Episode 61: Melanin Meetups w/ Kirk Brown

For today’s episode, we continue our focus on highlighting the work and experiences of black business owners by interviewing Kirk Brown, the founder of Melanin Meetups. This LA based organization was created as a safe-space where young Black Americans can connect to share experiences, ideas and insight in order to heal and advance themselves and the community. During our conversation, we discuss Kirk’s vision for Melanin Meetups (19:10) and how the platform is working to shape the Black American narrative in the 21st century (21:22). We then discuss his experiences navigating corporate America as a black man (25:33), how his organization connects conversation to action (31:36), and how he plans to use data to create impact (35:29). We close by having a conversation about future steps for Melanin Meetups (37:49), how others can begin to speak out and walk in their truth (41:30), and the importance of understanding history for understanding self (45:54).

Other Topics Include:

00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne

02:26 - Bhd “Oh Lawd” News

17:00 - Introduction of the Topic

18:05 - Learn more about Kirk K. Brown

49:56 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview


-Melanin Meetups - https://www.melaninmeetups.org/

- Melanin Meetups Instagram - @MMUPSX

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