About the Founder.
Thank you so much for giving some of your energy to this platform. I created this site as a way to empower genuine black people to contribute to the conversations taking place about, in and around the black community. I also created it to shine a light on all the wonderful people of color doing amazing things in the world. The content you see here is meant to entertain, inform, uplift, inspire, and simply be a form of expression for individuals with something to say.
The idea behind “Young, Black&” is that people of color are united by the spirit and undertones of what it means to be black and brown in a very white world, but beyond that, we are a group of diverse people, each with our own thoughts, interests and opinions. Some of us are Young, Black& Creative, while others may be Young, Black& Professional. A lot of us may simply be Young, Black& Living and trying to make sense of the world. There’s no limit to the number of adjectives that can follow “Young, Black&” and that’s the point. Each of us is our own kind of great, with our own stories to tell, jokes to share, opinions to give, and legacies to create.
I love to write, I love to be creative, I love to strategize, and I love to build up shine-worthy people, brands, organizations and causes. All that said, as YB&’s editor-in-chief, much of the content you’ll see from me will relate to providing tips for black business owners, shouting out people of color doing the damn thing in some way, shape or form, and giving my opinions and thoughts on whatever I feel like at the moment.
About the brand.
YB& serves to explore various topics and interests from the points of view of young, black people in hopes that others will have access to content that is helpful, relatable and genuine. Beyond content creation, it is my goal for YB& to also one day engage the young black community through the following:
YB& will support the young black community by posting job opportunities, and by hosting workshops, webinars and panels that offer guidance across various verticals, including education, professional development, creative expression, health and fitness, and more.
YB& will grow the young black community by facilitating opportunities to “reach back” and contribute to the continued development and expression of young black people.
Facilitating positive connections
YB& will connect like-minded members of the young black community through a series of social and networking events.