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Rashad Robinson


Rashad Robinson serves as Executive Director of; he joined the organization in May 2011. For well over a decade, Robinson has helped mobilize communities across the country to create more inclusive cultural and political institutions. An expert on the impact of popular culture on American attitudes and values, Robinson is a leading strategist on utilizing media to shift public opinion on progressive and civil rights issues. He has appeared in hundreds of news stories, interviews, and political discussions through outlets including ABC, BET, CNN, MSNBC, OWN, The New York Times, Fast Company, and NPR. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, Robinson was selected as one of “The Root 100,” a list of emerging and influential African Americans under 45.