Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Brittany Packnett Cunningham Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Podcast, NBC

Brittany Packnett Cunningham Biography

Brittany Packnett Cunningham is an award-winning social justice activist, educator, and writer. She is the Vice President of Social Impact at BET and also serves as an NBC News and MSNBC Contributor, and host of UNDISTRACTED, a news and justice podcast. She is also the founder and principal of Love & Power Works, a full-service social impact and equity agency.

She is a former elementary school teacher, education executive and policy adviser. She has previously held top roles at Teach For America, was a Congressional policy advisor and a 3-time fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, leveraging her broad skillset on wide-ranging justice issues from public education to racial justice. She was also a member of President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task Force and the Ferguson Commission, helping lead the country and her community through change during times of tumult.

She rose to prominence after Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson at the hands of police. She set out to protest, serving as one of the leaders in the Ferguson protest movement.

Brittany Packnett Cunningham Age

She was born on November 12, 1984 in St. Louis.

Brittany Packnett Cunningham Education

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in African & African American Studies, English Literature, Legal Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. She also has a master’s degree in Elementary Education from American University.

Brittany Packnett Cunningham Parents

Packnett is the daughter of Ronald B. Packnett and Gwendolyn Packnett. Her father who died in 1996 was a pastor of Central Baptist Church, a large historically black congregation in St. Louis while her mother was a social worker.

Brittany Packnett Cunningham Brother

She has a brother known as Bear Packnett. He is a gamer and member of unbearable squad alongside his five friends Miles, jared, Gred, Buck & Mark. They host the show on Twitch Tv and talk everything from politics to sports through a diverse set of lenses all while playing Fortnite.

Brittany Packnett Cunningham Husband

Brittany married her husband Reginald Cunningham in 2019. The couple first met in a protest in St. Louis in 2014 during the Ferguson uprising.

Reginald Cunningham (aka Reggie Noble) is an activist, entrepreneur, and photographer whose work focuses on urban style and portraiture. He is the founder of “Pure Black” brand.

Brittany Packnett Cunningham Undistracted

Brittany is a host and executive producer of UNDISTRACTED, an intersectional news and social justice podcast. She was also a member of the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing and the Ferguson Commission. She is the former co-host of iHeart Radio’s Best Political Podcast of 2019, Pod Save The People.

Brittany Packnett Love & Power Works

She is the founder and principal of Love & Power Works a full-service social impact firm focused on creating justice and equity in every sector. This agency is a sister to Love & Power: The Brand, a hub created to inspire, empower, and outfit everyday people to seismically shift society.

Brittany Packnett Educator

Packnett is an educator who held top roles at Teach for America. She joined the organization as director of Government Affairs and rose to the ranks of Vice President of national engagement where she led partnerships for marginalized communities, and strategy on DEI & communications at national level. Prior to that, she was the vice president of national community alliances and engagement.

She also worked as a 3r grade teacher at Martin Luther King ES (June 2007 – August 2009)

Brittany Packnett Cunningham NBC

In January 2020, she joined NBC News and MSNBC as a contributor.

Brittany Packnett Cunningham Campaign Zero

She co-founded Campaign Zero alongside fellow activists including Johnetta Elzie and Samuel Sinyangwe. Campaign Zero is a campaign centered on police reform and an end to police violence. It encourages policymakers to focus on solutions with the strongest evidence of effectiveness at reducing police violence. She served in the organization from August 2015 to June 2020.

Brittany Packnett Cunningham Ted Talk

She did a TED Talk in 2019 on the revolution of confidence that garnered over 6 million views worldwide, making it one of the top ten most popular TED Talks of 2019.

Brittany Packnett Cunningham Book

She is the author of ‘We Are Like Those Who Dream’. According to Amazon the book is an invitation for readers to engage with the galvanizing guidance of a fierce Black community that exists beyond definition and throughout history.

“Black women have always been pivotal inspirers of transformative debate, and remain crucial carriers of change today. But what is often lost in textbooks or the public consciousness are the voices of the women themselves. This collection features speeches by pivotal figures like Audre Lorde, Oprah Winfrey, Maria W. Stewart, Nina Simone, Ida B. Wells, Shirley Chisholm, Michelle Obama, Yara Shahidi, Winnie Mandela, and more. Packnett threads her observations, inspiration, and personal anecdotes in essays throughout, resulting in a deeply personal book of faith and hope, about how, against it all, Black women continue to move forward.”

Brittany Packnett Cunningham Net worth

She has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

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