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A wise man, or woman, once said, “Learn the rules so you know how to break them” — and CASSIUS has taken that at face value.
The newly-launched site (which, like NewsOne, belongs to the iOne Digital family of brands) had the Internet buzzing with its captivating new cover story, The First Supper. But this isn’t your grandmother’s old photo of Jesus and the disciples hanging over the mantelpiece. This is an ode to the creatives, activists and game changers who have made an impact on ‘the culture.’
Celebs like Rihanna, Issa Rae, and Colin Kaepernick knew that their power is in staying true to themselves before social media validated it for them. But all the cultural badasses aren’t as obviously edgy as RiRi, evidently as brilliant as Issa or as gutsy as Colin. There are the low-key influencers whose power comes from expressing themselves by the way they think, talk or dress. Jaden and Willow Smith are prime examples of creatives who are relentlessly themselves despite what society tells them they ought to be.