Community — 02 September 2012
Young Nashville Readers ‘Stay on the Go’ With New Magazine

NASHVILLE, TN — Young adults in Nashville have shown tremendous support for “Stay on the go,” a relatively new magazine aimed at the city’s youth. The magazine’s publisher Shawntaz Crawford, is thrilled with the response.

“We created this paper to help you,” he said. “Our goal is to highlight what’s going on in our community.” Crawford, originally from Atlanta, GA, moved to Nashville in 1999 and attended Tennessee State University. After graduating in 2004, he decided to get involved in the community. “I saw that there wasn’t any way to find out what was happening in the community’s young professional market. That began my desire to put something together to target that group.”

Crawford began to balance his time between throwing events in the community and planning his future. After eight years of development and research, his hard work resulted in “Stay On The Go.” Crawford is proud of his accomplishment.

“We print monthly in print and weekly online,” the publisher explained. “We want our paper to feel edgy and intelligent. We’re intelligent media.” Taking full advantage of today’s social networking opportunities, people can read the magazine’s content on its website or follow its posting on Facebook. Fans of the magazine read the new articles posted each week online.

“This city is changing,” Crawford said. “Without media to reflect that, people will not know what is going on and how to become a part of that change.” In addition to reading the magazine online, readers can pick up copies of the publication when it is distributed once a month. “Stay on the go” can be picked up in over 100 different locations including Fisk University, TSU, barber and beauty shops on Jefferson Street, and several Antioch locations.

Crawford explained that there aren’t many publications in Nashville aimed at young African-Americans with good content. “People are dumbing down. There’s not much quality content out there for young people. That’s not a putdown to the other black Nashville publications, but the difference is that we focus on a young audience. Our target audience is African-Americans between the age of 22 and 45.”

“Stay on the go” also specializes in reviews for music, films and books as well as album releases, new business openings, and other informative topics including health, exercise, or anything else news worthy.

For more information, visit or call (615) 491-8461.

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A.J. Dugger has been writing his entire life. Hailing from Memphis, TN, A.J. moved to Clarksville in 2004. After graduating from Austin Peay State University in 2009, he began a successful journalism career by writing for publications such as The Tennessee Tribune, The Tri-State Defender, The Leaf-Chronicle, The Clarksville Sports Network, and numerous other publications. A.J. has interviewed and written about several celebrities including NFL legends Joe Theismann and David Thornton, 2x Heavyweight Champion Shannon "The Cannon" Briggs, singer/actor Terron Brooks, New York Times Best Selling Author Tariq "Elite" Nasheed, Eddie Swanson, (the Strongest Man In Tennessee) U.K. Pop Singer Daniel Mushett and many others.

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