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Adedotun Ogunbajo, PhD, MPH, MHS,
GLAAD Media Institute Research Consultant and author

Tristan Marra
Head of Research & Reports

DaShawn Usher
Director, Communities of Color and Media

Julian J. Walker
Associate Director, Communities of Color and Media

Kayla Thompson
Communities of Color and Media Junior Associate

Barbara Simon
Senior Director of News

Dustin Hood Art

Special thanks:
Gwendolyn Pointer, Rich Ferraro, Brendan Davis, Anthony Allen Ramos, and Serena Sonoma.