2021 AALAS LITERARY MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
Happy New Year from Intellectual Ink Magazine.
2021 was a phenomenal year for most of us, although some would like to forget it. We hope that our magazine brought a little joy to those affected by sadness, and we pray that happiness finds you in the year ahead. This month's issue is starting with a bang. Ernest Owens, president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, is this month's feature. He sits down with Charlotte Young Foye to discuss his role with PABJ and their important work, his podcast "Ernestly Speaking," and some of his most memorable experiences as a journalist. Haikeem Stokes interviews the extraordinarily gifted Elissa Gabrielle, and Shonda Mayes helps us clarify and execute our goals in the new year. Of course, we have our usual staples, Charlotte's Closet, Who’s Next, and WTF with Erick Gray. We thank you for all your support, and we are looking forward to showcasing many more of you in 2022 and beyond.
Love and light
Julia, Allison & Charlotte
Julia Press Simmons - Editor In Chief
Allison Grace - Managing Editor
Shonell Bacon - Editor
Charlotte Young-Foye - Fashion & Beauty Editor
Braheim Gibbs = Contributing Writer
HaiKeem Stokes - Columnist
Erick S. Grey - Columnist
Diane P. Rembert - Columnist
Phoenix c. Brown - Columnist
Shonda Mayes - Columnist
Author Untamed - Columnist