Welcome to the Evolving Man Project’s ‘Evolved Man of the Week’ profiles. Each week we will highlight an individual that embodies what it means to be an evolved man, famous and non-famous men alike. The world needs to know their stories and deeds. This week’s honor goes to Philadelphia native, New York Times best-selling author, contributing political commentator on various networks, such as; Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, and Court TV and acts as the host of Huff-Post Live, Marc Lamont Hill. Hill’s unique voice and passion for justice make him a much-sought out commentator. His insight and sometimes controversial views and opinions have been seen or heard in a variety of media outlets ranging from the New York Times to the Breakfast Club radio show to VH1 Live.
Mr. Hill was born in Philadelphia; PA he attended Morehouse College but dropped out due to partying too hard. He would soon return to Pennsylvania and refocused on his studies. He graduated from Temple University and earned a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania in education. He is a founding member My5th (A non-profit dedicated to educating youth about the law and legal issues), contributor to the ACLU Drug Reform Project. His honors include being the recipient GLAAD Media Award and being named one of Ebony Magazines America’s 100 most influential Black leaders. Here is Marc Lamont Hill in his own words discussing the Obama legacy:
Yeah, Barack Obama is. Sometimes our collective investment in racial pride can allow us to let people off the hook for their contradictions. He’s incredibly talented and accomplished, but I think more black people would have critiques of his presidency were he not black. This wasn’t a black-people issue, per se, but he got a Nobel Peace Prize.
Today we honor Marc Lamont Hill as our Evolved Man of the Week.