VOX ATL Teens Give Personal Reflections on ‘The Hate U Give’ Movie [REVIEW]

  |  Topic: Entertainment, Girl Code, Guy Code, Identity, Movies, My Story, Opinion, Race/Ethnicity, Reviews

“It is crazy that we need a movie that depicts what happens out here in the real world for it to get peoples’ attention. Police brutality is very much a real thing, so why do we need a fictional representation of it for people to sit up and realize?”

VOX ATL Visits the ‘Portraying the Undocumented Experience’ Art Contest [VIDEO]

  |  Topic: Art, Atlanta Teen Voices, Culture, Identity, Race/Ethnicity, Reviews, Videos, VOX Investigates
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VOX ATL reporter Emma MacDonald attends immigration-themed art show and was lucky enough for many of the teens and professional artists present to be able to share their personal stories with her.

Finding Identity and the Pursuit of Feminism in ‘Paige in Full’ at the Alliance Theatre

  |  Topic: Entertainment, Media Analysis, Reviews, Theatre

“Paige in Full” at the Alliance Theatre is a powerful one woman show that tackles themes of race, nationality, identity, feminism and self expression. Paige Hernandez uses hip-hop and movement work to tell her own story about growing up in Baltimore. Trial after trial, the audience sees how she uses dance as a way to save her own life and mind.

‘The Hate U Give’ is an Emotional Roller Coaster — for all the Right Reasons

  |  Topic: Books, Entertainment, Identity, Opinion, Race/Ethnicity, Reviews

Walking into the press screening, I was praying that I wasn’t going to watch another subpar movie about progressing the black movement that failed to break any new ground. I am ecstatic to announce that my prayers were answered.

Music Midtown: Weekend Wrap-Up with Janelle Monae, ARIZONA and More [PHOTOS]

  |  Topic: Culture, Entertainment, Music, Photos, Reviews

Music Midtown weekend has come and gone. With thousands of loving fans from cities all over the country, vendors at every corner of Piedmont Park, and bass-in-your-face performances, there was adventure afoot.