Niger Innis currently serves as the National Spokesman for the Congress of
Racial Equality. He works closely with the National Chairman and
represents CORE across the country. He is a MSNBC contributor on
the 24-hour news network providing insight and analysis on the day's news
In addition to his role with CORE, Innis is on the Advisory Committee
member of the National Center for Public policy Research Project 21. He is
a Founding Member of 3rd. Millennium, an organization to
promote young leaders that will focus of the problems facing the next
In August 1997, Innis served as a delegate for the 19th
American-German Young Leaders Conference, sponsored by the American
Council on Germany and Atlantik Brucke. He was selected along with 23
other Americans to travel to Hamburg, Germany to meet their German
counterparts to discuss America's relationship with the European Union.
In 1993, Niger served as campaign manager for the Roy Innis for Mayor
campaign in New York City's Democratic Party primary. Although the
candidate was outspent $3.5 million to $100,000 by the incumbent
Mayor David Dinkins, the Innis campaign was able to garner more than 25%
of the vote in the primary.
Prior to his role as National Spokesman, Niger served in a variety of
roles at CORE. In 1991, he was Special Assistant to the National Chairman
and Director of Fundraising while acting as CORE's liaison to the
Washington, D.C. chapter. In 1990, Innis was the Coordinator of Political
Affairs while also serving as the Director of CORE's Washington, D.C.
chapter. Innis’ involvement with CORE began in 1990 when he was appointed
Deputy Director of the Washington, D.C. chapter.
Nigers' experience has lead to several appearances as a civil rights
activist on CNN, Fox News, CNBC's "Equal Time", and Bill Maher's
"Politically Incorrect." His radio appearances include "The Jim Bohannan
Show" and "The Gil Gross Show." He has guest-hosted on "The Bob Grant
Show" & "Barry Farber Show".
In 1990, Innis graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of
Science degree in Political Science. While attending the University, he
became the Chief Executive Officer of the Association for the Preservation
and Development of the Negro Spiritual. Innis, born and raised in Harlem,
New York, currently live in Westchester, New York.