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    Langston Hughes


    Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry.

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  • Stephanie Graegin

    Stephanie Graegin


    Stephanie Graegin is an illustrator. Her clients include Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Beach Lane Books, Carus Publishing, Dial Books for Young Readers, Disney Hyperion, eeBoo, Farrar Straus and Giroux, Google, and Little Brown for Young Readers.

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    Stan Lee

    Co-Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and Hundreds of Others

    Stan Lee is an comic-book writer, editor, and publisher. He was formerly editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman before leaving the company to become its chairman emeritus, as well as a member of the editorial board.

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  • AJ Woodson

    AJ Woodson

    Editor-in-Chief, Black Westchester

    AJ Woodson is Editor-In-Chief at Black Westchester and Co-Owner at Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. He is a father, author, writer, rapper, radio personality, hip-hop historian, and a freelance journalist.

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  • Tommy DiDario

    Tommy DiDario

    Lifestyle Writer

    Tommy DiDario is a lifestyle writer, covering topics like men's fashion, grooming, travel, health, and fitness and works with some of the biggest global brands. He works with GQ, as one of the magazine's exclusive GQ Insiders.

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    Maya Angelou

    Poet, Memoirist, and Civil Rights Activist

    Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years.

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  • Yashi Brown

    Yashi Brown

    Poet and Mental Health Advocate

    Yashi Brown is an author, poet, speaker, and active leader in the mental health community. Poetry became a safe space, when she began experiencing severe emotional challenges in her late teens.

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  • James McCrae

    James McCrae


    James McCrae is an award-winning strategist and author at the intersection of business, creativity, and consciousness. His book, "Sh#t Your Ego Says", is available through Hay House.

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