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

Rob “Biko” Baker

Rob “Biko” Baker is the Executive Director of The League of Young Voters, which has been organizing hip-hop voters around the country since 2003. In his home community of Milwaukee, he... more

Rodrigo Starz

Fronted by MC’s Rodstarz, and MC/Producer G1, Rebel Diaz shows us the true global power of Hip-Hop. After first performing at an immigrant rights march in New York City in 2006 in... more

Rosa Clemente

Rosa Clemente is a community organizer and journalist. In 2008 she was the Vice Presidential candidate for the Green Party.  Her commentary has appeared on CNN, C-Span, and other leading news... more

Samy Alim

Dr. Samy Alim is an Associate Professor of Education, Linguistics, and Comparative Studies of Race & Ethnicity at Stanford University. His research interests include the long-term study of the... more

Shamako Noble

Shamako Noble is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Hip-Hop Congress. Shamako also currently serves as the Director of Education for the Hip-Hop Association, a grassroots organization whose... more

Shaun King

Shaun King is one of many voices—though an increasingly prominent voice—within the Black Lives Matter movement. By using social media to highlight, amplify, and discuss news of police... more