Tawanda Jones

Since her brother Tyrone West was murdered by Baltimore police on July 18th, 2013, Tawanda Jones has emerged as a leading voice in the movement to end police terror.... more

Tef Poe

Tef Poe is a hip-hop artist, writer and activist who built his reputation as a battle rapper in St. Louis. As an MC, Tef has collaborated with Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, Common, Killer Mike, and... more

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

 Dr. Treva Lindsey is Associate Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University. Her research and teaching interests... 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