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  • Adam Croan
    Adam Croan is a student at Athens State University where he is studying Religion and Philosophy. He is employed full time at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama as a Metrology Technician III. Adam is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served 7 years of active duty deploying to Iraq for two tours. He is the single father of two daughters and enjoys spending time with them. His hobbies include cooking, writing, reading, poetry, tinkering with old cars, and pondering the philosophical questions that plague humanity.
  • Allison Pine
    Allison Pine is currently a student at the University of North Georgia. She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and currently splits time between there and Dahlonega. She is pursing a bachelor's degree in English Literature and is minoring in Psychology. She will be graduating in December 2013 and plans on continuing to write and hopes to go on to graduate school .
    • adeboye adeoye
      Adeboye is a blogger and an internet marketer. His blog Informs, Entertain and yes! Educate his readers in their day to day life. He is also a ghost-writer at TheUrbanTwist, Blogher and a hosts of others. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram
    • Adriana Verduga
      Born and raised in Ecuador. Native Spanish speaker. I am a huge geek and love most things on popular culture. I'm also obsessive about doing my research and forming my own opinion about the world.
    • Afieya Kipp
      Afieya Kipp is a freelance writer, editor and artist from the East Coast.
    • Eyek Ntekim
      Eyek is a Nigerian-American twenty-something who loves talking (complete) health, beauty, and social justice. When Eyek is not retweeting memes or defending the politics behind Lemonade, Eyek can be found trying to be a good Grad student. Eyek also runs a blog called AfrikanRising (afrikanrising.com) where she discusses all things from misgynoir to her favorite liquid lipsticks.
    • Amanda Wilks
      Amanda Wilks is a Boston University graduate, a writer, and researcher. Being a regular blogger for numerous prestigious online publications, her interests range from sports and social activism to education and entrepreneurship. You can follow Amanda on Twitter @AmandaWilks01.
    • Amy Wesley
      Former Beauty Queen and wife and mother of two. Freelance Journalist whose gift is providing a voice to the voiceless.
    • Andre Braddox
      I'm an entertainment news publisher that covers mostly the latest TV and movie news, spoilers and more. I also do a little bit of celebrity gossip from time to time, along with some music coverage.
    • Andre Ellington
      Andre J. Ellington is a journalist based in the Greater Detroit area. Since starting in 2013, he's held multiple editorial positions in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. He's also a former editorial contributor for VIBE Magazine and helped facilitate stories for All Hip Hop, and Hip Hop Since 1987. Ellington most recently spent three years at Rolling Out Magazine as a freelance journalist.
    • Andrew Carroll
      21 years old, aspiring sports blogger/writer. Always had a huge love and kind of obsession with sports. From Louisville, Kentucky, grew up a diehard Washington Redskins, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Lakers, Kentucky Wildcats and Miami Hurricanes fan. No prior experience in blogging or journalism but I would love the opportunity to show what I can do.
    • Angela Karl
      Angela Karl is a professional freelance writer with over 6 years of experience in the editorial world. Professionally, she is a contributor to publications such as The Huffington Post and International Living; personally, she's obsessed with technology and perfecting her programming language skills.
    • Anil Kumar
      Being a lad with a constant curious mind, I always love to explore new things -be it is a new place or a new food joint in the city. When it comes to my love life, no wonder writing is my first love and a day without writing something goes incomplete for me. This Anil here and you can call me a bit of grammar nazi and I won’t mind.
      • Anshu Thakur
        Originally a graduate with engineering degree, I have a passion for writing.
      • Angelica N. Sumter
        Angelica N. Sumter is a Florida-based writer with a decade of experience in covering true crime, missing people, and cold cases. She is the owner and founder of www.TheCriminalJournal.com.
      • Megan Cox
        Unapologetically Canadian, writer, habitual ruckus causer, new romantic, and feminist tornado. Fond of history, literature, hockey, cinema, and music. Enjoys beverages that are warm.
      • Aric Mitchell
        Aric Mitchell has been a full-time freelance writer for close to a decade. His work has appeared for The City Wire, Huffington Post, Inquisitr, and a number of other online and print publications. He also manages niche blogs for a number of clients and works as a SEO consultant for businesses looking to optimize their blog content. His novel "The Congregation" is available from Amazon.
      • Associated Press
        The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and info.
      • antaylor
        I hail from the District of Columbia but I have been many places. I'm a libra in every form of the word and if you have read anything about my sign then you have almost read about me!
        • Marcus Holloway
          I hail from Gary, Indiana. Shut up and read it. Follow me on Twitter Add me on Facebook
        • Ayesha Umair
          Day-dreamer, serial reader and chocolate-addict, Ayesha Umair is an SEO expert and writer for her blog, Smiles and Squeals. A communication designer by profession, Ayesha finds solace in writing. She believes the digital realm has given her all the fuel to ignite her love for words.
        • Aysha Bee
          My name is Aysha Bee, and I am a young Black woman. I am a popular blogger online who is known for my dark and unfiltered approach to addressing the issues in the Black community that are relevant to Black women.
        • Brian Sprowl
          Brian Sprowl is a senior at Hampton University majoring in journalism, minoring in sociology, and simply loves to write. Avid sports fan who never misses a beat when it comes to his Redskins and Wizards. After graduation, plans on pursuing a master's degree in counseling while still feeding his love of writing by writing for The Urban Twist.
          • Belle Rosada
            Belle Rosada is a writer and artist based in NYC. She writes witty work with a feminish twist, occasionally peeking out from behind her pseudonym with her tongue in her cheek.
          • Bill Hacker
            Writer/Comedian born and raised in Pittsburgh... Schooled in Blacksburg, VA... Currently makin' moves in DC. I'm a new soul. Don't hate.
          • Bikram Bhangoo
            I have been an Uber and Lyft driver for more than 5 years in Seattle area! Before joining the "Gig Economy," I graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering. I was born in India and honed in the U.S. of A.
          • Brennen Jones
            Brennen Jones is the leading founder and publisher of TheUrbanTwist.com, a leading entertainment and media blog. He is also the founder of P.S. Web Pros, which is a web design and internet marketing company. He's also TheUrbanTwist.com's resident filmmaker and has produced and directed several short films under his Kitt HoRizon Films imprint and he's produced and have worked on video productions and commercials for various government agencies. He plans to turn The Urban Twist into a media haven so stay tuned. Brennen currently lives in Baltimore, MD. So be my friend on Facebook and Follow me on Twitter!
          • Ben
            I'm an advertising student at Towson University graduating in the spring of 2012.
          • Robert Kingett
            Robert Kingett is a journalist and author who writes and speaks about many subjects including LGBT and disability rights. His journalism work has appeared in several papers, magazines, websites, and anthologies. He is the founder of the Accessible Netflix Project. His memoir, entitled Off the Grid, is an account of living blindly without the Internet.
          • Zac Easton
            I don’t bullshit. I don’t turn writing into poetry or naggging or laundry lists of crap. I write from my balls, using every urge of nitro-glycerin pumping through my veins to speak my mind, to inform. I provoke a reaction with my words. I tie knots in your bowels and make you think twice about what you do each day. I don’t have much experience being published but if you give me a soapbox, i’ll get people listening.
          • Jordan Taylor
            Jordan is a Pizza Eating, Netflix obsessed, student who can usually be found in coffee shops wearing dark lipstick and spilling coffee on her jeans. She likes to write about anything and everything, theres nothing she doesn't have an opinion about.
          • Anita Gipson
            I am a writer, an author, a poet and a blogger. I love to write stories that will ignite hope and inspire readers. As a writer, I feel it is my duty to use the power of the pen to speak for those who can no longer speak for themselves or for those who are too afraid to speak for themselves.
          • Jobeth Bowers
            Jobeth Bowers is a Maryland Lawyer who handles Auto Accident, Work Injury and Criminal Defense matters throughout the state of Maryland. Commentary on a variety of legal issues can be found though Attorney Bowers' writings, some more serious than others.
          • Brittany Hudson
            Brittany is a 20 something-year-old from a small town in Indiana who is a self-proclaimed blerd. When she's not busy taking weekend adventures to obscure bookstores or medieval fairs you can find her curled up on the couch watching viral videos, hair and makeup tutorials or writing about entertainment, food, celebrity news and gossip. She currently lives in Ohio with 3 spoiled animals and 1 smelly boyfriend.
          • Brooke Chaplan
            "Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan."
          • Bryan Zarpentine
            Bryan is a graduate of Syracuse University. He works as a freelance writer and editor. In his free time, he enjoys, sports, movies, and traveling.
          • Brittany Watson
            Author, poet, and founder of Sweet Baby Publishing
          • Larnett Glenn
            Larnett is a mid level executive in the financial services field but, also a self proclaimed fashionista, lifestyle influencer and travel enthusiast with an eye for detail and a nose for finding a great deal. Traveling the world is her favorite pastime so, she spends a lot of time reading, researching and fact finding while sitting on airplanes. The best thing about a conversation with Larnett is that it may start with a comment on a cute pair of shoes and end with a full blown debate on world events.
          • CaraIvy
            I'm an aspiring author/writer. Living in the City with dreams of traveling the world. Residing in my head in a land of fantasy.
          • char Charles
            Interior Designer, Set Stager, Residential & Commercial Stager, Blogger. Interiors4MeN specializes in creating interior concepts outside the square. Our quest is locating unique and futuristic furniture, museum and pop art, and one of a kind architecture. Since fashioN is a major compliment to Interior Design... we wil always add suits, jewelry, cars, and other N Style items that seDuce. We specialize in Contemporary, Minimalist and our own new portfolio, Swagga DesigN. We cater to celebrities, young moguls, entrepreneurs, bachelors, and playboys. Note: We are NOT in love with MTV CRIBS 4 the Urban culture, because we just don't feel the FlaVor!
          • Ceci
            Avid sports fan; aspiring journalist and fiction writer currently working for a non-profit association on the East Coast.
            • Chad Mitchell
              I'm a fairly well-rounded individual. When I am not with my family, I try to spend most of my spare time as far away from reality as I can. This explains why science fiction and fantasy are my favorite books, movies and television shows that I enjoy writing about. I dig comic books and sports (see well-rounded).
            • Charlotte Underwood
              am a growing mental health advocate on twitter (@CUnderwoodUK), have written a book on my fathers' suicide, not as a self-help but to provide a friend to those bereaved by suicide as there is not much help out there and it is lonely. I blog often a few times a week (charlotteunderwoodauthor.wordpress.com) and have recently started writing poetry. I have found that a mixture of learning self-respect and saying no, following my own path, dreams and goals, bouncing on my trampoline in my living room (You can't help but smile when bouncing) and writing daily, has helped me miles in my recovery.
            • Chris
              Chris is a content producer who enjoys keeping up with all things tech.
            • Carlitta Howard
              Failed scientist turned creative. Founder of littlecreds.wordpress.com. Has a Bachelor of Arts from Old Dominion University, and studied Theatre and Dance Performance (among many other things) but broke a very important toe during my final semester. While my feet heal, I'll be creative with my hands. I like documentaries, books, rain, researching random things, and brushing my teeth.
            • Ciera Seal
              I'm a mother, and engaged to a guy that is like my best friend. I'm a college student. My major is English Education. I love to write, read, and watch television shows like "Game of Thrones," "True Blood," and "The Tudors."
            • Cierra Realer
              Complexity is key.
            • Connor Parker
              22-year-old English guy who's incredibly interesting in the politics of the day. History graduate with a postgrad degree in Sociology and Policy looking to stimulate debate and ask questions that need to be asked; I am that person who sits around the table and brings up politics after everyone's past being tipsy. When not discussing politics you'll find me reading or playing the occasional (who am I kidding) video game.
            • Christine-Marie Dixon
              Christine-Marie Liwag Dixon is a writer and musician based in Detroit. She is the author of Barkada Tayo: Essays on Being Filipino-American.
            • Kyle Hiller
              Kyle is the author of young adult fiction novel The Recital. He is the founding editor of the upcoming video game art magazine and podcast The Sidequest Enthusiast and is a full-time freelance writer. He resides in Philadelphia and reads Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at least once a year.
            • Coulson Jackson
              IT Wizard by day and connoisseur of words,relationships,dating,entertainment,NBA,TV and movies by night.
            • Shaquanda Cole
              An author, poet, and freelance writer with years of experience; skilled in creative, academic, and professional writing.
            • Creighton Leigh
              Creighton Leigh is curious amalgam of failure, fear, hope, dreams and perseverance. She's a wife, mother and writer who loves olives and cheese. She's an avid collector of salty tears. In her spare time she enjoys dismantling the cis heteronormative patriarchy. She's Senior Editor for SimoneDigital.com
            • Courtney Robinson
              Lover of words & moving pictures. Author of ltd edition publication Population Crazytown. I received my MFA in Writing and Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore and my BA in English from Goucher College. I watch entirely too much television and am quite happy sitting in an empty movie theater on a rainy day.
            • Crunkatlanta
              Who am I? I'm Eric the street promoter, the internet promoter, the one that's in love with Hip Hop. Born and raised in Detroit, MI. My first inspiration to get involved in the industry was when I found out that nobody heard of any Detroit rappers outside of Detroit. From working with Crunk Energy Drink , Ozone Magazine ( Detroit Rapquest), Murder One Clothing, On Tha Real Magazine & Mafia Magazine . I promote the Indie artist because I support the grind and the hustle of following their passion. Not many people work and have careers in fields that they love. It's a gift that should be shared. - The promotion of Detroit artist continues in Atlanta and Detroit. Help me , join me & support the free downloads of mixtapes... ! This is a ATLANTA/ DETROIT CONNECTION! Crunkatlanta.com FIND ME AT - http://www.promotewho.com Thank you
            • Clarissa Wilson
              Clarissa Wilson has been a professional writer for 11 years. She has been writing the news for eight years. She is very passionate about the news. Clarissa started out writing for Yahoo in 2007 and was on the Top 1,000 Contributors list for four years in a row. She was also recognized on the Hot 500 Contributors list for a few months before they stopped taking submissions. She then went on to write for Examiner and was a top writer there for five years before they closed down last July. She now writes for a few private clients and other news sites. She has been married for 20 years to her wonderful husband. She has one stepson and six dogs. She loves writing and her family. They are her passion!
            • Courtney Clark
              I love writing and reading, it's basically what I do all the time. I've always wanted to be able to help, motivate, and reach people and I try to do that the best way I know how. I'm young, creative and full of ideas. Just looking to make my footprint in the world.
            • Dalindcy Koolhoven
              Freelance journalist, copywriter, editor and translator. Always traveling between The Netherlands and the United States. Constantly falling in love with books, antique furniture and lipstick.
            • Deanna Brownen
              Aspiring Free-lance Writer with an education in Legal Studies and student loans to prove it! A California girl, born and raised in Bakersfield.
              • Domingorich
                Hi y'all! My name is Richard. I'm a Dutch/German writer and live in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I love traveling, urban art and exploring the world. My absolute passion for music and writing brings me here. I love what I do and I love to share it with all of you.
              • Dale Lavine
                Dale Lavine is a very tired 23 year old. Before moving into white collar work with a certain space-focused government agency, his interests were buried in newspapers and magazines. He was once the sole author of a weekly relationship column, and was once the News Editor for a UK-based music publication. His time is split between paperwork, his girlfriend, and Lola, his 10 month old German Shepherd.
              • Dr. Kristina Nelson
                "Making people laugh about the 2016 election so they don't have to cry." Political satirist, award winning writer and professor, and versatile columnist, I've moved my writing to the Urban Twist. Here I am a journalist covering topics including news, politics, celebrities, fashion, beauty/health, pets, and relationships. My readership includes over 4 million individuals with a strong social media following nearing a total of 100k followers across my social media. I wrote political satire for Blasting News and have over 5 million readers. I was the #1 Ranked U.S. Writer at Blasting News, Golden Pen Award Winner, an Expert in Opinion, and am experienced with current events and politics. I write both sides, conservative and liberal, as you can see on my column archive. Archive: http://us.blastingnews.com/editorial-staff/kristy-smolenski-nelson/archive/ I am a varied and versatile writer, and taught college writing for 16 years. I hold four graduate degrees--MA English, MA History, MS Psychology and doctorate in Educational Technology. I have taught all four subjects I hold degrees in. I have over 1000 published academic journal articles, blogs, and magazine and newspaper articles on many varied subjects. While I write on a variety of subjects, what I am best known for, and my favorite subject and style to compose, is political satire. So, given its controversy, I like to share my political satire style warning. A NOTE TO MY READERS ABOUT MY POLITICAL SATIRE: MY GOAL HERE IS NOT ANY POLITICAL AGENDA, BUT TO DO TWO THINGS: FIRST, I WANT TO MAKE PEOPLE REALLY THINK ABOUT WHOMEVER THEY ARE VOTING FOR SO THEY MAKE THEIR OWN BEST DECISION GIVEN THAT BOTH CHOICES ARE INSANELY AWFUL, AND SECOND, TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO VOTE GIVEN THE INSANELY AWFUL CHOICES. On my social media pages, please feel free to disrespect politicians educationally, but respect each other always. Educational debates are always encouraged. We're all in this BS election together, after all, and we’re all going down together. Now for a few warnings. Realize my writing is political satire, it is published as "opinion.” I am an Opinion Expert. I'm not arguing my ranting statements are news, they’re entertainment. In fact, if you think I'm trying to be newsworthy here, you're bat nuttier than I am. And if you can't take me bagging on your candidate, and wind up irritated and angry with me, know this: because you're actually taking what I'm saying seriously when half the time I'm putting on a show for a laugh and don't seriously mean anything, please exit stage left. Don't assume anything other than that some of this is an act for a laugh and that I’ve got a strange sense of humor. Also the argument “this is serious and you should not make fun of it” goes nowhere with me. Laughter is the best medicine and creates a lot of enjoyment even when life gets tough. Laughing makes you healthier. So if you haven’t learned to laugh at life, and especially the serious stuff so you can get through tough times, you’ve come to the wrong place. I make fun of both presidential candidates and all politicians, including your candidate, and probably all the other ones you like. If you can't take that and it makes you mad at me, go somewhere and grow up. My writing is for mature audiences only and not intended for either children or those with the maturity levels of children. Want to take a swing at me? Know I also make fun of myself, so everybody's fair game and anything goes with me, sort of like this Jerry Springer show they call the 2016 election. I taught debate, persuasion and effective argument techniques as a college professor for over 16 years, have 4 grad degrees, and love a good educational argument, so good luck. So for those of you still wearing your maturity diapers, it's not like I'm the only person on the planet that makes fun of the candidates and loves political humor. This is a long-time, decades old, US trend. I didn’t start it. I jumped on the bandwagon as a poser. On the other hand, to those of you who are great readers and follow me to read my rantings on a daily basis, can laugh at both sides and enjoy the (slightly insane) satire, thank you. I honestly don't know why you keep coming back, nor do I understand it at all because I always thought only myself and two other people got my kind of humor. But I'm touched. There are a lot of you, I realize, by now, and you have really made a dream come true for me. Without you, I wouldn't be where I am or gotten the #1 Ranked US Writer at Blasting News, and Golden Pen award which happened in less than a month. I couldn't have done it without you. Even though I know you probably don't agree with everything I say or like all of it, you come back. And although some of you think I'm a few sodas short of a six pack, I'm honored my readers actually like that about me. Let’s just hope whoever wins isn’t going to take this country straight into Dante’s Inferno, because I like my committed readers too much to enjoy seeing that happen.
              • Smokkee Singleton
                The Original Mr Goode Bizzee!! A Old "Jack" All Trades & a Sports Nut, Smokkee Singleton writes articles as well as blogs including SMOKKEE's WORLD of SPORTS. Smokkee stays BIZZEE!
              • Giorgi Akhalkatsi
                Giorgi Akhalkatsi is a young creative writer. Always looking for creative ways to entertain people. Loves covering Political, Scientific and Artistic news. Giorgi is also a traveler, has traveled more than 100 cities and 3 countries so far.
              • Eileen O'Shanassy
                Eileen O'Shanassy is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking. Check out her Twitter @eileenoshanassy.
              • Elisa Abbott
                Elisa Abbott is a freelancer whose passion lies in creative writing. She completed a degree in Computer Science and writes about ways to apply machine learning to deal with complex issues. Insights on education, helpful tools and valuable university experiences – she has got you covered;)
              • Elisha McNeil
                Elisha McNeil is a sophomore Broadcast Journalism major and Music minor in audio production at Hofstra University. She is currently a journalism/writing intern for TheUrbanTwist.com and an assistant for Hofstra University’s Office of Athletic Communications. She is also a member of the Student Government Association's Programming Board as an Athletic Coordinator.
              • Emma Hull
                My name is Emma Hull and I am the PR Executive at Liberty Marketing; Wales' largest digital marketing agency with experts in SEO, PPC and content.
                • Ernest Roberts
                  Ernest knows a thing or two about men's style as the founder and Image Consultant for Washington DC based IEL Style. Ernest uses his expertise and experience as a national communications scholar to promote a sharp and healthy lifestyle and is a must-add for ever man's RSS feed list. Email your questions and comments for Ernest to roberts.ernest@gmail.com.
                • Tommy Zimmer
                  About the author: Tommy Zimmer is a writer whose work has appeared online and in print. His work covers a variety of topics, including politics, economics, health and wellness, addiction and recovery , and the entertainment industry.
                  • Fandango
                    Get Movie Times and Tickets in Minutes on Fandango. Find movie theater showtimes, watch trailers, read reviews and buy movie tickets in advance.
                    • Frank Jordan
                      I'm just a laid back, nice guy in Phoenix just trying not to spontaneously combust in the scorching heat of the summers here! I'm also a cartoonist. You can find me here and you can follow me here.
                    • Gary Thompson
                      I am an Atlanta native who works in advertising at SociallyIn Digital Marketing. I am a soon to be graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in International Business with an emphasis in marketing and French. I love my bulldogs, the NBA, buffalo chicken, and a well-executed ad campaign. Check out my creative portfolio and get in contact with me at garyt16.wix.com/portfolio
                    • Georgia Makitalo
                      Georgia Makitalo has been a professional writer for over 15 years and is doing what she loves. She has written over 1000 online articles including news stories, travel writing, entertainment news, television recaps and celebrity gossip. She has written for such publications as Yahoo, Examiner, Inquisitr and Hidden Remote, as well as for private clients. She has been married for a decade to her wonderful husband. She has two arctic breed dogs that keep her busy.
                    • Bryan Stewart
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                      • Jennifer Kelly
                        I'm a former acrobatic gymnast from Edmond, Oklahoma. I'm focusing on gymnastics news, professional athletes and viral gymnastics events.
                      • Haley BeMiller
                        Haley BeMiller is a senior journalism and international politics student at DePaul University in Chicago. She works with online and print media, and also dabbles in photography. In addition to journalism and politics, she is passionate about art, music, theater, food, and all things nerdy.
                      • Lou Hargrove
                        Lover of all things art and beauty. Chief blogger of Red Butterfly Chronicles, founder of Red Butterfly Publishing, Co-Founder of Culture Collective and health/sex consultant for The Single Ladies Café. Author of Passion and Turmoil and contributor to A Literary Assault on the American Mind. I received my BS in Social Work from then Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and studied Couples and Family Therapy at Drexel University. I am bit of a shopaholic and have found a new treasure in producing and performing in theater.
                      • LaTavia McQueen
                        Strategic Communications major at Hampton University. Highly motivated individual. I have dreams that I'm turning into goals. I hardly ever talk but I'm always thinking and planning. I love to write! I want to leave a positive impact of the lives of everyone I come across.
                      • Szodiac
                        Born and raised on the island streets of New Providence, Bahamas; Szodiac has always possessed the ability of music, writing and spoken word poetry. From his humble beginnings from Def Jam's Street Team, he learned from the ground up about the art of hip hop and the continuous and ever evolving nature of it. He has a passion for the music industry, a love of writing, and blogging about today's urban scene. Currently residing in Baltimore Maryland, he has worked with local artist from all over the country promoting mainstream and indie artist.
                      • Halle' Williamson
                        Sophomore at Claflin University majoring in Mass Communications with a PR focus. I've been interested in journalism/communications field since high school. I love every aspect of journalism & the entertainment industry. Leave comments if you'd like.
                      • Bryan Cain
                        Bryan, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, has been writing since the age of 9. He has contributed to HuffPost, Yahoo, and SF Weekly among others.
                      • Indigo Metellus
                        I’m Indigo Metellus, a child of God. A wife (married in April 2014). An HBCU Graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (aka NC A&T SU) holding a degree in Accounting. A master student, daughter, sister, and auntie. A writer, speaker, producing and touring plays. I’m on a journey with a few unplanned bumps but with God all things are possible. I love watching movies and watching TV.
                      • Aqueilla Terry
                        Aqueilla C. Terry, commonly known to many of her followers as “A.C.T” ; is a talented artists of this generation. Born and raised in Richmond, VA is truly a gem of her time. She has been writing for over 10 years as a young child to know a young woman in a world were “words” are her weapon of choice to achieve success. Often considered to be Erykah Badu’s daughter for her way with words, style, presence, music selections and overall persona. A.C.T. is definitely going to take over the world with wide range of creativity. Her ambition is driven by her will to succeed in reaching her goals, but by doing so by remaining herself along the journey. A.C.T. redefines the young black woman by sticking to her beliefs and who she is inside. Instagram: insomni_act Twitter: igothactrite Blog: actspeaks.wordpress.com Tumblr: actspicious.tumblr.com
                        • Maria Morgunova
                          Maria Morgunova, MA She is a Director of INVISION PRO, a media company in Toronto, Ontario. Maria’s background includes over 10 years’ experience in journalism and the film and video industry as a videographer, journalist, film editor, short-story producer, and director of TV talk shows. Maria holds an MA of Arts and has created successful stories and programs for the corporate world, broadcast television, and PR companies.
                        • Michael Daws
                          I love sports, current events, and anything outdoors. My days are filled with writing, hanging out with my daughter, and working on airplanes. I also enjoy eating. A lot.
                        • Jack Choros
                          I'm really passionate about sports and hip-hop music and I'm a particularly big fan of the NFL and NBA, which fits in great with your audience. I've been featured on ESPN radio in Hawaii, Yahoo Canada, the Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Upworthy and more. I also have access to over 300 websites where I can get your website links and help increase the authority of your brand and online presence. I've already spoken to your editor in chief Brennan Jones and I'm ready to get to work.
                        • Jackei Sullen
                          A lover of music, classic cars, reading, horror movies and all things in relation to Charles Bukowski. I'm an established writer who's completely lost the function of normally conversing and going out in public without attempting to make it into a good article. When I'm not actively writing, I'm practicing the art of fire eating and trying to master fire breathing, I think of it as yet another way I've unintentionally given my mother a heart attack due to my extracurricular activities.
                        • Jake Anderson
                          Awestruck by Star Trek as a kid, I have been relentless in pursuit of covering the big technological innovations which will shape the future. A self-proclaimed gadget freak, I love getting my hands on every piece of gadget I can afford.
                        • Jane Verve
                          Jane is a lifestyle writer and wedding enthusiast who is always on the lookout for the next (or past) wedding trends. When she's not working at her laptop, you can find her embracing the great outdoors.
                          • Jacalyn Engler
                            #PatrioticPeopleCARE and it's about so much more than marching bands and flag waving. We should care about one another,our common good, working people and their families, a more fair and just country, and a healthier world. People who care face many challenges, most of those are based on either greed, ignorance and/or hate. It can be mentally exhausting to care so much and hoping to make a difference for the better somehow. I'm just one of those Patriotic People who care.
                          • Jacqueline Bowser
                            Jacqueline Bowser is currently a journalist and writer who covers U.S and World News, politics, crimes and religion. She has written for a local paper in her community the past and for the Inquisitr. Jacqueline is also currently working on obtaining her bachelor's degree in journalism and believes that it very important for the public to be informed with accurate information.
                          • JC Axe
                            JC Axe is fiction writer, traveler and philanthropist. He travels the world writing fiction and creating charities to help the homeless.
                          • Jonah Carte
                            Jonah Carte is a Freelance Writer who works with various publishing platforms to inform readers of the latest news and opinions on the United States and World news. Jonah has secured various publications, including local and national newspaper contributions. Jonah has a Journalism Degree from the University of Pennslyvania.
                            • JC Torpey
                              Full time writer and Gothic geek extraordinaire from Philadelphia, PA, I'm a deep thinker and lefty liberal who loves all things politics, Sci-Fi, tech and tattoos. I get deeply disappointed when I meet people who believe facts are optional, and who would rather believe a delusional reality than what's' right in front of their faces. With eight years under my belt, I've covered just about every topic, and my byline appears on a variety of websites. When I'm not writing or studying to finish my Journalism degree, you can find me... Writing, or drawing my next tattoo. No, really.
                            • Jimmy De La Cruz
                              A 20 year old fashion editor/stylist with an effervescent passion for fashion on his way to Vogue. You can reach me at jimmydelastyle@gmail.com, follow me on twitter @jimmydelastyle and don't forget to check me out at http://www.delastyle.blogspot.com
                            • JGN
                              Inside the beltway reader, writer, reporter.
                              • Joseph Nendza
                                I have been writing and blogging for several years now. My blog covers things that are roaming around in my head. This can be anything from humor to politics. I have also been contributing a blog for the International Movie/Book "The Power of the Heart." You can read some of my work at: My website with links: http://joenendza1.wixsite.com/jnendza The Power of the Heart Blog link: http://www.thepoweroftheheart.com/en/blog I look forward to hearing from you and working with you soon. Sincerely, Joe Nendza
                              • Joel Landau
                                Joel Landau is the founder and chairman of The Allure Group, a rapidly expanding provider of skilled nursing and rehabilitation services throughout the New York downstate area. The Allure Group transforms nursing homes into post-acute rehabilitation centers that are attentive to the needs of residents when it comes to their health, comfort, culture, and quality of life. Landau is also the co-founder and managing director of Pinta Capital Partners.
                              • John Bean
                                John Bean just completed his junior at the University of Missouri, and expects to graduate in May 2014. John is a journalism major, and is also working on a business minor. He grew up near Chicago, and hopes to become a sportswriter someday. To answer everyone’s question, he prefers the White Sox over the Cubs. John is currently an intern for TheUrbanTwist.com.
                              • Johnathan Jett
                                My name is Johnathan Jett, I am a twenty-year-old student, Warehouse worker, and stock market investor extraordinaire. My interests Include politics, philosophy, science, and technology. I write the occasional article for the American Thinker when a topic jumps out as important to the national cultural/political discussion.
                              • John Fountain
                                Through the completion of a Master’s degree in social work from Loyola University Chicago I am able to recognize the story of the human condition in various crises states. Stories of resilience, recovery, grief and addiction under the realm of a disparaging healthcare system have led me to once again explore their depths and meaning through nonfiction, editorial writing.
                              • Josh Hamm
                                Josh is a freelance writer and editor. He writes from Vancouver, BC.
                              • Everick Davis Jr
                                Hello World my name is Everick Davis Jr. I am a junior at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and am a Communications and Media Studies Major. I've been writing for the school newspaper "The Carolinian" for about a year now and love it! I mean I get paid to talk about sports who wouldn't love that. I am a huge sports fan and inspire to be the next Stephen A Smith. I love music and can always enjoy a good laugh. I was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia but now reside in Greensboro, NC. I'm just a cool, down to earth guy, who has a passion for writing.
                              • Jon Reynolds
                                I’m a sophomore at the University of Maryland, College Park currently pursuing a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Computer Science. I’ve always had a passion for journalism since high school and have ambitions of one day establishing my own sports media outlet. I’ve been a contributing writer for Bleacher Report since 2009. [http://bleacherreport.com/users/93103-jay-reynolds] I have a very passionate interest in sports, with NBA basketball being my bread and butter. While I’m from Maryland, the Lakers have been my team since the Kobe and Shaq dynasty days. Feel free to leave any notes or comments about my writing, as your feedback will be greatly appreciated.
                              • Janay Stephenson
                                I am graduate of the Florida State University. I majored in International Affairs but like most millennials found my passion elsewhere after graduation. You could say now that I'm a part time writer full time storyteller, always seeking new experiences.
                              • Kale Havervold
                                I have been a writer for a few years now and look to educate and entertain with my writing.
                              • Katie Mann
                                Journalism student at the University of Cincinnati. Contributing Writer at The News Record, and Intern at TheUrbanTwist.com.
                              • Kevin Oldroyd
                                Kevin is a travel enthusiast and book lover. He has spent months exploring Asia and South America. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Kevin attended college in San Luis Obispo before pursing a career as a freelance writer. He hopes to inspire others to see the world and pursue their dreams.
                                • Nakita Raper
                                  Nakita Raper is a third year student at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She's has a passion for all things writing and food. She owns a lifestyle blog, Collecting Daisies, where she writes about beauty, food, and life for 20-somethings. She lives in Knoxville with her Morkie, Lucy.
                                • Elona Washington
                                  Elona Washington is a best-selling author and the founder of Memoir Maven Publishing. She’s served as a professional speaker since 2011 and has most recently started a local talk show named Power From Pain. It is her mission to inspire women to heal from the pain of their past. With an undergraduate degree from Howard University, Elona later obtained her Master of Science in Management from the University of Maryland University College. She’s a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a mother of two. A native of Washington, DC she currently resides in the Philadelphia, PA area. Learn more about her work and advocacy by visiting www.elonawashington.com.
                                • Kadeem Lundy
                                  I am a freelance writer in New York City. My work has appeared on BET.com,AllHipHop.com,BallerStatus.com,Deft Magazine.com, and HipHopWeekly.com. I have also served as a freelancer for the New York City based publication Black Star News.
                                  • Kristine Spure
                                    Kristine is a social media manager and content writer with the knowledge to wield a variety of topics, including workplace productivity and efficiency, robotics, lifestyle, and others. Currently writing for TrueSix, Kristine is also a TV producer and music manager. When not pondering another article idea, Kristine is slaying the keys with her band or on the look-out for the next best ASMR video.
                                  • Kristine Spure
                                    Kristine is a content writer for TrueSix, TV producer, and music manager currently based in Riga, Latvia. When not pondering another article idea, Kristine is likely to be found slaying the keys with her band Franco Franco. Always on the look-out for bookshops and the next best ASMR video.
                                  • Kaniya Johnson
                                    She expresses her thoughts with words from far beyond the reaches of the universe we can touch. Always keeping it grounded to the earth.
                                  • Kytia Webb
                                    Hello,my name is Kytia Webb former R&B artist and mother of four Residing in the Rotten Apple known to the world as New York City!
                                  • Royal Bey
                                    Taking up a degree in Broadcasting, Royal Bey has always had a passion for the media field. She split her time between her classes and dedicating her time to learning more about the business. She accepted the great opportunity to intern for BET Networks. It was here that she was able to assist in the production of 106 & Park and Rap City. She also interned for Hot 97 FM as a promotions intern, and MTV as a post production intern. These opportunities made her comfortable conducting business with industry figures and she learned how to utilize her creativity. After attending college, Royal produced a radio show on Blogtalkradio.com along with her co-host called Secret Talk. She also began writing a fictional story about the struggles of dealing with life issues while pursuing a career in media. It was then that she knew that writing was a lucrative passion. She is still working on her novel and pursuing a successful career as a Blogger.
                                  • Lauren Kruczyk
                                    STL-bred. Nostalgic Bostonian. Journalist. Coder. Photographer. Jetsetter. Hustlin' 24/7. // Contributor to over 50 publications, including The Huffington Post, NYLON, Paste, Examiner, The Verge, BuzzFeed, Telegraph, Psych Central, The Guardian, InsideHook, and USA Today. Feel free to check out my laurenkruczyk.contently.com for more info. // "You're miserable, edgy and tired. You're in the perfect mood for journalism." –Warren Ellis
                                  • Marissa
                                    Marissa is a freelance writer and journalist. She also works as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator.
                                  • Leo Johnson
                                    Leo is a writer who's written about many different facets of the entertainment industry. Find him on Twitter as @LFLJ
                                    • Lexi Carr
                                      Lexi is a writer passionate about travel, film, wellness, food, and everything else under the sun. A desert native, she enjoys rain and writing advice pieces for others lost in the world.
                                      • Liam Smith
                                        Liam Smith is a young and aspiring Australian blogger with a passion for everything related to lifestyle and sport. He has a B.Sc. in Interior design and is an avid reader.
                                      • Lindsey Mcmahon
                                        This is a guest post by Lindsey Mcmahon. She likes to travel, play and read in her free time. Her favorite show at the moment is Game of Thrones. Her interests are entertainment, business, tech and health but she is constantly extending her field of view to incorporate interesting news suggested to her by her readers. She's currently an editor at this Online Marketing Company.
                                      • Lia Lahren
                                        I have an opinion about everything. Follow me on Twitter: @LiaLahren
                                      • Le'Shae Robinson
                                        Lover of all things pink, pop culture, and media. President of the Beyhive. Previous Chair of the Mean Girls Squad. Fresh off a tour of running through the six with my woes and now writing here!
                                        • Lucia Conti
                                          I hold an MA in Political Sciences and International Relations. I love writing about news, politics, human and civil rights. When I am not working, I am probably reading or playing with my cats. I function better with a deadline and a cup of coffee.
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                                          • Munir Abedrabbo
                                            Filmmaking student. Animation lover. Aspiring writer/screenwriter.
                                          • Madeline Kilby
                                            Madeline calls Melbourne, Australia home, and while she loves it for the weird and wonderful things it allows her to do and see, still thinks there is a lot of exploring to be done. Eclectic nomad by day, pole dancer and yogi by night.
                                          • Mychael Riley
                                            Lyfe M.y. Riley, Aspiring author and activist of the environment, humanity and human rights. A philosophical and psychological mind with a fresh and unbiased perspective on life, the world and the cultures of the world based on facts, spirituality and basic empathy for humanity. IG @m.y.4everlyfe
                                          • Marveen Joee
                                            Myself Marveen Joee. Doing Computer Networking from California University. Writing and reading is my part time work. Recently, I discovered your site and found amazing content on it. I thought to become a part of this amazing community by writing on your blog.
                                            • Mason Darling
                                              Mason Darling is a writer and carpenter who lives with his partner in Western North Carolina, 45 minutes North of Asheville, the Hipster and Craft Brew Capital of the New South.
                                              • Matthew Rash
                                                Matthew is an Graduate MBA student at Indiana University. He is involved in data analysis, market research, and statistics. He enjoys reading, writing and community involvement.
                                                • Matthew Cowdock
                                                  American Studies student at the University of Sussex. Writer and consumer of all things football, politics and food.
                                                • Megann Horstead
                                                  My name is Megann Horstead, and I'm a writer near Chicago. I have a lot of interest in blogging about topics in politics, government and current events. Feel free to follow me on Twitter via @MegannHorstead
                                                • Larry Mendte
                                                  Larry Mendte is a veteran newsman who has worked on Televison and Radio in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Diego.
                                                • Michelle Ferrell
                                                  Resident skeptic, information advocate, science geek, nature-lover, and all-around opinionated Blogger. Join me on Twitter for updates on hashtag #news and general Twistworthy observations as seen through the eyes of @ScienceMF.
                                                • Mike Jones
                                                  Mike Jones is a passionate writer. He got his degree in Mass Communication but found out that his passion was creative writing. He promotes a healthy lifestyle and acceptance of all social categories neglected by others.
                                                • Milena Kojović
                                                  I'm an SEO content manager that possesses a strong desire to take a chance with other forms of writing and hone my pen by exploring various topics. Even though I've already gained a certain experience with a technical and SEO writing, I'd still like to reach new heights by researching and writing about the trends that are directly affecting my personal universe.
                                                  • Kristen Woodruff
                                                    Miss Kris is a passionate writer, blogger, educator, mom and a soon-to-be published author!
                                                  • Moe N. Reed
                                                    A creative with a background in screenwriting and entertainment news.
                                                    • Joseph Kimber Jr
                                                      Joseph Kimber Jr. is a second year journalism student at the University of Florida on the broadcast track and an outside concentraction in sports management. He hopes to help contribute to TheUrbanTwist.com's future and success by providing entertaining articles that provide a fresh take on many sports. Feel free to comment and let him know what you would like to see on the site. Feel free to add me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter and Google+
                                                    • Rachel Tsoumbakos
                                                      Rachel has a background in writing about television programs as well as having studied library and information studies at Box Hill TAFE. She also has several published novels. Rachel enjoys writing about what is going on in the world of television and entertainment. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys reading about Vikings, tending to her organic veggie garden and working on her cardio as she trains for the zombie apocalypse.
                                                    • Emily Hagenbaugh
                                                      Writer of words by day & lover of books and moving pictures by night! Author of two e-books (Secrets and Lies, Revenge and Love) on Amazon. I've been writing since I was a munchkin, and will write until I die! Or at least until my hands fall off...or something. I read and write too much and watch TV that rots my brain into mush. One last thing! I believe zombies will one day rule the world.
                                                    • Jessica Corbin
                                                      Hi! My name is Jessica. I am a writer, blogger and recent graduate of Claflin University. I graduated with Bachelor's Degree in English, a minor in education with the pursuit of going into journalism. I am also a poet and "DIY" enthusiast. Check out my blog ReCreatingHerStory.blogspot.com
                                                    • Nabil Murad
                                                      Nabil Murad is in his first year coaching basketball at Leicester Riders. Murad coaches the Irish U16 Men's National Team in the 2016 European Championships and spent the 2014/15 season as an Assistant Coach at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. Murad has worked in the sports sector for the last 10 years and has a Masters in Sports Psychology.
                                                    • Eduardo Naranjo
                                                      Young aspiring writer from California with an admiration of film and pop culture.
                                                      • Nicole A Schmidt
                                                        Nicole A Schmidt is an internationally-acclaimed educator currently teaching English China, documenting her experiences along the way. Also a published YA poet/author, she continues to reach out to and advocate for those who cannot do so for themselves. Traveling to China, like other endeavors and accomplishments, was/is not only her chance of a lifetime, but an opportunity to empower teens and young adults of color to pursue chances of their own lifetimes.
                                                      • Imani King
                                                        I'm a black, young, female Pisces in the Beyhive. My passion for writing is expressed through politically powerful poetry and creative short stories. I love to follow, read, discuss, and analyze politics. On the other hand, black sitcoms and reality TV (yes, like Bad Girls Club) are my favorite TV genres. Today's Hip Hop can never compete with Old School Hip Hop - this is a fact. Yeah, that's about it :)
                                                      • Navcharan Singh
                                                        Navcharan Singh is a Digital Marketer currently working at GemPundit, handling their SEO to make their online presence better and increase the conversion rate significantly.
                                                      • Nicholas Wyatt
                                                        Writer | Comic | Thinker | Unable to type with boxing gloves on
                                                        • Negra With Tumbao
                                                          K. Araújo, a native Detroiter, is a cross between Claire Huxtable, Rosie Pérez and Millie Jackson. Widow, bruja, Oni Yemaya, palera,  professional dragger of filth and Mami to the dopest Ethiopian EVER, she is the Editor in Chief of “Negra With Tumbao”, Staff Writer for “The Urban Twist” and a freelance contributor for major publications like The Root, VSB, Huffington Post, My Brown Baby and The Glow Up. ​  ​She has been known to shake what her mama gave her, is the hell and high water, an expert salsera and cussologist with a penchant for the finer things in life and is and forever shall be- unapologetically black.
                                                        • Sandra Phillips
                                                          My name is Sandra J. Phillips. I have a bachelor's degree in English literature and a master's degree in Educational Leadership and Organizational Change. I am an experienced English teacher and a self-published writer.
                                                        • Latoya Stegall
                                                          Latoya Stegall an Mississippi native she has been a Fashion and Beauty content writer for more than 5 years with over 30 published content .She currently resides in Atlanta, Ga where she freelance covering Celebrity events and Interviews .
                                                        • Dejah Wansley
                                                          Want the tea? Well prepare to fill those cups! I've got you covered with the latest celebrity news/gossip. Enjoy :)
                                                          • Nicole William
                                                            Nikki D writer and poet who believes everything taste better with chocolate. A passionate person who loves everything about life and enjoys experiencing it as a black girl. My goal in life is to tear down white supremacy one brick at a time. Teaching self love to one child at a time. My life mission is to destroy colorism forever in the black community.
                                                          • Nicholas Kurch
                                                            I'm a writer and journalist from Hawaii that loves covering the stories that resonate with everyone. I am a lover of movies, television, and general geek-dom. Follow me on Twitter @KurchNick.
                                                          • Matt Stebbins
                                                            Matt Stebbins is, with his wife, the co-founder of Endless Trails, a Pacific Northwest 501(c)3 trail advocacy non-profit, as well as a freelance writer and editor. Learn more at www.mattstebbins.com
                                                          • Johnathan Hamiter
                                                            Chronic insomniac. Part-time philosopher. Social Justice Warlord. Devourer of media. Hip Hop junkie. Family man with a master plan. www.nonsleepinggiant.com
                                                          • Lashundra Anderson
                                                            Opinionated bibliophile with a knack for writing.
                                                          • Noah Rue
                                                            Noah Rue is a journalist and a digital nomad, fascinated with the intersection between global health, personal wellness, and modern technology. When he isn't frantically updating his news feeds, Noah likes to shut off his devices, head to the beach and read detective novels from the 1930s.
                                                            • Josh Todd
                                                              I'm a Husband, a Father, a Son, a Brother, a Minister, and most importantly...A CHRISTIAN!
                                                            • Patricia Barnes
                                                              Patricia is a professional freelance writer who was born and raised in England and now lives in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. A voracious reader who loves to learn something new every day, she makes the most of her insomnia by surfing the internet all night for interesting nuggets of info to share.
                                                            • Patrick Diehl
                                                              Patrick Diehl has been writing professionally for over three decades. He was on the staff of a Michigan governor and several environmental nonprofits and has worked on more political campaigns than he can count or remember. He lives with his third and final wife, four kids and two dogs near Lansing, Michigan.
                                                            • Tanya Phillips
                                                              I am currently finishing up a bachelors in Marketing from the University of Phoenix. Along with writing/blogging for The Urban Twist, I am also perusing an online marketing career. Recently, while going through some old papers I had written in high school over 20 years ago I got a good laugh, I found a paper on which I wrote about how I was never going to be a writer or anything. My high school teacher replied "you never know". It just goes to show you that you never know where life is going to take you. =) I have 3 boys ages 16, 13, and 12. They keep me busy and on my toes. ;-) but life would be meaningless without them as any parent knows. I love to read a good book (it can almost be an addiction at times). I also love to walk, ride bikes, hike, and watch movies. I like to travel and see new places, although I haven't been too far just yet. I love to spend time with my friends and family, and to try new things. =)
                                                            • Pauline Milner
                                                              As a published freelance writer, I am looking for opportunities that allow me to utilize all of my skills. I create content that engages the reader, writing about a variety of topics with material that appeals to a wide demographic. Realizing that deadlines exist for a reason, my completed articles are on a timeline that allows for research, writing and vigorous fact checking. Accomplished at multitasking, I am easily able to step away from the writing realm when assistance developing a catchy slogan or original advertising campaign is needed and I believe that starting a sentence with the word 'the' simply means you are not putting enough effort into your work.
                                                            • Patrick Connell
                                                              My name is Poat. Im a 20 something year old guy that resides in Sydney Australia. I am very much into social trends and what is happening around me. Honestly if I see an article or story that peaks my interest I will spend the rest of that day tracking down all the angles of it so I can learn about it and move onto the next thing. Id say I'm a fairly impartial person preferring to have my facts straight before I jump the gun to call someone or something out. As far as what I like reading and writing about most, I have a large scope of knowledge and love for a diverse range of topics such as fashion, video games, sport and social commentary.
                                                            • PriincessRahh
                                                              Native of Chicago. Journalism Major. Concentration in Fashion Merchandising. Lover of prints. Here to revive good journalism.
                                                            • Rajat Dey
                                                              Hello Everyone, I am a Professional blogger and do blogging on goraup.com I am passionate on technology oriented things and love to do coding as a full time Developer.
                                                            • Raychelle Rhodes
                                                              Ray, originally from California, is an Atlanta native; attending school in New Jersey. She likes to describe herself as a "bi-coastal butterfly," for her love of frequently traveling from the East coast to the West. As a young black woman, she aims to address issues plaguing the black community in her writing, especially in regards to black culture and black women in society. She is also a HUGE social media junkie, staying on top of the latest trends, memes, and entertainment news the second it drops. Ray also is a contributor for HerCampus at their Rutgers University chapter and a HUGE dog lover.
                                                            • Raven Evans
                                                              I'm from St. Louis, MO and I am a graduating senior attending Jefferson City, MO. I'm also a writer who expresses herself through words.
                                                            • Reid Goodison
                                                              Writer and founder of some small ventures, Reid Goodison received his BA in Political Science from Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. With an eclectic slew of interests, Reid enjoys researching and writing on any number of topics. In his spare time, Reid can be found poring over fantasy football statistics, reading American fiction, playing video games, or wandering around aimlessly.
                                                              • Rishika Jindal
                                                                A zealot author, a story teller and a Philocalist who loves to write on various topics trending on social media. A work in progress and a budding visual artist.
                                                              • Erick Clifford
                                                                Im a journalist, photographer and freelance writer who loves to travel around the world and share experiences through my articles. Im currently living in Los Angeles and have experience writing about traveling, technology, pets, family, education, and health.
                                                              • Sam Jones
                                                                A sports enthusiast who works in digital. I enjoy combining my passion for both by blogging about the behind the scenes features of sport you might not know about! I am also a keen musician and cook in my spare time.
                                                              • Sandhia Rao
                                                                Once-lost-newly-found budding writer who holds her pen with great pride while writing about satire, sarcasm and social issues. She loves to read while she is not writing and appreciates all constructive criticism coming all along...
                                                              • Melony Hill
                                                                Thinker, Avid Reader, Couch Potato. Sapphire Hill is a writer from Baltimore Maryland who loves to delve deeper into the whys of everything. Staff writer for 86 Blvd and Badd Magazine. Blogger and talent promoter for Sapphire Spotlight On Talent.
                                                              • Sarah Roberts
                                                                Having been in the industry for over ten years, Sarah is a well-known astrologer. An architect by trade, Sarah has studied some of the most notable global curriculums in the field of astrology, tarot, and numerology.
                                                                • Bradley Robbins
                                                                  Bradley Robbins is a tech, trade and travel writer with a lifetime of experience with North America, Europe and Japan. With over a decade of experience as a copywriter and blogger, "Scratchpad Brad" is back in the writing game after too many years in a cubicle slaving away as an overnight crisis expert.
                                                                • Jake Sorich
                                                                  I am a freelance arts writer and the editor and owner of The Big Sky State Buzz. Created in June 2014, Big Sky State Buzz has news, features, brights, and sometimes just silly stories about arts and entertainment, mainly focused on Montana and the Great Falls vicinity, although as we grow, so will the scope of our coverage. As a freelance writer, I've also written for the Great Falls Tribune, the Missoula Independent, Nextbop.com, Paste Magazine, Montana Magazine, the Lively Times, the Casper Star-Tribune, the Anaconda Leader and the Montana Kaimin, where I was the sports editor while attending the journalism school at the University of Montana.
                                                                • Sean Deegan
                                                                  Opinionated music lover. I'm always creating be it words or art. Currently working on a novel I hope to be published this year. I value time spent alone thinking and creating as much as time spent with others.
                                                                • Markeyla Henton
                                                                  I live loud! I am not ashamed to share my opinion and make news my own. On my personal blog, SFB the Siren, I talk about the God I serve, the city I live in and the life that I lead. I'm always on the go. Whether it's ripping around Chicago for the urban platform I founded, ATS Magazine, running around with my family, or participating in worship at my church, my life is full of action. Some days are excitingly hectic; others are crazy fun. A writer, journalist, and original book nerd, I'm giving all that God gave me back out to the world.
                                                                • Shachar Shamir
                                                                  Shachar Shamir is COO of Ranky, a marketing company based in Tel Aviv. As Ranky’s COO, Shachar helps startups around the world with their marketing and online growth needs. So far, he has helped more than 200 startups with hands-on solutions. Other than that, he offers startups consulting and mentoring solutions, on how to increment their presence online and gain more clients.
                                                                • Shane Levene Levene
                                                                  London based writer with a focus on social issues and poverty. Author of a book titled The Void Ratio. I have performed readings of my work at the Olympia, Paris; the SouthBank Centre London; Institut Lumiere, Lyon.
                                                                • Silvia Watson
                                                                  Freelance writer
                                                                  • Davon Johnson
                                                                    Video game enthusiast, avid TV watcher, passionate writer and an obsessed music listener. Everything else about me is normal. Sort of.
                                                                  • Quintin Goynes Sr.
                                                                    ManIntheMiddle[qg] FYI: Quintin Goynes is a freelance, entrepreneur (degree in English) who has experience in researching obstacles and lifestyles (i.e., cultures of manifestation). He has obtained and attained skills in [visual] communications during his tours as a [global] logistical officer.
                                                                  • Shiray Steward
                                                                    I'm a student at the University of Maryland majoring in communications. If you want to learn more about me, hit me up on Facebook and/or follow me on Twitter.
                                                                    • Stefan Simonovic
                                                                      Copywriter, SEO manager and "The Twilight Zone" aficionado. An occasional game designer and keyboard player, big fan of The Rolling Stones and Nightwish. Currently preparing my first novel!
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                                                                      • Stasie Tillman
                                                                        Stasie Tillman is a writer & an investment and personal finance analyst. She oversaw the Analytics department for a prominent Long Island bond brokerage firm for many years. She’s the founder of AStoicLife.com a faith and lifestyle website that focuses on encouragement and inspiration to lead a balanced life in all aspects (mind, body, and spirit). She writes on various topics but mainly on practical matters such as finances, parenting, faith, & current events.
                                                                      • Sebastian Miller
                                                                        Sebastian Miller is a prolific writer for https://www.thesishelpers.com/ and business conscious person. He also enjoys hiking but prefers to spend quality time reading. He has written for several high profile platforms, including homework help deks.
                                                                        • susannamostaghim
                                                                          I'm a student at Virginia Tech, graduating in 2017 with a degree in mathematics. I have way too many passions and interests to have just one focus. I love art, science, crafts, food, and will take any interest I develop and pursue it.
                                                                        • Susie Brown
                                                                          Susie Brown is a FastUpFront Blog contributor and business author. Fastupfront offers an alternative business loan option based on future sales.
                                                                          • Lexus Wheeler
                                                                            I am an Alumni of Norfolk State University where I studied Journalism. Class of 2012. I am a New York native for Haverstraw, New York. I now reside in the state for lovers.
                                                                          • taggritz
                                                                            Tagg writes on behalf of CableTV.com. He typically writes about sports and technology. When he’s not writing or tinkering on the latest gadget, he enjoys coaching youth football. You can follow him on Twitter @CableTV.
                                                                            • tamika jackson
                                                                              Windy City girl with a passion for words! I graduated from Northern Illinois University, May 2014 with a BA in journalism. And ever since then i been chasing every opportunity to express myself through words.
                                                                            • Theophilus Griffin
                                                                              Theophilus is financial professional of 15+ years. He has climbed the ladder in career and held roles such as Stock Trader and Compliance Officer. He holds a wealth of knowledge base on budgeting, finances, and investing. He is an up and coming influential voice in the personal finance arena.
                                                                            • Trevor Richardson
                                                                              The author of Dystopia Boy and two other novels, Trevor D. Richardson is a pop culture fanatic who loves sci-fi, standup comedy, and Tom Waits. Trevor has no religion but he believes in Rocky and Kurt Russell.
                                                                            • The Word Pimp
                                                                              Fernando Quijano III is the former President of the Maryland Writers Association, Baltimore Chapter. His work has been featured in Welter, Smile Hon, You’re in Baltimore & the poetry anthology, Life in Me Like Grass on Fire. An excerpt from his unpublished novel, Forever, Lilith was included in the Apprentice House anthology Freshly Squeezed. He has been featured at the Baltimore Book Festival, Stoop Storytelling, & The Signal on WYPR, Baltimore's local NPR station. In his spare time, Fernando volunteers to lead workshops for Writing Outside the Fence, a program for the ex-offender community, as well as at the Brock Bridge Correctional Facility. Fernando was recently awarded a B grant for his writing by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund.
                                                                            • Dayna Hood
                                                                              As a makeup artivist, a makeup artist who uses her medium to inspire positive social changes, my passion is to use makeup, photography, and conversations to share women’s stories with the world. In many cultures, women are taught to mask their beauty rather than enhance it. I strive to educate women on all the different ways to celebrate their individuality, and then capture their confident smiles on camera.
                                                                              • Anali Martinez
                                                                                A 20-Something Latina living in Austin, TX. Taken. Engineer + Nerd = Enginerd. Music is the Love of my Life. Gym Beauty. Kate Spade Lover. Planner Addict
                                                                              • Kent Olden
                                                                                I am the Morehouse Man your mother told you to find. I am the Nupe who's Diamond always shines. I am the Mason who stands upright and Square. I'm a stylephile with style files, but NEVER anything to wear... In a perfect world, we all Wear Italian, Drink Scotch, Drive German, Dance African, and Kiss French.
                                                                              • Kathy Henry
                                                                                The Potty Mouth Granny is a Black woman who is contemplating her life and her place in a society that is for lack of a better term, fucked up. She is also a published author, sociologist, writer, blogger, social critic, mother of three, grandmother. Shit she's tired. She currently resides in Chicago where she ear hustle conversations on public transportation and watch the antics of humanity with fascination.
                                                                              • James Thompson
                                                                                Emma Stone worshipper and Denzel Washington fan, my true passions in life generally reside within the world of film and television, while I also avidly follow my beloved Liverpool FC and unashamedly keep tabs on the WWE with great interest. Join me for the ride!
                                                                              • Jasmine Tyler
                                                                                A wife, mother and aspiring writer in the process of cultivating a creative niche for myself and generational wealth for my family.
                                                                              • Letitia Page
                                                                                From environmental activist to Opera Singer to mother and disability survivor, my life has been a colorful array of ever changing careers and creative experiences. Yet with every profession I've undertaken there has always been one unifying element: writing! When I worked as an environmental activist I was constantly rewriting my "rap". As an opera singer working for a nonprofit one of the many hats I wore was "writer". I assisted with grant proposals, publicity blurbs, production descriptions, newspaper announcements, fundraisers, donor letters, and advertising emails and blogs. More recently, while temporarily immobile recovering from surgery, I began blogging, mostly political posts, the presidential primary a particular focus of mine. I now work as a freelance writer and I'm looking to expand my skills into other writing arenas. Currently, I write for a variety of different industries and services and have written product and service reviews, informational blogs, advertisement blogs, persuasion articles, opinion pieces, speeches, lots and lots of personal political commentary, and travel blogs. I'm also a fast and detailed researcher who enjoys coming up with new and interesting perspectives on writing topics. I love learning new and interesting information and thoroughly enjoy the creative writing process. I am eager to put my skills to use and hope to gain some new ones along the way!
                                                                              • Tonya Shirelle
                                                                                Publicist, best-selling author, freelance journalist and speaker, Tonya Shirelle has over 25 years experience in public relations. After working for several Fortune 500 companies including McDonald’s Corporation, and Kmart International Headquarters, she left the corporate arena and pursued her passion for entrepreneurship subsequently founding ES Communications Agency a full-service public relations firm. Her diverse global clientele includes celebrities, Fortune 500 companies, and startups. Tonya uses her out-of-the-box public relations strategies to build successful PR campaigns and create compelling strategies. As a freelance journalist, she has written published articles appearing in local and national publications. In addition to her passion for journalism, public relations, and writing, she is committed to the empowerment of women and youth including working to derail human trafficking across the world.
                                                                              • Jane Flowers
                                                                                I am a self-published author and freelance writer. I studied journalism and human communications in New Zealand and Australia. I am a full-time freelance writer and do some editing.
                                                                              • Triston
                                                                                Triston is a performance artist, journalist, event organizer, and activist. As a writer, he has been published in The Huffington Post, FashionTV, Urbyn Loft, The Pulse (New York) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently published the first book in his series about life in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia: 'Heaux Confessionals: The Sintroduction'. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world's most renown clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide. Brace yourself.
                                                                              • Troy Patterson
                                                                                Writing has always been an outlet of enjoyment for me and a hobby. Within the last few years I'm taking the steps to turn my passion into a career path. I have articles featured in two online entertainment publications. Topics I enjoy talking about are human rights, civil rights, entertainment, history and politics.
                                                                                • TUT Staff
                                                                                  The Urban Twist is revolutionizing the news by delivering real-time coverage, breaking news, analysis and opinion on the arts, fashion, dining, music, events, politics, sports and society in general. It combines a highly regarded editorial team with a cutting-edge Web and mobile publishing platform to offer unique intelligence and insight.
                                                                                • Valaney
                                                                                  I am a passionate person. Every task that I pick I do it with passion. I am artist that loves all things artsy. I like to create things that many people can interpret differently. I am passionate about the youth and spend time mentoring, so maybe I can make a difference in their lives and the community as a whole.
                                                                                • Valerie Figueroa
                                                                                  Valerie is a blogger on her site valsbytes.com where she talks about her love, relationship, and life experiences. She loves to share her perspective to help those who read along with some of life's questions. You can follow her on twitter @valsbytes.
                                                                                • Victoria Johnson
                                                                                  Freelance entertainment and politics writer. 1/2 of the #NerdsOnHipHop podcast. I'm also known to dabble in photography and graphic design.
                                                                                • Joe Tower
                                                                                  Based in LA, but heart is in Chicago. Performer, writer, and Resident Teaching Artist for theater education. Producer and host of Boys Will Be Boys: Tales of Male Folly. Contributing writer and editor at GodHatesGeeks.com. Comic book geek.
                                                                                • Whitney Marquise Acoff
                                                                                  Whitney Marquise Acoff (WIT-nee MAR-kee AK-oaf) is a professional journalist and political blogger. Getting her start in fashion writing she's been a friend of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for many years. Whitney has also interviewed celebrities such as Wendy Williams and managed celebrity social media accounts for Mike Epps, DL Hughley, Ricky Smiley, and more. Today Whitney is the Editor in Chief of her own publication The Inside Report. She also still contributes to many publications while growing her brand.
                                                                                • Ashly Smith
                                                                                  Ashly E. Smith is an author, poet, columnist, and freelance writer from Baltimore, Maryland. With her strong pop culture and entertainment backgrounds, Ashly strives to create articles that inspire as well as entertain.
                                                                                • Tabitha Jenkins
                                                                                  I am a professional freelance writer who enjoys writing about different topics such as politics, pop culture, and the news.
                                                                                  • Zanubea Flowers
                                                                                    Zanubea Flowers is a jack of many trades, she’s a creative writer, author, poet and an aspiring director. A recent graduate of Florida A and M University, Zanubea has a sentimental appeal for the arts, seeing it as a realm for healing and self-expression; she uses her creativity and work ethic to spread the importance of self-awareness, self-love, and consciousness to the forefront. Some of her contribution to the craft of writing are: Blog writer for The Urban Twist, author of the book "The Journal: Drama, Love, Sex: a collection of poetry", and director, writer, and video editor for the "promo-series" called "Marvin State: The Nitty Gritty" on Youtube. If you are interested in her work and would love to contact her visit her website: http://zanubea.wixsite.com/zanubea/
                                                                                  • Zoe Dune
                                                                                    Internet writer, author, provocateur, visual artist, broadcaster, actor and stand up comic who like to thoroughly discuss anything interesting and compelling, sometimes in abrasive ways to help form a new mindset for the twenty first century.