THE BALDWIN is a Black-owned multimedia publication based in New York City. We cover social justice through the lens of culture as it manifests through politics, travel, style, and entertainment.

Our publication was birthed as a collaboration with Medium.com and has risen to an outlet with 80.000+ unique visitors weekly. Our newsletter features some of the best content and curated product delivered to our subscribers and tastemakers at the top of the month.

The publication is named for famed writer James Baldwin who championed social justice through writing and knowledge of self. It is in this vein—specifically journalism, and several mediums of storytelling, that we seek to tell our stories with justice, grace, and truth.

Follow us on Twitter @baldwinformedi1 Instagram @baldwinformedium and subscribe to our YouTube at YouTube.com/@baldwinformedium


James R. Sanders, Senior Editor @JamesRSanders
Christopher Claxton, Multimedia Editor @something_light_media
Raquelle Querido, Associate Editor @raquelle_mq

Keyonna Butler, Fashion Director @astoldbykeke
La’Khouri Francis, Beauty Editor @primpandpoutnyc
Paige Wilson, Style Contributor @themilffiles
Olumide Onajide, Grooming + Fitness Contributor @kingolu30
EnJanae’ Taylor, Fashion Writer @enjanae_t

Ja’Keia Person @jakeiaperson
Cynthia Alease Smith @calease_writer
Janet Igah @thereeljanedoemusic
Khalil Gallop @yung_hephaestus

DeSean Johnson
Kyle Washington
Stanley Green
Nyle Paul
Jacob Matthews
Elishia Peterson


Thank you for thinking of us. THE BALDWIN is a growing publication of innovators and forward thinkers pushing for truth through journalism and social justice.

We are thrilled that you are considering writing for THE BALDWIN. Our publication seeks to tell our stories—Black stories, with justice, grace, and truth.

We are currently looking for columns (essays and opinion pieces that range between 600-800 words) about current trending (in the headlines) stories that impact the Black community. Example: Voter Suppression Aims to Block Those Without Proper IDs

We are open to pitches for any sections. Inquire about word length in your pitch. If you’d like to cover an event for us, please email us with the date of the event in the body of the email.

Your pitch should be no more than 150 words. Address your pitch to “The Editors” at [email protected]

We are always looking for photographers to add to our team of visual artists. We are especially looking for photo essays and fashion stories. If you’re working with a team, we are willing to supply an LOR or Letter of Assignment. Submit inquiries to [email protected]

We are open to pitches from publicists. Please provide background on your client and/or product and if you are on deadline, please state that in the subject line. Submit inquiries to [email protected]


Thank you for your interest in interning at THE BALDWIN. Our internship program runs four times a year: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. We offer school credit. Our internships are 100 percent remote—unless your institution is willing to provide housing and transportation.

We have the following internships available:


For a full internship description and details on what we offer, email us at [email protected], please put “intern inquiry” in the subject line.