Ron Stallworth

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2017-10-05T20:01:10+00:00

Ron Stallworth A half century ago, the Ku Klux Klan’s power stretched from coast to coast, and members of the hooded hate group carried out firebombing attacks, lynching’s, and murdered civil rights workers in the South. Despite the Ku Klux Klan’s haunting history, one black police sergeant risked his life to go undercover as a [...]

Ed Gordon

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2017-09-14T02:07:24+00:00

Ed Gordon Hard hitting, inspiring, intelligent, honest, and direct: these are some of the words used to describe the style and approach of Emmy award-winning broadcaster Ed Gordon.Known for his stellar interaction with newsmakers from the worlds of politics, entertainment, and sports. Gordon is host and executive producer of the nationally syndicated one-on-one program Conversations [...]

Selenis Levya

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2017-08-20T14:09:20+00:00

Selenis Levya Selenis Leyva is one of the breakout stars of NETFLIX’s hit series Orange Is The New Black, which won the 2015 coveted Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series. Leyva reprises her role as series regular and fan favorite Gloria Mendoza in Season 4 of OITNB and also [...]

Cynthia Bond

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2015-05-04T00:35:58+00:00

Cynthia Bond Cynthia Bond is a New York Times Best-Selling Author. Her novel RUBY was chosen to be an Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection. RUBY was also a Barnes & Noble Discover Great Writers selection, and an Indie Next Pick. RUBY'S experiences of abuse, violence and prostitution are inspired by Bond's East Texas childhood and [...]

Jussie Smollett

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2015-05-04T00:33:03+00:00

Jussie Smollett Jussie Smollett stars as the talented son Jamal Lyon in FOX's music industry award-winning show EMPIRE, from producer / director Lee Daniels. His role allows him to blend both his acting and musical skills in the high-octane fueled drama. Smollett recently confirmed in a backstage interview with Ellen DeGeneres that he was gay, [...]

Matt McGorry

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2017-08-12T18:24:24+00:00

Matt McGorry Matt McGorry stars as Asher Millstone in ABC's hit series How to Get Away with Murder produced by Shonda Rhimes and created by Peter Nowalk. He can also be seen in his SAG Award-Winning role as post-military newbie corrections officer John Bennett in the Emmy-Nominated Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. [...]

Annie Clark & Andrea Pino

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2017-07-16T14:12:10+00:00

Annie Clark & Andrea Pino Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino are civil rights activists, and co-founders of End Rape On Campus, where they give voice and counsel to survivors of campus sexual assault all around the country. After encountering an environment at their own university that deprived sexual assault survivors of their rights under Title [...]

Jes Baker

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2017-08-12T18:41:51+00:00

Jes Baker Jes Baker is internationally recognized for her writing on her blog, The Militant Baker. Baker recently took on Abercrombie & Fitch by changing their logo to "Attractive & Fat" in a mock, black-and-white Abercrombie ad to challenge the line's branding efforts. The online photo campaign comes as a provocative response to contentious comments [...]

Kayla Harrison

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2017-06-04T12:29:59+00:00

Kayla Harrison Many athletes have received gold medals in London. Though only Kayla Harrison can say that she was the first American to win gold in a Judo event. The gold medal represents the culmination of countless hours spent training and competing on the mats. But for Harrison, the time-spent training only begins to scratch [...]

Dr. Maya Angelou

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2017-06-04T12:29:59+00:00

Dr. Maya Angelou On May 28th, 2014 the world lost a true American hero, Dr. Maya Angelou. Dr. Angelou inspired thousands of lives through her poems, books, music, movies, and lectures. Although she may no longer be with us, her work and her legacy will continue to inspire others to fulfill their greatest potential and [...]