About Tyree

Tyree 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.

Raised in Section-8 housing by his single-parent Grandmother in Los Angeles, Tyree was exposed to the richness of the arts and Black culture at a young age. Reared around the literary works of Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison, Tyree learned the significance of heritage and personal narrative. This exposure has allowed him to cultivate deep reservoirs and an insatiable taste for African American cultural history.

Tyree is also very vested in his faith. An inspirational speaker to youth at churches across California,  Tyree  implores congregations to engage with culturally relevant subject matter while still remaining hermeneutically sound. Moreover, Tyree is an advocate for intersectional discussions surrounding race, faith, and social justice.

He delivers tailored keynotes, workshops & training sessions to community initiatives, institutions and companies across the state of California. He has consulted with organizations including the California African American Museum.

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. While at Temple, he founded his own radio show, The Corner, an hour-long show that explored the intersections of Black culture, faith, and politics.

When Tyree is not facilitating engaging conversations or writing, he enjoys reading, writing, volunteering, attending museums, and making videos on Youtube. He also does photography in his free time. Keep up with Tyree on twitter, instagram, and facebook.

Tyree is currently working on his autobiographical memoir.

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Tyree is a natural-born leader driven and applies his talents across all boards from educating, Ted Talk Keynotes, curating at the California African-American Museum, and
much much more. Learn about the man behind the action.

 

Tyree Boyd Pates | Reel (2016)

Raised in Section-8 housing by his single-parent Grandmother in Los Angeles, Tyree was exposed to the richness of the arts and Black culture at a young age. Reared around the literary works of Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison, Tyree learned the significance of heritage and personal narrative. This exposure has allowed him to cultivate deep reservoirs and an insatiable taste for African American cultural history.

Currently a Professor of African American studies, Tyree expounds on Black culture from a millennial vantage and mobilizes communities of color through journalism, social media and education.
He delivers tailored keynotes, workshops & training sessions to community initiatives, institutions and companies across the state of California. He has consulted with organizations including the California African American Museum.

Tyree Boyd Pates | Professor (2016)

#TrustTheProcess

…If you've been following me on social media, you’ve probably seen me post the hashtag, #TrustTheProcess. This hashtag encapsulates the process I've undergone since 2014 when a still small voice told me to forgo my pursuit of my doctoral studies to instead, come home to Los Angeles. After returning, I was unable to find full-time work, and was forced to live on my Grandmother’s couch,  while working part-time at a local YMCA, while holding two degrees. Two years later, I know know why that still small voice told me to return home.  My return   has taught me resiliency, reinvigorated my faith, and ultimately my purpose, in way's that I couldn't of imagined. And now, I share with everyone how to trust theirs, as well.