FWDnation.com is the online content aggregator and blog for the millennial generation
The 2008 election season not only gave us our first African American president but also ignited the voice of the millennial generation. In order to keep the momentum going through youth engagement, beyond the historic hype of the 2008 election, the concept of FWD Nation, a fresh new website built to target the collegiate, the hipster, and the young professional, was born.
Today, co-founders Brandon A. Lucas and Jeremy James Berry announce the launch of FWD Nation, an online community aimed at those born in the 1980s and 1990s with the goal of “amping up” the voices of the fast-paced, text-messaging, word-abbreviating millennial generation.
Both Lucas and Berry, employees of PBS broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author Tavis Smiley, felt driven to create an online portal for thought-provoking discussion after being exposed to some of the world’s most influential thought-leaders, including esteemed professor, philosopher, and activist Dr. Cornel West.
“My dear brother Brandon A. Lucas is one of the great prophetic voices of the millennial generation,” says Cornel West. “We are blessed to have the vision of FWD Nation from Brandon and my dear brother Jeremy Berry, here and around the world.”
FWD Nation is a multidimensional, multimedia portal where politics, entertainment, business, lifestyle, technology and pop culture meet and blend together; a hub for real-time stories for the real-life millennials pushing forward agendas, initiatives, and issues that matter most.
“Developing FWD Nation was a simple decision for us,” explains Lucas. “During the 2008 election, no other voice was more amplified than that of my generation. We’re excited to move forward by keeping this momentum going.”
The website will include diverse and relevant news stories analyzed by the 20-or-so official FWD Nation bloggers from across the country. As the 2012 primary race for the presidency nears, FWD Nation will lend its platform to the myriad of millennial voices that seek to not only rock the vote, but also inform the young adult’s impact at the voting booths.
“We live in a ‘FWD Nation’: the most multicultural, multiracial, multi-ethnic America ever,” insists Berry. “It is our belief that where old media fails to depict this reality, new media will prevail!”
Visit the new site here.