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Spiraling From Past Trauma: Iyanla Tried to Fix Producer “Memphitz’s” Life

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Mickey “Memphitz” Wright By Brenda Alexander Say what you want about Iyanla Vanzant and what many consider her style of life coaching to be unconventional and exploitative; but, one thing she’s never wrong about is the hindrance unresolved traumas will have on your life. Case in point: Mickey “Memphitz” Wright. When I saw the preview for Memphitz appearance on the…

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The Rebirth of Brownstone’s Nicci Gilbert: From The Bottom Up

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Nicci Gilbert  By Mwabi Kaira Twenty four years ago, Detroit native Nichole “Nicci” Gilbert burst onto the music scene with her powerhouse vocals. She, Monica “Mimi” Doby, and Charmayne Maxena “Maxee” Maxwell were the founding members of Grammy-nominated Brownstone, the first group signed to Michael Jackson’s MJJ Music record label. Brownstone had 2 successful albums that spawned the hits including…

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Tai Allen: Shedding the Stigma for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse in the #MeToo Era

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Photo of Tai Allen by Taylor Flash By Sharon Pendana  Tai Allen is a multidisciplinary creative— poet, performer, music and event producer, graphic designer, to name a few of his many hats. He is also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. His recently published chapbook, No Jewels: A Biography (of sorts) Writ in Stanzas, through revelatory poetry uses his violation…

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