Board of Directors
LaTonya M. Mitchell
LaTonya Mitchell is an artist and I.T. Specialist of technology. She has her Bachelors's degree in Psychology and is part of DAARAC's creative design team. She aims to assist DAARAC's outreach to the community through artistic visualizations and programs.
Dr. Nwachi G. Pressley-Tafari
Dr. Tafari is a Life-Long Learner. He is a licensed narrative life coach, adult developmental educator, and human scientist. He is a published writer, having written more than five chapters for various texts on adult learning and the healing nature of the erotic as well as various articles.
Dr. James D. Spinks
Dr. Spinks is the director of the Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture (DAARAC). He is an educator of Mathematics (B.S. and M.S.) and a consultant in meteorology (Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science). Dr. Spinks is a collector of African-American films and begun DAARAC as a non-profit organization in 2019.
Alan J. Wone
AJ Wone is a consummate performing artist. He aims to develop and produce cultural experiences through extrasensory storytelling that engage the audience with an emotional perspective. Theater, film and, mixed media are of primary focus in Wone's creative canon, while nostalgic art infused with digital technology became a broader interest in the delivery of his messages.
Michael R. Gibson
Mike Gibson is an expert researcher of Black Cult Cinema and has been assisting DAARAC for several years. His focus is on the preservation of Black Cinema via the distribution of home media. He is the curator for the Cinema of Soul, which is a Museum of Black Cult Cinema.