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TANYA MARIE: MATERIAL GIRL

Writer Calibe Thompson | Photography David I. Muir When Island Origins first met Tanya Marie in 2013, all her stars seemed to be aligned. She was a free-spirited...
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The Man Behind the Brand

Writer Calibe Thompson | Photography David I. Muir With a more than 62 percent minority population, South Florida is home to a significant number of ethnic groups. They...
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Cook, Pray, Dance

Writer Cynthia Verna | Photography Richard Lecoin Cynthia “Chef Thia” Verna is a social media celebrity, award-winning chef, best-selling author, national television show host, and in her most...
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The Fall and Rise of Hip-Hop’s Midnight Robber

Writer Copyseed.com | Photography Courtney Chen When Wyclef Jean’s name hit the headlines back in 2010, in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, we all sat up and...
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Embracing Breastless Beauty

Writer Carla Hill | Photography Joe Wesley Every day I speak to my fears to let them know they are not real. It is my belief that wellness begins...
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Mr Fantastic

Writer Calibe Thompson | Photography Robert Johnson Jamaicans love a great party, sometimes just for the sake of music, wine (the waist variety) and spirits. In the case of...
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The Business Of Bolt

Usain Bolt's ability to stop a clock quicker than any man who ever reacted to the starter’s pistol for a sprint race made him a global superstar – and a...
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My Life As A Gay Jamaican

Writer: Ghenete Wright Muir | Photography: David I. Muir Ghenete Wright Muir is possibly South Florida’s most outspoken gay, Jamaican woman. As evidenced by her signature crew cut,...
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Humble Beginnings – Dr Germaine Smith Baugh

Writer: Calibe Thompson | Photography: David I. Muir Near the corner of Sistrunk Boulevard and 27th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, sits the prominent red and white building that...
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Meet the Barbadian Behind This Awesome Miami Caribbean Film Festival

Organizers of the 2017 Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival (Jason Jeffers center) In 2014, production company Third Horizon created the award-winning documentary "Papa Machete", a short film about...

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