B. Brian Foster is a writer and sociologist from Mississippi who holds a joint appointment in sociology and southern studies.
Donna Y. Ford is a distinguished professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology the Ohio State University.
Travis L. Gosa is an assistant professor of Africana studies at Cornell University and a faculty associate at Cornell’s Center for the Study of Inequality.
Bakari Kitwana is a cultural critic, journalist and activist specializing in hip-hop, youth culture and Black political engagement.
Cathy J. Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago.
Malik Washington is the director of Penn Violence Prevention at the University of Pennsylvania.