ADVISORY COMMITTEE

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Robert Randolph

Chairman, Juneteenth Unityfest and Founder & President of The Robert Randolph Foundation

Aarti Tandon

CEO Citizen Eight; CEO, Smart City Expo Atlanta; Criminal Justice Advocate

Adesola Osakalumi

Actor, Choreographer, Writer (FELA! On Broadway, RED PILL, runboyrun)

Aisha Tyler

star of Archer, actress, comedian, director, and Daytime Emmy Award winning talk show host

Beverly Johnson

The First African American Supermodel, One of the 20th century's most influential people in fashion

Bill T. Jones

Co-founder of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Artistic Director of New York Live Arts, "one of the most notable, recognized modern-dance choreographers and directors of our time”

Deesha Dyer

Founder and CEO of Hook & Fasten, Former Obama White House Social Secretary, Founder of beGirl.world and former Philadelphia hip-hop journalist

DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.

Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens

Devon C. Lawrence

Founder and Principal, Clark Lawrence Consulting, Inc. , Former Robin Hood Foundation

Greg Phillinganes

Musical Director

Jamal Joseph

Professor, Columbia University, Filmmaker, and Activist

J. B. Miller

CEO, Empire Entertainment, Inc. Executive Producer Ebony Power 100, The Black Ball, Mary J. Blige Honors

Jon Hamm

Emmy, two-time Golden Globe, and two-time Screen Actors Guild Award winning Actor

Joseph V. Curry

CEO, Orbit Holdings, LLC, Venture Capital Investor

Ken Morris Jr

Great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass, great-great grandson of Booker T Washington

Kerry Gordy

Music Executive, CEO of Kerry Gordy & Associates, Inc. LLC, KGIP Inc., Dakia-Gordy and NuVintage, LLC.

Krystal Mackie

Hamilton Cast Member

Linda Johnson Rice

Chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing Company & President of the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors

Lynn Nottage

Playwright, Screenwriter, and the first woman to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice

Nancy Hunt

Co-founder/President, We Are Family Foundation

Nicole Morris

Daughter of Ken Morris

Nwaka Onwusa

Chief Curator and Vice President of Curatorial Affairs, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Paul Oakley Stovall

Obama White House Staff Lead, Playwright and a lead performer in the national tour of Hamilton

Phylicia Rashād

First Black Actress to win the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play; NAACP Image Award Recipient, three-time Emmy nominee, award winning theatre Director, and "The Mother Of The Black Community"

Rakia Reynolds

Founder & Executive Officer, Skai Blue Media

Richard Mahee

Founder, M12.tv

Robert “Sput” Searight

Co-Founder and Vice President of The National Black Musicians Coalition

Roger Guenveur Smith

Star of Do the Right Thing, Frederick Douglass performer

Stephanie Walter Williams

Co-Founder, Reelworks.org Diversity Youth Media not-for-profit

Terry Cecil

CEO & Chief Sustainability Officer, International Sponsor Council

Tina Farris

Talent Producer, Tour Manager, the Roots, Blackeyed Peas, Queen Latifah, Nicki Minaj, Chris Rock

Wayne Brady

Actor, Comedian, Television Personality

Wilson Cruz,Activist

Star of Star Trek: Discovery and My So Called Life

Yusuf George

Managing Director of Corporate Engagement, JUST Capital

Zina Garrison

Former USTA Professional #4, US Olympic Champion