2011 The Root 100

Jamal Simmons is a principal at the Raben Group consulting firm and a political analyst, commentator, writer and speaker. 

  • Influence: 61.4
  • Reach: 10.2
  • Substance: 6
  • Media Mentions: 162
  • Internet Mentions: 28000
  • Twitter Followers: 3686
  • Jamal Simmons

  • Political player whose current clients include AARP, the California Endowment and the Council of Foundations.
  • Job: Principal, Raben Group consulting firm
  • Sector: Government/Politics
  • Twitter: @JamalSimmons
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Age: 40
  • Bio: Jamal Simmons made his mark as an advisor to the Democratic National Committee during the Obama-Biden campaign of 2008. He often appears on TV news shows cogently analyzing politics, speaking from experience. An assistant to Bill Clinton during his 1992 presidential campaign and an aide to Al Gore during his 2000 run, Simmons is a graduate of Morehouse College and holds a master's degree in public policy from Harvard. Quote: "I think nobody really loves America more than black Americans, because black Americans loved America even when America didn't love us back."Like his Facebook page and watch his videos.