Mohammed Bilal is a diversity educator, musician, poet, filmmaker, and an extraordinary writer who educates audiences about some of today’s greatest social problems. Currently he is the Executive Director at the African American Art and Culture Complex, San Francisco's longest-running community cultural center.
As facilitator of over 450 diversity presentations, trainings and workshops worldwide, Bilal has positioned himself as one of today’s top diversity consultants.
He has written for TV, film, and numerous publications including the San Francisco Bay Guardian where he was a weekly columnist. Bilal's film work includes If I Were President, an election campaign featuring Danny Glover, Mos Def, Majora Carter, George Watsky and others; 9INE, a teen pregnancy series; Toward Excellence, a documentary exploring diversity at independent schools in the San Francisco Bay Area; and Vocabulary of Change, Angela Davis and Tim Wise in Conversation.
As a hip-hop artist, Mohammed has collaborated and performed with such luminaries as Santana, The Ohio Players, Michele Shocked, Public Enemy, Ben Harper, De La Soul, Goapele, and Martin Luther. His music has been featured in the Sundance Award-winning film, Drylongso, and on TV shows such as Moesha, and NBC’s mini-series, Kingpin. Working with incarcerated youth in San Francisco, he also designed a hip-hop-based literacy program.
Bilal has an MA in Diversity Studies and has created engaging and innovative ways to educate people about diversity, AIDS and HIV prevention, drug and alcohol abuse, among other topics. His positive energy, unmistakable talent, and ethics have made him one of today’s leading role models and top diversity educators.
Bilal is also known as "the even-tempered, dread-locked rapper guy” on MTV's Real World III San Francisco.