Robert “Biko” Baker
Robert “Biko” Baker is a nationally recognized hip-hop organizer, journalist, activist, and scholar who currently serves as the executive director of the League of Young Voters. In his home community of Milwaukee, he has organized hip-hop town hall meetings and mobilized young people to participate in civic life. Baker has served as the deputy publicity coordinator and young voter organizer for the Brown and Black Presidential Forum. He was also the lead organizer for Slam Bush, a nationwide voter mobilization project using rap and poetry. In 2006, Baker developed the League of Young Voters training program, which prepares the next generation of activists to make long-term commitments to local organizing. Baker is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California at Los Angeles, a frequent contributor to The Source, and serves on WireTap’s editorial board.