Braeden Anderson: How do we empower black communities?
Braeden Anderson is an author, attorney, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Anderson wrote “BLACK RESILIENCE The Blueprint for Black Triumph in the Face of Racism,” a groundbreaking book that provides a powerful strategy for Black success and empowerment in spite of bias. To support the mission of #BlackResilience, Braeden founded the Black Resilience Foundation — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black communities and the proliferation of positive ideas about Blackness. Braeden also played Division I college basketball for the Seton Hall Pirates where he won the Big East Conference Championship while attending law school. Over the course of his journey, Braeden has overcome a series of socioeconomic and racial barriers, defied expectations, and conquered adversity. Parts of his story have been chronicled by Forbes, Law360, The New York Times, ESPN, Bloomberg, NBC Sports, USA Today, and others.
In episode 317 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out what Braeden would tell his teenage self while he was homeless, why he decided to play basketball for the University of Kansas, why he moved to Cal State Fresno, what it was like to play Division I college basketball for the Seton Hall Pirates where he won the Big East Conference Championship while attending law school, how his book on bias (BLACK RESILIENCE: The Blueprint for Black Triumph in the Face of Racism) is different from Black Lives Matter, the powerful lesson his college professor taught him on bias, how our listeners can help with the Black Resilience Foundation, and more about Braeden’s coffee and burger entrepreneurial pursuits in the New Jersey area. Enjoy!