Glenn E. Martin

Glenn-E-Martin

Glenn E. Martin

GLENN E. ​MARTIN is the founder and president of JustLeadershipUSA, an organization that aims
 to cut the U.S. correctional population in half by 2030 by elevating and amplifying the voice of people most impacted by crime and incarceration, and positioning them as informed, empowered reform partners. Mr. Martin is co-founder of the Education Inside Out Coalition (EIO Coalition) and the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy. He is a 2011–2012 America’s Leaders of Change National Urban Fellow and a member of the Boards of The College and Community Fellowship and Prisoners Legal Services. He currently serves on a number of boards, and has often served as a re-entry and criminal justice policy reform expert on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, and local media outlets.

Rhymes: Notorious B.I.G. “Gimme The Loot,” Nas ft. Lauryn Hill “If I Ruled the Word (Imagine That),” and Jadakiss ft. Anthony Hamilton “Why?”

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GlennEMartin.org

@GlennEMartin

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Mychal Denzel Smith

Mychal Denzel Smith

Mychal Denzel Smith

Mychal Denzel Smith is a Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute, contributing writer for The Nation Magazine, blogger for TheNation.com, as well as a contributor to Feministing.com and Salon. His work as appeared online for publications such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Gawker, and many others. As a social commentator, he has appeared on MSNBC, Al Jazeera America, CNN, NPR, BBC radio, HuffPost Live, and more. In 2014, he was named to named by Ebony Magazine’s as “What’s Next” in politics and civil rights, as well as The Root 100 list of most influential African-Americans, and nominated for a National Association of Black Journalists award for online commentary. He was among Planned Parenthhood’s 99 Dreamkeepers for Black History Month in 2015, and made the list of New Social Justice Leaders by Sean Combs’ Revolt TV.

Rhymes: Public Enemy “Prophets of Rage,” Pete Rock & CL Smooth “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.),” and Jay-Z ft. The Notorious B.I.G. “Brooklyn’s Finest”

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Feministing.com

Nation Institute

@MychalSmith

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Sharrieff Muhammad

Sharrieff Muhammad

Sharrieff Muhammad writes, performs, listens. He is a founding member of Tomorrow Kings Chicago Hip Hop Collective. Sometimes he is known as IL. Subliminal.  He is inspired by progressive art. He is an Illinois Arts Council and Fire This Time Grant Recipient. He is a friend, mentor, son, brother, lover, hater, food service worker, comic book collector, song writing aficionado,  film geek, and a self proclaimed hip hop historian.

Rhymes: Eric B. & Rakim “Microphone Fiend,” Public Enemy “Fight the Power,” A Tribe Called Quest ft Leaders of the New School “Scenario,” Cypress Hill “How I Could Just Kill a Man,” Outkast “Elevators (Me & You),” 2Pac “So Many Tears,” De La Soul “Stakes is High,” Notorious B.I.G. “Everyday Struggle,” and Common “Resurrection (Large Professor Remix)”

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Poet Laureate of Wicker Park

Tomorrow Kings

Songs from this Interview:

Brand Nubian “Looking at God/Wake Up!”

Eric Clapton “Crossroads”

Eric B. & Rakim “Microphone Fiend”

Public Enemy “Fight the Power”

Public Enemy “Bring the Noise”

A Tribe Called Quest ft Leaders of the New School “Scenario”

A Tribe Called Quest “Excursions”

Cypress Hill “How I Could Just Kill a Man”

The Police “Every Breath You Take”

Puff Daddy ft Faith Evans and 112 “I’ll Be Missing You”

Outkast “Elevators (Me & You)”

Ghostface Killah “Iron Maiden”

2Pac “So Many Tears”

De La Soul “Stakes is High”

The Notorious B.I.G. “Everyday Struggle”

Common “Resurrection (Large Professor Remix)”

Killarmy “Feel It”

Lupe Fiasco “Muhammad Walks”