IMANI BENJAMIN-WHARTON

WRITER

Place of Origin: Miramar, FL

     Imani Benjamin-Wharton is a graduate from Georgia State University with a degree in English. She’s an aspiring novelist hoping to write the next great American novel. In her free time, she learns the secrets of survival from her favorite horror movies.

What animal would you be, and why?

I would be a cat. I’m curious and like to think about the random result of putting things together that don’t belong.

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Gemini 2020 Horoscope (May 21 – June 21)

Following conservative Taurus is Gemini, the social butterfly of the Zodiac. Now that you’ve got your foundations settled, it’s time to explore what the world has to offer you into June.

Nothing is ever boring under Gemini’s sign! It’s likely to bring highs and lows and more than a helping of adventure. But remember: Like all signs of the zodiac, Gemini is sure to bring change in your life. All the new things you’ll experience will benefit you in the long run.

Sexual Assault: What to know and expect if (and when) you go to court

Surviving sexual assault does not end at the hospital, especially if a victim decides to press charges. Should an individual decide to go to court, there’s information they should know. I sat down with Jude Claire Jason, a Dekalb county magistrate judge, to learn about how sexual assault cases might be handled in the courtroom. 

Taurus 2020 Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)

As the second sign of the astrological calendar, Taurus is the sign of stability and responsibility. After taking the world by storm in Aries, it’s time to buckle down and start prepping for success in Taurus.

Sexual Assault: What to do and expect when you go to a crisis center

It’s important for those impacted by assault, both victims and their loved ones, to know where and how they can get access to medical care and therapy. I sat down with Jasmine Gendry, a medical student,  to learn about what Crisis centers are and how they can help victims of sexual assault. 

Understanding Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is a crime that does not affect a single individual. Every day hundreds of people are affected by sexual assault or sexual violence. It affects all genders, ages and sexuality. 

Aries 2020 Horoscope (March 21 – April 19)

Aquarius and Pisces are the intuitive signs that saw you through emotional turmoil and growth. The last two seasons were about exploring the depths of your emotional intuition. Aries is pulling you in a different direction.

Aries is the head of the astrological calendar and signals that spring and new opportunities are their way! Now is the time to face the world head on, take the bull (or ram) by the horns, and put your best foot forward.

Pisces 2020 Horoscope (February 19 – March 20)

Last season was all about exploring intuition and taking chances. Pisces isn’t directing you away from your intuition and emotions but it is making an emotional journey that’s a little less bright and fantastic – a little more comfortable and in familiar boundaries.

The Difference between Tired and Burnt Out

Stress affects everyone differently. Sometimes, it’s great. A little bit of stress helps us focus, move a little faster and get our work done in a timely manner. More or less.
The problem is that we live in a culture of stress.

Aquarius 2020 Horoscope (January 22 – February 20)

Aquarius is an eccentric sign. While you’re taking the time to work on communicating with your intuition and your friends, don’t shy away from exploring whatever unusual things might come your way.

To Bank or Not to Bank: Digital Banking 101

Internet-only banks aren’t for everyone, even though they’ve been around since 2009. Depending on your needs, the pros may outweigh the cons, or vice versa.

If ICE ever came to Georgia

As a parent or guardian of an undocumented child, you need to know your child is guaranteed a public school education. It’s their civil right living in America. There is no constitutional amendment that states anyone, legally or illegally residing in the United States, has the right to an education in this country. There are, however, a series of amendments, laws, and supreme court rulings that protects the rights of anyone seeking a public school education.

The Actual Cost of Free College

Tuition-free college sounds like the solution to the problem of student debt, but these programs don’t take into account how it affects low-income students — or rather how it doesn’t help them at all.

A Few of Our Least Favorite Things​

As millennials, we continue to adapt to the places we live in.
It just so happens that doing what we do, when we consider our empty pockets and the chemicals we put in our homes, we’re destroying the America that Baby Boomers and corporations remember best.

Marriage: An Exposé Beyond the Ring

Though it’s often associated with pretty pebbles and weddings, marriage is a legal contract that promises–and obliges–you more.

After the Heartbeat (Bill): To Leave or Not to Leave

Republicans and Democrats have been fighting like cats and dogs over abortion rights for years. And once again, Hollywood steps into the fight. The latest in the struggle for abortion rights is the heartbeat bill.

Atlanta: A Hub for Geekdom

Comic books have completely taken over pop culture. Superheroes dominate the big and small screen. Avengers: Endgame was the biggest summer blockbuster of 2019 and Atlanta CW’s Arrow, which ends after season eight, is one of TVs most popular superhero shows.