Timothy D. Jones
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”- Romans 12:2
I am a proud native of Brooklyn N.Y. and I’m a writer, educator, and pundit. A project from the projects, I believe in transforming the lessons that I learned growing up in the classroom of life with Hip-Hop being one of my most influential classmates. Hip-Hop and I grew up together and over the years we have had our differences, but our bond has always created the desire and space to consistently represent one another to those who try to tear us apart. I am a graduate of Howard University with a degree in Accounting. While at Howard University I establish relationships that play a role in my life more than 20 years after my graduation. My friends and I created the first national Hip-Hop Conference in 1991 entitled “Hip-Hop at its Crossroads: Seizing the Cultural Initiative.”
My life long relationship with Hip-Hop has influenced my work as a youth development professional, hip-hop education strategist, and a minister. I currently am the Director of Teen and Satellite Programs at Martha’s Table (www.marthastable.org) in Washington, DC, and a minister specializing in how youth popular culture impacts youth and young adults at The Believers Worship Center (www.tbwc.org) in Upper Marlboro, MD. I am one of the content developers of #HipHopEd, a weekly twitter chat on issues related to Hip-Hop and Education every Tuesday from 9-10 pm EST. My life is balanced by my faith in the Lord, great friends, and my wonderful wife and two children (My Hip-Hop Crew).