Black Brilliance Research

Black-led community research. Explore our services & support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color expertise.

Our work has been featured in many news publications.

Our Services

Choose just the services you need, or build an all-inclusive package.

Budget Planning

Our comprehensive budget planning services help communities allocate funds more clearly and equitably.


Writing Services

When community calls, we'll help tell powerful and persuasive stories. We use written and artistic expression in our reports.


Mutual Aid Coordination

We support mutual aid coordination and organize efforts to change the material conditions of people's lives.

Video Podcasts

Subscribe to our video podcasts to stay updated with the latest from the researchers' own voices.



Mapping Services

If you're interested in the connection between place and space, our mapping service is for you.


Consulting Sessions

Whether for an hour or a day, we'll sit down with you and your team to build a complete strategy for success.

Organizing Support

We bring people together to help build and amplify collective power and leadership.


Onsite Seminars

Do you need someone to speak or present to your audience or community? We usually invoice for this labor.


Black Brilliance Research

Watch some of our team talk about the work we do.

Meet Our Team

Black Brilliance Research (BBR) is a Black queer-led community research collaborative dedicated to changing the material conditions of the lives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities. Our goal is to explore and amplify community leadership and expertise. We provide tailored strategy and analysis for community partners and governments. From 2020 - 2021, we have over 100 community researchers participating in BBR from a wide variety of lived experiences with: racial injustice, incarceration, gender, education, immigration status, disability, language, age, religion, caregiving, national origin, healthcare, foster care, artistic expression, and professional research.


Meet some of the team below!

LéTania Severe they/them

Research Lead

Dr. LéTania Severe is someone who brings their whole self to this work. LéTania's main role in BBR is helping to facilitate teams and connecting the work with community organizing across communities. LéTania is a researcher by trade and training, a first responder, a community organizer, and a person who believes that we all have what it takes to create a better world.

Shaun Glaze they/them

Research Lead and Director

BBR was born through collective struggle and Shaun was one of the many midwives. Shaun's main role in BBR is helping to facilitate the teams and resource them to they can just be brilliant. Shaun started doing participatory action research over 10 years ago and loves using research to as part of a collective goal to create a world where everyone can thrive.

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