Iya Bakare, GMO's managing editor, earned both her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in print journalism. She earned her B.A. from Delta State University with a minor in English and graduated with a M.A. degree from Columbia College Chicago. In her spare time, the Chicago native continues to freelance and ponder ways to both inform and improve her community one story at a time.
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The late and great songstress Phyllis Hyman had a hit with her title album song “Living All Alone” in 1986. Her other songs that include “I Refuse to Be Lonely,” “Living in Confusion,” and “Love too Good to Last,” transcended radio waves and record players with subliminal messages about Hyman’s illness, which tragically ended her life by her own hands with an overdose of pills in 1995.