Kwame Rose

Writer Activist Artist Founder of Black EXCELLence

Kwame Rose is a social activist, artist, and writer. He is known for having boldly held mainstream media, particularly Geraldo Rivera of Fox News, accountable for its inaccurate representation of protestors during the Baltimore Uprising. Since then Kwame traveled the Country speaking at some of the most prestigious universities and college campuses about the unrest in Baltimore, and the issue of policing Black communities. More recently Kwame was a producer and host for The Real News Network.

Kwame was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. His passion for public speaking once earned him a full scholarship to the University of Texas at San Antonio as a member of the Debate team. As a student, he advocated for hip-hop-infused education as a means to educate the youth and give a voice to the voiceless. After the completion of his freshman year, deteriorating social conditions in his hometown of Baltimore prompted the permanent return of the young activist with a firm commitment to improve and serve his community.

In 2013, Kwame helped form the organization Brothers In Action, Inc., a mentoring group for young Black males in Baltimore City. He served on the Executive Board until recently stepping down to launch BE Foundation, in an effort to not only highlight Black youth but also, help them excel in pursuing their dreams and aspirations. Realizing that one way to ensure that the stories of oppressed communities were told accurately, Rose began writing for several media publications including Mashable, Huffington Post, and USA Today about the issues of his generation.

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