Jonquilyn Hill

Jonquilyn Hill is a graduate of Howard University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science. Her interest in journalism began when she started volunteering at her local public radio station her sophomore year of high school. Since, she has worked with multimedia news and television production through various blogs and internships, including the United States Senate, ABC’s “This Week,” NBC, and Fox News. She has served on the Executive Board for the Howard University Association of Black Journalists and participated in the 2013 National Association of Black Journalists North Carolina A&T Multimedia Short Course. While attending Howard she was the Multimedia Editor for TheHilltopOnline.com, and Executive Producer of Spotlight News, the university’s student-run television station. And worked at NBC News Washington as a Desk Assistant after graduation. She currently is a Washington producer for Time Warner Cable News.

Kari Mugo

I am a queer writer, born and raised in Nairobi Kenya and spending my formative years in the Midwest. My writing comes from this intersection of cultures and identities in the 21st century. My work has also appeared on Autostraddle.com, Curve Magazine blog, and is slated to appear in anthologies on GLBTQI Africans and Queer Femmes. I serve as a contributor for Mshale.com an African community newspaper and Africans In Motion (AIM) Magazine, both based out of Minnesota. Finalist for the 2015 Beyond the Pure Fellowship for Emerging Writers (through Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN), and trained in Oral History methods and techniques through University Of Mississippi’s Southern Foodways Alliance (Oxford, Mississippi).

Janessa E. Robinson

Janessa E. Robinson is a Chicago native. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a minor in Philosophy from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She is a Black feminist and social justice activist. She currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Stephanie Phillips

I am an Editor at Progressive Digital Media and a freelance writer. My work has been published on Collapse Board, Media Diversified and The F Word. I edit my own blog about women in music called Don’t Dance Her Down Boys, I play in black feminist punk band, Big Joanie and I also DJ occasionally as part of the DJ team Bloody Ice Cream.

Mary C. Curtis

Former editor (culture/life style) at New York Times. Occasional contributor. Roman Catholic.