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Christian Bryant

Senior Culture Editor

Christian Bryant is Newsy's senior culture editor. Before joining Newsy, he studied English at Morehouse College and journalism at the University of Missouri. He got his start in journalism by writing shoddy features for a small alt-weekly paper in his hometown. Christian is a dabbling musician and a North Carolinian. When not at work, you can find him singing karaoke at a local dive, where he hopes to become ""mayor"" someday. He's just as aggravating in person as he is on Twitter.

  Recent Work
A member of the Guardian Patriots at the U.S.-Mexico border
Newsy / Dave FrancoPolitics

Are Armed 'Guardian Patriots' At US-Mexico Border Breaking The Law?

A woman walks by a mural in downtown El Paso.
Newsy / Dave FrancoU.S.

Border Closure Delayed, But Anxiety Still High For El Paso Community

Mothers hold pictures of children they lost to gun violence
Getty Images / Justin SullivanU.S.

How Chicago's Gun Violence Sits In Survivors' Bones

Neo-Nazis protest outside Skokie Holocaust museum dedication.
Getty Images / Scott OlsonU.S.

White Supremacy Is A Global Issue That Needs A Global Response

HBO's "Leaving Neverland"
HBO / "Leaving Neverland"U.S.

'Leaving Neverland' And The Reality Of Child Sexual Abuse

Pastor Jamie Frazier of Lighthouse Church Chicago.
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

How An Inclusive Church Works To End Black Queer Violence

Alfonso Ribeiro performs "The Carlton" on TV
Getty Images / Brad BarketTech

Why 'The Carlton' And The 'Milly Rock' Can't Legally Be Copyrighted

A demonstrator near R. Kelly's studio in Chicago
Getty Images / Scott OlsonU.S.

Why Don't We Believe Black Sexual Assault Survivors?

A man on the South Side of Chicago receives coffee and clothes from The Night Ministry outreach bus
Newsy / Ben SchamissoU.S.

Helping The Homeless In Frigid Weather Goes Beyond Temporary Shelters

Glass of water
Paolo NeoU.S.

The Government Shutdown Could Affect Our Drinking Water — Here's How

A person prepares to use heroin intravenously
Getty Images / Spencer PlattU.S.

America's Opioid-Related Deaths Go Beyond Mexican Heroin

President Donald Trump holds up a copy of the Federal Commission on School Safety report.
Getty Images / Mark WilsonPolitics

Trump's School Safety Panel Targets Discipline Policy On Minorities

Atticus Finch and his daughter, Scout, sitting on a porch in 1962's "To Kill A Mockingbird."
Universal Pictures / "To Kill A Mockingbird"Entertainment

How Porches Are More Than Just A Backdrop in 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

Jaime Valdez casts a ballot from his home.
Getty Images / Craig MitchelldyerPolitics

Election Fraud Claims Hold Up One Of The Last Undecided Midterm Races

James Brady, former White House Press Secretary under the Reagan Administration, visits the White House with his wife Sarah.
Getty Images / Alex WongU.S.

How The Brady Bill Changed The Discussion Around Gun Reform

Georgia voter stickers lay on a table at C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Getty Images / Jessica McGowanPolitics

How A 2013 SCOTUS Ruling Is Affecting The Midterms

Honduran immigrants travel north within Guatemala.
Getty Images / John MooreU.S.

Why Honduran Migrants — Especially Women — Are Heading North

Neil deGrasse Tyson in 2018 speaking about climate change.
Newsy / Madeline CarlSci/Health

Neil deGrasse Tyson On Climate Change's 'New Normal'

A welcome sign in Princeville, North Carolina
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

Perseverance In Flood-Prone Princeville, America's First Black Town

Interstate 40 in North Carolina covered in floodwater.
North Carolina Department of TransportationSci/Health

What A Bird's-Eye View Can Tell Us About Flood Devastation

Beach erosion at Oak Island, NC has placed many homes in danger October 4, 1999.
Getty Images / FEMA / Dave SavilleU.S.

North Carolina Has History With Deadly, Slow-Moving Storms

Mac Miller pictured in 2013.
Getty Images / Jamie McCarthyEntertainment

Mac Miller Remembered For His Honesty And Kindness

Lana Del Rey performing in 2017
Getty Images for Interscope Records / Joe ScarniciWorld

Music Is A Battlefield In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A U.S. Forest Service poster from 1943 gives us a glimpse at how the government agency encouraged citizens to prevent fires.
U.S. Forest Service / War Advertising CouncilU.S.

How The US Used Nationalism To Prevent Wildfires

Mariana Ibarra with her son in El Paso, Texas
Newsy / Andrew ShaferPolitics

A Mother's Journey From Violence In Mexico To Legal Limbo In The US

Lauren Ridloff and Kenny Leon in 2018.
Getty Images / Noam GalaiU.S.

Director Kenny Leon Had Much To Learn From Deaf Actress Lauren Ridloff

Iris, a mother from Honduras, weeps after speaking to reporters about being separated from her six-year-old son.
Newsy / Andrew ShaferPolitics

Reunions Are Elusive For Families Separated At The Southern US Border

Trevon Bosley pictured in St. Sabina Church in Chicago, IL.
Newsy / Madeline CarlU.S.

'Everyday Shootings': Keeping Chicago's Gun Violence In The Spotlight

Prince performs on stage at the 36th NAACP Image Awards in 2005.
Getty Images / Kevin WinterEntertainment

Prince's 'Piano & A Microphone 1983' Is A Rare Posthumous Release

Mourners pray at a memorial in front of Santa Fe High School
Getty Images / Scott OlsonU.S.

How Psychologists Re-establish Normalcy After School Shootings