James Joyce III currently serves as District Director for State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (who represents nearly 1 million constituents within the 19th Senate District of California) and has served on various advisory boards in the area including Impact Hub Santa Barbara, the Ventura County Leadership Academy, and the Santa Barbara Young Black Professionals. Joyce is also on the board for the Lois & Walter Capps Project, as well as the national board for Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB), where he helped found the collegiate chapter while a student-athlete at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Prior to working in the public service sector, Joyce, a Maryland-native, served as a newspaper journalist in several diverse communities across the country covering a variety of subjects; from education to crime, local politics, features and more. An award winning journalist, Joyce is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and currently serves with the Xi Iota Lambda Chapter, seated in Camarillo, CA.
In the summer of 2016, James launched Coffee with a Black Man, where he hosts interactive community conversations about a variety of issues from the perspective of a black man. Simply put: Coffee. Connection. Conversation. You can learn more about the movement at www.coffeewithablackguy.com.