In light of the ongoing attacks against Black history in the classroom and on college campuses, Color Of Change is producing an award show that builds cultural celebration alongside national and local leaders taking a stand against anti-critical race theory efforts. As several states have signed restrictions on teaching racial history into law in the past year, the time to prioritize Black history is now.
OUR HOST: SOLEDAD O’BRIEN
As the anchor and producer of the syndicated political show Matter of Fact, Soledad has established herself as one of the most recognized names in broadcasting. A champion of diversity, she gives voice to the underserved and disenfranchised through her Emmy award-winning reporting and acclaimed documentary series Black in America and Latino in America. Her most recent documentary is The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (2022). Soledad is also a contributing editor for PBS NewsHour, and since 2020 she has hosted the weekly podcast Very Opinionated with Soledad O’Brien.
The Black Food Scientist
Chef and Owner, Mahal BBQ
Creator and Historian
Founder of Muse 360
Voice of Gracie’s Corner
Board Chair, Color Of Change and Author of The Sum Of Us
Vice President of Campaigns: Corporate Power, Programs, and Research, Color Of Change
Co-Founder and Executive Director of African American Policy Forum
Creator of The 1619 Project
President, Color Of Change
Vice President of Campaigns: Policy & Government Affairs, Color Of Change
Director, Center for the Study of Race + Ethnicity in America (CSREA)