Politics

Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Luther Jackson is a businessman, professor and social justice advocate, known for his keen analysis of the social and economic forces that prevent America from being a more perfect union. A gifted educator, Jackson is hailed for his facile analyses of public education, the justice system and the stark realities that lurk behind abstruse economic theory. Jackson is... Continue »
Michael Skolnik

Michael Skolnik

Michael Skolnik is a 21st century civil rights leader. As the Political Director to hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons and President of GlobalGrind.com, an online destination founded by Simmons with over 4.5 million viewers per month, Michael is a leading voice for young America. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy A trailblazer of social... Continue »
Suzan Shown Harjo

Suzan Shown Harjo

Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee) is a poet, writer, lecturer, curator, and policy advocate, who has helped Native Peoples recover more than one million acres of land and numerous sacred places. She has developed key federal Indian law since 1975, including the most important national policy advances in the modern era for the protection of Native American... Continue »
Judy Smith

Judy Smith

Judy A. Smith is the founder and President of Smith & Co, a leading strategic and crisis communications firm with offices in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.  Over the last 25 years, Ms. Smith has brought her unique combination of communication skills, media savvy, legal and political acumen to clients facing a wide array of issues and challenges throughout... Continue »
Rev. Walter Edward Fauntroy

Rev. Walter Edward Fauntroy

Walter Edward Fauntroy was born in Washington on 6th February, 1933. After attending Yale University Divinity School he became the pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church. An active member of the civil rights movement Fauntroy was a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), an organization led by Martin Luther King, Ralph David Abernathy, Fred Shutterworth, and... Continue »
Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper

Host of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° Anderson Cooper has redefined what it means to be a news anchor today. Into a staid medium — the evening newscast — he has inserted his fierce intelligence, a deeply felt emotional side, a charm and a sense of humor rarely found on television news, and a shock of silver hair that has... Continue »
David Kim

David Kim

David Kim is the former CEO of Baja Fresh, La Salsa, Sweet Factory, and several other companies, as well as the author of Ignite!: The 12 Values that Fuel Billionaire Success. A serial entrepreneur by nature, David’s equity market investment group specializes in acquiring distressed companies and turning them into high-powered profit centers in record time. Kim’s love of... Continue »
Cornel West

Cornel West

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is the Class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. He has taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris. He has written 19 books... Continue »
Judge Glenda A. Hatchett

Judge Glenda A. Hatchett

A graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and Emory University School of Law, where she was an Earl Warren Scholar, Hatchett completed a prestigious federal clerkship in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia. She then spent nearly 10 years at Delta Air Lines, where she was the airline’s highest-ranking woman of color worldwide. As Senior Attorney, she... Continue »
Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni is a world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. Over the past thirty years, her outspokenness, in her writing and in lectures, has brought the eyes of the world upon her. One of the most widely-read American poets, she prides herself on being “a Black American, a daughter, a mother, a professor of English.” Giovanni remains as... Continue »
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