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

M-1

M-1 is the stage name of Mutulu Olugbala, best known as one half of the political, hip-hop duo dead prez. In 2000, M-1 and partner stic.man released their critically acclaimed debut album Let’s... more

Madihha Ahussain

Madihha Ahussain serves as special counsel for anti-muslim bigotry at Muslim Advocates and heads the Program to Counter Anti-Muslim Hate. Ms. Ahussain works with a coalition of... more

Malik Yusef

Malik Yusef is a five-time Grammy winning artist, poet, songwriter and producer. A poet since the age of 21 (appearing on Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam in 2002), he has translated talent,... more

Malkia Cyril

Malkia Cyril is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice (CMJ).  As an award-winning organizer and communications leader, Malkia has more than 15 years experience... more

Marc Lamont Hill

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill has lectured widely and provides regular commentary for media outlets like NPR, Washington Post, Essence Magazine, and New York Times. He is the author of Beats, Rhymes, and... more

Marion Gray-Hopkins

  Marion Gray-Hopkins is a retired banking executive.  She is a mother of three adult children, six grandchildren and two great grand children. In 2000 she began her work as an... more

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