Raymond SpencerEditor/Producer, Community Media Center


Raymond Spencer is an award winning film maker, published author, accomplished actor, professional photographer and drone pilot. A native of East Orange, New Jersey, Mr. Spencer stars as “Ezekial Archey,” in “Slavery by Another Name”, a PBS documentary. His award winning film project entitled “What Kind Of Man,” explores the role of black men in the lives of black youth. The film is asking, What kind of men have we become? Raymond Spencer, is currently a second round Artist in Residence at Express Newark, while pursuing his Masters Degree in Adult and Continuing Education, holding a Bachelors Degree in Videography from Rutgers University and an Associates Degree in Communications from Essex County College. In addition, Mr. Spencer is an Educator; tutoring English and teaching Drone Technology. He’s the Vice President of The Gentlemen’s Uplifted Organization; a 501c3 corporation based in Newark, New Jersey, that will launch a project to empower youths and adults. The program, The S.I.T.O.E. Initiative, exposes Ontological learning constraints experienced by inner city residents. The SITOE acronym stands for, See It Through Our Eyes and it is grounded in photography and videography to share the dynamics of the human struggle and build communities. For more information, contact him here: