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Malinda Janay Malinda Janay

22 year old writer from Cleveland, OH destined for coastal living. Deep thinker, wine drinker. Contact me:

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"Get Out" Is The Year's First Oscar Contender

Just when I thought Get Out was done shocking the public, I'm proven wrong once again. It looks like the film is ahead of the game when it comes to trying to win that Oscar. While Oscar campaigns usually take off around Labor Day, with many film festivals premiering films that are hopeful contenders, that doesn't mean you can't plant the seed early and watch it...

15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards Killed By Texas Police

It's sad to have to report the death of another child, especially at the hands of the police, but here we are once again. 15-year-old Jordan Edwards was shot and killed by a Balch Springs police officer while leaving a party Saturday night. The teen was leaving the party with friends after hearing gunshots. He was struck by the officer’s bullet through the passenger...

It's Time To Address Elitism Within The HBCU Community

April 23 marked the one year anniversary of Beyoncé's Lemonade a visual album that paid homage to the journey of black women’s pain, struggle, perseverance and overcoming. The anniversary of Bey reminding us to turn our lemons into lemonade came with celebration and rightfully so. Along with releasing new anniversary products on her website,...