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Yahdon Israel is the Editorial Director of Northside Media, Inc. and the Editor-in-Chief of Brooklyn Magazine. He has written for Avidly, The New Inquiry, Brooklyn Magazine, LitHub, and Poets and Writers. He graduated from the MFA Creative Non-Fiction Writing program at the New School. He's the Awards and Membership VP of the National Book Critics Circle. Runs a popular Instagram page which promotes literature and fashion under the hashtag Literaryswag, and hosts a web show for writers called LIT.
Age: 29 Neighborhood: Crown Heights Most Likely to: Produce a Broadway musical by 2020. Favorite Quote: “No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.” - Althea Gibson Everybody wants to be the boss. Or at least, most infatuate themselves with the idea of being a boss because of the association with power. But power comes with great responsibility, and often, an even greater price. If there's anyone who understands this, it's Ayanna Prescod. The 29 year-old Crown...
Age: 27 Neighborhood: Bed-Stuy Most Likely to: Have a deep and heartfelt conversation with you upon meeting you Favorite Quote: “American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.” - James Baldwin Ashleigh Eubanks is a woman of few words. Not because she has nothing to say, but because there's so much that needs to be done—and she's doing it. She's an instrumental member of the Audre Lorde...
PHOTOGRAPHY DP Jolly NAME Holly Elizabeth Rice OCCUPATION Writer and Plus-Size Youtuber AGE 25 NEIGHBORHOOD Bushwick When I pull up to Holly's crib and she shows me her looks for the shoot, I notice—almost immediately—that, of the three outfits, only one includes a coat. Wanting to make sure that she was knew it was brick-ass-cold outside, and it was outside and not inside that these pictures were being taken I ask her, "Are you gonna be good?" Without even looking at me Holly responds, "I'm from Nova Scotia......
Because of the internet, and social media, artists have been blessed with the unprecedented power to connect with their audience directly. That power comes with a responsibility. One many artists are learning to wield. One such artist is East Flatbush's own, Adrian Daniel. Since Adrian's first album, Disillusions, came out last year, his momentum in the industry, like his following, has had steady and reliable growth. With over 1 million streams on Spotify, and coverage by The...

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