BRWN BRWN celebrates diversity and the accomplishments of people of color.

We, as consumers of content and commerce, are more discerning than ever. With all the options that the internet has presented, people expend their energy, money, and time towards things that speak to them in a very specific way. Gone is the era when we all watched the same news, the same commercials, and shopped at the same stores. Not now, when we have options. But are the options diverse enough? There have to be enough of us to constitute "a market" but then why are we still fighting to see people we identify with on big screens? IF EVERY DOLLAR WE SPEND IS A VOTE TOWARDS THE KIND OF WORLD WE WANT TO LIVE IN, THEN WE NEED BETTER CANDIDATES. WE WANT TO SEE MORE OF US, BECAUSE CONTRARY TO WHAT POPULAR MEDIA PORTRAYS, THERE ARE MORE OF US. Other minority media entities are out there, as well as culture-specific driven initiatives, but there is certainly nothing like this. We wanted a platform that would make our global children viciously proud to be from their respective motherlands. One that was current and forward, relevant, yet rooted in heritage. In that, lies our unique selling proposition. We are a wealthy people, rich in past and future. We can relate, create, and innovate. But before we can sell, we must tell. And before we can tell, we must show. This is what birthed BRWN.

Mission: Sharing and telling stories that matter to those between the colors black and white.

06/09/2019
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

Angelina Jolie gives her support to Venezuelans departing their homes in crisis.

More leadership. More humanity. More support.

This is UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie's message as the number of Venezuelans in exile tops 4 million. https://trib.al/uozD3te

06/05/2019

Major Lazer and Diplo turning it up at The Governors Ball Music Festival in NYC.

All stores should include sensitivity training for associates. Racial profiling still quite common at mass and luxury br...
06/05/2019
SZA Incident Sparks Sephora to Close All U.S. Stores

All stores should include sensitivity training for associates. Racial profiling still quite common at mass and luxury brands, not just Sephora.

The initiative is part of the brand's diversity training efforts.

06/02/2019
Ava DuVernay’s Fight to Tell the True Story of the Central Park Five

Ava DuVernay’s fight to tell the story of the teenage boys who were wrongfully arrested and convicted for “wilding” in Central Park.

In the four-part Netflix series When They See Us, the director acts as a conduit for the full narratives of five wrongly accused men by painfully peeling back the layers of a tale so often told wrong.

Randall Park on his California upbringing, UCLA student life and new rom com with Ali Wong “Always Be My Baby.”
06/01/2019
Randall Park’s Small-Town L.A.

Randall Park on his California upbringing, UCLA student life and new rom com with Ali Wong “Always Be My Baby.”

The star of Fresh Off the Boat has made an occasionally mortifying rom-com, Always Be My Maybe, inspired by his own life.

An undocumented, Pulitzer- prize winning entrepreneur and activist just got a school named after him in California. Cong...
05/31/2019
Define American

An undocumented, Pulitzer- prize winning entrepreneur and activist just got a school named after him in California. Congrats Jose Antonio Vargas!

Every day ugly words about immigrants are pushed out into our media by the administration. It is a fear tactic, cowardly propaganda that breeds hate.

Every day at Define American we push out stories into our media about immigrants, stories that uplift joy, humanity, and our interconnectedness. This is how we Define American.

Now our founder’s name is on an elementary school. Why? The board wanted to send “a strong message to any parent or child in our district who is afraid, who wonders what the future holds, who questions their opportunities to succeed.” They wanted to send a message that fear and hate have no place in the education of America’s children. That is what our founder and Define American represents, the power of great love and bravery to conquer fear and hate.

You, our supporters, make this all possible. THANK YOU! Want to continue to make these dreams a reality for our nation? Support Define American today at: DefineAmerican.com/donate

Wrongfully accused and convicted “Central Park Five” directed and written by Ava DuVernay, now on Netflix.
05/31/2019
The Central Park Five: ‘We Were Just Baby Boys’

Wrongfully accused and convicted “Central Park Five” directed and written by Ava DuVernay, now on Netflix.

The men, whose story will be brought to life in Netflix’s “When They See Us,” discuss the mini-series with their onscreen counterparts.

Billionaire Robert Smith to pay off student loans for 398 students from Morehouse graduating class of 2019!
05/20/2019
The New York Times

Billionaire Robert Smith to pay off student loans for 398 students from Morehouse graduating class of 2019!

“My family is going to create a grant to eliminate your student loans,” the billionaire Robert F. Smith said, pledging to eliminate the student loan debt of the 2019 Morehouse College graduating class. “This is my class."

05/16/2019
WKYC Channel 3 - Cleveland

Strangers holding hands and supporting each other...

Last place marathon finishers don't typically make headlines. These two did for how they crossed the finish line. 🏆 ❤️

West Point us about to graduate its largest group of black women...
05/16/2019
West Point is about to graduate its largest class of black women

West Point us about to graduate its largest group of black women...

Thirty-four black women are expected to graduate from West Point next week. That will be the largest class of African-American women to graduate together in the military school's history.

05/15/2019

Andrew Yang for President 2020 rally in #NYC. As children of immigrants he believes immigrants are key to the country’s prosperity.

Congrats Missy Elliott on the honorary degree from Berklee College of Music! 🙌🏾
05/12/2019
Missy Elliott Becomes the First Rapper to Receive an Honorary Doctorate From Berklee College of Music - Okayplayer

Congrats Missy Elliott on the honorary degree from Berklee College of Music! 🙌🏾

Meet Dr. Missy Elliott. On Saturday (May 12th) Missy Elliott and Justin Timberlake received honorary doctorates from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. (Orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, who delivered the commencement address, also received the honor.) READ: Lizzo Connects with Missy Elliott for ....

05/11/2019

Black Coffee at The Brooklyn Mirage was 🔥🔥🔥 last night.

05/06/2019

What an incredible evening and a celebration of style, elegance, culture and black excellence at the Ozwald Boateng fashion show in #Harlem. The production featured gorgeous models of color of every age who strutted with bravado and dripped with attitude to a soundtrack which started with live classical violinists migrated to African beats and ended with rap — an unapologetic celebration of talent and black pride. The collection was divine which every stylish man and woman regardless of race will covet. He could have done this show in London, Paris, or Milan but chose Harlem. Bravo Ozwald!

Eva Noblezada of Hadestown among 3 Filipino-Americans nominated for Tony awards
05/04/2019
3 Fil-Ams receive 2019 Tony nominations

Eva Noblezada of Hadestown among 3 Filipino-Americans nominated for Tony awards

THREE Filipino Americans are among the artists and creatives who received nominations for this year’s 73rd annual Tony Awards. Broadway star Eva Noblezada is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her role as Eurydice in “Hadestown.” This is Noblezada.....

05/03/2019
BBC News

From garbage to art...

"I'm trying to sanitise the environment - and as well sensitise the people."

Nigerian artist Nkwocha Ernest, turns discarded old tyres into stunning sculptures. 😮

(via BBC News Africa)

50 Agents of Change empowering diversity in Hollywood from Lena Waithe to Lin-Manuel Miranda to Jon M. Chu to Ava DuVern...
04/30/2019
From Lena Waithe to Lin-Manuel Miranda: 50 Agents of Change Empowering Diverse Voices in Hollywood

50 Agents of Change empowering diversity in Hollywood from Lena Waithe to Lin-Manuel Miranda to Jon M. Chu to Ava DuVernay.

Meet the creative and business forces — including Kenya Barris, Laverne Cox, Jon M. Chu and Norman Lear — who are shifting the industry's landscape to drive opportunities onscreen and off for fresh talents and leaders: "I want to do things that break what I expect Hollywood to do."

“... yet another testament to hard-working immigrants raising their kids right and pushing our culture toward the ligh...
04/28/2019
Rami Malek: The 100 Most Influential People of 2019

“... yet another testament to hard-working immigrants raising their kids right and pushing our culture toward the light.” Robert Downey Jr on his friend Rami Malek.

Find out why Rami Malek is on this year’s TIME 100 list

04/07/2019
Van Jones

“So much reds and blues fighting each other, destroying America....”

Nipsey Hussle's death got me thinking... even though this time it wasn't gang related, all too often it is. Whether we're talking bloods vs crips or democrats vs republicans, red vs blue fights are escalating to the point of community destruction. If this keeps going, we're going to have NATIONAL self-destruction. What's wrong with all of us, and what are we doing to each another in America?? Peace and love to one another.

The film festival created by Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media promotes and supports diversity. 81% are directed ...
04/05/2019
Geena Davis’s Inclusive Bentonville Film Festival Unveils Gala And Competition Slate

The film festival created by Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media promotes and supports diversity. 81% are directed by women and 68% are people of color at Bentonville Film Festival. #diversity #womeninfilm

The Bentonville Film Festival announced their lineup of gala selections and competition films which includes the world premieres of Joey Travolta’s Carol of the Bells, Haroula Rose’s On…

A happy ending and the beginning of a new life for 8-year-old chess champion from Uganda.
03/25/2019
Opinion | Our Chess Champion Has a Home

A happy ending and the beginning of a new life for 8-year-old chess champion from Uganda.

The 8-year-old refugee who last week was thrilled to have a trophy suddenly has so much more.

03/17/2019
AJ+

How Muslims feel after mosque shooting in New Zealand.

These Muslims in the U.S. think the mosque shootings in Christchurch are connected with what's happening in their country.

Raheem Sterling speaks out on racism in professional soccer, especially the Premier League.
03/11/2019
Raheem Sterling Has Had Enough

Raheem Sterling speaks out on racism in professional soccer, especially the Premier League.

The Manchester City forward discusses racism, the relentlessness of media stereotypes about black players and his decision to call out both after he was racially abused during a Premier League match in December.

Congrats to cast and crew of Green Book for winning the "Best Picture" Oscar.
02/25/2019
Green Book wins Oscar for best picture

Congrats to cast and crew of Green Book for winning the "Best Picture" Oscar.

Road movie set in segregation-era deep south wins top Oscar prize despite controversies surrounding its director and writer

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