Brian Broome

Pittsburgh

Contributing columnist focusing on politics, culture and the African American perspective

Brian Broome is a contributing columnist for The Washington Post. His debut memoir, "Punch Me Up to the Gods," is an NYT Editor’s Pick and the winner of the 2021 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction. In addition to The Post, his work has appeared in Poets and Writers, Medium and more. Broome has been a finalist in the Moth storytelling competition and won the grand prize in Carnegie Mellon University’s Martin Luther King Writing Awards. He also won a VANN Award from the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation for journalism in 2019. His film, "Garbage," won the Audience Choice Award at the Cortada Short Fil
Latest from Brian Broome

This Pride Month, I’m embracing ‘rainbow capitalism’

I don't like rainbows. But I can't imagine a world without them.

June 6, 2022

Nada cambiará tras el tiroteo en la escuela en Uvalde, Texas

Apuesto a que sabes muy bien que, tras el asesinato de 19 niños en la escuela primaria Uvalde en Texas, nadie va a hacer lo más mínimo. No haremos nada para evitar un tiroteo más porque el arma es una reliquia sagrada en Estados Unidos.

May 25, 2022

Why nothing will change after Uvalde

We are all fair game to be sacrificed.

May 25, 2022

Black people want the hate to stop. But it is only getting worse.

The white-supremacy movement leads to Buffalo — and worse.

May 17, 2022

The lessons in the Applebee’s email

Americans work too hard for too little. And they know that now.

April 4, 2022

Why the decline in church attendance won’t end here

If your religion is telling you who to marginalize, ostracize and hate, that’s more than likely not your religion. That’s just you.

March 13, 2022

Why I don’t complain about racism to White people

I stopped talking with White people about the racist things that happen to me. It's not worth the frustration.

February 28, 2022

Change is a constant, and I’m struggling to keep up

My culture is in danger of leaving me behind.

February 13, 2022

Supporting Democrats is just a way of keeping the monster at bay

Black Americans don’t love Democrats. But they are better than the alternative.

January 27, 2022

I like being right. I don’t like how I handle it.

Why do we live in constant fear that someone is going to take something from us?

January 10, 2022