Source: City of Natchitoches
Everyone in the Baton Rouge area seems to know James Joseph, a UPS package car driver. He is known as “Big Brown,” a nickname easy to decipher. Joseph stands 6 feet, 8 inches tall and wears a lot of brown. Joseph played college basketball at Abilene Christian University in west Texas.
After graduating, he toured the world for two years with the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters. After playing pro basketball for several more seasons overseas, he returned home and took a seasonal job with UPS. He’s never left. Joseph’ community service is far-reaching. In fact, it is so vast that he started a nonprofit, Big Brown Reaching Back, to bring order to all his work.
Big Brown Reaching Back and the Natchitoches UPS Center hosted a giveaway event at the MLK Center Saturday, March 13. During the event, 1,124 cases of water, 500 meals and 5,000 masks were distributed to the community.