You Had Me At Black: Los Angeles

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Naomi K. Bonman and Gerrold Young II attend You Had Me At Black Los Angeles

School is officially back in session. Speaking of school, with school comes learning and with learning comes storytelling and You Had Me At Black is one of the top outlets out there that gives us interesting stories, but not just any type of stories.

You Had Me at Black is a storytelling movement reclaiming the Black narrative by passing the mic to regular people to share their stories in their own words. Today, they do so through a weekly podcast and storytelling events in different cities across the US. A response to the representation crisis in mainstream media, You Had Me at Black captures stories which create a multi-faceted narrative about Black joy, triumph, pain and plight.

 

Sisters Martina and Britney Abrahams created You Had Me at Black in May 2016. Five seasons later, listeners in the US, Canada, UK and South Africa have downloaded their stories 200,000 times, and over 1,000 guests have attended their events across the US. In February 2018, Apple Podcasts and Spotify featured You Had Me at Black in their Black History Month playlists.

 

Back in May, I had the pleasure of attending the Los Angeles kickback. With the launch of a You Had Me At Black’s new season, the Los Angeles stories are now airing. Below is a sneak peak of what to except this season on the podcast:

 

Voice of Gratitude (recorded in Los Angeles, CA):

 

At five years old, Richard gets adopted by his kindergarten teacher.

 

Hollywood FeFe (recorded in Los Angeles, CA):

 

Felicia moved to LA in search of the Hollywood Dream – dream house, dream man, dream dog. Her pursuits leave her losing all but 1.

 

If you loved those snippets, then you’ll love the rest. Head on over to youhadmeatblack.com and don’t forget to subscribe! 

 

ABOUT AUTHOR

  • Naomi K. Bonman

    Naomi K. Bonman is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University where she holds her Bachelors of Arts in Mass Media Arts with a concentration in Journalism. She also holds her Masters of Public Administration. She is the Founder and CEO of Awakened Media Enterprises, Inc. which owns Purposely Awakened. She has been in the media field since 2006 covering beats that range from social justice, community, entertainment, sports, fashion/beauty, and culture news.

Naomi K. Bonman

Naomi K. Bonman is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University where she holds her Bachelors of Arts in Mass Media Arts with a concentration in Journalism. She also holds her Masters of Public Administration. She is the Founder and CEO of Awakened Media Enterprises, Inc. which owns Purposely Awakened. She has been in the media field since 2006 covering beats that range from social justice, community, entertainment, sports, fashion/beauty, and culture news.

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