Interview with Leroy Moore, Berkeley, California

Leroy F. Moore, Jr., founder of the Krip-Hop Nation, since the 1990s, has written the column “Illin-N-Chillin” for POOR Magazine. Moore is one of the founding members of the National Black Disability Coalition and activist around police brutality against people with disabilities. Leroy has started and helped start organizations like Disability Advocates of Minorities Organization, Sins Invalid, Krip-Hop Nation. His cultural work includes film documentary Where Is Hope, Police Brutality Against People with Disabilities, spoken-word CDs, poetry books, and children’s book Black Disabled Art History 101 published by Xochitl Justice Press. His graphic novel, Krip-Hop Graphic Novel Issue 1: Brown Disabled Young Woman Superhero Brings Disability Justice to Hip-Hop was published by Poor Press in 2019, and in 2020, Leroy also published Black Disabled Ancestors with Poor Press. Moore has traveled internationally, networking with other disabled activists and artists. Moore has written, sung, and collaborated on music videos on Black disabled men.
Interviewed by Raquel Paraíso, 09/24/2020.