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James  McBride
James McBride

New York Times Best-Selling Author & Musician

McBride uses music and writing to share powerful stories such as The Color of Water, The Good Lord Bird and Miracle at St. Anna, which was adapted by Spike Lee.

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Gish  Jen
Gish Jen

Award-Winning Author

Hailed as “one of the most insightful writers of our time,” Jen addresses pressing questions of culture, identity, and globalization with analysis, storytelling, brilliance, wit and warmth.

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Kareem  Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA Legend & NY Times Best Selling Author

A global icon that changed the game of basketball, Kareem is a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner and civil rights advocate working to bring more opportunities to underserved communities.

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Michael  Sorrell
Michael Sorrell

Transformative College President

Ranked by Fortune as one of the world’s greatest leaders, Sorrell’s “urban work college model” transformed struggling HBC Paul Quinn College into one of the most innovative colleges in the U.S.

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Wade  Davis
Wade Davis

Former NFL Player, Equality Advocate & Educator

A thought leader, advocate and writer on gender, race and orientation equality and intersectionality, Davis is the NFL’s first LGBT consultant and works with numerous pro teams.

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Cornell William Brooks
Cornell William Brooks

Former Head of NAACP

As an activist and former leader of the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots-based civil rights organization, Brooks works to secure political, educational, social, and economic equality for all.

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Ferial  Govashiri
Ferial Govashiri

Chief of Staff to Chief Content Officer, Netflix

As Obama’s personal aide, Ferial Govashiri spent the past 10 years within arm’s length of one of the world’s most powerful leaders. She is now the Chief Of Staff to Chief Content Officer at Netflix. 

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Feminista  Jones
Feminista Jones

Intersectionality Expert & Award-Winning Blogger

Named one of the Top 100 Black Social Influencers and 25 Most Inspiring Women on Twitter, Jones is a feminist thought leader and social media influencer honored for online activism.

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