Intelligentsia21C is a curated platform that uniquely brings critical analysis to political, social and economic topics – all through a racial equity lens. The Intelligentsia21C podcast and blog engage a range of guests, from seasoned experts to grassroot thinkers. Intelligentsia21C exposes audiences members to diverse views on racial inequities and ways to address them. Built from the idea of social circles that emerged in the 18th Century and whose members were recognized as thought leaders for their time, Intelligentsia21C welcomes everybody who wants a more just, equitable society.


Reginald Jones, is a recognized figure in work that advances communities toward a better place. For four decades he has led community development efforts in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Currently, he serves as Senior Fellow at a Chicago-based philanthropy focused on comprehensive community development.