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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.

Why did so many white women get upset about JLo and Shakira’s Super Bowl halftime show?
02/05/2020
‘Uncomfortable’ White Women & What’s Hiding In Plain Sight

Why did so many white women get upset about JLo and Shakira’s Super Bowl halftime show?

“Uncomfortable.” This was the word that stood out to me upon reading the slew of comments in a local community Facebook thread on Super Bowl night in my mostly white, mostly liberal, upper-middle class New Jersey neighborhood. The second thing that…

Allies are so important. Thank you Joachin Phoenix on speaking out for the lack of representation and equality in the fi...
02/03/2020
Joaquin Phoenix Slams All-White Lineup In Moving BAFTA Acceptance Speech

Allies are so important. Thank you Joachin Phoenix on speaking out for the lack of representation and equality in the film industry.

"We send a very clear message to people of color that you’re not welcome here," he said as he accepted the Best Actor award in London for "Joker."

Shakira and JLo. 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🔥🔥🔥
02/03/2020

Shakira and JLo. 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🔥🔥🔥

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez were Latina superwomen in their sparkling Super Bowl halftime show. They sang, shimmied and thoroughly outshone the brief appearances by their guests, both reggaeton stars: Bad Bunny and J Balvin. “The show was a no-nonsense affirmation of Latin pride and cultural diversity in a political climate where immigrants and American Latinos have been widely demonized,” writes Jon Pareles, our chief pop music critic. https://nyti.ms/391eYh3

Photograph by Doug Mills/The New York Times

Parasite Movie is nominated for 6 Oscars including “Best Director” and “Best Film”#oscars2020 #parasitemovie
01/14/2020
‘Parasite’ Director Bong Joon Ho on Making Oscar History

Parasite Movie is nominated for 6 Oscars including “Best Director” and “Best Film”

#oscars2020 #parasitemovie

The filmmaker reflects on the rise of Korean cinema, balancing the physical with the cerebral and the significance of John Cho’s enunciation.

Insightful interview of Just Mercy Director Destin Daniel Cretton from his process of creating Just Mercy to directing M...
01/08/2020
From 'Just Mercy' to 'Shang-Chi': Why Destin Daniel Cretton Shifted Gears for Marvel's Superhero Film

Insightful interview of Just Mercy Director Destin Daniel Cretton from his process of creating Just Mercy to directing Marvel film “Shang-Chi.”

"I would love to give my son a superhero to look up to," says the director of helming Marvel's first Asian-led superhero film, which he leaped to following his social justice drama starring Michael B. Jordan as a lawyer who helps exonerate innocent prisoners.

A slice of culture in NYC. What kind of people and what they buy at a corner bodega late at night.
11/18/2019
We Spent the Night at a Bodega and Wrote It All Down

A slice of culture in NYC. What kind of people and what they buy at a corner bodega late at night.

Eight hours, 322 sales, two cops, one America’s Next Top Model, and one very persistent drug dealer.

Chicago chef Mariya Russell is first black woman awarded a Michelin star.
11/15/2019
Chicago Chef Makes History as First Black Woman Awarded Michelin Star

Chicago chef Mariya Russell is first black woman awarded a Michelin star.

Chicago chef Mariya Russell is very soft spoken. She’s even a bit shy in person. But when she starts gushing about food, she immediately lights up. And once Russell’s in her work kitchen—which cranks out globally inspired fare for dual establishments Kikko and Kumiko—she truly allows her foo...

What kind of courage it must have taken Chanel Miller to speak out and rise from being that unconscious girl who got rap...
11/14/2019
Christine Blasey Ford Thanks Chanel Miller For Her Courage

What kind of courage it must have taken Chanel Miller to speak out and rise from being that unconscious girl who got raped behind a dumpster at Stanford University.

Ford paid tribute to the "Know My Name" author and sexual assault survivor for a Time magazine feature on 100 rising stars.

NASA's "Hidden Figures" who helped launch the first space ship to land Americans on the moon are to receive Congressiona...
11/11/2019
NASA's 'Hidden Figures' to be Awarded Congressional Gold Medals

NASA's "Hidden Figures" who helped launch the first space ship to land Americans on the moon are to receive Congressional Gold Medals.

Four of NASA's "hidden figures," Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and Christine Darden, together with all of the women who contributed to the agency's success in the space race to the moon, will be bestowed Congressional Gold Medals.

Former Juvenile Inmates are earning double minimum wage through farming.
11/11/2019
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Former Juvenile Inmates are earning double minimum wage through farming.

At these black-owned farms, formerly incarcerated youth harvest crops, train as entrepreneurs, and learn how to rebuild their lives — all while making more than double Georgia's minimum wage.

Just 55 years ago, segregation was outlawed in America.
11/06/2019
On this day 55 years ago, America finally outlawed segregation

Just 55 years ago, segregation was outlawed in America.

On this day in 1964, then-President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, preventing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. Here's how we got this important legislation.

Meet the Marie Kondo of fitness, Memo. Also the 2nd fastest marathoner in the US in his age group.
11/01/2019
Opinion | Meet Memo, the Marie Kondo of Fitness

Meet the Marie Kondo of fitness, Memo. Also the 2nd fastest marathoner in the US in his age group.

In a cluttered world of boutique fitness studios and high-end gear, Guillermo Piñeda Morales reminds us that we don’t need much to be our best.

How singer songwriter Raveena Aurora gets it done.
10/28/2019
How Raveena Aurora Gets It Done

How singer songwriter Raveena Aurora gets it done.

The Indian-American singer on her new album Lucid, being a musician of color, and favorite chai spot in the city.

How to balance pursuit of profit and meaning according according to NextDayBetter CEO Ryan Letada.
10/24/2019
Balancing Money And Meaning: Social Entrepreneur Ryan Letada Rebrands Migration

How to balance pursuit of profit and meaning according according to NextDayBetter CEO Ryan Letada.

There are multiple ways to have a fulfilling and financially rewarding career. Ryan Letada, CEO and Founder of NextDayBetter is one such success story, marrying his non-profit and media experience to tell immigrant stories.

Among our fave BRWN entertainers Pharrell Williams, Aishwarya Rai, Awkwafina, Lilly Singh.
10/20/2019

Among our fave BRWN entertainers Pharrell Williams, Aishwarya Rai, Awkwafina, Lilly Singh.

Zoe Kravitz to play Catwoman in the next Batman movie.
10/15/2019
Zoe Kravitz to Play Catwoman in ‘The Batman’

Zoe Kravitz to play Catwoman in the next Batman movie.

“Big Little Lies” star Zoe Kravitz has been tapped to play Catwoman, the antiheroine and sometime love interest of the Caped Crusader, in Matt Reeves’ upcoming “The Batman.&…

While other young women are tindering for hours per day, this 29 yr-old fearless Somalian Ilwad Elman transverses from c...
10/15/2019
At 29, Ilwad Elman Is Helping to Rebuild Somalia

While other young women are tindering for hours per day, this 29 yr-old fearless Somalian Ilwad Elman transverses from conflict zones to major cities advocating for peace in Africa and helping youth around the world rise from poverty.

The Somali activist is on this year’s Nobel Peace Prize shortlist.

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