Diamond C. Latchison
Diamond C. Latchison, an intern at GMO, attends school at Columbia College Chicago. She majors in magazine journalism with a minor in creative nonfiction writing. In her spare time, the St. Louis-native enjoys writing stories and poetry and reading books and magazines.
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In the month of October, the nation recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For American women, the fight is much tougher. Did you know that African American women are more likely to get breast cancer at a younger age than any other race? Did you know that African American women are more likely to die of breast cancer than other races? In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I’m going to share how you can avoid the risk of having breast cancer and show your support for others.
September 11, 2012 marked the 11th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. All across the nation, people remembered the victims who passed away on that day, their families, and their own personal stories of where they were on that tragic day.
With everything that she’s gone through in her life with drug addictions, abuse and personal anguish, independent artist Nu’Dai is ready to release her first EP, Imperfect. Not only does she plan on inspiring women with her struggles and triumphs, she also aspires to take the music world by storm with the fusion folk, pop and soul music as she tells her story. Nu’Dai’s ready to prove that she may have been down before, but now she’s up and ready to show why she’s imperfect, but perfectly made.
After many delays and setbacks, Chris Brown finally released his highly anticipated fifth album Fortune. Following his last album F.A.M.E., Fortune follows pretty much the same identical formula as F.A.M.E., has a techno/Euro-Dance, Pop, R&B, and Hip Hop sound, talks about sex, money, and women which seems to his favorite subject nowadays.
On Friday July 20, 2012, countless fans, young and old alike, headed to movie theaters to see the third Batman installment, The Dark Night Rises at midnight screenings all across the United States. No one could’ve guessed that a night that was supposed to be filled with excitement and family fun would turn out to be a night of darkness and tragedy. In Aurora, CO, tragedy struck at Century 16 when a man filled with heavy artillery in a duffel bag slipped through a side exit door in one of the show screenings. He threw tear gas grenades, and he let off rounds of ammunition, with multiple weapons killing 12 people and injuring 58 others. The youngest person that died in this mass shooting was six months old and the man who caused the shooting. James Eagan Holmes refers to himself as “the Joker.”
With Father’s day coming up, usually around this time people are in a frenzy because they’ve procrastinated too long. Don’t fret, I am victim of that as well, but no biggy, right? Unlike mothers, a father’s requirement for a gift may be more practical. Well, most father’s anyway. Either way, there should be no stress when shopping for that perfect gift this Father’s Day. I’m going to give you some ideas and you can start from there. Let’s get started!
In this day and age with explicit music and the “reality-TV takeover” with shows like MTV’s “Teen Mom” and “Jersey Shore” exuding sex, more than ever teenagers are becoming more sexually active and are now starting a new “baby-boom” generation.
The very vibrant, comical, adventurous, and animated Nicki Minaj is back with her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. From mixtapes to being on every artist’s songs, and from Pop to Hip Hop to being on radio stations around the world, this unique beauty raised in Queens, NY is making a big name for herself in the short time she’s been the music industry. Two years ago, her first album Pink Friday was a huge success debuting at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart selling 375,000 copies in its first week, which hadn’t been done since Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in 1998. Pink Friday has spawn over seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously making her the first artist to accomplish such a feat.
With the 2011-2012 school year coming to a close, students are now at the point of starting final projects and studying for final exams. For those students who have jobs and are involved in organizations, the end of the semester to-do list can resemble more of a four-page letter than an actual list. Around this time of the year, some people either push to get work that needs to be done finished or have a case of “senioritis,” not wanting to do anything until the last minute, which is never a good idea. To help make your last month a little bit simpler, here are five tips to keep from falling into the pits of “senioritis.”