• May 27th, 2024

The Team

Mordecai Lyon

As Editor in Chief of The Boycott Times, Mordecai is committed to publishing exciting and provocative content from a wide variety of perspectives centered around justice. His work has been published by the Harvard Business School, the Boston Review, the Undefeated, and ABC News. Mordecai graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2014. Read his past interviews with Cornel West, Lorgia García Peña, and Tef Poe with Walter Johnson.

Daniel Hernández

As Founder and Art Director of The Boycott Times, Daniel blends his passion for art in its rawest form with his desire to share a powerful message through every design he produces. He has worked in fashion and design since the mid-90s. Throughout the years, Daniel has offered his skill and expertise regarding brand and product development, as well as creative direction, to companies around the world. In his home country of Colombia, he has organized festivals highlighting local artists and designers.

Tef Poe

Tef Poe is a hiphop artist and educator from St. Louis, who serves as the Executive Director of The Boycott Times. He co-founded the Hands Up United movement and is an advocate for grassroots movements in radical justice around the world. Tef expertly blends art and activism as he works to redefine what it means to be a socially responsible hiphop artist. He has garnered two prestigious fellowships from Harvard University, the Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellowship and the American Democracy Fellowship. Tef is an award-winning journalist who has written for Time Magazine, NewsOne, and BBC, and is currently finishing his memoir, Rebel to America.

Christine Mungai

Christine is a writer, journalist, and 2018 Harvard University Nieman Fellow based in Nairobi, Kenya. She has written on a wide range of subjects and her work has been published in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Al Jazeera English, The New Internationalist, and The Elephant (Kenya). Currently, Christine is the curator for Baraza Media Lab in Nairobi, a co-creation space for public interest storytelling. She continues to freelance for various publications. Passionate about fighting for social justice and finding the joy, Christine believes The Boycott Times will be a space to practice love in the public sphere.

Vik Sohonie

Vik is a Grammy-nominated producer who is committed to decolonizing the image-making industries, including journalism, music, literature, and advertising. He has a BA in International Affairs & History from Northeastern and a Masters from Columbia Journalism School. Vik’s work in music and journalism centers around ensuringthe west is not the sole interpreter of our world. He feels that revolutionary moments rely on music and language to capture and propel the spiritof the movement, and uses his record label, Ostinato Records, to provide a soundtrack to the resistance. Vik joined our Editorial Board because he believes The Boycott Times can be a central platform for international voices.

Ciarra Jones

Ciarra received her B.A in American Studies from the University of California Berkeley and her Master’s of Theological Studies from Harvard University. Ciarra utilized her master’s degree to study the Bible as a site of power, subjugation, and healing. She is passionate about expanding the arms of the church so that all LGBTQIA+ people are embraced. Her work has also been featured in Huffington Post, Elite Daily, Zora, and Thebody.com.

Matt Kumin

Matt provides general counsel for The Boycott Times. Since graduating from Brown University and Northeastern University Law School, he has developed a reputation as a civil rights attorney and activist supporting drug reform and criminal justice reform. Matt is a lifelong community and labor organizer with a passion and commitment for social and economic justice.


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