• Black Voices

    John Hope Bryant

    “We’ve got to be radical about a new agenda” Growing up in the Compton and South Central areas of Los Angeles at the height of the Black Power movement, John Hope Bryant understood the importance of...
    October 25, 2017 145 0
  • Staff Writer

    Jessica Wright – Staff Writer

    Jessica is a freelance writer who uses her voice to challenge the status quo. Her writing encourages readers to do the same by presenting alternative thought provoking views on  issues related to politics, race relations and...
    October 13, 2017 151 0
  • Black Voices

    Kristen Clarke

    “Investigating reverse discrimination at a moment when white supremacist are marching in the streets is deeply troubling”   As President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Kristen Clarke is tasked with...
    October 11, 2017 245 0
  • Bravado Goals

    I’m Black and I Travel

    Greg Gross spent 42 years building a successful career in journalism. About 13 years ago while in Mississippi, he met a Black girl who told him proudly that she never intended to travel beyond her city....
    October 7, 2017 244 0
  • Bravado Goals

    Millenial Mayor

        “Thank you for opening up another door for me, giving me the opportunity to lead in the city that made me the man that I am today. I will be an advocate for my...
    October 5, 2017 184 0
  • Black Voices

    Youth Crusader

    “Sometimes you just have to pull the young men to the side to see if u are able to help their GROWTH”   If you happen down the Ave in CrownHeights Brooklyn or South Jamaica Queens...
    September 14, 2017 189 0
  • Queensbridge

    F.A.I.T.H – Kenny Carter

    My name is Kenny Carter, I’m 39 years old and I’m from Queensbridge housing projects as of 1988. This out here is a majority of the reason why I am how I am today because you...
    June 24, 2016 1377 0
  • Queensbridge

    Taylon Murphy

    My name is Taylon Murphy, my organization is called the Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy foundation. It was founded after my daughter met her physical demise at the hands of an assailant, that had a gun. Actually, I’m...
    June 24, 2016 1400 0
  • Queensbridge

    April Simpson

    My name is April Simpson. I am the Queensbridge Houses Tenant Association President. Queensbridge is the largest housing development in the country. One of our goals that we’re trying to implement, and we’re doing great on,...
    June 24, 2016 978 0
  • Queensbridge

    Guns Down Lifes Up

    James Dobbins We are Guns Down Life Up, me and my man Jay right here. See the public hospitals got tired of people getting shot and just sending them out there bandaged up with no resources....
    June 24, 2016 861 0

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Black Bravado is improving the state of people of color in America by shifting the narrative on what it means to be Black and excellent. Here, everyday people share their goals, accomplishments and stories of perseverance creating a community that incites us to act.

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