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CHARLES D. ELLISON is Host of "The New School" on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio and author of the critically-acclaimed urban political thriller TANTRUM. He is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post,, The Arena at and Politics Magazine's "Campaign Insider." Charles is Director of the Center for New Politics and Policy ( and Visiting Fellow at the George Washington University Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet (

With over a decade of applied political and policy experience, Charles is considered a leading expert in politics, public policy, modern campaigns and elections and the use of technology in elections. Charles also contributes time as a lecturer for the Close Up Foundation and is a member of the Youth Radio Editorial Board, providing advisement and issue guidance in the

form of intellectual, creative and professional growth for young people through quality local and national media training.

He was Founder and CEO of the legendary, the first ever online publication focused on African American political development. A former political correspondent for WEAA-FM in Baltimore and 2000 recipient of the Washington, D.C. "Top 40 Under 40" Award, Mr. Ellison is a former Congressional staffer, speechwriter, and award-winning Internet content executive. He formerly directed public relations for Mt. Nebo Records, catapulting the roots reggae label from small, independent status to international rotation and recognition. He is a former associate producer for C-SPAN and former marketing and public relations director at Votenet Solutions, Inc.

As a commentator and frequent lecturer, Mr. Ellison has been featured in numerous television, radio and publishing venues, including: CNN, SkyTV, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio,, BET, ABC News, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Washington Business Journal, Roll Call, National Journal,, The Hill, National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio, WVON-AM, KPOO-FM, WEAA-FM, WPFW-FM, The Philadelphia Tribune,, The Washington Post and The Washington Times. Charles is considered an expert in the following topics: the use of technology in modern politics and the shaping of public policy; e-governance; foreign policy and military affairs; African American political development; the intersection of media, pop-culture and politics; modern American political and public policy trends on the state, local and federal level.

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