Nicholas is an alumni of The Brotherhood Sister Sol (BroSis) – he joined in 2004 as a member of BroSis’ Intrinsic Kings Chapter of The Brotherhood. In addition, he was a member of the organization’s Youth Employment Opportunities Program where he worked as landscaper and also a member of BroSis’ After School Program.
Nicholas was the focus of a BroSis five-minute documentary, “The Closest Thing to Magic”, which focused on his inspirations for success. He has represented BroSis at an array of convenings on the state of Black men and boys and has assisted with many of our trainings as a youth facilitator. Upon high school graduation Nicholas entered BMCC, where he earned his Associates Degree, and during his matriculation received a Reginald F. Lewis Scholarship from BroSis. He is currently completing his Bachelors Degree at Morehouse College.
Nicholas works as a After School Elementary Program Facilitator, Summer Day Camp lead staff member and Brotherhood Chapter Leader at BroSis. He has been a full time staff member for 6 years.
Nicholas has been deeply involved as an organizer and advocate seeking reform to the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) “Stop and Frisk” policy. Nicholas was a named witness in the Center for Constitutional Right’s lawsuit against the NYPD on this issue – Floyd v. the City of New York. He also published the Op-Ed article “Why is the NYPD After Me” in the New York Times on December 17, 2011. It has received wide acclaim and led to interviews on CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, NPR, WBAI, Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now, Grio.com, WPIX Channel 11, Urban Justice Center, and for film projects at Yale Law School and New York University.