Rashid Shabazz

Rashid Shabazz is a program officer with the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement.

Prior to joining Open Society, Shabazz served as senior account executive with Fenton Communications working on One Nation, a national initiative to shape public perception of American Muslims. With over 17 years of experience as a grassroots media and communications organizer, he has also been a contributing writer to several publications, including The Source and Trace magazines, and the Huffington Post. Shabazz also has worked with the Drug Policy Alliance as a public policy and community outreach associate.

Shabazz is a recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including the West African Research Association (WARA) and the Open Society New York Community fellowship. He holds a BA in English from George Mason University, an MA in African studies from Yale University and an MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.