Your Neighborhood Scholar (YNS) was established in 2020 to serve as a platform to share neighborhood narratives, research, and resources to advance justice in Black communities. YNS Founder Taharka Anderson also has the vision of providing educational materials, socio-emotional learning tools, and eye-catching merchandise with bold messages.
Born in Atlanta, GA and raised in Long Beach, CA, Taharka comes from a family of scholar-activists and culture-bearers whose U.S. roots trace back to Nacogdoches, TX and Detroit, MI. From his mother's grounding in fashion, his father's expertise in theater arts, and their general unapologetic commitment to Afrikan/Black scholarship and community-centered activism, the idea of YNS was born.
Our primary concern at YNS is educating the community on critical topics and providing exposure and access to key organizations, research, and resources. Thus, everything we release, from podcast episodes, to video campaigns, to clothing, will include cutting-edge information and resources to dive deeper into the message of each.
Remember that you are a critical resource to your community and you have a story that deserves to be heard. We would love to help you with that!
And as Your Neighborhood Scholar, never stop Learning, Teaching, and Organizing.
Now let's get back to work!