One year ago, we formed a Voltron of Black genius to tell the stories of young people of color, our way. The journey has linked us with an audience that is entirely unapologetic in opinion and style. As one collective, we’re proud to be a place that drives culture forward. From exclusive video series and introspective features to cutting-edge fashion content and political commentary, scroll below for the most memorable features of CASSIUS’ inaugural year. We hope you’ll rock with us for many more to come.

 

1. ROOKS: JEREMY MCNICHOLS FIGHTS FOR TAMPA BAY LEADERBOARD

Jeremy McNichols GIF

Source: CASSIUS / iOne Digital

“I WANT TO LEARN HOW TO BE A PRO THE RIGHT WAY, ON AND OFF THE FIELD.”

2. COVER STORY: THE NEW (FREE) STYLE GODS

Cassius September Cover: New Free Style Gods

Source: Keith Major / iOne Digital

“I’M LIKE A CHAMELEON, MIXING THE VINTAGE WITH THE NEW.”

3. COVER STORY: MASK X OFF

KKK creative graphic

Source: White supremacy on display then and now. / iOne Digital

“WE ARE WITNESSING A HISTORICAL CONTINUUM OF THE WHITE SUPREMACIST MOVEMENT IN AMERICA.”

4. SEX X SPORTS PACKAGE

CASSIUS August Fashion Story

Source: Keith Major / Keith Major

“SEX AND SPORTS DEFINE AND DETONATE THE BOUNDARIES OF OUR SOCIAL AND CULTURAL IMAGINATION.”

5. 2017 STAY FRESH GROOMING AWARDS

hims. Grooming Line

Source: Courtesy of of hims / Courtesy of hims

“JAMES HARDEN’S NEXT-LEVEL BEARD. A$AP ROCKY’S LOVE OF MANIS. MEN’S GROOMING IS OFFICIALLY A THING.”

6. LGBTQ + BLACK HISTORY MONTH PACKAGE

EMILE GRIFFITH

Source: iOne Creative / iOne Creative

“I KILL A MAN AND PEOPLE FORGIVE ME; I LOVE A MAN AND MANY SAY THIS MAKES ME EVIL.”

7. DEJ LOAF: BACK FOR THE FIRST TIME

Dej Loaf GIF

Source: Creative Services / iOne Studios

“I WANT THEM TO SEE ME AS FEARLESS.”

8. ‘INSECURE’ 101: SEASON 1 POCKET GUIDE

Insecure 101 Featured Image 5x7

Source: CS / CS

“BLACK WOMEN AREN’T BITTER, THEY’RE JUST TIRED OF BEING ASKED TO SETTLE.”

9. MEN’S STYLE FEATURE: 199X

199x Style Shoot Feature 2 - CASSIUS ONLY

Source: Keith Major / Keith Major

“AM I MY BROTHER’S KEEPER? YES, I AM.”

10. SONS REFLECT ON THE SINGLE MOMS WHO RAISED THEM

Archie Bell featured

Source: Creative Services / iOne Digital

“THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE MY MOM? SHE’S. A. FORCE.”

11. GROUP THINK: RETHINKING MANHOOD

Am I One of The Good Ones?

Source: Toni Smailagic / iOne Digital

“WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT PROTECTS OUR COWARDICE.”

12. ‘BLACK PANTHER’ DESIGNER CELEBRATES IMMIGRANTS

Ikiré Jones Born Between Borders

Source: Rog Walker / Courtesy of Ikiré Jones

“THESE PIECES ARE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF WHO WE ARE AS A PEOPLE AND WHERE WE INTEND TO GO.

13. OTHERWORLDS: D-BLOCK IS RIDING CLEAN

Otherworlds

Source: Kyle Goldberg / iOne Studios

“ONCE YOU GET THAT RUSH, THERE’S NO STOPPING IT.”

14. FOOLPROOF WAYS TO TINDER LIKE DRAKE

State Of Mind Assets

Source: iOne Creative Services / iOne Creative Services

“DRAKE IS SAD BOY PERSONIFIED, FULL OF SELF-DEPRECATING BRAGGADOCIO.”

15. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN STUDENTS ON NEW ANTI-PROTEST POLICY

Wisconsin Students Respond to New Protest Ban Policy

Source: L Malik Anderson / L Malik Anderson

“THIS [DENIES] STUDENTS WITH MARGINALIZED IDENTITIES THE RIGHT TO DEFEND THEMSELVES.”

16. GROWN MAN SH*T: MORNING AFTER OMELETTE

Grown Man Shit omelette

Source: iOne Video / iOne Video

“SALT BAE AIN’T GOT SHIT ON DUSTIN ROSS.”

17. POTENT READS TO SURVIVE THIS F*CK BOY PRESIDENCY

Donald Trump Pixelated

Source: Creative Services / Creative Services, iOne Digital

“SELF-CARE IN THIS TIME OF RESISTANCE [IS] VITAL. FOR MANY, SOLACE IS FOUND BETWEEN BOOK PAGES.”

18. THE EVERYMAN PROJECT IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE BODY-POSITIVE MOVEMENT FOR GUYS

The EveryMAN Project

Source: Tarik Carroll / Tarik Carroll

“GROWING UP AS AN ECCENTRIC BLACK MALE, THE CHUBBIEST AND TALLEST KID IN THE CLASS, I ALWAYS FELT DIFFERENT.”

19. DIGITAL DOLLS

HB Digital Dolls

Source: iOne Digital / iOne Digital

“BEING BEAUTIFUL MEANS BEING HONEST WHEN THINGS ARE UGLY.”