Niaz Kasravi

Niaz Kasraviserves as Criminal Justice Director of the NAACP. She received her Ph. D. in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine. In her academic career, she focused... more

Nura Maznavi

Nura Maznavi is a full-time staff attorney with Muslim Advocates leading its Program to End Religious & Racial Profiling. Prior to joining Muslim Advocates, she was an associate with the law firm... more

Oliver Wang

Oliver Wang is a cultural critic whose writings on pop music and film have appeared in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Wax Poetics, LA Weekly, URB, the Village Voice, Popmatters.Com, Vibe, Scratch... more

Paradise Gray

Paradise Gray, "The Architect" of the X Clan is a writer and photographer with articles and photographs appearing in the Source Magazine, XXL, Wax Poetics, Right On!, and VH1's 30 Years... more

Rahiel Tesfamariam

Rahiel Tesfamariam is a social activist and public theologian. A former columnist for the Washington Post, she is the founder and publisher of Urban Cusp, an online lifestyle magazine... more

Rahiel Tesfamariam

Rahiel Tesfamariam is the Founder/ Editorial Director of, a cutting edge online magazine that highlights progressive urban culture, faith, social change and global awareness. She is... more

Raquel Z. Rivera

Raquel Z. Rivera is a freelance journalist and has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her articles, stories and poetry have appeared in newspapers El Diario/La... more

Rashad Robinson

Rashad Robinson is the Executive Director of ColorOfChange, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization. Under Rashad’s leadership, ColorOfChange has been at the forefront... more

Reverend Lennox Yearwood

Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, is a minister, community activist and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. He works tirelessly to encourage... more


To hip-hop artist, entrepreneur, father and husband Che "Rhymefest" Smith, a music career is a platform to stimulate social change.  In 2005, Che won a Grammy Award for “Jesus... more