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

Mark Anthony Neal

Mark Anthony Neal is the chair of African & African American Studies, Professor of African & African American Studies and English, and the founding director of the Center for Arts,... 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

MC Serch

Host of both VH-1 reality shows "The White Rapper Show" and "Miss Rap Supreme", MC Serch emerged on the hip-hop scene as a member of  3rd Base before launching a solo career... more

Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson is currently University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. A renowned scholar, ordained Baptist minister and public intellectual, his scholarship and cultural... more

Michael Skolnik

Michael Skolnik is the political director to hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons and the copresident of, an online resource for all things “Hip-Pop,” founded by Russell.... more

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