Anaia Peddie

Board Member

Anaia Peddie is Program Manager for the Minnesota Avenue Main Street. She leads the Main Street Initiative and engages with small businesses concentrated on Minnesota Avenue NE and Benning Road NE to provide business

Omrao Brown


Omrao Brown has provided artistic direction / programming, booking, PR, marketing and operations services for 10 years in his capacity as owner/operator of Bohemian Caverns. From 2006 to 2016 under his visionary leadership

Zen Scully

Marketing & Academy Intern

Zen Scully is a student at Eckerd College, in St. Petersburg Florida, working with WBL for the Semester. Studying Psychology, International Business, and…

Simone Jacobson

Deputy Director

Simone Jacobson is a multipotentialite who once imagined she’d be the first female President of the United States and later aspired to be a Fly Girl on…

Jaiho Masam


Jaiho Masam is a senior at Cardozo Education Campus and an aspiring abstract artist from Washington, D.C.

Jamal Jackson


Jamal Jackson is a local DMV Artist, Audio Engineer, Producer, & Ceo of GwapoGang Studios. He first took an interest in music in 2007 using a mobile phone,

Sachi Greene-Dover


Hello, my name is Sachi Greene-Dover and I am 17 years old. I attend Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School, where I am a senior.

Jordan Pearlstein

2nd Vice Chair

Jordan Pearlstein was introduced to hip hop at a young age by her older brother, who has been involved in the hip hop community for two decades as a rapper, producer, and educator.


Khalil has been an artist for as long as he can remember. He is a student at Duke Ellington School of the Arts…..


Kofi M is a intelligent soccer player who plays for Capital Football Club and knows the game well. He is also a highly skilled hip-hop dancer and an emcee.

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