Mohammed Bilal is best known as "the even-tempered, dread-locked rapper guy” on MTV's Real World III San Francisco. He is also a diversity consultant, musician, poet, and an extraordinary writer who educates audiences about some of today’s greatest social problems.
As a facilitator of over 300 diversity presentations and workshops worldwide, his topics include 12 Steps to Appreciating Diversity, A People of Color's Guide to Forgiving Whites, Cross-Cultural Communication, Lower-Casing AIDS: A Hip-Hop Memoir, and LoveLife: The Disempowerment of AIDS. Bilal also offers Spoken Word/Hip-Hop Performances.
Bilal has an MA in Diversity Studies and has spent 14 years creating fun,
innovative ways to educate people about diversity, AIDS and HIV
prevention, drug and alcohol abuse, and responsibility. Bilal’s
positive energy, unmistakable talent, and ethics have made him one of
today’s leading role models and top diversity consultants. Through his
AIDS awareness presentation, he offers solutions on how to better
accept the reality of HIV and AIDS. His 12 Steps to Appreciating
Diversity has helped thousands to embrace and incorporate social
justice and equity into their daily lives.
Midnight Voices, the live instrumentation Hip-Hop band Mohammed started with his best friend, Will Power, in 1990, has toured worldwide, and has won numerous awards including two SF Whammies and one Bay Area Music Award for best Hip-Hop group.
Bilal has collaborated and/or performed with such luminaries as
Santana, The Ohio Players, Michele Shocked, Public Enemy, Ben Harper,
De La Soul, Goapele, Martin Luther, and Primus. 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.
Currently, Bilal produces innovative new media as managing editor of
24/7 Townhall, a web channel dedicated to young adults
and positive change.