Category Archives: People

Fantasia shares a glimpse of the process behind making “The Definition of…”

Fantasia Barrino is, unapologetically, an open book. The reason she shares so much of herself is because she believes someone somewhere will benefit from her experiences.   Continue reading Fantasia shares a glimpse of the process behind making “The Definition of…”

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

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

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

A Bulldog in a Skirt

When she was at the top of her game, rapper Eve called dibs on the title “Pitbull in a Skirt.” Now Jackson’s own Ashley Lewis can lay claim to the top “Bulldog in a Skirt,” only she’s serving up drinks instead of rhymes. Voted Sexiest Bartender in 2015 Best of Jackson contest, Lewis has been ferociously mixing up drinks that have kept customers coming back to The Bulldog (6111 Ridgewood Road) for the past three years. Continue reading A Bulldog in a Skirt