Category Archives: Inspiration

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)

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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Guruz With Heart

When you experience something so profound that it’s life changing, you want to share it with everyone. That’s a sentiment that Denise Moulier can get behind wholeheartedly. Four years ago and 40 pounds heavier, Moulier came to Guruz Fitness Studio because she wanted to lose some remaining unwanted pounds and prepare for an upcoming triathlon. Beyond nutrition and fitness, Guruz helped Moulier grasp the concept that high-performance living, which is about balance and reaching your highest potential, is a lifestyle. Benefits of that lifestyle Continue reading Guruz With Heart

Watch: Kamikaze on Mic Magazine TV

Brad “Kamikaze” Franklin is forever grinding. Husband, father, hip hop artist, socially conscious journalist and CEO of OurGlass Media Group, whenever I spot him in public he’s either working or running errands (i.e. still working). Despite the menacing conotation of his moniker, he oozes positivity and intelligence. Watch as he breaks down the meaning of his name,  the reason he is Mississippi’s greatest MC, the importance of supporting local artists, and his OG-ness.

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Presentation of Scholarships and Grant at Soul City Showcase

This weekend, Comcast will recognize the 2014 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program during the Soul City Showcase. Since the scholarship program’s inception, there have been over 19,000 winners totaling more than $19 million in scholarship funds.

“I applaud the Continue reading Presentation of Scholarships and Grant at Soul City Showcase

The Weather Channel’s Vivian Brown speaks at alma mater- JSU

Jackson State University’s very own Vivian Brown of The Weather Channel was home to participate in the school’s annual Mass Comm Celebration earlier this week. JSU’s official newspaper, The Blue & White Flash, was on hand to report all the details. Check it out below. (Photo credit: Dominique McCraney)

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The 25th Annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration

For the past 24 years, nobody has celebrated southern history by way of a combination of books, film, music, food, lectures, and other entertainment quite like the Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of the conference, and its theme alone- Continue reading The 25th Annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration