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Jennifer Ogunsola

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Jennifer is currently a Contributing Editor for Brooklyn Magazine, where she has an interview series entitled, “I Got a Story to Tell.” She is also a communications manager for the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. As a writer and communications professional based in Atlanta, Georgia, her editorial work, which focuses on lifestyle, wellness, news, entertainment and career, has appeared in Black Enterprise, Upscale and TRACE magazines, on the websites of theRoot.com, Loop21.com and AOL’s City’s Best and she’s written shows for BET Networks.
PHOTOS: Candace Howe I am not an online shopping kind of woman and I don’t follow clothing boutiques on social media, but for some reason around October 2017, I was on Instagram and hit follow for Love Pink POSH. I’m not completely sure why I added them to my daily feed, but from what I remember, the woman modeling the clothes for this black-owned clothing boutique in Williamsburg, Brooklyn was simply intriguing. Not too long...
Photos by DP Jolly A few coworkers and I were sitting in my office discussing passion projects and things that we do outside of work. As I was talking about people I interviewed for Brooklyn Magazine, one of my coworkers said, “You should meet my friend Thi.” “We went to USC together, and he has this sparkling coffee company called Keepers that he started in Brooklyn,” she added. My coworker Devin was born in ’92,...
Three months ago, a friend and I were talking about survival. We began discussing minorities who are forced into barbarous circumstances beyond their control and are expected to not only survive, but to do so in a society that neglects their well-being and doesn’t deem it necessary to provide a basic level of sustenance and support. We are both from Baltimore, and occasionally discuss issues that plague our communities and others like ours. As...
PHOTOGRAPHY Shan Wallace Representation is something that doesn’t really seem that important, until you don’t have it. Many young black kids grow up gifted at something, but it never occurs to them, or even their parents, what exactly those gifts are simply because they’ve never seen or heard of a person that looks like them use it. But, there are some people who find their way in spite of. One of those people is 30-year-old illustrator,...

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