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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
Two people with holstered handguns
Getty Images / Erich SchlegelPolitics

Second Amendment Sanctuaries Nearly Doubled In 50 Days

Marijuana plant
Newsy / Kevin ClancyPolitics

Chicago Gun Violence Prevention Gets A Boost From Weed Sales In 2020

Person wearing a holstered gun
Getty Images / Spencer PlattPolitics

The Battle Over Guns Went Local In 2019

Getty Images / Justin SullivanPolitics

How $25M Can Improve What We Know About Gun Violence

Parents of Sandy Hook Elementary massacre victims.
Getty Images / John MooreU.S.

Sandy Hook Families' Lawsuit Against Gun Manufacturer Gets Trial Date

Michael Bloomberg
Getty Images / Michael CiagloPolitics

Michael Bloomberg Unveils Gun Plan For Presidential Campaign

Demonstrators outside the Supreme Court
Newsy / Jeff WickPolitics

SCOTUS Questions Whether NYC Handgun Case Is Still A Live Controversy

The Supreme Court
Getty Images / Eric ThayerPolitics

First SCOTUS Guns Case In A Decade Could Help Expand Gun Rights

Getty Images / Joe RaedlePolitics

#ThisIsOurLane: Chicago Surgeons Give Prognosis Of Online Movement

Sen. John Cornyn
Getty Images / Drew AngererPolitics

To Reduce Mass Shootings, GOP Senators Focus Partly On Mental Health

Nevada Firearms Coalition President Don Turner
Newsy / Madeline CarlPolitics

Where Do Gun Owners Stand On Popular Gun Reform Proposals?

A man fills out his Federal background check paperwork.
Getty Images / Joe RaedleU.S.

How Federal Background Checks For Gun Sales Fall Short

Pile of handguns
Getty Images / David McNewPolitics

What California Data Tells Us About 'Red Flag' Laws And Mass Shootings

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