts had the opportunity to visit Salvador Da Bahia, Brazil, as part of the JSU Passport to the World study abroad program.

“It’s actually one of the only places that I wanted to go (to), so when they brought up the opportunity I just took it.” senior Chris Skipper says. Daria Davis, also a senior adds “It was surreal. It was nothing that I expected it to be.” Continue reading JSU Exhibit highlights social issues and tourism in Brazil


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