Description blogAn internationally known cultural critic, journalist, activist, and thought leader in the area of hip-hop, youth culture, and Black political engagement, Bakari Kitwana is the Executive Director of Rap Sessions, which for the last fourteen years has conducted over 150 townhall meetings around the nation on difficult dialogues facing the hip-hop and millennial generations.
He is the collaborating writer for pioneering hip-hop artist Rakim 2019 new book Sweat The Technique: Revelations
Description blogReyna Grande is the author of the bestselling memoir, The Distance Between Us, (Atria, 2012) where she writes about her life before and after she arrived in the United States from Mexico as an undocumented child immigrant. The much-anticipated sequel, A Dream Called Home (Atria), was released in 2018.
Her other works include the novels, Across a Hundred Mountains, (Atria, 2006) and Dancing with Butterflies
In 2020, Mel Donalson was invited to write a poem, “Outbreak,” and the “Afterword” for a timely anthology, entitled When the Virus Came Calling: Covid-19 Strikes America.