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Acio , Lorie Senior Manager, Communications MSNBC
Adams , Christine Lynn Pierce Black Lightning
Adams , Kayla Founder/Chief Strategist KTA Media Group
Akil , Salim Executive Producer Black Lightning
Alcelay , Xanti News Operations Manager And Director Of Photography KTVB-TV
Alcindor , Yamiche Reporter The New York Times
Alford , Natasha Deputy Editor theGrio.com
Allam , Hannah National reporter (covering U.S. Muslim Life) BuzzFeed News
Anderson , Joel Reporter BuzzFeed
Anderson , Tre'vell Entertainment reporter The Los Angeles Times
Anderson , Tre'vell Reporter Los Angeles Times
Andrews , Adena Senior Manager of Social Moments Bleacher Report
Argust , Marcia Director The Pew Charitable Trusts' Restore America's Parks Campaign
Armstrong , Jego Senior Producer AJ+
Armstrong , Lisa Associate Professor CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Azarel-Smallwood , Tressa Publisher of Life Changing Books and Co-Founder MegaMind Media
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Baba , Hana Host The KALW Podcast
Ballou , Jeffrey News Editor, Al Jazeera/110th President The National Press Club
Bankert , Adrienne Correspondent ABC News
Banks , Philip Retired Assistant Chief New York City Police Department
Barajas , Josh Deputy Online Editor PBS NewsHour
Bardakian , Kimberly Director of Media Relations Kapor Center for Social Impact
Barkley , Charles Sports Analyst Turner Sports
Barnett , Errol Correspondent CBS News
Beeson , Joel Professor Reed College
Bell , Tenisha CEO Perfect Pitch Media Group
Belton , Ray President-Chancellor Southern University System
Bennett-Smith , Meredith
Berger , JM Fellow The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, The Hague
Berry , Drew President Drew Berry & Associates Media Management
Berry , Zuri Deputy managing editor Boston Herald
Billingsley , ReShonda Tate Author "A Blessing and a Curse"
Birnbaum , Larry Professor Northwestern University
Blaize-Hopkins , Ashanti Journalism Professor Santa Monica College
Blakely , Jonathan Producer CBS Evening News
Blakley , Jonathan Program Director Minnesota Public Radio
Blount , Jeffrey Media Trainer Jeffrey Blount Media
Blue , James Senior Content and Special Projects Producer PBS NewsHour
Boone Isaacs , Cheryl Immediate Past President Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Bowen Matthew , Dayna Professor of Law University of Colorado School of Law
Boyd , Herb Author "Black Detroit"
Bradford , Derrell National Blogger and Executive Vice- President 50 CAN
Bramble , Jason Director Multi-Media Comcast SportsNet New England
Briggs , Mark Vice President, Digital Media Strategies and Innovation SmithGeiger
Brock Akil , Mara Executive Producer Black Lightning
Brooks , Sheila Founder, President and CEO SRB Communications, LLC
Brown , Erica Digital Jounalist CBS News
Brown , Hayes Deputy World News Editor Buzzfeed News
Brown , Ro Sports Director WBOK-AM
Brown , Syb Professor, Journalism Belmont University
Bryant , Christian Senior Culture Editor Newsy
Bryant , Gabrielle Independent TV Producer: PBS, Travel Channel and CABJ President Colorado Assoc. of Black Journalists
Buggs , Shannon Chief Commons Director University of Houston
Bunting , LaSharah Director of Journalism The Knight Foundation
Bunyan , Maureen News Anchor/Correspondent WJLA-TV
Burch , Audra National Enterprise Correspondent The New York Times
Burkins , Glenn Publisher QCityMetro.com
Burnham , Margaret Director Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, Northeastern University, Boston
Burton , Nsenga The Burton Wire
Butler , Anica Deputy Editor, News The Boston Globe
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Calhoun , Johann News and Special Projects Editor The Philadelphia Tribune
Calhoun , Johann News and Special Projects Editor The Philadelphia Tribune
Campbell , Donovan Sportscaster WSVN, 7 News
Capus , Steve Executive Producer CBS Evening News
Carltson , Steve General Manager KNBC-TV
Carr , Michael News Director KFSN-Fresno
Carrasquillo , Adrian White House Correspondent BuzzFeed News
Carter , Cris NFL Analyst Fox Sports
Carter , Duke Reporter WWL-TV Channel 4
Carter , Kelley Senior Entertainment Reporter,The Undefeated ESPN
Carter , Leon VP, Personalization ESPN
Castile , Valerie Philando Castile's mother
Charles , Jacqueline Caribbean Correspondent The Miami Herald
Chung , Florence CEO The Hetty Group
Ciara , Barbara Managing Editor/Evening Anchor WTKR NewsChannel 3
Clark , Natasha Publisher Lioness Magazine
Clay , Denise Proofreader The Philadelphia Sun
Clemetson , Lynette Director Knight-Wallace Fellowships and Livingston Awards at the University of Michigan
Clinkscales , Keith Chief Executive Officer and Founder The Shadow League
Coates , Laura Legal Analyst CNN
Cobb , Bill Deputy Director ACLU Campaign for Smart Justice
Coker , Cheo Co-Producer SOUTHLAND (TNT). Co screenwriter NOTORIOUS (Fox Searchlight)
Collins , Terry CNET CBS Interactive
Colucci , John Social Media Director Sinclair Broadcast Group
Conner , Sean Public Affairs Manager Uber
Coombs , Bertha
Cooper , Helene Author "Madame President"
Cooper , Wilbert Senior Editor Vice
Corprew , Charles President and Founder What's Your Revolution Consulting
Creer-Perry , Joia President National Birth Equity Collaborative
Croom , Tene President Tene Croom Communications
Cross , June Professor Columbia University
Cumberbatch , Khalil Manager of Trainings JustLeadershipUSA
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Dabney-Henderson , Shaneika Senior Producer NFL Media
Dade , Corey Senior Director, U.S. Public Affairs and Crisis Burson-Marsteller
Dahmer , Dennis Activist, Son of Former Forrest County, Miss., NAACP President Vernon Dahme
Daniels , Flozell CEO Foundation of Louisiana
Davidson , Joe Columnist The Washington Post
Davis , Allison Public Relations Management Coopty Productions, LLC
Davis , Ben Assistant Professor, Journalism California State University, Northridge
Davis , Danielle All In Productions
Davis , Kurt Executive Vice President, CBS Affiliate Relations CBS News
Davis , Michaela Writer and Activist
Dawkins , Wayne Professor Morgan State University
Dawson Long Weaver , Sandra NABJ Founder
Day , Leila Hosts KALW Podcast
Days , Michael Executive Editor, Author Philadelphia Daily News, "Obama's Legacy"
De Vaux , Marcy Associate Professor, Journalism California State University, Northridge
DeBerry , Jarvis Editorial Writer & Columnist The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com
DeBose , Brian Principal GraySide Media Group
DeBose , Theola Host "The Gray Side: Life After Journalism" Podcast
Deggans , Eric TV Critic NPR
Demby , Gene Host NPR's Code Switch
Dennis , Patti VP/News TEGNA, Inc.
Diallo , Djibril Director of Public Affairs United Nations - OSDP
Dickens , Kelley News Director WBND-TV
Diener , Scott News Director KMOV-TV
Dobard , Patrick CEO New Schools for New Orleans
Dodson , Angela Freelance Editor & Writer "Remember the Ladies"
Dorsey , Cheryl NCLEOJ
Dorsey , Theo Sports Director WALB News 10
Drake , LaToya Spokesperson and Partnerships Manager Google
Duncan , Alfred Author, National Artist, 2x Grammy Nominated, Emmy Nominated, Speaker Forever Duncan LLC
Duncan , Jericka Correspondent CBS News
Duncan , Sherrell Author, Elevation Speaker, Certified Health Coach Forever Duncan, LLC
Durham , Elise M. Executive Producer CBS 46
Durrett , Clint Pilot Project Manger Hearst Digital
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Eaton , N'Jeri Sr. Manager of Programming Acquisitions NPR
Eaves , Michael Anchor ESPN
Edwards , Camille Vice President & News Director WABC-TV
Edwards , Francine Interim Dean, College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Departments Delaware State University
Elam , Stephanie Correspondent CNN
Elder , Charity Head of News Originals Yahoo
Ellis , Rehema Education Correspondent NBC News
Erdozain , Meara VP for Programming CNN
Evans , Marissa Health/Human Services Policy Reporter The Texas Tribune
Eversley , Melanie E. Reporter USA Today
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Fedida , Barbara SVP, Talent & Development ABC News
Ferguson , Amber Morning Mix Video Editor Washington Post
Ferguson , Shaun New Orleans police officer
Ferrier , Michelle Founder Troll-Busters.com
Few , Nicholas Actor 90 Days
Foote , Corneilus Professor University of North Texas
Ford , Oliva Contributing Editor thebody.com
Franklin , Akili News Director WDSU- TV
Fredrique Aponte , Jennia Director 90 Days
Fuster , Peter Assistant Executive Director / Labor Counsel SAG-AFTRA
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Gallot , Rick President Grambling University
Gantt , Carol Producer/Assciate Producer Turner Broadcasting Company/CNNI
Garcia , Michelle Senior Editor for Race & Identities Vox
Gardere , Jeff Board Certified Clinical Psychologist Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Garriss , Kirstin C Government Reporter Time Warner Cable News
Gates , Stacy Political & Legislative Director Chicago Teachers Union
Gauthier , Barbara News Anchor WTVM Newsleader 9/Raycom Media, former BET anchor and National Chief Correspondent
Gebresilassie , Hannah Reporter WSIL-TV
Gentry , Pamela Senior Advisor to the Office of Minority Health (OMH) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, at the Department of Health and Human Services
George , Cameo Head of Video & TV Ozy.com
Gharib , Ali The Intercept
Ginther , Mark Vice President of News KXAS-TV
Gittens , Hasani Senior News Editor NBCNews.com
Glover , Sarah J. Social Media Editor NBC Owned Television Stations
Godwin , Kimberly Senior Producer CBS News
Goforth , Jennifer Editor/Owner The Content Marketing Writer
Goodwin , Ronald Program Coordinator Prairie View A&M University
Gordon , Ed Journalist/Host Bounce TV
Gordon , Galen Coordinating Producer ESPN
Graham , Ken Meteorologist in Charge New Orleans/Baton Rouge National Weather Service
Grant , Michael Creative Director San Francisco Business Times
Green , Johnny News Director WBZ-TV Boston, MA
Green , Treye Shopping & Products Writer BuzzFeed
Griggs , Eric Physician, Health Educator WVUE-TV
Gross , Lance Actor
Gupton , Damon Inspector Henderson Black Lightning
Gutzmore , Clayton Florida International University
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Haggerty , Rebecca Professor USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
Haines Whack , Errin Race, Culture and Identity Reporter Associated Press
Hair , Princell General Manager CSN
Hale Williams , Nathan Writer/ Director 90 Days
Hampton , Deon Reporter Newsday
Hannah-Jones , Nikole Staff Writer The New York Times Magazine
Hardy , Dawn Michelle Publicist & Literacy Agent Dream Relations
Harper , Hill Award-winning actor, best-selling author and philanthropist
Harris , Adam News Reporter Chronicle of Higher Education
Harris , Aisha Host, Slate Represent
Harris , Ron Journalist - Adjunct Professor
Harris , Serena Teacher Patterson Park Charter School, Baltimore MD
Harrison , Judith Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Weber Shandwick Agency
Harvey , Eugenia Series Producer, "Race Matters: Solutions" PBS NewsHour
Harvey , Tim Chief Park Facility Management Division National Park Service, Washington Office
Hayden , Leo Former NFL player and former felon New Orleans prison system
Haynes , Darren Sports Anchor ESPN
Heiman , Harry J. Director of Health Policy Satcher Health Leadership Institute Morehouse School of Medicine
Henderson , Felecia D. Assistant Managing Editor The Detroit News
Henderson , Jarrad Multimedia Producer USA Today
Hendricks , Denise Sr. Producer HLN Morning Express w/ Robin Meade
Henry , Susan General Manager WBOK 1230AM
Herbert , Corey Physician & Journalist Community Health TV
Herndon , Astead Washington Bureau National Political Reporter The Boston Globe
Hicks , Rod East Desk Editor Associated Press
Hicks-Collins , Barbara Activist, daughter of Deacons for Defense and Justice leader Robert Hicks, THE ROBERT
Higgins , Thomas National Executive Director, News & Broadcast SAG-AFTRA
Higgs , Xavier Multimedia Journalist LA Daily News, Pasadena Star News, Los Angeles Sentinel
Hill , Damali Public Relations Consultant/TV Producer, Freelance Etched Communication
Hill , Jarrett Correspondent, The Hollywood Reporter / Host/Executive Producer Back2Reality
Hill , Lee Managing Editor, Digital Content WNYC, New York Public Radio
Hill , Retha Executive Director of the Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, Prof Arizona State University
Hilton , Shani Head of U.S. News BuzzFeed News
Hobbs , Roy Retired Television News Anchor
Hoeppner , Valerie Mobile & Multimedia Trainer
Holland , Jesse Race & Ethnicity Reporter The Associated Press
Holliday , Darryl Editorial Director and Co-Founder City News Bureau, citybureau.org
Holman , Jordyn Reporter Bloomberg News
Holmes , Baxter NBA Reporter ESPN
Holmes , Natay Reporter/Anchor WJTV
Hopgood , Mei-Ling Associate Professor and Diversity Council member Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications Northwestern University
Hopkins , Deirdre Strategic Communications Manager Pa. Convention Center
Horace , Matthew Media Law Enforcement Analyst & Author www.matthewhorace.com
Hornbuckle , Renee Author
Horner , Paul Writer Paul Horner News
Hostin , Sunny Co-Host The View
Hudson , LaShawn News Producer Fox 23
Huff , Janice NBC4 Chief Meteorologist
Humphrey , Andrew Meterologist WDIV-TV
Hundley , Tom Senior Editorial Producer Pulitzer Center
Hunter , Steven Public Relations & Brand Engagement Manager McDonald's
Hurd , Gayle Host/Anchor
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Ibanga , Imaeyen Senior Content Producer AJ+
Ihejirika , Maudlyne Urban Affairs Reporter/Author Chicago Sun-Times/"Escape From Nigeria: A Memoir of Faith, Love and War"
Ingram , Fedrick Executive Vice President Florida Education Association
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J , Derek BRAVO TV's Fashion Queens and The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Jackson , Aubrey Reporter WYFF News 4
Jahmal Miller , William Deputy Director California Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity
James , Denise Reporter Denise James Media
James , Jordan Director of External Affairs UNT NABJ
Jenkins , Jennifer Facebook
Johns , Crystal Agent Bienstock | A United Talent Agency Company
Johnson , Alencia Director of Constiuency Communications Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Johnson , Deidre On-Demand Traffic Reporter WXIA-TV
Johnson , Eric Senior Producer Show Integration ABC News Digital
Johnson , Gus Sportscaster Fox Sports
Johnson , Jason MSNBC Contributor TheRoot.com, Professor of Morgan State University
Johnson , Kimberly Editor, The Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal
Johnson , Martin Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University
Johnson , Michelle Y. Associate Professor, Journalism Boston University
Johnson , Morgan Co-founder The TRiiBE
Johnson , Todd Managing Editor TheGrio.com
Joiner , Lottie Freelance Reporter Policing the USA
Jones , Bomani Host ESPN
Jones , Cullen 2008 & 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist
Jones , Jackie Chair, Multimedia Journalism Morgan State University
Jones , Kenneth Professor of Journalism Florida A&M University
Jones , Maya Angela Associate Editor ESPN's The Undefeated
Jones , Rashida Senior Vice President, Specials NBC News/MSNBC
Jones , Tracy National Director of Grassroots Mobilization Initiatives AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Jones , Will Reporter WLS-TV
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Kagan , Eleanor Director of Audio BuzzFeed
Kennedy , Gerrick Durell Pop Music Critic The Los Angeles Times
Kennedy Haydel , Sheryl Assistant Professor Xavier University of Louisiana, Department of Mass Communication
Kenney , Robert VP/Regulatory Affairs Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Kenon , Danese Deputy Director of Photography for Video/Multimedia Tampa Bay Times
Keyes , Jazz CEO, Author Jazz Keyes Coaching and Consulting, Inc.,
Kim , Catherine
Kimbrough , Walter President Dillard University
King , Noel Elisabeth Correspondent NPR
King , Rob VP-SportsCenter ESPN
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Labbe , Blaise Regional News Director & Director of News WOAI/KABB San Antonio
Larry , Zakiya CEO and Founder Quest Media Training and ZakiyaLarry.com
LaStar , Marqueeda Community Manager Black Girl Nerds Online Community & Newsletter
Latty , Yvonne Clinical Professor, Director of the Reporting the Nation/New York
Laveist , Wilbert Author Smooth 88.1FM WHOV,
Lee , Gabrielle Vice President Sunshine Sachs
Lee , Trymaine National Reporter MSNBC
Lemieux , Jamilah Vice President, News and Men’s Programming iOne Digital
Lemon , Ken Reporter WSOC TV
Lewis , Stanley Program Supervisor Easterseals, Bay Area
Li , Anita Media Innovation Editor Discourse Media
Littal , Robert Owner Black Sports Online
Lloyd , Tim Host St. Louis Public Radio's Podcast- We Live Here
Lomax , Michael President and CEO United Negro College Fund
Lowe , Mira L. Professor University of Florida
Lowe , Shauntel Deputy Editor, Special Projects Bleacher Report
Lowery , Wesley Reporter, Author The Washington Post, "They Can't Kill Us"
Lynk , Beth Spokesperson Planned Parenthood Federation of America
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Mackel , Travers Investigative Reporter WDSU
Madison , Paula Partner; Owner; CEO Williams Group Holdings LLC; The Africa Channel; Los Angeles Sparks
Mama , Lil Actor Left Eye in "Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story"
Manigault-Newman , Omarosa Director of Communications White House Office of Public Liaison
Manuel , Simone 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist
Marcano , Mervyn Co-Founder Blackbird
Martin , Adrienne Managing Editor, Duke Magazine Duke Alumni Association
Martin , Kimberley Newsday
Martin , Roland Host and Managing Editor TV One's NewsOne Now
Martin , Terrence Executive Vice President Detroit Federation of Teachers
Mason , Hayley News Reporter WSMV-TV
Matthews , Jennifer Associate Producer CNN
Matthews , Lisa Nicole Vice President Hager Sharp
Maybank , Aletha Center for Health Equity NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
McCarter , Michael Senior News Director and Editor Cincinnati Enquirer and Media Network of Central Ohio (USA Today Network)
McCaskill , Andrew Senior Vice President - Global Communications & Multicultural Marketing Nielsen
McClain , China Anne Jennifer Pierce Black Lightning
McClendon , Maritza 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist USA Swimming
McConduit , Erika President and CEO Urban League of Louisiana
McCoy , DuJuan Owner, President and CEO Bayou City Broadcasting
McGriff , James CEO Pennial Solutions
McKneeley , Jamar CEO InsprieNOLA Public Charter School
Means , Carmaine Photographer/Entrepreneur CBS2 Chicago & Owner of Drone Girl Photography
Merida , Kevin Sr VP & Editor in Chief ESPN The Undefeated
Metz , Phil Managing Director, Entertainment Marketing NASCAR
Milan , Tiq Trans Activist and Journalist GLAAD
Miller , Michelle Correspondent CBS News
Mitchell , Alexis News Content Specialist WBTV News 3
Mitchell , Jerry Investigative Reporter the (Jackson, Miss) Clarion-Ledger
Mitchell , Mary Columnist Chicago Sun-Times
Mitchell , Shireen Founder Stop Online Violence Against Women
Mock , Brentin CityLab The Atlantic
Moise , Imani Reporter The Wall Street Journal
Monroe , Bryan Verizon Chair & Professor Temple University
Moore , Shemar Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, S.W.A.T award-winning actor, model & philanthropist
Moore , Terron Social Media Director Teen Vogue and Allure
Morgan , DeMarco Correspondent CBS News
Morial , Marc President National Urban League
Morrison , Aaron Senior Staff Writer Mic
Morrow , Emerald Reporter WTSP-TV/ St. Petersburg, FL
Muhammad , Richard Editor-In-Chief The Final Call
Mullins , Dexter Senior Producer NowThis News
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Nance , Malcolm Author "Plot to Hack America"
Nascimento-Deluca , Kely Producer, Photographer and Social Commentator
Navaroli , Anika Collier Color of Change
Neal , David Staff Writer Miami Herald
Nelson , Christopher Coordinating Producer NBC News
Nelson , Kelsey On Air Personality and Reporter Minorities in Sports Representative
Nelson , Stanley Writer, Producer, Director Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
Nelson , Stanley Author, Editor The Concordia Sentinel, Ferriday, La.
Nevels , Danielle Author "Modern Psalms of this Woman’s Walk"
Nicholas , Val Vice President NBC News
Nicholson-Doty , Beverly US Virgin Islands Dept of Tourism
Nixon , Ron Homeland Security Correspondent New York Times
Noble-Jones , Brittany Anchor WJTV
Noonan , Mary ABC
Norwood , Nicondra Meteorologist WVUE
Norwood , Nicondra Meteorologist WVUE Fox 8
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Obell , Sylvia entertainment reporter BuzzFeed News
Ochoa-Nana , Mocha CEO The Oracle Group International
Okeowo , Alexis Staff Writer The New Yorker
Olivas , Kevin Sinclair Broadcast Group
Osterreicher , Mickey Lawyer
Owens , Ernest L. Editor G Philly
Owsley , Cara Visual journalist Cincinnati Enquirer (USA Today Network
Ozah , Chike Director The First To Do It
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Packnett , Brittany Vice President of National Community Alliances, Co- Founder Teach for America, Campaign Zero
Patterson , Angela Toyota Motor North America Toyota Motor North America
Patterson , Steve
Paul , Mike The Reputation Doctor® The Reputation Doctor
Payne , Amber Managing Editor, NBCBLK NBC News Digital
Payne , Les Associate Editor Enterprises LVPayne
Pegues , Jeff CBS News Correspondent, Author CBS NEWS,
Pereira , Michaela Anchor HLN
Perrine , Ava Instructor Delaware State University
Perry , Kevin President and CEO Perry Publishing and Broadcasting
Pesante Haughton , Kiara Communications Professional U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce
Phelps , Giselle CEO and Founder GJP Media Services LLC
Phillip , Abby White House Correspondent The Washington Post
Phillips , Carron Columnist New York Daily News
Pinkston , Randall Freelance Journalist/Educator
Pitts , Byron "Nightline" Co-Anchor ABC News
Plessy , Keith Plessy and Ferguson Foundation
Polgreen , Lydia Editor in Chief HuffPost
Porges , Marian
Powell , Tracie Founder & Senior Fellow allDigitocracy , Democracy Fund
Pryor , David Regional Vice President, Medical Director Anthem Inc.
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Radford , Morgan
Ramos , Michelle Project Director New Orleans Chapter of the Vera Institute of Justice
Ramsey , Donovan Editor The Marshall Project
Rankin , Duane Columnist Montgomery Advertiser
Rascoe , Ayesha White House Correspondent Reuters
Raubion , Dion Reporter Reuters
Recasner , Anthony CEO Agenda for Children
Redwood , Femi Reporter News 12
Reed , Arthur Community activist
Reeves , Garth Publisher Emeritus Miami Times
Reid , Jason Manager, Audience Development & Operations NBC
Reid , Jason Senior NFL Writer The Undefeated
Remar , James Peter Gambi Black Lightning
Remeiro , Egbert Cancer Surgeon & National Film Producer/Scriptwriter
Reyes , Damaso New York Program Manager The News Literacy Project
Reynolds , Martin Co-Executive Director - The Maynard Institute Reveal
Rhoden , William Sports Journalist and Author
Rhodes , Courtney Author Urbanity Communications
Rice , Charles CEO Entergy New Orleans Inc.
Richardson , Susan Editor and Publisher The Chicago Reporter
Riley , Patrick Producer/ Writer/Talent Freelance
Riley , Patrick Entertainment Blogger A Day in the "Life of Riley"
Riley , Rochelle Columnist Detroit Free Press
Riley , Sheri Speaker, Life Strategist, Author Exponential Living
Rivers , Eileen Editor Policing the USA
Roberts , Deborah Correspondent 20/20, ABC News
Robertson , Gil President African American Film Critics Association
Robinson , Reginald Field Secretary Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee (SNCC)
Rodrigues , Charlitta Producer CNN
Rodriguez , Veronica Technical Director Minnesota Public Radio
Roker , Al Owner/ CEO Al Roker Entertainment
Rolark-Barnes , Denise Publisher & Chair, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Washington Informer
Roldan , Liz New Director WFOR-TV Miami
Roman , Tami Actor "Basketball Wives"
Rosario , Daisy Managing Producer WAMU's The Big Listen
Ross , Sonya Race and Ethnicity Editor Associated Press
Roth , Bill Director of Clinical Staff Support & Research Easterseals, Bay Area
Rouse , Karen Reporter WNYC
Rundlet , Karen Journalism Program Officer John S. and James L. Knight Foundation/The
Runnels , Cathy Voice & Communications Strategist Accent On Speech, LLC
Russell , Mark Executive Editor The Commercial Appeal
Ryan , April White House Correspondent, Author American Urban Radio Networks, "Mama's Knee and Presidency in Black and White"
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Samuels , Jason Mark Head of BET News & Docs BET News and Documentaries
Sanders , Symone CNN Political Commentator, Priorities USA strategist
Sanders , Topher Investigative Reporter ProPublica
Sands , Darren Political Reporter BuzzFeed News
Sanford , Otis Journalism Professor/columnist/commentator The University of Memphis
Sarmah Hightower , Satta Principal & Freelance Content Marketer Talented Tenth Media
Schiavocampo , Mara Correspondent ABC News
Schult , Emily Deputy Vice President, Programs International Center for Journalists
Sealls , Alan WKRG-TV Chief Meteorologist WKRG
Seals , Eric Multimedia Photojournalist Detroit Free Press
Sharpe-Brown , Haniyyah Principal On Point Communications
Shaw , Nzinga Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Atlanta Hawks
Shute , Anthony Executive Producer WLS-TV
Simmons , Ann Global Development Writer/Editor Los Angeles Times
Simmons , Coodie Director The First To Do It
Simon , Mashaun D Writer/Reporter Freelance
Simpson , Gabrielle Global Director of Communications & Public Relations FCB Worldwide, Inc.
Smedley , Brian Executive Director National Collaborative for Health Equity
Smith , Erna Professor University of Texas
Smith , L. Michelle Director, Public Relations (former tv writer/producer) AT&T Global Marketing Organization
Smith , LaToya CEO Brass City Media, Inc.
Smith , Nichelle Features Editor USA TODAY Network National News Desk
Smith , Nicole Senior Digital Features Editor Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Smith , Tasha Director "When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakeley Story"
Smith , Tierra Business Reporter Tampa Bay Times
Smith , Trisch Managing Director/Executive Vice President, Multicultural Edelman
Southers , Erroll Director of the Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies Program University of Southern California
Spears , Marc Writer, The Undefeated ESPN
Stanley , Kameel Host St. Louis Public Radio's Podcast- We Live Here
Starr , Terrell Senior Reporter Foxtrot Alpha
Steib Martin , Syrita Operation Restoration
Sterling , Sandra Alton Sterling's aunt
Stevens , Rod Assistant Chief Photographer KGW-TV
Stewart , Chris CEO Wayfinder Foundation
Stewart , Jocelyn Director for communnications Cal State Los Angeles
Stewart , Mizell Vice President/ News Operations USA TODAY NETWORK
Stuart , Shauna Digital Content Manager Georgia Public Broadcasting
Sturgis , Ingrid Professor Howard University
Sulzberger, Jr. , Arthur Publisher and Chairman The New York Times
Superville , Darlene AP White House Reporter The Associated Press
Sutton , Cheryl Independent Art Curator and Evaluator
Sutton , Will President Sutton Solutions
Swaby , Aliyya Public Education reporter Texas Tribune
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Taifa , Nkechi Advocacy Director for Criminal Justice Open Society Foundations
Tapper , Christina Deputy Editor, Special Projects Bleacher Report
Taylor , Torrence Community Leader #NOLANOTABLES
Terrell , Kellee Freelance Journalist and Filmmaker HelloBeautiful
Thomas , Aaron Rahsaan Executive Producer, S.W.A.T.
Thomas , Isiah Formerly of the Detroit Pistons
Thomas , Jennifer Assistant Professor Department of Media, Journalism and Film, Howard University
Thomas , Ron Director, Journalism & Sports Program Morehouse College
Thomas , Shawna Washington Bureau Chief VICE News
Thomas , Vickie City Beat Reporter WWJ/CBS Radio-Detroit
Thomas , Wendi Editor MLK50: Justice Through Journalism
Thompson , Marcus Sports Columnist The Athletic Bay Area
Thompson , Omnika Executive Producer “MSNBC Live with Katy Tur”
Thrasher , Steven Writer-At-Large and Senior Columnist The Guardian
Tinsley , Justin Sports & Culture Reporter ESPN's The Undefeated
Triche , Arthur Executive Producer, 92.9 The Game CBS Radio
Tucker , Dorothy Reporter WBBM-TV
Tully , Susan President & General Manager NBC Connecticut
Turner , Miki Assistant Professor USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
Turner , Nina President, (Former Ohio State Senator and CNN Contributor) Our Revolution
Turner , Nischelle Host Entertainment Tonight
Tweh , Bowdeya Editor Wall Street Journal
Tynes , Tyler Staff Writer SB Nation
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Valadez , Eric Executive News Director TEGNA, Inc.
Vanderberg , Marcus Region IV Director
Vernon , Josh University Program Manager Banjo Inc.
Verrett , Stan Sports Anchor ESPN
Vicci , Gino Journalist
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Walden , Tiffany Co-Founder The TRiiBE
Walker , Julie Correspondent Associated Press
Walker , Marlon Education Reporter Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Walker , Rhiannon Associate Editor ESPN The Undefeated
Wallace , Alex Head of OTT Video Oath
Washburn , Gary Columnist Boston Globe
Washington , Kelvin Host of The Kelvin and Travis Morning Show ESPN Radio
Washington , Melissa Senior VP/External Affairs & Large Customer Solutions Exelon/Com Ed
Washington , Stan Editor The Atlanta Voice Newspaper
Weathersbee , Tonyaa Columnist The Commercial Appeal
Weichselbaum , Simone Staff Writer The Marshall Project
Whack , Errin Reporter The Associated Press
Whack , Lee Spokesperson/Communications Director Philadelphia School District
Whitaker , Bill Correspondent 60 Minutes
Whitaker , Charles Professor & Associate Dean Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
White , Angela President A Silver Lining Entertainment
White , Gillian The Atlantic
Whitfield , Chandra Thomas Contributor NBCNews.com/NBCBLK
Whitley , Reece National Junior Team Member & 2015 World Juniors Silver Medalist
Whitten-Griggs , Tosha Senior Vice President of Public Relations TV One
Wicker , Jewel Imana Freelance entertainment reporter
Wickham , DeWayne Dean, School of Global Journalism and Communicatio Morgan State University
Williams , Antonio featured in the film
Williams , Anzio Vice President of News WCAU-TV (NBC10)
Williams , Cress Jefferson Pierce Black Lightning
Williams , Eboni K. Attorney, Co-Host The FOX News Specialists
Williams , Erroll Orleans Parish Assessor
Williams , GregAlan Robert "Mac" McCready Greenleaf
Williams , Lauren Executive Editor VOX News
Williams , Lynnette Johnson Senior Vice President Edelman
Williams , Nafessa Anissa Pierce Black Lightning
Williams , Patrece Make Up Artist
Williams , Ryan Director, Multicultural Initiatives NBC News/NBCUniversal
Williams , Vanessa Actress NBC's Days of Our Lives, New Jack City and Showtime's Soul Food
Williams , Veralyn Producer Slate Podcasts
Williams Chancellor , Cristal Director of Communications Women's Media Center
Williamson , Rondrick featured in the film
Willis , Raquel Activist and Writer
Wills , Carla Senior Producer Democracy Now!
Wilson , Benet J. Owner/Editor-in-Chief Aviation Queen LLC
Wilson , David Founder The Grio
Wilson , Karen Freelance Communications
Wiltz , Teresa Senior Staff Writer Stateline/Pew Charitable Trusts
Wondwossen , Rahel Education Fellow and Founding Principal News Schools for New Orleans, Cohen College Prep High School
Wong , Herman Deputy editor, General assignment desk The Washington Post
Woods , Nikki Multi-media Personality, Branding Coach, Motivational Speaker and the CEO Nikki Woods Media
Workneh , Lilly Huffington Post
Wright , Kai Host, Culture News WNYC Radio
Wright Moore , Linda Senior Communications Officer (Retired) Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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