Zerlina Maxwell is the Director of Progressive Programming for SiriusXM. She was formerly the Director of Progressive Media for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. She worked in the campaign’s press shop pitching coverage to progressive media outlets and curating daily messaging for online influencers. She also acted as a campaign spokesperson for the Presidential Debates. She is TV political analyst, speaker, and writer for a variety of national media outlets. Her writing focused on national politics, candidates, and specific policy and culture issues including race, feminism, domestic violence, sexual assault, victim blaming and gender inequality. Zerlina is one of the most influential speakers and writers on the issues of campus sexual assault and rape culture in the United States.
She has a law degree from Rutgers Law School – Newark and a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University.
Michelangelo SignorileMichelangelo Signorile is Editor-at-large of Huffington Post Gay Voices. He is an author, journalist and commentator, and the host of "The Michelangelo Signorile Show." Signorile has been profiled by CBS' "60 Minutes," and has appeared on "Today," "Good Morning America" and other shows. He has also appeared in many film and television documentaries, including Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick's 2009 documentary, "Outrage" which profiled his work.
Mark Thompson was honored at the 104th Annual NAACP Convention in July 2013 “for 25 years of crusading journalism and outstanding leadership in furthering the work of civil and human rights.” He has organized and emceed most of the national civil and human rights events and demonstrations over the past two decades, and brought exclusive political coverage to his audience from an activist point of view. As an anti-apartheid activist, he received the name, "Matsimela Mapfumo," when he broadcast from South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994. The newsmakers, politicos, celebrities and athletes of the hour alike are most likely to be found on MIP.
Jess McIntosh is a Democratic strategist, a feminist, Executive Editor of Shareblue Media and co-host of SiriusXM Progress radio show Signal Boost. Most recently she served as Director of Communications Outreach for Hillary Clinton, who received 3 million more votes than Donald Trump and really should be the President. Prior to that honor, she was the Vice President of Communications for EMILY’s List, an organization devoted to electing pro-choice progressive women. She has also had the honor of working for some really fantastic feminists who happened to be men (a fact she does not hold against them), including Senator Al Franken, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Jess is a graduate of New York University, where she earned a M.A. she has never found occasion to use in English Literature. She currently resides in Brooklyn with the boy she's had a crush on since 1996.
Stephanie MillerBuffalo-native Miller wanted to be Carol Burnett as a child, but landed a stint on "Hot 97" in her hometown and now her fresh voice and political satire have led her to appear on Good Morning America, The Today Show, the Tonight Show, Larry King Live, The O'Reilly Factor, and many others.
Thom HartmannThom Hartmann is a three-time Project Censored Award-Winning New York Times bestselling author and former psychotherapist. He studies the history and analysis of the US Constitution, electronic voting fraud and environmental issues such as global warming, and ADD and ADHD.
Host, Danielle Moodie-Mills, is a social justice activist, writer, producer and cultural connoisseur. If the mainstream won't give the resistance a seat at the table they will be their own--and Woke AF will be their platform! In the race to break news and keep pace with our ever-evolving society and social media feeds, there has been a BREAKDOWN in how the media communicates digestible information to the masses, in a way that is both informative and provocative. Existing at the intersection of politics and pop culture, #WokeAF is the Sunday alarm to the resistance. Get Woke and Stay Woke AF!
Xorje Olivares is a host/producer and social commentator who specializes in LGBTQ, Latino, and millennial issues. His writing on politics and intersectional identity has appeared in VICE, Playboy, Rolling Stone, them., and Vox, among others. He is the content creator behind HeyXorje.com and has been profiled by ABC News, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, and FOX News.
Dean Obeidallah is the host of SiriusXM radio’s daily program “The Dean Obeidallah show” making him the first Muslim American to host a national radio show. A lawyer turned writer and award winning comedian, Dean has been using his skills to both entertain and educate people for years. Dean is the co-director/co-producer of the comedy documentary entitled “The Muslims are Coming!” that uses humor to counter anti-Muslim bigotry and build bridges. Dean writes weekly for The Daily Beast and for CNN.com Opinion. He has also written articles for various other publications including The Atlantic, The Washington Post, NBC.com and The Huffington Post. Dean co-starred in Comedy Central’s “Axis of Evil” special and has appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “The View,” Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show” and can be seen frequently on CNN and MSNBC.