from training.npr.org: https://training.npr.org/sources/nisi-shawl/
Nisi Shawl is a writer of speculative fiction. Their story collection Filter House co-won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given annually to works of speculative fiction which explore and expand our understanding of gender roles. They edit reviews for the literary quarterly Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Laila Lalami is a Moroccan-American writer and a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, the Guardian, The New York Times and in many anthologies.
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.
Jamilah King is a race and justice reporter at Mother Jones and hosts the weekly Mother Jones podcast on national politics. She also wrote and edited at the daily news website Colorlines.com, WireTap Magazine and YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia.
Malik Washington is the director of Penn Violence Prevention at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he served as the executive director and CEO of the William Kellibrew Foundation, a community-driven advocacy organization “dedicated to breaking the cycles of violence and poverty.
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.
Leila Cobo is a vice president and the Latin industry lead at Billboard and the host of Estudio Billboard, a weekly interview show. She’s also the organizer and host of Billboard’s annual Latin Music Conference. Before joining Billboard, she wrote for the Los Angeles Times and the Miami Herald.