The #BlackLivesMatter movement has received a lot of attention, especially after Beyonce’s Superbowl performance.
Carrie Sheffield, Adam Johnson, Rob Smith and Joelle Gamble discuss their perspectives about the performance and the movement as a whole on Bold Blend.
Were you moved like Rob and Joelle by Beyonce’s “big bold statement,” or do you feel like there is no real leadership to change what is actually a bigger societal problem?
Adam Johnson founded Insight & Action Advisors to help senior executives connect with investors and customers through video and live events. Previously, Mr. Johnson anchored several business programs at Bloomberg Television, interviewing CEOs, heads of state, Nobel laureates, asset mangers and policy experts. Mr. Johnson began his career on Wall Street, co-founding a private investment partnership and trading securities globally for ING, Furman Selz, Louis Dreyfus, Merrill Lynch. He earned his bachelors degree in economics at Princeton.
Carrie Sheffield is the founder of Bold. She is passionate about storytelling to empower and connect others. A founding POLITICO reporter, Carrie contributed on political economy at Forbes and wrote editorials for The Washington Times. After earning a master’s in public policy from Harvard University, she managed credit risk at Goldman Sachs and researched for Edward Conard, Bain Capital founding partner and American Enterprise Institute scholar. She earned a B.A. in communications at Brigham Young University and completed a Fulbright fellowship in Berlin.
Rob Smith is an openly gay Iraq war veteran, journalist, and author of the #1 bestseller Closets, Combat and Coming Out: Coming Of Age As A Gay Man In The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Army, which is the recipient of the 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Award for LGBT Nonfiction and a nominee for the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Memoir.
He is a contributing writer for Queerty.com, a video journalist for Zazoom Media Group, and co-anchors Bold Blend with Bold founder Carrie Sheffield and former Bloomberg TV anchor Adam Johnson. He holds a M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.