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Jehmu Greene
Jehmu Greene is an evangelist for social good, Fox News Political Analyst, and President of WakaWaka - makers of the worlds most efficient solar flashlights and phone chargers. Throughout her career she has worked to build high impact social justice movements. A widely sought-after speaker, Jehmu's commentary has been featured on The Daily Show, CBS News, NBC News, ABC News, The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Rolling Stone, Essence Magazine, and others.

Prior to WakaWaka and Fox News, Jehmu served as President of the Women's Media Center where she worked with co-founders Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem to amplify women's voices in the media. She previously served as President of Rock the Vote, where under her leadership over 1.4 million young people were registered to vote, membership grew from 1,500 to over 1 million, and young voter turnout increased 11%, the highest increase ever recorded in between two presidential elections. Jehmu was appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the United States National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO’s international mission is “to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.”

Jehmu began her career working in the fertile ground of Texas politics, including an early stint with Governor Ann Richards’ campaign in 1994. Since then, she has worked on more than twenty political campaigns at the local, state and national level, and served as an advisor and national surrogate for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Jehmu played key roles at both the Center for Policy Alternatives and the Democratic National Committee, where she ran the women’s office. She has been recognized as one of Essence Magazine's 40 Women Under 40 Shaping the World, and received the National Conference for Community and Justice's Community Service Award, American Association of University Women's Women of Distinction Award, and the National Council for Research on Women’s Women Making a Difference Award. Essence Magazine also named Greene one of the 35 Most Beautiful and Remarkable Women in the World.

Jehmu Greene was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Austin, Texas, where she attended the University of Texas at Austin. Politics, public policy, and activism have been a mainstay of her life. As the daughter of Liberian exiles, she has had first-hand knowledge of the realities of war and social disorder. By witnessing her family's ordeal in Liberia, she gained a true sense of democracy and the freedoms that are inherent in it.

Entries by Jehmu Greene

Lights Out: Why You Should be Closing Your Eyes this World Refugee Day

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 3:57 PM

Close your eyes for a few moments and imagine what it would be like to live in pitch black, night after night. The setting of the sun no longer a thing of beauty, instead a daily reminder that your family is about to be forced to eat, drink, read, pray,...

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Enough With the Excuses: "Men-in-Suits Mind-Set" Needs to Go

(34) Comments | Posted June 14, 2010 | 9:33 PM

How is it that the old boys network predominates on Sunday morning talk shows while just last week, the media mused about the "year of the woman" as conservative women prevailed at the polls?

"Women are still scarce on Sunday morning news shows," wrote Erika Lovely for Politico,...

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Big Victories for Women Candidates Bring Big Questions

(7) Comments | Posted June 9, 2010 | 5:31 PM

Female candidates won big last night, reshaping the political landscape. But what does it really mean for women?

From Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina in California, to Tea Party survivor Nikki Haley in South Carolina, and Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln's surprise victory in Arkansas, today's hot political topic...

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Media Outlets Need to Take a Look in the Mirror

(20) Comments | Posted April 7, 2010 | 1:22 PM

National Public Radio ombudsman Alicia Shepard's Friday report on gender disparity at NPR was more than a harsh wake-up call about stark inequality at one of the nation's most respected news providers. Shepard's report should serve as a lesson: if we want fair and accurate reporting, more media...

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Washington Post TV Critic Showcases His Own Bias

(34) Comments | Posted March 23, 2010 | 6:12 PM

Update: In hindsight, I want to acknowledge an issue that frequently arises within and surrounding the women's movement: an assertion that feminists elevate women by degrading men, and fight historic inequalities with demands for female rule. The prevalence of this complaint warrants greater public discussion, and in that spirit I...

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Super Bowl Sexism, by the Numbers

(318) Comments | Posted February 8, 2010 | 5:11 PM

Though the New Orleans Saints' decisive victory left little room for Monday morning quarterbacking, the same cannot be said about the Super Bowl ads. CBS and its advertisers served up enough offensive fare to give everyone with an opinion an opportunity to take a swing - and they're not holding...

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The Truth About CBS: C-hoice, B-ias, and the S-uper Bowl

(465) Comments | Posted February 2, 2010 | 12:15 PM

Super Bowl advertising has always been a showcase of overt sexism. This year the biased barrage also includes CBS's and the NFL's decision to air a seemingly subtle ad highlighting college football star Tim Tebow's story, sponsored by Focus on the Family, which aggressively works to strip women of medical...

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Everything Professor Gates and Sergeant Crowley Needed to Know, I Learned at a Montessori School

(144) Comments | Posted July 30, 2009 | 7:59 AM

The Director of Athena Montessori Academy is a close friend, and when needed I have been thrilled to serve as a substitute teacher for her adorable students. Throughout the day toddlers learn that yelling, screaming, and making threats are not socially acceptable ways of dealing with conflict. Problem solving, conflict...

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Brown v. Monkey

(485) Comments | Posted February 23, 2009 | 5:47 PM

A political cartoon is misinterpreted and African American organizations and their talking heads immediately see an opportunity to make noise. Meanwhile, a famous black woman is beat down by her equally famous black boyfriend and commentary in the black community centers around, "What did she do to cause it?" Why...

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