Jevon Taylor

Jevon Taylor

Inhale…1…Exhale…2… My mind is always racing and sometimes I find it difficult to compartmentalize my thoughts. Sometimes I just want to center myself and empty my mind.   I have found meditation as a tool to center myself to direct my thoughts to what I...
Jeremy Frierson

Jeremy Frierson

Your first impression is made within the first 2-5 seconds of you walking into a room.  You’re scanned from head to toe.  Is your shirt ironed?  Is your skirt lint free?  Is your suit pressed? How about your tie, is it touching the top of your belt?  Do your belt and...
Adio Trice

Adio Trice

My name is Adio Trice and I am the 23 – year old loving father of a beautiful baby boy, Damani Khepri Trice. But like any young father will tell you…you’re never ready when the time comes. This is my Crystal Stair. Like any young man, this story starts with a...
Idris Mitchell

Idris Mitchell

I want to speak to you in terms of art and migration because art is our best way of expressing the human spirit and migration has been the best way of ensuring the permeation of our art, culture, and history around the world. I’m Idris Nasir Mitchell, and this is my...
Nealand Johnson

Nealand Johnson

I know the feeling of sleeping at a bus stop, I know what it feels like not to have food and beg on the streets.  I know first-hand what it feels like to be robbed and watch drugs engulf my family. What I don’t know? I don’t know what if feels like to give up. I’m...