Our Authors & Contributors

Dr. Boyce Watkins: Senior Editor
Dr. Watkins is a Professor at Syracuse University and founder of the Your Black World Coalition.  For more information, please visit YourBlackWorld.com.

Brook Griffin: Senior Editor

Brook Griffin is a writer and Senior Editor for Your Black World.  She writes on news, politics, and entertainment.

Ayvaunn Penn: Senior Editor

Ayvaunn is a Senior Editor for YourBlackWorld.com as well as a spoken word artist.  She writes on politics, news and issues that affect black America.

Nyshia Taylor: Senior Editor

Nyshia Taylor is a graduate of Morehead State University, where she studied Communications.  She contributes content on news, politics and celebrity gossip.

Patrice Johnson: Staff Writer

Patrice writes on black celebrity gossip  and breaking news.

Lawrence Watkins: Senior Business Editor

Lawrence Watkins is the founder of the Great Black Speakers Bureau and graduate of the Cornell University School of Business. He writes on news and business.

Shanelle Walker: Contributor
Shanelle Walker is a writer and spoken word artist.  She writes on celebrity gossip, black Hollywood, Hip Hop and other forms of entertainment.  For more information, please visit Madamprezident.com

Dr. Wilmer Leon: Contributor

Dr. Leon is a Political Science Professor at Howard University.  He is also the host of “Inside the Issues with Wilmer Leon” on Sirius/XM Satellite radio.

Stacey Gentles: Staff Writer
Stacey is a graduate of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and an experienced journalist.

Towanna Freeman: Contributor

Towanna Freeman is an expert on lifestyle matters and advice.  Her website is www.Towannafreeman.com.

Elliot Millner: Contributor

Elliot Millner contributes on legal issues and matters of politics and activism as it relates to the African American community.

Leslie DeTouche: Contributor

Leslie Detouche is a certified literary concierge and freelance writer based in New York

Deborrah Cooper: Lifestyle Contributor

Deborrah Cooper is an expert on dating and relationships and the founder of the website: SurvivingDating.com