THE URBAN LEADERSHIP
Leading up to the debut of UYWI’s newest podcast, “Monday Morning Church,” UYWI guest writer, Susan Trip DeLano sat down with Darius West, Kingdom Minister and director of the upcoming documentary, “MIC DROP: The Culture Of Christian Hip Hop.”
We are called to lead. When you rest in the assurance of Christ’s power over death we are reminded that we are more than conquerors. It is the Church—the people of God—that are on the frontline, and we do not back down, even from a pandemic.
Native to South Central Los Angeles and raised by a single mother, Alexander took pride in being the black sheep in most circles growing up. Now, he is a young adult director, social activist, youth advocate, and full-time spoken-word artist. An undaunted wordsmith fueled by a heart of passion and a soul forged by a plethora of complex and enriching experiences.
For nearly three generations, Dr. Virginia Ward has been empowering youth across the nation. Her impact is felt in every sector—from education to ministry, business, and beyond.
This trailblazing woman of God is living in a time where her dream of diversity and inclusion amongst women and people of color is blossoming into fruition. She brims with joy over seeing more representation in executive leadership within prominent urban ministry organizations.
In honor of Black History Month, Shuree breaks down the different ISM's that affect African Americans, while also honoring significant women in history. Shuree reminds us of the significant accomplishments of Ruby Bridges, Angela Davis, Leena Horne, and Shirley...
This Black History Month, UYWI will be highlighting modern-day leaders we believe are carrying MLK’s vision, forward. Our first spotlight is on Dr. John Perkins
Urban leaders are hard-wired to adapt to survive in underfunded and often ignored contexts with grit, determination, and ingenuity.
FERN of Billboard-charting Hip-Hop duo Social Club Misfits recently created an inspiring documentary with This Is Me TV.