Malik Russell joined New Virginia Majority in 2014 as the communications director. Prior to joining NVM he served as the communications director for Everyday Democracy and has worked as a journalist for over two decades with the Black Press. He has also worked as a media consultant on strategic communications and served as the former communications director for the Justice Policy Institute, a criminal justice think tank. He is a published author with one novel and two books on spirituality to his credit.
- http://newvirginiamajority.org/about/staff NVB staff, accessed November 2015]