Fronted by MC’s Rodstarz, and MC/Producer G1, Rebel Diaz shows us the true global power of Hip-Hop. After first performing at an immigrant rights march in New York City in 2006 in... more

Greisa Martinez

Greisa Martinez is Advocacy Director at the United We Dream Network. Originally from Hidalgo, Mexico, Greisa immigrated to the U.S. with her family at an early age and grew up in Dallas, TX as... more

Haki Madhubuti

Haki R. Madhubuti is a major contributor to the Black literary tradition, in particular through his early association with the Black Arts Movement beginning in the mid-60s, which has had a lasting... more


Invincible is a Detroit based Hip-Hop artist.  She began penning lyrics at the age of nine, shortly after moving to the Midwest from the Middle East and learning English by memorizing her... more

Jabari Asim

Jabari Asim is the Editor-in-chief of Crisis magazine (a cultural and political journal published by the NAACP and founded by W.E.B Dubois in 1910).  He is the former deputy book editor for the... more

Jasiri X

Jasiri X is the first independent hip-hop artist to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate, which he received from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2016. This recognition grew out of the spiritual/... more

Jason Hamza Perez

Hamza Perez is an independent hip-hop artist, activist and educator. The founder of the S.H.E.H.U. Program (Services Helping to Empower and Heal Urban Communities) and co-founder of the Light of the... more

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson is The Executive Director of Truth is Power. He has served as the national youth director for The NAACP, Vice President of Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Summit Action Network and Deputy... more

Jennifer Taylor

An award-winning independent filmmaker, Jennifer Maytorena Taylor often focuses her work on Latino themes with Spanish-language content. Her credits include the documentaries Special Circumstances,... more

Joan Morgan

Joan Morgan is the author of the bestselling When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: My Life as a Hip-Hop Feminist. Since she published the book in 1998, Morgan has been a widely sought after lecturer... more