While we continue to celebrate Black History Month, remembering the achievements, contributions, resilience, and legacies, we want to also shed a light on Black creatives, entrepreneurs, and leaders leaving their mark in our community, presently and in the future. 

We had the chance to learn more about Bria Janelle aka “The Voice Of A Generation”, a Sports Media Talent & In-Arena Host for some of the biggest brands in sports. Meanwhile, she checked out new arrivals of black-owned brand Jordan.

I emcee for the Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Dream, OTE League, Under Armour All-America Game, AEBL, and more. I am also the Founder of the Bria Janelle Foundation a 501c3 organization. Our mission is to build a stronger community through youth empowerment, education, and community development.

In 2008, I had a chance to be mentored by the late Maya Angelou up until she passed away. During my senior year of college, I started working in radio at Georgia Southern’s radio station 91.9 FM WVGS. I came back to Atlanta and worked in radio and would emcee music events, festivals, and concerts. During that time, I started hosting the AEBL summer pro-am league. Other opportunities started coming and that's what got me to where I am today.

My goal is to become a play-by-play announcer on ESPN and have my own sports/sneaker-based TV show. I want to change how people view Women in sports. I didn't see who I wanted I become so I became her.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram at @wishatl as we continue to shine a light on Black creatives throughout the month.