Manny Faces helps answer these questions, delivering valuable information and inspiration to audiences at colleges, conferences, or companies, and on podcasts or video shows.
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Manny Faces is an award-winning journalist, public speaker, and independent scholar, and the leading expert on how the world’s most prominent youth culture is actively being used to improve society across multiple fields and disciplines, including education, health & wellness, science & technology, business and entrepreneurship, social justice, the fine arts and more.
In late 2015, Manny founded The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy (www.hiphopadvocacy.org), a non-profit organization utilizing journalism, original research, and media/public outreach to increase awareness and understanding of Hip-Hop’s important artistic, cultural and social contributions.
In 2017, Manny was recruited to produce News Beat (www.usnewsbeat.com), a groundbreaking, multiple award-winning podcast series that melds high-level social justice journalism with music and original Hip-Hop lyrics crafted by independent hip-hop artists. News Beat has won several Best Podcast awards with prominent journalism organizations.
In 2018, Manny launched another podcast series, Hip-Hop Can Save America! (www.hiphopcansaveamerica.com), highlighting individuals and organizations utilizing Hip-Hop music and culture to innovate, inspire and uplift lives, livelihoods and communities. This acclaimed show appears on the ‘recommended materials’ list at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Manny, who is also an accomplished DJ, producer/remixer, and event host, is an outspoken advocate for Hip-Hop music and culture, and has lectured, moderated, participated in panel discussions, and conducted workshops at universities, organizations, conferences and festivals throughout the world.