Jared A. Ball is a Professor of Communication and Africana Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. and author of The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power (Palgrave, 2020 / 2nd Edition, 2023). Ball is also host of the podcast “iMiXWHATiLiKE!”, co-founder of Black Power Media which can be found at BlackPowerMedia.org, and his decades of emancipatory journalism, media, writing, and political work can be found at imixwhatilike.org. Ball has also been named as one of 2022’s Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Freedom Scholars.