Simpson University Alumnus Takes Home Top ‘America’s Got Talent’ Prize

Simpson University alumnus and Stockton native Brandon Leake took home the winner’s title and $1 million prize on season 15 of “America’s Got Talent.” Leake, 27, made history as the show’s first spoken word poet, delivering moving pieces about his deceased sister, his estrangement with his father, and his mother’s fear of losing her son in the climate of recent deaths of Black men and women. His final piece was a prayer and poem for his baby daughter.