Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, an associate professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College in New York City, is the author of "Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present" and the "U.S. Constitution: An African-American Context." She is founder/director of The Law and Policy Group, Inc., editor of "The Report on the Status of Black Women and Girls(r)," and a noted playwright. Gloria is a legal correspondent covering the U.S. Supreme Court for the Milwaukee Courier. She is a regular contributor to BBC radio, WVON, and WPFW. Her show "Law of the Land" is a podcast and radio program. Email: Twitter: @GBrowneMarshall



Wayne Dawkins

Contributing writer Wayne Dawkins is an assistant professor at Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.



 Dr. Wilmer Leon
Dr. Wilmer Leon is the Producer/ Host of the nationally broadcast call-in talk radio program “On With Leon,” and a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Go to or email:

Jonathan Clarke
Jonathan Clarke is an independent producer and Chief Consultant of The Clarke Groupe, a St. Louis, Missouri media and communications company specializing in corporate video production, media training and strategic message development. Visit me at my blog: Couldn't Keep It To Myself.



Wamara Mwine

Wamara Mwine covers the White House for and At United Press International, NBC and CNN, Mwine covered national politics. Mwine's passion for social issues is reflected in his letters published in USA Today.  Here are links to several of Mr. Mwine's columns:Obama Focuses on Bipartisan Support, Obama's Push to Go Electric Needs a Bigger Public Charge, Obama Addresses Social Inequities at National Urban League Conference.


 Lyman King
Lyman King is setting out to become the political voice for Gen-X.  The 35-year-old resident is in the midst of creating a national forum to empower, educate and engage 18-35 year olds around the the country. He wants to make sure that young Americans, particularly African-Americans, get informed, get involved and start taking action to change their communities instead of sitting back and waiting.


Marisa Trevino
Marisa Trevino is a syndicated journalist and local public radio commentator writing about family, education and other social justice issues for over a decade. Dedicated Latina, playwright, and citizen. She can be reached at