TYREE BOYD-PATES is a professor, writer, and speaker who expounds on Black culture from a millennial vantage and mobilizes communities of color through journalism, social media and education. He is a contributing writer to outlets like Huffington Post Black Voices, Yes! Magazine and others. Additionally, he is a Rise Up Be Heard Fellow for Fusion Networks reporting from South central on unequal access to health care, environmental pollution, neighborhood violence, and unjust school discipline policies. Tyree Boyd-Pates is a graduate of Temple University with a Master’s degree in Pan-African Studies. He’s also an alum of California State University, Bakersfield, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a minor in African American Studies.