Brandon Q. White, Founder & Contributor, The SuperSpade

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Brandon White currently serves as the Summit/Issues Director for Michigan Prospect and Michigan Voice. The Michigan Prospect is a think-tank based out Okemos, MI and Michigan Voice is a collaborative of issue-oriented organizations committed to sharing resources in order to increase voter registration for underrepresented and socially responsible communities. In this role, Brandon is responsible for driving home policy victories for progressive local organizations across the state along with planning the Michigan Policy Summit, an action-agenda conference for Michigans progressive community

Brandon serves on the board for Michigan Citizen Action, Michigans largest independent, issue-based citizens lobby. He also serves on the board for Transit Riders United, a Detroit based non-profit dedicated to expanding transportation access and options, including rapid transit.

He is also a national trainer with the Paul Wellstone Action Network. Brandon is a former reporter for the Michigan Messenger, which is an independently-produced political news daily featuring original and investigative reporting.

In 2005, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a BachelorĂ¢s in General Studies. While at the University of Michigan, he worked with SSAA (Students Supporting Affirmative Action) as a direct action organizer. He was also involved in a number of organizations including serving on the executive boards for the Black Student Union, HEADS (UMs Black male support network), and IMMAD (Intellectual Minds Making a Difference), an organization that tutored Detroit students on the ACT.

After graduation, he co-founded with Garlin Gilchrist II, The SuperSpade: Black Thought at the Highest Level in November, 2005. The mission of The SuperSpade is to provide actionable commentary on social, political, and personal issues affecting the lives of individuals on a daily basis.

A quote by Dr. Cornel West that animates Brandons life and work is Justice is what love looks like in public.

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