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.

Conversation about Deportation

  |  Topic: Culture, Politics, VOX Media Cafe

I’d heard about deportation and immigration, especially after president Trump’s controversial stance on immigration. “These aren’t people. These are animals” is what our 45th president said at the California Sanctuary State Roundtable in 2018. I was shocked that he would let those words fall out of his mouth.

Artistry Aside, ‘Hamilton’ is Still a Show About a Bunch of White Folks

  |  Topic: Entertainment, Identity, Media Analysis, Music, Opinion, Race/Ethnicity, Reviews, Theatre

“Hamilton” has a diverse cast, even Alexander Hamilton himself is a person of color. The only white people are the dancers and King George. But in real life, none of these were people of color. Just because they chose actors who look like me doesn’t make me relate to the characters more.

In Miranda’s ‘Hamilton,’ an Immigrant Forges a Nation [OPINION]

  |  Topic: Entertainment, Media Analysis, Opinion, Reviews

through some perfect alignment in the stars of the universe, I found myself sitting last Tuesday night, May 22, under the lights of Atlanta’s Fox Theatre seeing the Broadway production of “Hamilton,” a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda with a racially diverse cast that translates the story of America’s conception into rap.

Immigrant Teens Give Peer-to-Peer Advice On Fear, Family and Friends

  |  Topic: Advice, Atlanta Teen Voices, Culture, VOX Investigates
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“Hey, teens, I know that we are in a very sensitive position right now…” Teens from different organizations share advice about living in the U.S. as immigrants today. Says one teen: “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself…”