Xzavier Simon

Xzavier V. Simon is a native of the Beecher community. When he's not writing articles, books, or working on his indie publication, The Modern Queer Magazine, you can find Xzavier listening to K-pop, cooking, playing video games, diving deep into Japanese culture, and being a spiritualist. 

Feature Story Flint native graphic designer Jay Kay is the creator of the popular Flint Chibi Series illustrations.
In The News With a nervous smile, the new Managing Editor looks over the drink menu at Sauce Italian American Kitchen located inside Hilton Garden of downtown Flint.
Feature Story Music artist Tay Boogie stands confidently inside 501 Bar & Grill of downtown Flint.

The Year of Tay Boogie: The Recipe of Success


In The News Natasha Thomas takes in the scenery at Buckham Gallery located in downtown Flint.
Feature Story David Aaron, formerly known as Justin Daye, made a splash on the local music scene in the early 2010s but seemingly vanished from the city and music for several years.

"Capturing a sense of balance" through the life of David Aaron


Feature Story “I’m trying to get to a place where I can find all of myself in my music." Rap artist and podcast host Figga Da Kid is focused on work, music, and success.
In The News Alex Love created Garden of Youth water in response to the ongoing Flint Water Crisis and the desire to give Flint residents clean water.
In The News Unfortunately, the music industry at large isn’t always a safe space for African American women to speak up and speak out, yet, it hasn’t stopped Reesé and Tay from living their dreams and giving back to the community.

Becoming the power source of Flint with The 810 Flow


Feature Story Within Velly Beretta’s eyes—named after his first name and his favorite gun—is the look of a man who carries the weight of the world upon his shoulders.
Feature Story The intimacy created is purposeful—intentional energy fostered by RudeBoi to manifest the best from the artists he works with and the music composed.
In The News B Smok3zz has burst onto the scene, in her words, “swinging” and bringing “flame to the booth.”

Bringing "flame to the booth" with JB Smok3zz


In The News "The heart of this city resides in what we create."

Conversations with Flint: A Music Reflection