This past week, we celebrated six months since our Bold launch on Nov. 30 (Winston Churchill’s birthday, not accidentally). It’s been a journey full of highs and lows, and many news scoops along the way.
We’ve been profiled in places such as CNN and Columbia Journalism Review, and called a “conservative Buzzfeed-a-like” by The Daily Mail. We’ve co-hosted a Congressional debate in Harlem, interviewed Speaker Paul Ryan at CPAC, grabbed an exclusive conversation with the new head of African-American outreach at the Republican National Committee, and collaborated with American Idol’s Clay Aiken on next-gen Cheddar TV, recently founded by former BuzzFeed President Jon Steinberg.
On the lighter side, we’ve spoofed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, a la SNL, been lampooned on The Daily Show and played political word association on Fusion TV.
More importantly, we have given voice and a platform to a rising generation of business leaders and political activists.
We’ve showcased Jopwell, the exciting, diverse, business-recruiting initiative, debated Donald Trump’s impact on Millennial minorities, including various African-American perspectives as well as Latino and Muslim voices.
We’ve also profiled bold creatives, an amazing Latina Olympic-level fencer, two young women launching the “Uber for nutrition,” a formerly homeless Millennial who is now a successful entrepreneur and author, and African immigrant and author Martin Ganda, whose childhood pen-pal brought him from a Zimbabwean mud hut to living the American Dream in the Manhattan finance sector.
We’ve also been excited to build partnerships with organizations like the New York Caucus for Political Action, the Network of Enlightened Women and Bar Works.
We love our Bold readers and community, and we’re excited for the upcoming adventures of the next six months. Thank you for joining us along the way!
We’d love for you to join the Bold conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’re excited to expand the Bold dialogue together.
Carrie Sheffield is the founder of Bold. She is passionate about storytelling to empower and connect others. A founding reporter at POLITICO, Carrie contributed on political economy at Forbes, wrote editorials for The Washington Times under Tony Blankley and advised Bustle, a popular digital media brand. Carrie earned a master’s in public policy from Harvard University, concentrating in business policy. She has a B.A. in communications at Brigham Young University and completed a Fulbright fellowship in Berlin.
Your launch date is also Clay Aiken’s birthday. Winston Churchill…pfffft!
Not by accident?! 🙂