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Jason Riley is a member of The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board. He writes a column for the publication and is author of the recently released book Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Riley earned a bachelor's degree in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has also worked for USA Today and the Buffalo News. He regularly contributes to news shows on Fox.

 Charles Blow

Charles M. Blow has been a New York Times Op-Ed columnist since 2008. He joined The New York Times in 1994 as a graphics editor and quickly became the paper’s graphics director, a position he held for nine years.

He is the author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones, released in September 2014. He graduated magna cum laude from Grambling State University in Louisiana, where he received a B.A. in mass communications. He lives in Brooklyn and has three children.

 Iyanla Vanzant

History will show that Iyanla Vanzant is one of America's most profound spiritual leaders and acclaimed empowerment legends. Her body of work spans over three decades to include 15 published books, 5 New York Times best sellers (translated into 23 languages and with sales exceeding 8 million copies), CDs, television, radio and on stage performances.

Likened to other great African American Women in our history, Iyanla embodies a no-nonsense approach in her message and teaching style. Outspoken, fiery, transparent, truthful, and sage-like are just a few of the common adjectives used when describing Iyanla Vanzant.

Her latest book, Peace from Broken Pieces, chronicles her extraordinary professional success against the back drop of personal tragedy. As the world watched her as a regular guest expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show then onto her daily talk show, "Iyanla", her marriage was crumbling her daughter was losing her battle with cancer. Peace from Broken Pieces shares the spiritual lessons learned and the wisdom gained during this difficult time.

Today, Iyanla is the host of Iyanla: Fix My Life, the number one reality show on the OWN network, produced by Harpo Studios. She is an accomplished author, inspirational speaker, talk show host and living testament to the value in life's valleys and the power of acting on faith. Iyanla goes behind closed doors and deep inside people's lives for emotionally, riveting conversations where she applies spiritual practices to bring forth inner peace and healing.

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