Ernie Paniccioli

Regarded by most to be the premier “Hip-Hop photographer in America”, Paniccioli first made his foray into the culture in 1973 when he began capturing the ever-present graffiti art... more


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

Gaye Theresa Johnson

Gaye Theresa Johnson is a Professor of African American Studies and Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles. At UCLA she is also the Chair of the Faculty... 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