Crystal Wright

Update: As of August 2020, the webpages for Crystal Wright’s blog and her consulting firm are no longer online. Her old bio is included below for posterity.

Crystal Wright, political commentator and editor of the Conservative Black Chick blog, is a black conservative woman living in DC. According to her bio, she’s somewhat of a “triple minority: woman, black and a Republican living in a Democrat dominated city.”

Wright is a regular media guest, and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, PBS’s To the Contrary, Washington Watch with Roland Martin and BET’s Weekly with Ed Gordon, among many others. She’s an outspoken critic of President Obama and his liberal policies, and is vocal about women in politics.

She spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference’s 2014 meeting in a panel called “Why Conservatism is Right for Women,” and spoke at CPAC’s 40th anniversary in 2013 on a panel with four other conservative women titled, “The Right View and the REAL Issues.”

A principal owner of the public relations firm Baker Wright Group, LLC, Wright is also an expert on social media and politics.

Political Pundit, Principal Owner of Public Relations Firm Baker Wright Group Editor of

Areas of Expertise: Women in Politics, Conservative Politics, GOP, Political Analysis, Domestic and Foreign Policy, Social Media in Politics, Political Communication, Media Relations

Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information:
Phone: (202) 549-8072
Twitter: @GOPBlackChick

Featured on Fox’s Hannity: Special on African American Conservatives

Featured on C-SPAN: Crystal Wright,

Last updated August 27, 2020

Orlando Watson

Update: Orlando Watson now works in Strategic Development and News Partnerships at Facebook. His old bio is included below for posterity.

Location: Oakland, CA

Contact Information:

Twitter: @OrlandoWatson

Orlando Watson serves as a spokesman and Communications Director for Black Media at the Republican National Committee. He previously worked for Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar, where he led the communications team and was the primary on-the-record spokesman, and for Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.

Watson is a skilled media spokesman who has made frequent appearances on MSNBC and Fox News. His work has been featured on,, Roll Call and the U.S. News and World Report.

Spokesman, Communications Director for Black Media, The Republican National Committee

Areas of Expertise: Politics, Communication, Republican Party, Republican Strategy, Republican Politics

Featured on MSNBC:

RNC Does Damage Control After Inaccurate Tweet

Featured on Fox News:

Discussing GOP outreach on “The O’Reilly Factor”

Last updated August 27, 2020


Maya Wiley

PLEASE NOTE: Some of this information may be outdated. For a current profile, check Maya Wiley’s faculty page at The New School.

Maya Wiley is the founder and president of the Center for Social Inclusion, a national policy strategy organization focused on addressing issues of racial inequity. This nationally recognized expert can speak on a wide range of topics including agricultural sustainability, the U.S. economy, education, race, civic engagement and the justice system. She has frequently been a featured guest and panelist on various MSNBC political commentary programs like All In With Chris Hayes , Up with Steve Kornacki, Melissa Harris-Perry and The Cycle.

Wiley has authored many articles in various publications like the Huffington Post and The Grio. She is a licensed civil rights attorney and policy advocate, and has litigated, lobbied the U.S. Congress and developed programs to transform structural racism in the U.S. and in South Africa. She has worked for the American Civil Liberties Union National Legal Department, in the Poverty and Justice Program of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

Prior to founding the Center for Social Inclusion, Wiley was a senior advisor on race and poverty to the Director of U.S. Programs of the Open Society Institute and helped develop and implement the Open Society Foundation, South Africa’s Criminal Justice Initiative.

Founder, President of the Center for Social Inclusion

Areas of Expertise:  Race, Racial Justice, Racial Equity, Public Policy

Location: New York, NY

Twitter: @mayawiley@theCSI


Last Updated August 27, 2020