Winter 2015 dream hampton is a writer, award winning filmmaker and social justice organizer. Her film credits include: Director; “Black August (2010)”, Director; ”I AM ALI (2003)”, Co-Executive Producer; “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty”, Co-Producer; “BET Black Girls Rock (2010-2013)”, Writer; “BET Honors Awards (2010-2013)” Associate Producer; ”The Russian Winter (2012)” Co-Producer; “Behind the Music: Notorious B.I.G. (1999, Emmy).” She directed the music video “QueenS,” which NPR named one of the most stylish of 2012.
Hampton has written about music, culture and politics for more than two decades. She was a contributor to Vibe magazine for its first 15 years. Her articles have been published in The Village Voice, Spin, The Detroit News, Harper’s Bazaar, NPR, Essence and Ebony. Her essays have also been included in more than a dozen anthologies, including “Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas’s Illmatic”, 2009 (edited by Michael Eric Dyson) and “Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness”, 2012 (edited by Rebecca Walker). Hampton collaborated with Jay-Z on the New York Times bestselling book, “Decoded.”. She’s a consultant at MomsRising, and is a board member for the national civil rights organization Color of Change. She also serves on the boards of Young Nation, Detroit Summer and Write A House, all in Detroit, MI, her hometown. In her spare time she flies small planes and stares at stars.