Emil Wilbekin Keynote Speaker

  • Journalist, Pop Culture Expert, Content Curator, LGBT Activist and Founder of Native Son
  • Former Editor-at-Large at Essence
  • Former Editor-in-Chief of Vibe Magazine

Emil Wilbekin's Biography

Emil Wilbekin is the Founder of Native Son, a platform created to inspire and empower Black Gay Men, journalist and speaker on diversity and social media.

He has appeared On-Air discussing pop culture, fashion/style, entertainment and current affairs on The Today Show, NBC Channel 4 News New York, E!, VH-1, MTV, BET, CNN, The Insider, Arise 360, Revolt, and PBS.

Wilbekin has an expertise in editorial creation, content curation and multimedia story telling (print, digital, social, video and live events) having served as Chief Content Officer at Afropunk, Editor-at-Large at Essence, Managing Editor of Essence.com, Editor-in-Chief of Giant and Giantmag.com, Style Guru at Complex Media, VP of Brand Development at Marc Eckō Enterprises, Editorial Director/Vice President of Vibe Ventures and Editor-in-Chief of Vibe Magazine. Under Wilbekin’s leadership, Vibe won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2002.

Wilbekin holds a B.S. in Mass Media Arts from Hampton University, and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University. He resides in New York City.

Social Handles: @emilwilbekin on Twitter and IG

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Videos of Emil Wilbekin

Emil Wilbekin on Accepting His Identity and Creating a Space for Healing Gay, Black Men
Emil Wilbekin on Accepting His Identity and Creating a Space for Healing Gay, Black Men

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