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 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 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

Mark Anthony Neal

Mark Anthony Neal is the author of What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture (1998) and Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic (2002). A self-... more

Martha Diaz

Martha Diaz is the Founder and President of the Hip-Hop Association. She’s also the Executive Producer of the Hip-Hop International Film Festival (which celebrates and showcases scores of hip-... more

Maya Rockeymoore

Maya Rockeymoore is President and CEO of Global Policy Solutions, a Washington, DC-based policy consulting firm, and an Adjunct Professor in the Women in Politics Institute at American University.... more