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African American Vernacular English gave birth to words such as “finna,” “deadass,” and “lit.” But when these words leave our communities and enter the ether of popular culture, how do we as Black people ensure that they aren’t used in an incorrect or harmful way? VOX ATL board member Zariah Taylor heard from VOXers Jennie,…

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Editor’s Note: The following story includes spoilers about “Squid Game.” If you want to experience all the twists and turns in the series, read this after you finish binging! “Squid Game,” a South-Korean nine-episode limited series, currently tops Netflix charts at number one. This Korean drama is set in one of many marginalized areas in…

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Blackwashing versus whitewashing, just what does this mean? At the heart of this topic is the importance of visual representation in media. From the smallest television show, to the biggest upcoming blockbuster movie, through video games, and textbooks, everyone wants to be represented. I have found that when I am engaged in any of these…

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Even though Atlanta is a landlocked city with no beach, there is still a sea here...a sea of creators. Within this sea, we find the versatility of different creators, such as filmmakers, painters, producers, and fashion designers, who all share the same love of creation. Among them is poet, transformer, creative and rapper ALEC. ALEC…

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