I’m Kent Johnson, the co-founder of Black & Abroad, a company dedicated to international luxury and adventure experiences for black travelers. Since 2015, I have committed myself to empowering others in my community to travel the world through shedding light on the journeys of expats and travelers of color, using Black & Abroad as the medium for influence. Through Black & Abroad, I also partner with brands to create authentic and organic campaigns for the millennial consumer.

Due to my background in branding and culture strategy I’ve been invited to speak in spaces across the country, such as the United Nations & MasterCard on topics such as social media branding & digital marketing, diversity & inclusion, the travel habits of millennials, the spending styles of African-American consumers, entrepreneurship, the state of blackness in America & abroad, and technology in travel.

I’ve had my writing published in The Huffington Post & Cassius Magazine, been featured in Black EnterpriseEbony, MIC, Rolling Out Magazine, VICE Creative Loafing, and named one of the 100 most influential African-Americans of 2017 by The Root.

I graduated from Morgan State University with a B.A. in English and earned my Juris Doctorate from the Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, where I currently reside and also run a boutique firm dedicated to assisting small businesses & freelancers with legal matters.

In my spare time, I dabble in photography, bourbon tasting, deejaying, Netflix binges and host UNGENTRIFIED, a podcast on current events & topics related to the black community.

PRESS

SKIFT – AUG 2018

MIC.COM – FEB 2018

THE WASHINGTON POST – DEC 2017

THE ROOT 100 – 2017

BLACK ENTERPRISE – JULY 2017

EBONY MAGAZINE – JAN 2017

BLAVITY – JAN 2017

CREATIVE LOAFING – DEC 2016

ROLLING OUT – SEPT 2016

PODCASTS

My interview with The Happy Lawyer Project

My interview with The Extraordinary Negroes

My interview with Soul Society 101

VIDEO

My interview with Griots Republic

RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

10.2018

CULTURECON – New York City

10.2018

A Pod Connection – Atlanta

10.2018

Burdell School of Entrepreneurship Conference – Atlanta

8.2018

Facebook – New York City

11.2017

Travel + Social Good/Impact Travel Alliance, United Nations – New York City

4.2017

20/20 Shift, Atlanta

2.2017

MasterCard, New York

11.2016

The Gathering Spot, Atlanta

10.2016

Emerging 100, Atlanta

8.2016

General Assembly, Atlanta

PARTNERSHIPS

ONE Music Fest

AFROPUNK

Discover Atlanta

South African Tourism Board

The Man Defined

Durban Tourism

Essence Magazine

Johannesburg Tourism

Norwegian Airlines

Mazda

LET’S CONNECT

I’d love to help you make an impact.  I’m available for the following:

  • Marketing & Branding Consultations
  • Workshops
  • Keynotes
  • Interviews & Podcasts
  • Panel Discussions/Moderation
  • Brand Partnerships & Ambassadorships
  • Photography & Advertising Campaigns