Roy Paul is a highly sought after commentator specializing in the areas of education, social and economic justice, and the advancement of African Americans in modern pop culture and politics. Paul made history when he was elected the youngest African-American to ever be elected to a school board in New York State at the age of 19. He contributes political commentary on WABC 7 in New York and is a contributor to RapGenius.com.
Paul got his start at the age of 16 when he assembled over 200 signatures of fellow students in an effort to lobby the state legislature to reform its Regents’ exam system. Since then, he became actively involved with community groups and organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, NAACP, Big Brother/Big Sisters, RECAP, Inc. a non-profit dedicated to helping low-income residents, and the Orange County Young Democrats, which Paul was instrumental in re-chartering.
As a journalist, Paul has interviewed the likes of Dr. Maya Angelou, former NYC Mayor Ed Koch, Lilly Ledbetter, Bertha Lewis, Dr. Elsie Scott, and has done features on Eartha Kitt, Madam C.J. Walker, Percy Sutton, and Marcus Garvey, just to name a few.
Paul received is B.A. in Political Science from Queens College of the City University of New York and has his M.A. in Media Studies from the New School University in Manhattan.