Committee

Robi Reed
Common
Gina Loring
Natalie Stewart
Ingrid Bazin
Keith Rogers
Coach Abyss
Jessica Care Moore
John Hensley
Ashley Cox Gamble
Alexis Cox Gamble
Lamman Rucker

  • Alexis And Ashley Cox
    Alexis And Ashley Cox
    My sister and I founded SPEAK with the vision to make culture more accessible to Cincinnati and to welcome all diverse forms of expressions. Anchored on the values of freedom of speech, creativity, persistence and growth, SPEAK’s platform serves as a foundation not only for spoken word […]...
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  • Common
    Common
    Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. , better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American rapper, actor, film producer and poet from Chicago, Illinois. Common debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? and maintained a significant underground following into the […]...
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  • Gloria Loring
    Gloria Loring
    Poet/singer/songwriter Gina Loring (HBO’s Def Poetry, BET’s Lyric Cafe, TVOne’s Verses and Flow) is in a lane of her own. As guest artist of the American Embassy, she has performed in Kuwait, Russia, West Africa, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Ireland, England, France, Spain and Tunisia. Of African American, […]...
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  • Robi Reed
    Robi Reed
    Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Rosie Perez Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah have something in common with Emmy Award-winning Casting Director Robi Reed. Blessed with an eye for talent and a gift for spotting a diamond in the rough, Reed’s career has spanned over 28 years. Reed […]...
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  • Jessica Care Moore
    Jessica Care Moore
    jessica Care Moore is a internationally renowned poet. She is the  Executive Producer and Founder of the 12-year old rock & roll concert series  Black WOMEN Rock!, and founder of the literacy-driven, Jess Care Moore Foundation.  An internationally renowned  poet, book publisher, recording artist, educator and activist, […]...
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  • Natalie "The Floacist" Stewart
    Natalie “The Floacist” Stewart
    The creative writer, actress, performance poet and recording artist, Natalie Stewart, is most popularly known as ‘The Floacist’, the originator of the Floetic ethos of ‘Poetic Delivery with Musical Intent and founding member of the legendary 6 time Grammy nominated Neo Soul duo, Floetry. With 3 critically […]...
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  • Ingrid Bazin
    Ingrid Bazin
    HOST CURATOR SOULCIALITE I PROMOTE TALENT & EVENTS THAT FEED YOUR SOUL WWW.ONTHEBSIDE.COM Born in Jamaica raised in Barbados Ingrid “IngridB” Bazin has been atour de force on the South Florida poetry scene since 2001, turning a favor for a friend into a livelihood that has garnered […]...
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