Contributors

August 05, 2007

Ericka Blount Danois is native of Washington who lives in Baltimore. She has written for regional publications, including Baltimore magazine and The Washington Post. In this edition, Danois talks with Gerry Garvin of TV One's Turn Up The Heat with G. Garvin, who was in town recently. In another article, she writes about Baltimore's Mo'Nique who continues her crusade for acceptance of plus-size women. Danois asks experts about whether what Mo'Nique is promoting is healthy for women of color.

Rashod Ollison, a native of Arkansas, has been The Sun's pop music critic for five years. For UniSun, he writes an essay about how hip-hop culture served as a surrogate father for African-Americans raised without fathers.

Alexandria Queen of Reisterstown is a senior majoring in television production at Howard University in Washington. In her first-person essay, she writes about visiting New Orleans to help rebuild two years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city.

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