Adama Kamara | Editor-in-Chief
Adama Kamara is a fourth year senior in the College where she double majors in International Studies and Anthropology. As Editor-in-Chief she envisions Black Star* Magazine as a space where Black students can create and elevate their own narratives about themselves. Outside of Black Star* Adama serves on the board of RedLight, an organization that helps victims of human sex trafficking in Atlanta and is on the Art Review Board of the Awakening Foundation, a multi-media art gallery featuring the artistic expressions of rape and sexual abuse survivors.
Minyon Jenkins | Editor-in-Chief
Minyon Jenkins is a third year student in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Cultural Competency and Communication. As Editor-in-Chief, she utilizes Blackstar* to showcase Black creative work and encourages Black creatives to monetize their true passions. She believes Blackstar* has the power to lead the black voice and help black youth find their own. With a dynamic passion for language, she’s studied Latin, Arabic, and Korean to learn how the study of language conveys cultural understanding in her IDEAS Fellowship.
Adeja Sterling | Creative Director
Adeja Sterling is a third year student in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Art History with a concentration in Arts Management. For Black Star* Adeja lends her talents to reviewing pitches, flowing content onto web, designing the website, contributing to creative vision and writing art reviews. Outside of Black Star* she works at the High Museum as a Mellon Curatorial Fellow, serves as a Councilwoman on the Emory Honor Council, and is an RA for the Clairmont community.
Addie Owens | Social Media Director + Content Creator
Adelaide “Addie” Owens is a fourth year senior from Nashville, Tennessee. She is majoring in Media Studies with a concentration in Media Making and minoring in Art History. Addie is passionate about content creation in all forms, whether it be photography, graphic design, or fine art. She has held positions in media creation for clubs such as Emory Arts Underground and her sorority. Addie joined Black Star* as the Social Media Director and Content Creator because she believes that it is a platform unlike anything else in the Emory community, allowing people of color to be seen and heard in all of their beauty and brilliance.
Danielle McKee | Creative Director + Section Editor
Danielle McKee is a third year student from Houston, Texas majoring in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. She utilizes her diverse skill set to contribute to Black Star*’s design, content, and creative vision as Section Editor. On why she chose Black Star*: “I was drawn to the space as a free haven for Black creatives at Emory, where I could embody and empower the talent that I have to inspire other people like me.” When she’s not working for the magazine, Danielle researches cortical plasticity, runs a makeup artistry business (@thedanibeat), and contributes to the Emory community as the Chief of Staff for NAACP.
Channelle Russell | Secretary + Staff Writer
Channelle Russell is a current second year in the College double majoring in Comparative Literature and Anthropology with a concentration in Media, Meaning, and Performance. As a novelist and writer, she is interested in exploring tender stories of love, conflict, and belonging, with a particular focus on Black and LGBT perspectives. Drawing on past experience as Head Culture Editor for Ascend Magazine, Channelle occupies the Secretary and staff writer positions for Black Star*, believing in the importance of creative expression as a vehicle of change for people of color. When she’s not working on the magazine, Channelle is Co-Founder and Co-President of Bloom, Co-chair of Women in NAACP, an Arts & Entertainment writer for the Emory Wheel, and a Norman C. Miller Scholar. She tweets @cosmicblackgirl.
Allison Nobles | Digital Content Manager
Allison Nobles is a third year in the Goizueta Business School majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Her interests include graphic design, painting, and website design. Allison joined Black Star* to be surrounded by Black creators and offer her skills to create all their creative ideas. She is also involved in the Goizueta Black Student Association.
DaQuon Wilson | Treasurer
DaQuon Wilson is a junior in the College double majoring in African-American Studies and Creative. He serves as the Treasurer for Black Star* and he hopes to create events where Black creativity can flourish. Outside of Black Star*, DaQuon serves in many student leadership positions in his fraternity, SPC, and the Career Center. Daquon is also researching what he coins as the “Harlem Imaginary” during the New Negro Renaissance as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow