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

Joe Schloss

Joe Schloss is the author of Foundation: B-boys, B-girls and Hip-hop Culture in New York (Oxford University Press, 2009), and Making Beats: The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop (Wesleyan University Press... more

John Jennings

John Jennings is an Associate Professor of Visual Studies at the State University of New York-Buffalo. His research and teaching focus on the analysis, explication, and disruption of African American... more

Johnetta Elzie

Johnetta (Netta) Elzie is a 25-year-old resident of St. Louis who has been documenting the events in Ferguson on Twitter: @nettaaaaaaaaa. She is also a curator on the #Ferguson Protester... more

Jorge “Popmaster” Fabel Pabon

Jorge “Popmaster” Fabel Pabon is a renowned Hip Hop dancer, choreographer and historian. The Senior Vice President of the Rock Steady Crew, he’s also co founder of Tools of War, a... more

Keisha Senter

Keisha Senter is the Director of Clinton Global Initiative University, the youth arm of Clinton Global Initiative. Clinton Global Initiative University is President Bill Clinton’s new project... more

LaTosha Brown

LaTosha Brown is an award-winning community organizer, philanthropic consultant, and political strategist with over twenty years of experience working in the non-profit and philanthropy sectors... more

Laura Washington

Laura S. Washington, a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, brings more than two decades of experience as a non-profit professional and multi-media journalist who specializes in African-American... more

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