Michael Eric Dyson is a renowned author, scholar, ordained Baptist minister and public intellectual. Dr. Dyson has written 17 books, including national best-sellers on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the rapper Tupac Shakur. The New York Times named his book Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X a notable book of 1995. Dr. Dyson has also been a New York Times contributing opinion writer and a contributing editor of The New Republic and of ESPN's The Undefeated website. Dyson released his latest book, Jay- Z, in November 2019.