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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Young Futurists 2012: 25 Budding Black Innovators

More About Brittany Stallworth: Favorite quote: "I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' "  --Muhammad Ali

While she was growing up in Detroit, members of Brittany's family suffered reproductive issues, and she herself was diagnosed with precancerous growths. She researched possible causes and realized that the illnesses correlated to pollution in the environment, their workplace and food choices. After a drastic change in diet, her health improved. Now Brittany is a fierce advocate for incorporating environmentally friendly practices into all aspects of daily life. She founded the "Green Is the New Black" conference at Howard University, attracting 40 organizations with green jobs and internship opportunities. The recipient of the 2012 Brower Youth Award, Brittany plans to become a doctor. "People of color don't always get the information they need to improve their health," she said. "This is an issue of environmental and food justice."
Young Futurists 2012: 25 Budding Black Innovators