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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

Thanks for submitting!

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

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