I'm Kent Johnson,
the co-founder of Black & Abroad, a company dedicated to international luxury and adventure experiences for black travelers. Since 2015, I have committed myself to empowering others in my community to travel the world through shedding light on the journeys of expats and travelers of color, using Black & Abroad as the medium for influence. Through Black & Abroad, I also partner with brands to create authentic and organic campaigns for the millennial consumer.
Due to my background in branding and culture strategy I've been invited to speak in spaces across the country, such as the United Nations & MasterCard on topics such as social media branding & digital marketing, diversity & inclusion, the travel habits of millennials, the spending styles of African-American consumers, entrepreneurship, the state of blackness in America & abroad, and technology in travel.
I've had my writing published in The Huffington Post & Cassius Magazine, been featured in Black Enterprise, Ebony, MIC, Rolling Out Magazine, VICE & Creative Loafing, and named one of the 100 most influential African-Americans of 2017 by The Root.
I graduated from Morgan State University with a B.A. in English and earned my Juris Doctorate from the Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, where I currently reside and also run a boutique firm dedicated to assisting small businesses & freelancers with legal matters.
In my spare time, I dabble in photography, bourbon tasting, deejaying, Netflix binges and host UNGENTRIFIED, a podcast on current events & topics related to the black community.
Recent Speaking Engagements
Travel + Social Good/Impact Travel Alliance, United Nations - New York City
20/20 Shift, Atlanta
MasterCard, New York
The Gathering Spot, Atlanta
Emerging 100, Atlanta
General Assembly, Atlanta
Black & Abroad, Co-founder
The Law Office of Kent Johnson LLC, Principal Attorney
South African Tourism Board
The Man Defined
I'd love to help you make an impact. I'm available for the following:
Marketing & Branding Consultations
- Interviews & Podcasts
- Panel Discussions
- Brand Partnerships & Ambassadorships