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

jessica Care moore

jessica Care moore is an internationally renowned poet, and executive producer and founder of the 14-year old rock & roll concert and empowerment weekend, Black WOMEN Rock! She... 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