Chris Rabb

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Chris Rabb


Chris Rabb is a consultant, writer and speaker focusing on the confluence of race/identity, media/technology, civic engagement and entrepreneurship.

He is a fellow[1]with Demos and a 2001 American Marshall Memorial Fellowship recipient, awarded by the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. Currently, Rabb is writing a book about modern American forces, tentatively entitled, Invisible Capital, which analyzes the often unseen forces that shape entrepreneurial opportunity in America.

Rabb is a graduate of Yale College and earned an M.S. in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the boards of the Applied Research Center (Oakland, CA) and the Bread & Roses Community Fund (Philadelphia, PA).

Political and business experience

From 1993-1995, Chris worked in the U.S. Senate and the White House Conference on Small Business where he focused on policies and legislation that impacted small businesses. From 1995 through 2001, Chris worked at Stono Technologies, LLC, a technology-based product design firm which he co-founded in his native Chicago. Upon moving to Philadelphia...

Chris ran a nationally recognized non-profit-based business incubator and later set up a consultancy specializing in organizational productivity services targeting small businesses, start-up ventures, non-profits and select political campaigns.

Our Revolution endorsement

Chris Rabb was endorsed by Our Revolution, an organization run by former campaign workers and supporters of former socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.[2]

Netizen

In 1999, Chris Rabb founded Afro-Netizen, a pioneering, e-mail-based news and information aggregator for African Americans nationwide. Initially run as a civic avocation, Afro-Netizen has been formalized in its 10th year as a hybrid organization consisting of a for-profit enterprise (Afro-Netizen L3C) and non-profit corporation (Maroon Commonwealth, Inc.).

Democratic Party

In 2006, Rabb was elected as a Democratic Party Committeeperson in his neighborhood of in northwest Philadelphia where he lives with his wife, law professor Imani Perry.

Drum Major Institute

In 2009 Chris Rabb of Afro-Netizen was listed as a member of the Drum Major Institute Netroots Advisory Council[3]

Demos Involvement

In 2009 Chris Rabb was a Senior Fellow of New York based think tank Demos.[4]

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