Harry Allen, Hip-Hop Activist & Media Assassin, writes about race, politics, and culture for Vibe, The Source, The Village Voice, and other publications, and has been doing so for over twenty years.
Widely hailed as one of the culture’s most original minds, he has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, on National Public Radio, MTV, VH-1, CNN, the BBC, and other venues, and is also well known for his association with the seminal band Public Enemy.
Allen serves as an advisor to the Archives of African American Music and Culture at Indiana University, and as the host / producer of the weekly WBAI-NY / 99.5 FM radio show, NONFICTION.
Presently, Allen is working on a book about architectural design in computer andvideo games; research which has already been recognized by the Graham Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Architectural League of New York, and the MacDowell Colony.
He publishes the widely read blog, Media Assassin, at harryallen.info.
Harry Allen lives with his wife, Zakiya, in Harlem, NY.