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Morgan Elise Johnson

Co-founder, Creative DirectorThe TRiiBE

Chicago Area

Member Since October 2020


I am a filmmaker and publisher who recently co-founded The TRiiBE (, a digital publication and media company that is reshaping the narrative of Black Chicago. With Chicago being painted as the poster child of so-called “black-on-black” crime in today’s political atmosphere, I created a platform for Black Chicago to take ownership of their narrative - earning me a spot on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Media list for 2019 and in Adweek’s Rising Brand Stars.

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The TRiiBE

Company bio

The TRiiBE is a digital media platform showcasing innovative content to reshape the narrative of Black Chicago. Our original works in journalism and documentary, alongside creative writing and video, capture the multifaceted essence of our communities. As an independent, alternative news source, we hope to unify Black Chicago in the common purpose to create a safer, more vibrant Chicago.