• Interviews + Profiles

    Brooke Obie has interviewed legends like Dr. Maya Angelou, literary greats like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, members of Congress, White House officials and celebrities like Jennifer Hudson, Taraji P. Henson, Phylicia Rashad, Misty Copeland and more.

  • Columns + Op-Eds

    Brooke Obie’s columns and op-eds range from spiritual wellness advice to her views of the role of the Church in the media, politics, policy and the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • Books

    Brooke Obie is the author of the forthcoming novel series Book of Addis.

  • Travel Writing

    Brooke Obie is a spiritual lifestyle and health & wellness travel writer and editor. She’s traveled all over the world and writes about reconnecting with God through outdoor adventures and wellness experiences.

  • Editing

    Brooke has edited literary fiction and non-fiction, as well as essays, articles and company documents. If you’re looking for an editor to help shape or polish your literary or journalistic work, please contact Brooke.

  • Hosting + Events

    Brooke Obie has hosted charity events as well as Media Matters for America’s online weekly wrap-up show The Big Picture. Brooke speaks on a wide range of topics, from Black culture, politics and policy to spirituality, health and wellness.

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    Backstage at Oprah’s Super Soul Sessions 2, Eckhart Tolle speaks: “Many people have not found their sense of specialness. That’s not ego, or comparative, ‘I’m more special than you,’ where you feel superior or inferior to someone else, it’s a specialness that honors the uniqueness of you and the way
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Brooke Obie Interviews India.Arie and Amandla Stenberg on #BlackGirlJoy

From NBCBLK: When 17-year-old ‘Hunger Games’ actress and activist Amandla Stenberg spoke out on Instagram against reality star Kylie Jenner’s cultural appropriation of black hairstyles in 2015, her activism garnered mainstream attention. Soon afterward, her YouTube video on the topic, “Don’t Cashcrop My Cornrows,” went viral and she starred as

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Brooke Obie Chats with Eckhart Tolle at Oprah’s Super Soul Sessions

From Guideposts.org: How to Find Your Life’s Purpose Why am I here? What am I supposed to do with my life? Best-selling author Eckhart Tolle’s advice on how to find your life’s purpose is quite simple: start by knowing who you are. Backstage at a recording of Oprah Winfrey’s second

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Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou

On May 28, 2013, exactly one year before Dr. Maya Angelou’s death, I got to spend 30 glorious minutes chatting with her. On her birthday, I remember our conversation: Maya Angelou’s Words of Wisdom: ‘Love Is the Healing Agent’ By Brooke C. Obie, TheGrio.com As I re-read Dr. Maya Angelou’s I

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Brooke Obie interviews Courtney B. Vance on Faith, Family and Marriage in Hollywood

  From Guideposts.org: Why the Tony award-winning actor says failure and vulnerability are essential in faith and love. by Brooke Obie Tony-winning actor Courtney B. Vance is going for an Emmy in his latest critically acclaimed role on the hit FX crime drama The People v.  O.J.  Simpson: American Crime Story. Vance

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