Anthony R. Keith, Jr.

Board Member

Anthony R. Keith, Jr. (Tony) is an award winning spoken word poet, educator, and nerd who writes, reads, and performs about…

LeKeitta Epps

Board Member

Someone once asked me what was my dream job. “Give me a job that combines music, community service and…

Gregory Cendana

Board Member

Organizer, strategist and dancer Gregory Cendana is President and Co-Founder of Can’t Stop! Won’t Stop!…

Lisa Li

Board Member

Hailing from Dallas, TX, Lisa has been an avid lover of hip-hop from a young age. Lisa obtained a Bachelor…

Timothy Anne Burnside

Board Member

Timothy Anne Burnside works closely with object donors and museum colleagues to build collections and…

Simone Baskerville

Board Member

Simone Baskerville is an interdisciplinary artist working in the mediums of theater, dance and literary arts.

Saafir Rabb

Board Member

Saafir leads the Interculture team in providing our clients with culturally competent business solutions.

Don-nisha Johnson

Board Member

Don-nisha Johnson is a stay at home (mostly), homeschooling, work from home (ideally), child-centered mother of one…

Naima Costello

Board Member

Naima Costello has worked in event promotion for over 15 years. She has a deep rooted love for all forms of artistic expression.

Jose Dominguez


Jose Dominguez is a veteran of the District of Columbia’s rich non-profit community and has more than 16+ years of experience in…

Anaia Peddie

Board Member

Anaia Peddie is Program Manager for the Minnesota Avenue Main Street. She leads the Main Street Initiative and engages with…

Omrao Brown


Omrao Brown has provided artistic direction / programming, booking, PR, marketing and operations services for 10 years…

Bennie Herron


Bennie Herron was born in San Diego, CA to a blue-collar family, he had a challenging but fulfilling childhood rooted in…

Jordan Pearlstein

2nd Vice Chair

Jordan Pearlstein was introduced to hip hop at a young age by her older brother, who has been involved in the Hip Hop…

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