And The Winner Is … Our 2016 Oscars Picks!

  |  Topic: Entertainment, General, Movies, Opinion

2015 was quite the year for movies: “Mad Max: Fury Road” gave us an uncompromisingly brilliant action hero (and yes, I am talking about Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa) while Eddie Redmayne shined as the central figure in the long overdue story of one the first women to undergo gender reassignment surgery (“The Danish Girl”).  Meanwhile, […]

How Not to be a Problematic Customer in the Checkout Line: Seven Easy Guidelines

  |  Topic: Advice, Culture, General, Personal

I have seen a lot of crazy things happen while I’ve cashiered. As a cashier, you really can’t just say something bothers you, because, as the saying goes: “The customer is always right.” Right? Well, sure, but that doesn’t mean that they’re always angelic. So here is a list of some things that some cashiers […]

January VOXstrology

  |  Topic: General
Art by Kelsey Johnson, VOX Alumni

Worried about that unexpected baggage from 2015? Forget it! New year, new you could be your mantra, but check your VOXstrology first as Dallas delivers your January forecast for 2016. Capricorn – New Year, New You ? Not at all, the past is the past the future is well defined for you. Capricorn, you were […]

Atlanta-based Theater Company Trains Teen Actors for Silver Screen Success

  |  Topic: Entertainment, General, I heart ATL, Theatre

Do you know what Kyle Massey from “Cory in the House,” David Lambert from “The Fosters,” and Johanna Brady from “Easy A” have in common? They got their acting training and jump started their acting careers at Atlanta Workshop Players, a non-profit organization that offers film and musical theatre acting classes, dance classes, and voice […]

Treatment Options Can Help Curve High HIV Rates Among Teens

  |  Topic: General, Health and Wellness, VOX Investigates

Nearly 10,000 teens were diagnosed with HIV in 2013 and the rate continues to increase, especially for those living in metro Atlanta. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta is the fifth highest US city for new HIV infections. Additionally, in 2012 there were 26,743 new HIV diagnoses in Atlanta, with many cases affecting […]

Teens Prepare for Memory Walk to Face Grief Together

  |  Topic: Art, Atlanta Teen Voices, General, Identity, Personal, Videos
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Kate’s Club, a nonprofit supporting kids and teens who’ve experienced the death of a parent or sibling, asked VOX to bring the Mic to their Clubhouse. They wrote, drew and sang about living with grief. (To invite VOX to bring the mic to your organization, click here.) Untitled Song – Click here for the video […]

Is My Name Too Ethnic? How I Discovered What My Name Means

  |  Topic: Culture, Entertainment, General, Identity, Personal, Race/Ethnicity
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Raven- Symone’, former Disney actress turned talk show host, spoke about her discrimination against “ghetto” names on The View. After watching a video about the top 60 ghetto names to name your child, Raven stated: “I am very discriminatory to words like that [alluding to the names in the video]. I’m not about to hire […]