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  • 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 55 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 75 0
  • Bravado Goals

    BeBe Noir Publishing || Reenergizing Black Literacy

      What inspired you to start Bebe Noir Publishing? A lack of children’s books in the marketplace for children of color. In 2014, The New York Times had a piece about this titled, ” Where Are the...
    September 29, 2016 768 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 1264 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 1281 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 876 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 767 0
  • Queensbridge

    K Bain

    Peace, my name is K Bain. Founding program director of 696 build queensbridge. What we’re doing today is, we’re in the community celebrating the life of a young soldier, Slice. He happens to be a family...
    June 24, 2016 1063 0
  • Queensbridge

    DJ Martian

    For starters my name is Marvin but my DJ name is DJ Martian. DJing is my love, my profession, my everything. I’ve worked with tons of brands from Hot 97 to McDonalds and many in between....
    June 24, 2016 730 0
  • Queensbridge

    Chyna Butler

    I’m here at this event as a volunteer, I did face painting. My name is Chyna Butler, I’m a model known as Chocolate Chyna Doll. I’m a brown skin model and there’s been a lot of...
    June 24, 2016 821 0

About us

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.

bra·va·do : a bold , swaggering display of courage.

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