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Chasing That Good Life

By Victoria Coit

In a loud vegan café in the heart of Syracuse, N.Y., on a sunny Saturday morning, Cuse Culture had the pleasure of sitting down with Mr. Hasan Stephens. Known as DJ Maestro, via Upper Echelon Entertainment to some, and with the Good Life Foundation, as its Executive Director, to others, this change maker sits at a corner table with a poster of Malcom X perched on its wall, creating a striking visual. He goes on to share with me about his passion for music, his people, and his personal mission to extend the Good Life to potential-filled youth, both locally and globally.



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Completing College Behind the Wall

By Saliah Garett

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

– Malcolm X

After going through the trauma of facing court proceedings, sentencing, and the reality of having loved ones turn their back on you, a new sort of reality hits you in the face when you are placed inside of a cell. With nothing but time, you begin to search within yourself. If you’re fortunate enough, you begin to  understand that you must make a change in your life. That’s what happened to me. That ‘light bulb moment’ happened as I searched for ways to survive, and I accepted that that education would be THE key to my success in life.

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