Contributor

Kwame Rose

Social Activist

Kwame Rose is a social activist, Huffington Post Contributor, and Artist. Kwame was originally known for having boldly held mainstream media, particularly Geraldo Rivera of Fox News, accountable for its inaccurate representation of protestors during the Baltimore Uprising. Kwame was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. His passion for public speaking once earned him a full scholarship to the University of Texas at San Antonio as a member of the Debate team. As a student, he advocated for hip-hop-infused education as a means to educate the youth and give a voice to the voiceless. After the completion of his freshman year, deteriorating social conditions in his hometown of Baltimore prompted the permanent return of the young activist with a firm commitment to improve and serve his community. In 2013, Kwame helped form the organization Brothers In Action, Inc., a mentoring group for young Black males in Baltimore City. Kwame is currently a contributor for the Huffington Post after realizing that one way to ensure the narratives of oppressed communities are told accurately, was to take control of the narrative. Rose has previously writing for Mashable, USA Today, and Abernathy Magazine. Kwame also served as a host for the Real News Network. After writing an article critiquing the Presidential Candidate Senator Bernie Sander’s lack of engagement with young change agents, Senator Sanders reached out to Kwame about how to reach young people. Kwame then served as a surrogate for Senator Sanders campaign. Kwame is also featured in the new HBO documentary Baltimore Rising.

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