Eric K. Grimes | Brother Shomari is an activist, organizer, author, speaker, training professional and educator focused on developing consciousness-raising and transformative learning experiences for those committed to overcoming oppression, injustice and racism.
SolomonJones is an award-winning columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer, where he writes regularly about race and class. The Essence bestselling author of 8 novels and two short story collections, Jones is a blogger for NPR-affiliate WHYY. A strong voice in Philadelphia radio, Jones has been featured nationally on CNN, ABC’s Nightline, NPR, HLN, TV One, and Al Jazeera. His latest novel, The Dead Man's Wife, was published in 2012 by St. Martin’s Press. He is currently at work on his next novel.
CHARLES D. ELLISON is an award-winning thought leader, political strategist, commentator and advocacy expert with nearly two decades of applied expertise in the arena of politics, public policy, campaigns and elections, crisis management and emerging/digital media strategy.