Spencer Overton

Spencer Overton is President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. He is also a tenured Professor of Law at George Washington University, Senior Fellow at Demos, and a National Chair of Public Policy for Sigma Pi Phi (the Boule) – the nation’s oldest African-American fraternity. He previously served President Obama as Principal … Continued

Heather McGhee

Heather McGhee is a Distinguished Senior Fellow and former President of Demos. She is writing a book on the personal, economic, and societal costs of racism to everyone in America. Heather is a contributor to NBC News and has written for The New York Times, The Nation, and The Hill.

Michael Steele

Michael Steele is an author and political analyst for MSNBC. He served Maryland as the 7th Lt. Governor, the first African-American elected to a Maryland statewide office. He was also Chairperson of the Republican National Committee, the first African-American to serve in that capacity.

Bakari Sellers

Bakari Sellers is an attorney with Strom Law Firm in Columbia, South Carolina. In 2006, he was elected to South Carolina’s House of Representatives, becoming the youngest Black elected official in the United States. Bakari served as a Representative for 12 years, and stepped down to run for Lt. Governor of South Carolina.

Carol Sutton Lewis

Carol Sutton Lewis is the founder of Ground Control Parenting, a website for the parents of children of color, with a particular focus on boys. Carol founded and manages the Carol Sutton Lewis and William M Lewis, Jr. Charitable Foundation. She has served as a board member for several education organizations, including Stanford Law School.

Robert E. Rubin

Robert E. Rubin served as the 70th Secretary of the United States Treasury. He was co-CEO of Goldman Sachs & Co. He is co-chair emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the board of trustees at the Mount Sinai Health System; chair of the board of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the … Continued

Troy Carter

Troy Carter is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Atom Factory, an entertainment management company. At Atom, Troy has managed the careers of several recording artists, including Lady Gaga, John Legend, and Meghan Trainor.

Sheila Marcelo

Sheila Marcelo is Founder of Care.com, the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care. Previously, Sheila was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Matrix Partners, and has held executive positions at Upromise and TheLadders.com. Sheila serves on the Board of Trustees of Boston Children’s Hospital.

Richard Parsons

Richard Parsons is a Senior Advisor at Providence Equity Partners, a global asset management firm with $60 billion in assets under management. Previously, he was Chairman of the Board of Citigroup Inc. and Time Warner Cable. Richard’s civic and nonprofit commitments include Co-Chairman of the Mayor’s Commission on Economic Opportunity in New York; of the … Continued

Edward Lewis

Edward Lewis is a Co-Founder of Essence and Latina magazine. For 35 years, he led Essence, one of the largest African-American-owned communications companies in the United States. He is the former Chairman of the Magazine Publishers of America and was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2014. Edward serves on the Board of Directors of the … Continued