Jay Connor is a Los Angeles-based writer, producer, consultant, speaker, and founder of Extraordinary Ideas, where he serves as the co-host and producer of the popular podcast “The Extraordinary Negroes” in addition to serving as an editor at The Root. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Pitchfork, The Root, Huffington Post, The Guardian, South by Southwest, Bitch Media, CBS, and other mediums.
Outside of his creative pursuits, Jay uses his multimedia platform to celebrate the accomplishments, opinions, and agency of marginalized groups, in addition to actively combating injustice, gender inequality, and the destigmatization of mental illness. Additionally, he’s an accomplished speaker and panelist who lends his insight and commentary to outlets such as Sirius XM, MSNBC, and NPR.
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