Toni Blackman

Toni Blackman is a poet, rap lyricist and actress.  She was the first Hip-Hop artist selected to work as a Cultural Ambassador traveling with the US Department of State. Toni has traveled... more

Toussaint Losier

Dr. Toussaint Losier is an Assistant Professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Dr. Losier holds a Ph.D. in History... more

Tracy Sharpley-Whiting

Tracy Sharpley-Whiting is the author of the forthcoming book on Black women and hip-hop, Pimps Up, Ho\'s Down: Young Black Women, Hip-Hop and the New Gender Politics (New York University Press,... more

Treva Lindsey

Treva Lindsey is an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her research and teaching interests include African American women’s history... more

Tricia Rose

Author of four books including the 1994 first scholarly text on hip-hop culture Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, Dr. Rose is Professor and Chair of Africana Studies... more

Van Jones

Van Jones is president and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the U.S. economy. A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written two New York... more

Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad is Professor and Director of the International Studies Program at Trinity College. He is the author of a dozen books, including most recently The Darker Nations: A People's History... more

Yusef Salaam

Yusef Salaam is a motivational speaker who serves on the board of The Campaign to End the Death Penalty and the Learn My History Foundation, an organization dedicated to youth empowerment,... more