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

Lester Spence

Lester Spence is Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-Hop and Black Politics (... more

Lisa Fager Bediako

Lisa Fager Bediako is President and Co-Founder of Industry Ears, Inc., an advocacy/activist think tank concerned with the impact of media on children and communities of color. Ms. Bediako, an expert... more

Liz Havstad

Liz Havstad is the Director of Civic Engagement and Strategic Growth for the Hip Hop Caucus, a national, non-profit organization that engages young people in the civic process by connecting cultural... more