Malkia Cyril

Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice

Malkia Amala Cyril is the founder and executive director of the Center for Media Justice, which was launched in 2008 to strengthen the media activism and communications capacity of grassroots social justice movements. For the past 15 years, Malkia’s award-winning work has empowered social justice leaders and organizations with the skills and strategies they need to navigate the 21st century’s complex media environment.

Malkia has been quoted in the Advocate, Essence, the Huffington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Village Voice. She was also interviewed for the book News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media. Malkia has appeared on Democracy Now! and Media Matters and in documentaries including Broadcast Blues, MissRepresentation and Outfoxed.

For fun, Malkia spends an inordinate amount of time writing short stories, poetry and blogs when she should be sleeping. She was mentored by world-renowned writers Audre Lorde and Barbara Smith and her creative work has appeared in Afrekete: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Writing, Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café and In the Tradition: An Anthology of Young Black Writers.

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