• Proud DC Resident, Mayfair/Parkside, Ward 7
  • Child, Grandchild, and Nephew of Public School Educators
  • BA, University of Michigan; PhD, Brown University
  • Chair of Political Science, Howard University
  • Author, Professor, & Activist
  • Immediate Past President, National Association for Ethnic Studies
  • Mentee of urban school reform expert
  • Mentor with National Teaching Fellows and the Yale National Initiative Teachers’ Institute
  • Written 3 books on Black mayors work in Black communities in pluralistic cities
  • Openly Gay and HIV+
  • Member, Metropolitan AME Church
  • Member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Former President, NAACP, Worcester, MA
  • Former Affirmative Action Compliance Officer, ACLU Mississippi
  • Founder, Black and Bold LGBTQ Awards, Virginia
  • Emerging Scholar, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
  • 40 under 40, Advocate Magazine
  • 40 under 40, Worcester Business Journal
  • Hidden 105, Out Magazine
  • Named one of 50 “Hero Citizens” by the Andrew Goodman Foundation for voting rights advocacy

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