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Anthony "ATO" Pierce

Marketing Director, Multimedia

Multimedia Specialist with skills in photography, writing, web design (this site). Under his Ace The Outsider moniker, ATO runs a YouTube channel making shows that appeal to his many interests in comics, cartoons and more.


Da'Von "Mr. M" McCune

Project Manager, Director

Da'Von works as a community educator with a M.A. Urban Planning (UB); B.A. Accounting (UB); 10 years teaching experience, and six years program management experience. He is also the founder of D Real McCoy Entertainment, his platform as a Hip-Hop MC.


DQ Grant

Creative Director

DQ is a creative organizer who has created logos and fliers while organizing
Afrofuturism youth workshops, art exhibits, and community film screenings. He is also the founder of PANTHFRICA - a group that creates art-driven experiences in under-served communities. Find out more at!


Richie Wills

Research, Writer

Richie is a talented poet, fiction and screenwriter. He aids black and brown youth in realizing the stories that live within them, and works to see black and brown people thrive in every community. Richie has a B.A. Psychology (SUNY Buffalo State), two years experience in coordinating sexual health youth advocacy groups, and three years experience as teaching artist and outreach coordinator.

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Monica Miles, PhD

Educational Research

Ph.D SUNY Buffalo, Monica has years of experience with equity in education and education research with marginalized students populations. She is an expert in culturally relevant pedagogy and other Black epistemologies.


John Washington III

Lead Organizer

John is a nationally recognized organizer and political educator who has run campaigns to change local, state and federal legislation. John is currently consulting for Peoples Action’s national housing justice organizing program.