2017 Diversity Conference Keynote Speaker

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson is an award-winning investigative journalist, social activist, political commentator and author who has established himself as an authentic voice for change and a trailblazing social entrepreneur.

Originally known as BET's "Cousin Jeff," Jeff Johnson has parlayed his commitment to making the world a better place into a diverse career, shedding light on the issues that matter most.

He has spent the last decade merging the worlds of politics and popular culture, working as senior advisor for media and youth outreach for People for the American Way, as national director of the Youth & College division of the NAACP, and as the vice president of Russell Simmons' Hip Hop Summit Action Network.

He regularly contributes commentary and analysis about issues related to race, politics, popular culture and socio-economics for news broadcasts and publications and is a regular contributor to MSNBC and the White House Correspondent for the Grio.

Please join me in welcoming Jeff Johnson.