Penny Wrenn

Former staffer at Essence, Redbook and Esquire; Jill of all trades (from service journalism to first person essays)

Ashley Clark

From London, England; live in Jersey City, USA
Curated “Space is the Place: Afrofuturism on Film” at BAMcinematek, Brooklyn
Have appeared on BBC One Film Show as a guest critic
Frequently moderate onstage Q&As and panels

Johnetta Miner, PhD, NP, MPH

Specialty: Women’s Primary Care Nurse Practitioner,
Integrative/Complementary Care (aromatherapy, reiki, touch therapy, auricular acupuncture, spiritual counseling)

Life@55+. Age of Elegance.

Wellness, Lifestyle and Business consultation, Coaching, Marketing.

BCC (Board Certified Coach), AHN-BC (Advance Holistic Nurse-Board Certified).

Write/distribute newsletter-“Lifestyle Wellness News”

Advisory Board Member of a professional journal

Contributing author to book: Healthcare in The Black Comminity

Contributor to E-zine Articles

Marcus Jones

I’m a student at NYU Gallatin so I’m basically studying how media is expanding and changing, and making sure it changes for the better (more representation of marginalized groups, acceptable humor, wider definitions of what we may consider a film or television show). Great with video production, public speaking, and social media management too. Also available for internships or fellowships.

Willing to write just about any article involving Kanye West.

Sona Charaipotra

Have published in the NY Times, American Way, TeenVogue, Cosmopolitan, Parade, MSN, ABC News,,, People, TeenPeople, The Daily Beast, Mom.Me, CafeMom, and other major media. Formerly a reporter at People magazine and senior editor at TeenPeople, also contributing writer at MSN TV for more than four years.

Jasmine Bager

I grew up in Saudi Arabia, have a degree in studio art and journalism from Miami, attended film school in Europe and live in NYC. With a Saudi father and Cuban-American mother, my interests and expertise are diverse. I’m also one of the first female Saudis to ever graduate from Columbia Journalism School in 102 years. I write about the arts, architecture, cultural trends and anything of interest!

Sulagna Misra

Tara Betts

I have done freelance writing and book reviews for The Source, XXL, Black Issues Book Review, Black Radio Exclusive, and other publications. I just completed my second poetry collection and a Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing.

Julianne Hing

I’m a freelance reporter and writer soon to be based in New York City (May 2015).

Kali Holloway

I’ve written about pretty much everything. Currently serving as the Associate Editor of Media & Culture at AlterNet, and freelance for various pubs on various topics. Welcome new chances to write for even more.

Jia Tolentino

Features editor at Jezebel, former contributing editor at the Hairpin.

Jolie Kerr

My background is mixed—my mother is a 3rd generation Irish-Italian American from the Northeast and my father, who is a 2nd generation Indian from Kenya, came to the US for college and stayed (because my mom’s pretty cute ;).