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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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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

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