About Bryant

Bryant Rollins is a resident of Jacksonville, Florida and a native of Boston. He's a former Editor and writer with The New York Times, and was a reporter and political columnist with The Boston Globe, where he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Working with his wife and partner Shirley, Bryant has more than 40 years of experience as a consultant on race relations, diversity, equity, social justice and inclusion. Their work has focused on organizational effectiveness with Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, Federal, state, and local government and community-based organizations.

He was active in the Civil Rights Movement, involved in direct action campaigns in Boston, New York and in Mound Bayou, Mississippi in the 1960s.

Bryant worked with the Ford Foundation, administering a program for minority journalists at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He edited two Black newspapers, The New York Amsterdam News and The Bay State Banner in Boston, which he also founded.

He is the author of the novel, Danger Song, co-author of entertainer Cab Calloway’s autobiography, Of Minnie the Moocher and Me, and a second novel, Vera Pilgrim and the Ritual of the Dolphins. He and Shirley have co-authored numerous articles on race relations and human differences. They have worked in domestic and international environments.

In 1968 he co-scripted RIOT!, which won a OBIE award as the best off-Broadway play of the year. He is also author of numerous articles on race relations and human differences.

His forthcoming memoir, The Slave in My Mirror, is being prepared for publishing.


Photo from Danger Song dust jacket.

Photo from Minnie the Moocher dust jacket.

Photo taken during the late 1970's when he was Executive Editor at The New York Amsterdam News and an Editor at The New York Times.

Photo from Within back cover.

Photo from Vera Pilgrim back cover.

Articles about Bryant

Here is an article from New York Magazine on the Black Leadership Establishment in 1979.
New York's Black Establishment
(Bryant's photo is on page 48 of the article, and the description is on page 49.)

Here is an article from Black Enterprise Magazine about Bryant's work running the minority journalism program at Columbia University in 1974.
Showdown on Morningside Heights
(The section of the article featuring him starts a few pages down.)