Prince James Story covers climate and environmental justice for Black Voice News, an onlinenews publication in Riverside, California. Before joining Black Voice News, Story was one ofthe 2021 Carnegie-Knight NEWS21 Fellows working on the multimedia reporting project“Unmasking America: The Lingering Toll of COVID-19.” Story also served as a digital reporterfor the United States Olympic and Paralympic committee for their “Olympians Made Here”campaign. While earning his master’s degree from Arizona State University, he was a graduateassistant for the Global Sport Institute and covered Arizona State football. He also wrote articleson issues involving social inequalities in underserved areas and communities of color whilespotlighting efforts by individuals and organizations to address these communal issues. InDecember 2021, Story earned his master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Arizona StateUniversity-Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and received theOutstanding Graduate Student award for the Fall Convocation. He earned a B.A. in MassCommunication and a B.A. in African American studies from the University of Alabama atBirmingham.
Michael Grant is a photojournalist at Black Voice News, a news site and weekly paper in Riverside, California, and focuses on issues related to the climate and environmental justice. As a freelance photographer, Grant has traveled and lived in a number of places, including Brooklyn, New York, Atlanta, Miami and Ethiopia, investigating and documenting the aesthetics of blackness, class, family, relationships and cultural diversities. His work has been exhibited at the Parsons School of Design and Photoville in New York City, and the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. Grant holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology from Hampton University.
Black Voice News, a news site, focuses on advocacy, solutions-oriented and data-driven reporting. It has addressed issues like disparities in health and education, police violence, social justice and civil rights battles. BVN has chronicled some of the most important stories impacting the lives of Black Californians, and given voice to the community while expanding its scope of civic involvement.
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