Award-Winning Spoken Word Artist
The Tony, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning, six-time HBO Def Poet Black Ice is credited with being a major pioneer of this millennium in turning spoken word into a mainstream art form.
Poet & Actor
The subject of the acclaimed documentary Lemon, Lemon Andersen is taking the world of spoken word by storm with plays such as "ToasT" and "County of Kings."
Poet, Author & Millennial Advocate
Azure Antoinette uses performance poetry to explore some of life's most significant topics, including gender, ambition, aging, beauty, alienation, relationships, the effects of technology on culture and more.
Poet, Educator & Best-Selling Author
Since bursting onto the scene as a passionate, influential force in the Black Arts Movement, Nikki Giovanni remains one of the commanding voices gracing America’s political and poetic landscape today.
Poet, Professor & Activist
Speaker Sonia Sanchez authored the American Book Award winner Homegirls and Handgrenades. She speaks on a variety of topics from racial justice to hip-hop.
Poet, Musician & Social Educator
A former cast member of MTV's Real World, Mohammed Bilal is a diversity consultant, musician and poet who has delivered diversity presentations and workshops worldwide to the likes of Lucent, Progressive and Boston College.
In The Color Orange, long-time friends Mohammed Bilal and Josh "Boac" Goldstein challenge American notions by offering a vibrant new look at race, racism and how we get along.
Actor / Writer / Spoken Word Poet
Joe Hernandez-Kolski’s, aka "Pocho Joe," performances challenge while they entertain. He combines poetry, comedy and his socio-political "Chicagoan" voice to create a talk that embraces the conundrums of the US.