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Cornelius Minor thinks that the fuel behind inequality in the U.S. isn’t just the people making the decisions. It’s the systems set in place to keep people divided, immobile, and illiterate. So, what exactly does a modern hero look like?   First off, how long have you been in New York? Over 30 years! Could you tell us a bit about your family and their experience emigrating from Liberia? Oh my gosh, my family is amazing....
For several years now, Brooklyn-based organist Jared Lamenzo has been researching an 1826 opera performance which was given at the Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral where he serves as Music Director and Organist. The 1826 event featured the first Italian opera company to visit the United States, the Garcia Company.  Their mezzo soprano was the 17-year-old Maria Garcia Malibran, soon to become the greatest operatic diva of her time. Lamenzo was fascinated by the...
As innovative startups reinvent life as we know it, how has work style adapted to match a modern, constantly redefined work culture? We chatted with four game-changers in their respective fields whose work clothes amplify their brand and inspire boundless creativity in their business. All photos were taken at The Yard: South Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s newest workspace for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and creatives. Dani Dufresne, Founder & Executive Producer at The Auxiliary Co. The Auxiliary is a production consultancy,...
From color to short cuts, braids and extensions, there is no hairstyle that LaWanda Pierre, up-and-coming hairstylist, cannot do. Originally born in Houston (with a stint in Atlanta in between), Pierre made Brooklyn her home at the age of nine and lived here ever since. Like most young black women in the 90s, she ran to the creamy crack (what some of y’all call a relaxer) from high school up until her early 20s....

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