The Black cowboys elevating the ‘Yeehaw Agenda’
11 Sep 2020
The Black cowboys elevating the ‘Yeehaw Agenda’

Black cowboys galloped into mainstream culture during the 2020 BLM protests, sparking conversations about the whitewashed history of the Old West and highlighting the diversity of Black identity. How is this embodiment of the ‘Yeehaw Agenda’ helping to reimagine the American Dream?

Ivan McClellan

Ivan McClellan is a photojournalist and designer based in Portland, Oregon. His essays have been featured in ESPN: The Undefeated, Fast Company, and Juxtapoz, and his work has been displayed in galleries across the country including Oklahoma Contemporary, B.J. Spoke Gallery, and The New York Center for Photographic Art.

Ron Tarver

Ron Tarver is a visiting assistant professor of studio art at Swarthmore College, specializing in photography. He was previously a photojournalist at the Philadelphia Inquirer for 32 years, where he shared a 2012 Pulitzer Prize for his work on a series documenting school violence in the Philadelphia public school system. His work has appeared in National Geographic,Life,Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated.

Brianna Noble

Brianna Noble is the founder and owner of Mulatto Meadows, an equestrian business dedicated to expanding the accessibility of riding and horsemanship to communities historically excluded from the equestrian world. She is especially passionate about introducing horsemanship and riding to youth of color and economically disenfranchised populations.

Jordan Anderson

Jordan Anderson is editor-at-large at NSS Magazine and online editor at Twin Magazine. As a fashion journalist and creative director, his work explores political themes in and outside the fashion industry including race, gender, identity, and brand and cultural ethics.