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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
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

Firefighters monitor a section of the Thomas Fire
Getty Images / Mario TamaU.S.

Why Fighting California Wildfires Is Getting Harder

Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager.
Getty Images / Grace BeahmU.S.

Police Officers Are Rarely Convicted In Fatal Shootings

Russian gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova.
Getty Images / Quinn RooneySports

How Russia Differs From Others That Competed Under The Olympic Flag

Indonesian porter carries a sack of cement to load on a traditional wooden ship.
Getty Images / Agung ParameswaraWorld

Human Auction In Libya Puts Modern Slavery Into Focus

Leonardo DiCaprio in "Inception."
Warner Bros. Pictures / "Inception"Entertainment

What's The Next 'Inception' Sound For Movie Trailers?

Cast members of "The Lion King"
Getty ImagesU.S.

'Lion King': The Reimagining Of Pride Rock Goes Beyond Beyoncé

Rudy Martinez shows off his commutation letter from President Barack Obama.
Newsy / Ben SchamissoU.S.

How One Man Is Rebuilding His Life After A Commuted Life Sentence

Fats Domino pictures in 1962
Hugo van Gelderen / Anefo / CC BY-SA 3.0U.S.

Rock 'N' Roll Legend Fats Domino Meant The Most To New Orleans

Protesters demonstrating in St. Louis.
Getty Images / Michael B. ThomasU.S.

'Shut It Down': Using Economic Disruption To Force Reform

A protester and a police officer stare each other down in St. Louis, Missouri.
Getty Images / Michael B. ThomasU.S.

In St. Louis, Officer Acquittal Follows A Familiar Pattern

Virginia State Police stand in riot gear in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Getty Images / Chip SomodevillaU.S.

Why Race Isn't Part Of A National Police Crime Database

Children reading at the National Book Foundation's Book-Rich Environments Initiative launch.
National Book Foundation / Beowulf SheehanU.S.

What Does The Word Gap Mean For Kindergarten Students?

A sculpture of a child slave at the Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana
Newsy / Travis HenryU.S.

A Case For White Supremacists Needing Reparations

Statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Getty Images / Chip SomodevillaU.S.

Why Confederate Monuments Exist In The First Place

A woman from the Chicago-area gun club Ladies of Steel fires a handgun.
Ben Schamisso / NewsyU.S.

Promoting Black Gun Ownership In Gun-Violent Chicago

Ava DuVernay speaking in Los Angeles in 2017.
Getty Images / Jerod HarrisU.S.

Ava DuVernay To Direct Netflix Series On Central Park Five

Hands tied behind someone's back
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Should Police Handle Children When Detaining Their Parents?

Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Nick Lyon.
Getty Images / Alex WongU.S.

Michigan Health Chief Charged With Manslaughter In Flint Water Crisis

A mural of Michelle Obama as an Egyptian queen on Chicago's South Side.
Newsy / Ben SchamissoU.S.

What Artists Can Learn From A Michelle Obama Mural

A student in a math class
Getty Images / Jeff J MithcellU.S.

AP Report Highlights School Violence Tracking Flaws

The U.S. Army in 1992 LA riots.
U.S. ArmyU.S.

Something We Haven't Seen Since The 1992 LA Riots

Prince performing in 2004
Getty Images / Chris GraythenEntertainment

Did Prince Want Us To Hear 'Deliverance'?

Prince performing
Getty Images / Doug PensingerEntertainment

Doctor Prescribed Prince Oxycodone Under Friend's Name

Police officers recite an oath during a New York Police Department graduation in 2014.
Getty Images / Andrew BurtonU.S.

Who Gets To Create A Police Force?

Charlie Murphy in 2006.
Getty Images / Brad BarketEntertainment

Comedian and Actor Charlie Murphy Is Dead At 57

A Washington, D.C., metropolitan police officer wearing an Axon body camera.
Getty Images / Win McNameeU.S.

What's Behind Axon's Free-For-All Police Body Cam Offer?

The Undertaker in 2015.
Getty Images / JP YimSports

The Undertaker Laid To Rest At WrestleMania 33