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The Baldwin
BALDWIN pushes the idea of defiant criticism. Written and produced by Black people, BALDWIN is literary reparations for society and culture. We challenge the idea that an educated opinion looks and sounds one way. Visit our homepage at: https://www.thebaldwin.co/
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All Black Everything — Power and Purpose. Welcome to BALDWIN, Medium’s newest publication dedicated to conscious tastemakers of the African-American persuasion.

Editors
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SENIOR EDITOR
James R. Sanders
Culture + Fashion Journalist. Author of forthcoming, Reparations for Style & Soul. Twitter @JamesRSanders
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BALDWIN EDITORS
Editorial Staff at BALDWIN, a Medium.com Publication. Follow us on Twitter @baldwinformedi1 on Instagram @baldwinformedium
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CULTURE EDITOR
Bianca Gregg
Funny, reflective, empowering and inspiring.
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Will Lyons
Writer, Podcaster and Sports Editor for BALDWIN BALLER.
Writers
Go to the profile of James R. Sanders
SENIOR EDITOR
James R. Sanders
Culture + Fashion Journalist. Author of forthcoming, Reparations for Style & Soul. Twitter @JamesRSanders
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CULTURE EDITOR
Bianca Gregg
Funny, reflective, empowering and inspiring.
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CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Miss Sable Mosley
Life and death is in the power of the tongue, so if you’re prolific with the pen, make sure you acknowledge the responsibility that comes with it. — Me.
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RACE + CULTURE ESSAYIST
Dr. Cynthia Alease Smith
Anti-Racism Essayist & Educator offering discussions about Race, Racism, White Supremacy and the language used, from perspectives not ordinarily considered
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RACE COLUMNIST
Jakeia Person
Founder of Vibrnt Seeds, Serving You Indoor Planting Kits I write b/c “I adore my brown skin!” I just want for others to know it’s NOT a social condition!!!
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VIDEO EDITOR
Paige
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BEAUTY EDITOR
La'Khouri Francis
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Jacob Matthews
215 Writer/Rapper and Educator. I’m always going to uplift my beautiful Black youth, they’re our future.
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Stanley Green
A proud mama’s boy and minister of music at my church. In my spare time, I write stories about race.
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DeSean N. Johnson
Writer and Activist with an encyclopedic knowledge of Christopher Wallace lyrics. Brooklyn bred. Est. 1986.
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Kyle Washington
Black dapper dandy based in Queens writing about style and culture. New book coming out as soon as I can figure out a title.
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Olumide Onajide
Follow me on Instagram: @Kingolu30
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Donald Earl Collins
Freelancer via @washingtonpost | @TheAtlantic |@AJEnglish | @Guardian; American Univ. & UMUC history prof. Invite me to write/speak: donaldearlcollins@gmail.com
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Keyonna Butler
Writer & Visual Storyteller. Founder of Black Hippie Art • @blackhippieart
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Jane
Equal parts Mother, Editor, & Revelation. Janet Jane Igah is a Stylist and Writer based in New York City. Her career spans over a decade in Fashion Publishing.
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Khalil Gallop
Passionate writer, novice MC, poet, and album geek
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J.J. Alltheway
Race, culture, tech, and the occasional poem/short-story/drawing.
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Will Lyons
Writer, Podcaster and Sports Editor for BALDWIN BALLER.
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