Niger Innis in 2011
|Born||Niger Roy Innis
1968 (age 47–48)
Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Residence||North Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|Occupation||Activist and politician|
Niger Roy Innis (born 1968) is an American activist and politician. He is the National Spokesperson for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), MSNBC commentator, and political consultant. He was born in Harlem, New York, and currently lives in North Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1990, Innis attended Georgetown University, and pursued a degree in political science, but did not graduate from the school. Innis is active in community and social organizations, including as Co-Chairman of the Affordable Power Alliance (APA), a coalition of Latino and African American ministerial organizations; Senior Citizen Advocates, which fights against public policies that raise energy costs; Advisory Committee Project 21 for the National Center for Public Policy Research; consultant to EEN247.com, Empowerment and Excellence Cable channel; NRA Membership Committee and NRA Lifetime member.
Innis' civil rights and political activities has made him a much-sought after commentator on national television and radio programs. He was a political and social commentator for MSNBC and National Public Radio (NPR). In addition, he is a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News Channel, BBC, CBC, ABC News, CBS News and Al-Jeezera news. Innis is currently a commentator for NBC News in Nevada.
Innis was a Republican candidate for the United States House of Representatives in Nevada's 4th congressional district during the 2014 elections. He lost the primary to Cresent Hardy, who went on to defeat incumbent Democrat Steven Horsford.