TYREE BOYD-PATES is a history curator, professor, writer, and speaker who expounds on Black culture from a millennial vantage and mobilizes communities of color through journalism, social media and education.

He is a contributing writer to outlets like Huffington Post Black Voices, Yes! Magazine and others. Additionally, he is a Rise Up Be Heard Fellow for Fusion Networks reporting from South central on unequal access to health care, environmental pollution, neighborhood violence, and unjust school discipline policies.

Tyree Boyd-Pates is a graduate of Temple University with a Master’s degree in Pan-African Studies. He’s also an alum of California State University, Bakersfield, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a minor in African American Studies.


Recurring guest on NPR, where He discusses the intersections of Politics, race, faith, and popular culture.

Mentor with the California Endowment Brother, Sons, Selves Initiative

Contributor Writer for Huffington Post Black Voices

Curator of African American History and Culture at the California African American Museum

Professor of African American Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills

Founder of Black Book LA, a startup company and digital platform that connects African American millennials in Los Angeles, CA


The Black millennial's guide to Los Angeles.

Tyree Boyd-Pates | Photography

A look at the world through my eyes.