Lawrence Ross: How can we support disadvantaged communities through 365ALLY?
Our next guest is none other than Lawrence Ross! Writer, Author, Journalist, Screenwriter, Lecturer, African American Consumer Trends Expert, and Social Media Fanatic, Lawrence Ross has spent the last twenty years understanding the African American consumer market. His journalistic work has appeared in CNN.com, the grio.com, The Root.com, and he’s been interviewed by MSNBC, the BBC, NPR, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Los Angeles Times. Lawrence is also the author of seven books, including multiple Los Angeles Times and Essence Magazine bestsellers, including The Divine Nine: The History of African American Fraternities and Sororities and Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses.
In episode number 184 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Lawrence chose UC Berkeley for his undergraduate experience, why Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. was the right organization for him, why he wrote the book “The Divine Nine: The History of African American Fraternities and Sororities”, what he says to the critics that argue that the history of hazing and brutality in fraternities outweigh the benefit, whether administrators have fully realized the severity of campus racism, whether campuses are doing enough to address the problem, how 365ALLY will deconstruct the economic barriers that disadvantaged communities face, and how to register your business products or services onto the new platform. We also find out Lawrence’s favorite restaurants and biking spots in Los Angeles!