He is 15 years old and Elijah Coles Brown is already a veteran civil rights activist. Each week he discusses social issues, education, music and more with other teenagers around the world.
In his inaugural podcast, Elijah Coles Brown, 14, introduces himself. He discusses his civil rights work, being bullied, ADHD and how his mother inspires him.
Elijah talks with Brandon Bonner, 17, the President of the Nubian Village Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers in Richmond, Va., who discusses what motivates him to be excellence and how he is working to get other young people involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
Songwriter and rapper, Jordan Ellis White, 12, discusses inspiration for his song, "Why Daddy!" and the toll of racial inequality with Elijah. They talk solutions and ways they can help make the world better.
Elijah shares that he often suffers with high levels of anxiety. In this episode along with his guest, Olyvia Brown-Coles, the two unpack how they cope and overcome anxiety in their everyday lives as young people.
Elijah has a deep conversation about race with his best friend, Carter Oscanyan, who is white. They discus what it's like being friends in today's current racial climate. They started off hating one another and now their friendship has opened their minds about race and stereotypes.
Julianna Robinson is the ambassador of the Teen Enrichment Network, a program dedicated to exposing teenagers to new environments and new experiences. Elijah and Julianna discuss the importance of role models. They even talk about R. Kelly and how disappointing it is when role models fall.
Elijah discusses life with 11-year-old musical prodigy, Christian Bolar and how Christian manages to keep up with a schedule that includes being a professional musician, student, actor and athlete. Christian also talks about carrying on the musical legacy of his family, which includes his grandfather, Lonnie Liston Sr. and his uncle, Lonnie Liston Smith. (Music for this podcast performed by Christian Bolar).
Elijah discusses Freedom Day, a play that takes a raw look at the history of slavery and the silence around the rape of male slaves. Elijah and his guest Harry(actor and medical scribe ) discuss how the theater allows for the taboo stories of black history which are overlooked in mainstream cinema to be explored.
Elijah and his guest Fetah Iskandar discuss why he chose to pursue his engineering degree at an HBCU over a mainstream university and why the choice was easy.
A victim of bullying Ms. Maya Criss discusses how she used her experience being bullied as a catalyst for starting her own business.