Rahiel Tesfamariam

Rahiel Tesfamariam is a social activist and public theologian. A former columnist for the Washington Post, she is the founder and publisher of Urban Cusp, an online lifestyle magazine highlighting progressive urban culture, faith, social change and global awareness. Responding to the 2014 Ferguson decision, Rahiel led a national Black Friday economic boycott supported by dozens of celebrities called #NotOneDime. As a leading generational voice, she has appeared in countless media outlets, including The New York Times, Forbes, MSNBC, Ebony, Jet, Democracy Now. Most recently, Tesfamariam was listed in The Root 100, featured in Ebony magazine, appeared on Revolt TV amongst “Leaders of the New School,” and named one of six women by Essence Magazine as “The New Civil Rights Leaders.” In 2013, Black Girls Rock!, Inc. featured Rahiel, saluting “her tireless dedication to global issues, community activism and youth advocacy.” She holds degrees from Stanford University and Yale University.