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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.

  Recent Work
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

Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964
Marion S. Trikosko / Library of CongressU.S.

2018's Poor People's Campaign Aims To Tackle MLK's Unfinished Business

Junot Díaz accepts an award
Getty ImagesU.S.

Acclaimed Author Junot Diaz Confronts Assault Allegations

Thomas A. Dorsey seen in the 1983 film "Say Amen, Somebody"
United Artists Classics / "Say Amen, Somebody"Entertainment

How Thomas Dorsey Used The Blues To Become The 'Father Of Gospel'

John "Jabo" Starks during Guitar Center's 28th Annual Drum-Off Finals Event in 2017.
Getty Images for Guitar Center / Phillip FaraoneEntertainment

Late Drummer John 'Jabo' Starks Laid A Foundation For Popular Music

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