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Award-Winning Reporter and Culture-Critic

Jimi Izrael is an award-winning reporter and culture-critic from Shaker Heights, Ohio who currently moderates “The Barbershop” for National Public Radio’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin” and blogs “The Hardline” for the Washington Post’s The Root.com. He is the author of The Denzel Principle: Why Black Women Can’t Find Good Black Men. Known as progenitor…

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Jimi Izrael is an award-winning reporter and culture-critic from Shaker Heights, Ohio who currently moderates “The Barbershop” for National Public Radio’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin” and blogs “The Hardline” for the Washington Post’s The Root.com. He is the author of The Denzel Principle: Why Black Women Can’t Find Good Black Men.

Known as progenitor of “the hip-hop opinion,” he is chair of the Hip-Hop Journalism Association, author of the organization’s mission statement and the keynote speaker at the inaugural convention this year in Miami, Florida.

He’s a sought-after pundit and culture critic appearing on talk radio and television news panels internationally and from coast to coast, including Fox’s Hannity and Colmes, The O’Reilly Factor, The Larry Elder Show, XM Radio and National Public Radio.most recently as the co-moderator for “The Barbershop” segment ofNPR’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin,” during its entire 7-year run. Jimi also appear’s occasionally in its current iteration on “All Things Consider Weekend,” also hosted by Michel Martin (#loyalty). He contribute commentary, appearances and such to CNN, CSPAN, Fox News, Al Jazeera, BBC, Current TV, ABC’s “Nightline”.

Currently, he’s writing a memoir and hosting a weekly segment for National Public Radio’s show Tell Me More with Michel Martin. Alvin Sykes holds none of the standard credentials to wield influence in the power corridors of Washington, D.C.

He is not a lobbyist or an attorney, nor did he graduate from a prestigious college.

In fact, he is a high school dropout.

Known as progenitor of “the hip-hop opinion,” he is chair of the Hip-Hop Journalism Association, author of the organization’s mission statement and the keynote speaker at the inaugural convention this year in Miami, Florida. He’s a sought-after pundit and culture critic appearing on talk radio and television news panels internationally and from coast to coast, including Fox’s Hannity and Colmes, The O’Reilly Factor, The Larry Elder Show, XM Radio and National Public Radio. Currently, he’s writing a memoir and hosting a weekly segment for National Public Radio’s show Tell Me More with Michel Martin. Alvin Sykes holds none of the standard credentials to wield influence in the power corridors of Washington, D.C. He is not a lobbyist or an attorney, nor did he graduate from a prestigious college. In fact, he is a high school dropout.

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