Ms. Selena Hill

LYVBH's Selena Hill

A writer, reporter and mega media personality on the rise, Selena Hill is a tenacious, vibrant and passionate native of Queens, New York. Selena’s a champion for women’s rights and social justice who’s determined to leave a legacy of positive change among today’s youth. 

Infusing her love of Journalism with social change, Selena sees her calling in radio as an outlet for young people to join her in the fight against systemic ills and inequality. She first discovered her love for radio as a sophomore at the SUNY College of Old Westbury where she created “Let Your Voice Be Heard!” as a platform for the student body to speak out.  In 2007, it was nominated for the Best Radio Show by the MAC (Media and Communications) Awards at SUNY Old Westbury.

Selena has worked as the Election Coverage Reporter for Russell Simmons’ Global Grind and a contributor to the Amsterdam News, one of the nation’s longest running, historically Black newspapers.  She’s also worked as a TV correspondent for NV (New Vision in business) Magazine where she’s landed interviews with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Wyclef Jean and rapper Big Sean.  

Selena’s lifelong goals include writing a memoir, interviewing the POTUS, and landing a sit down interview with Oprah Winfrey and pop star Nicki Minaj.   

Uh Oprah…how does your Sunday look? 

Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @MsSelenaHill.


 

Stanley “Stan The Man” Fritz 

PIC 2Stanley Fritz first graced the world with his presence on February 21, 1986. Born to Haitian immigrant parents in East New York, Brooklyn, Stanley is the elder of two children. An avid reader since the age of six, Stanley has basically been writing stories since he could tie his shoes. He published his first book “Beautiful Problems,” a collection of short stories that blur the line between fiction and reality, in February 2012.  As a child, Stanley’s neighborhood was filled with loud mothers yelling for their children, bodega music and the sweet smells of Caribbean food. He found the energy and cultural diversity of East New York inspiring and his short stories quickly became popular with his grade school teachers.

That creative passion and drive propelled Stanley to enroll at SUNY College at Old Westbury to pursue a degree in English literature. Stanley quickly built a positive and productive reputation on his college campus as a leader.  He held a number of leadership positions including a job as resident assistant and he was an active member of Chi Sigma Theta Fraternity Inc.

Stanley graduated in 2010 and quickly began working to achieve his two lifelong goals; political activism and writing. He is currently a political activist who has worked in the New York City Council in addition to co-hosting, co-producing, and engineering Let Your Voice Be Heard!. Oh yeah, and he wrote a book too. There’s a reason why they call him “Stan the Man”…this guy is motivated, smart, and oh yeah, ladies…he has a voice like hot melted butter.

Follow him on twitter at @DarkSkinSwindle

 

Ilyssa Fuchs, Esq.

Ilyssa FuchsIlyssa Fuchs is an attorney, freelance writer, and activist from Long Island, NY, who holds both a juris doctor and a political science degree. She is the founder of the popular Facebook page Politically Preposterous and a blog of the same name, a writer for Forward Progressives, and a contributor on Let Your Voice Be Heard Radio. Ilyssa is an outspoken advocate for progressive causes.

Ilyssa received her J.D. from New York Law School in 2012, where she graduated cum laude. Prior to attending law school she obtained a B.A. in Political Science from Stony Brook University, where she graduated magna cum laude. During law school, Ilyssa worked as a summer legal intern for both the Legal Aid Society and the Neighborhood Defender’s Service of Harlem. Additionally, she was a Student Bar Association Senator, President of the Stonewall Law Students LGBT Association, team captain of the NYLS AIDS Walk Team, and a Torts teaching assistant. While at Stony Brook, she was a staff writer and copy editor for the Stony Brook Press newspaper, a teaching assistant, and an active member of the Stony Brook LGBTA and the Pi Sigma Alpha political science fraternity.

Presently, Ilyssa works as an associate attorney at a small law firm in downtown Manhattan that handles state and federal criminal defense and personal injury cases. She spends her free time writing/blogging about politics and law and is an activist for criminal justice reform, civil, women’s and LGTBQ rights, and many other progressive causes, as well as a sports enthusiast.

Follow Ilyssa on Twitter @IlyssaFuchs.


 

Jason Calderon Elijio aka “Your Favorite Black Republican”

Jason Calderon Elijio

Jason Calderon Elijio is a proud member of the Republican Party and LYVBH’s official economics and foreign policy correspondent.

He is a determined and focused communicator, researcher, and critical thinker who has worked in the fields of politics and renewable energy in addition to WBAI radio.  He currently works as an Energy Engineer and Consultant.

His specialties include petroleum and renewable energy technologies, infrastructure, and energy policy. Energy commodities. Public speaking. Intercultural and interfaith awareness and dialogue. Analysis and assessment of political and economic issues for academic and professional dissemination.

Check out his blog, “The Crisis of Conscience,” where he analyzes and writes about issues of energy, politics, economics, international relations and domestic policy.

Follow him on Twitter @BlackLexLuthor.


 

Jaqi Cohen, the Political Girl Next Store

 

Jaqi Cohen Jaqi Cohen grew up in a small, conservative town in Westchester, New York. She enrolled at SUNY Albany where studied political science, fell in love with politics and became a die-hard progressive.

She lives in Astoria, Queens and currently works for a statewide political advocacy organization.

She loves comedy, movies, reading and talking to anyone who will listen.

One of Jaqi’s greatest inspirations is Lenny Bruce, a controversial comedian that challenged social norms and the status quo.

She aspires to one day defeating her arch nemesis, Stanley Fritz.

Jaqi brings a well-rounded and informative perspective to “Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio.”

Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @JaqiCohen.

 

 

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