Our motto is Black Excellence > Ignorance
Our aim is to shine an uplifting, positive and inspiring light on our community.
Urban Intellectuals is obsessed with creating meaningful, engaging, and relevant discussions among the African diaspora. Bringing diverse lines of thought together to combine their knowledge and insight for the future, prosperity and well being of the community is the ultimate aim.To achieve this aim, Urban Intellectuals engages the community via multiple platforms to create discussion. This includes the website, http://UrbanIntellectuals.com, the UI mobile app, the Facebook page, UI social community, Twitter, YouTube, and more coming soon. Urban Intellectuals is dedicated to bringing discussion back to the community or the UI Family, as the participants, members and fans are so aptly named. The UI Family is the critical element in aim of Urban Intellectuals. The UI Family drive, steer, impact, change and update the conversations, discussions as they are needed.
How Did Urban Intellectuals Start?Urban Intellectuals is the story of a young boy growing up at the knee of a man born during the Great Depression in the south who impressed upon the founder the importance of knowing thy history.
As the boy comes of age, he notices the miseducation in the schools while gaining an appreciation for the power of the media, it’s importance and how it can assist in educating and connecting the African Diaspora.
Many of the young boy’s, turned man’s heroes built or had major access to the media outlets. He, like the ones before him, realized the media is of critical importance in spreading a message.
Everyone from Carter G. Woodson, Marcus Garvey, Fredrick Douglas, WEB DuBois, Paul Robeson, Dr. King, John H. Johnson, Earl Graves and many other influenced the development of Urban Intellectuals and the vision coming to fruition.Grounded in the lessons from his father and built upon the spirit of the Black community’s greatest thinkers and men and women of action, Urban Intellectuals dreams of advancing the unification of the global African Diaspora while promoting Black Excellence > Ignorance.
This is done via the multi-dimensional platform called UrbanIntellectuals.com, the associated mobile app, and social media assets. Available to readers are positive focused news articles, a growing library of historical profiles, daily black history facts, a social networking platform, videos, audio and more.