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Yasser Payne is an associate professor of sociology and Black American studies at the University of Delaware whose research focuses on criminal justice. Payne’s ethnographic research has looked at community violence and criminal justice in Delaware and street life in the Harlem borough of New York City.
Mustafa Santiago Ali is vice president of environmental justice, climate and community revitalization at the National Wildlife Federation. He is founder of the consultancy Revitalization Strategies and an expert in environmental justice and economic equity.
Adolphus Belk Jr. is a professor of political science and African American studies at Winthrop University in South Carolina. Belk has taught courses on American government, Black politics, public policy, and race and ethnic politics in the United States. Belk Jr.
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. He serves on the advisory board of Cornell’s Hip-Hop Collection, the largest archive on early hip-hop culture in the United States.
Bakari Kitwana is a cultural critic, journalist and activist specializing in hip-hop, youth culture and Black political engagement. He’s the executive director of Rap Sessions, which has conducted over 150 townhall meetings around the nation on issues facing the hip-hop and millennial generations.
Jason King is chair of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and an associate professor. He was the Institute’s founding full-time faculty member, and has served in leadership positions there since.
Oliver Wang is a music writer and cultural critic whose work has been published in almost every major hip-hop magazine: The Source, XXL, Vibe, Scratch and others. He has written about race, popular culture and music for Mother Jones, Spin, The Nation and the Los Angeles Times.
Danielle Lee is an assistant professor of biology at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and a self-described hip-hop maven and outreach scientist who writes about urban ecology and biology.
Marc Lamont Hill is the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities and Solutions at Temple University. He is the host of BET News and has appeared on Fox, CNN and MSNBC as a political and cultural commentator.
Felicia Pride writes for film and TV, and is a director and producer. She has been a writer for two seasons on Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar; a writer for Grey’s Anatomy; and is the co-writer and executive producer of the film REALLY LOVE, which won a Special Grand Jury Prize at SXSW in 2020.