Pop-Culture Writer & Podcaster
Kara is passionate about telling stories of people of color. She is a former staff writer for "Grown-ish", Jezebel, and former co-host of Crooked Media's pop-culture podcast "Keep It."
YouTube Star & Activist
Kat Blaque is a transgender rights activist and runs a YouTube channel focused on social justice issues, particularly around race, gender, the LGBTQ+ community, and feminism.
Lead Anchor, BBC World News and Bestselling Author
As the lead anchor for BBC World News America, Katty Kay brings a fresh perspective to the reporting of American politics and global affairs. Katty’s insights reflect a global mindset that is a natural offshoot of having grown up in the Middle East and worked as a journalist in Europe, Africa, and Asia.
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Rapper, Civic Leader & Activist
Killer Mike is a Grammy award-winning rapper and actor who is making waves in the political arena for his gripping commentary on ongoing social issues confronting America.
Disruptive Innovation Leader
At some time, someone somewhere is going to disrupt your entire industry. Shouldn’t it be you? Luke Williams, author and globally recognized authority on disruptive innovation, reveals a way of thinking that has the power to transform your business and stay ahead of the game.
MSNBC Political Analyst & Former Chair of the Republican National Committee
Michael Steele examines the crux of business, politics and race. Steele draws from his unique combination of experience to deliver a relevant and insightful perspective on the day’s most important issues affecting individuals and businesses across the country.
Lt. Col USMC (Retired)
As a public speaker, Robert Darling has addressed numerous academic, government, military, and civic organizations to include the CIA, FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, Navy Space Warfare Center, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, Washington DC Chapter of the Program Management Institute, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Iona College, Defense Language School, and the Military Officers’ Association of America. He has also guest lectured on the subject of Crisis Leadership and Counterterrorism at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Host/Correspondent, NPR's Code Switch
Shereen Marisol Meraji is an award-winning journalist and the co-host and senior producer of NPR’s Code Switch podcast about race, identity and culture. Code Switch is the only podcast about race that's talking about all of us: our histories, how we're represented, the ways we work together and against each other.