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Christian Bryant

Sr. Culture Editor

Christian Phillip Bryant is a journalist and renaissance man from Greensboro, N.C. He's a Southern gentleman with a penchant for good music and great storytelling. Christian joined Newsy in 2011 and has been "falling with style" ever since. If given the opportunity, sit down with him and allow him to regale you with stories of his (mis)adventures. You won't regret it.

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Ato Essandoh at the premiere of the Netflix Original Series "Altered Carbon"
Netflix via Getty Images / HandoutEntertainment

Actor Ato Essandoh Takes Us Behind Marvel's 'Wolverine' Podcast

Protesters rally around a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest in Memphis, Tennessee in 2005. That statue was removed in 2017.
Getty Images / Carlo AllegriU.S.

In Tennessee, Confederate Monuments Are Still A Sore Subject

The 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Getty Images / Christopher PolkU.S.

Is Coachella's 'Radius Clause' Unfairly Hurting Other Music Festivals?

Rev. Jesse Jackson on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2018
Getty Images / Joe RaedleU.S.

For Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King's Death Is Still An Open Wound

James Riley, a former Memphis sanitation worker and pictured in the center, holds an image from the 1968 sanitation strike.
Newsy / Ben SchamissoU.S.

The Man In The Middle Of The Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike

Students from Tilden Career Community Academy in Chicago, IL, embrace each other during a nationwide school walkout.
Getty Images / Scott OlsenU.S.

For Some Chicago Teens, The Violence In Parkland Is All Too Familiar

High school students from Kenwood Academy in Chicago, Illinois, rally outside their school on March 14, 2018.
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

On National Walkout Day, Chicago Students Protest Gun Violence At Home

A customer shops for a pistol in Illinois.
Getty Images / Scott OlsonU.S.

Why People Of Color Are Wary Of Arming School Employees

Kindergarten students lie on the floor during a classroom lockdown drill February 18, 2003 in Oahu, Hawaii.
Getty Images / Phil MislinskiU.S.

Why Active Shooter Drills Had To Evolve Beyond Lockdowns

Olympic Athletes from Russia figure skaters Evgenia Medvedeva, left, and Alina Zagitova
Getty Images / Harry HowSports

Here's How The Russians Just Dominated Women's Figure Skating

Tailor Carl Ulysses at the "Captain America: Civil War" Atlanta cast and filmmakers screening in 2016.
Getty Images for Disney / Paras GriffinEntertainment

How This 'Black Panther' Tailor Helped Craft Wakanda's Seamless Style

Investigators examine wreckage of the February 4, 2018 Amtrak train crash in Cayce, S.C.
Getty Images / Bob LeveroneU.S.

A Railway Safety System Exists. So, Why Wasn't It Implemented?

Michael Jackson wears his iconic "Thriller" red jacket, created with reductive design
Newsy / Andrew LawlerEntertainment

How Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Jacket Came To Be

Mark Ulriksen's cover, titled "In Creative Battle," for The New Yorker.
Mark Ulriksen for The New YorkerU.S.

How Martin Luther King Jr. Is Resurrected Through Art

Recy Taylor in Washington, D.C., where she was honored at the National Press Club in 2011.
Danielle McGuireU.S.

How Recy Taylor's Attack Rallied Civil Rights Activists

North Korean and South Korean officials meet in the truce village of Panmunjom in 2015
Getty Images / South Korean Reunification MinistrySports

One Reason The Koreas Could Play Nice At The Winter Olympics

Firefighters monitor a section of the Thomas Fire
Getty Images / Mario TamaU.S.

Why Fighting California Wildfires Is Getting Harder

Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager.
Getty Images / Grace BeahmU.S.

Police Officers Are Rarely Convicted In Fatal Shootings

Russian gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova.
Getty Images / Quinn RooneySports

How Russia Differs From Others That Competed Under The Olympic Flag

Indonesian porter carries a sack of cement to load on a traditional wooden ship.
Getty Images / Agung ParameswaraWorld

Human Auction In Libya Puts Modern Slavery Into Focus

Leonardo DiCaprio in "Inception."
Warner Bros. Pictures / "Inception"Entertainment

What's The Next 'Inception' Sound For Movie Trailers?

Cast members of "The Lion King"
Getty ImagesU.S.

'Lion King': The Reimagining Of Pride Rock Goes Beyond Beyoncé

Rudy Martinez shows off his commutation letter from President Barack Obama.
Newsy / Ben SchamissoU.S.

How One Man Is Rebuilding His Life After A Commuted Life Sentence

Fats Domino pictures in 1962
Hugo van Gelderen / Anefo / CC BY-SA 3.0U.S.

Rock 'N' Roll Legend Fats Domino Meant The Most To New Orleans

Protesters demonstrating in St. Louis.
Getty Images / Michael B. ThomasU.S.

'Shut It Down': Using Economic Disruption To Force Reform

A protester and a police officer stare each other down in St. Louis, Missouri.
Getty Images / Michael B. ThomasU.S.

In St. Louis, Officer Acquittal Follows A Familiar Pattern

Virginia State Police stand in riot gear in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Getty Images / Chip SomodevillaU.S.

Why Race Isn't Part Of A National Police Crime Database

Children reading at the National Book Foundation's Book-Rich Environments Initiative launch.
National Book Foundation / Beowulf SheehanU.S.

What Does The Word Gap Mean For Kindergarten Students?

A sculpture of a child slave at the Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana
Newsy / Travis HenryU.S.

A Case For White Supremacists Needing Reparations

Statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Getty Images / Chip SomodevillaU.S.

Why Confederate Monuments Exist In The First Place