2016 Nominee: Leroy Moore



Leroy F. Moore Jr. is a Black writer, poet, hip-hop\music lover, community activist and feminist with a physical disability. He has been sharing his perspective on identity, race and disability for the last thirteen years or so. His work began in London, England where he discovered a Black Disabled Movement. This helped to lead to the creation of his lecture series; ‘On the Outskirts: Race & Disability.

Leroy is a consultant on “Race & Disability”, producer and columnist of “Illin-N-Chillin” at Poor Magazine (www.poormagzine.org) and co-founder and community relations director of Sins Invalid (www.sininvalid.org). He is also the creator of Krip-Hop Nation (Hip-Hop artists with disabilities and other disabled musicians) and producer of the “Krip-Hop Mixtape Series”. With Binki Wi of Germany and Lady MJ of the UK, Leroy started what is now known as “Mees With Disabilities”, an international movement.

Leroy has co-hosted a radio show on KPOO FM in San Francisco and created the “Krip-Hop Radio Show” (www.alltalk.net). He has studied, worked and lectured in the fields of race and disability concerning blues, hip-hop, and social justice issues in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and South Africa. Leroy currently lectures for Speak Out, a national speaker’s bureau and working on a Krip-Hop book.

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