Reiph, Alex “Shujah”

Alex “Shujah” Reiph, popularly known as Shujah Reiph or simply Shujah, is a leading St. Martin national activist, cultural organizer, and trade unionist. He is president of the Conscious Lyrics Foundation and producer/host of the long-running Conscious Lyrics radio magazine, on 95.9 FM. Reiph was a founding member of the St. Martin Educational and Cultural Organization (SMECO) in 1984. In 2003, he partnered with Lasana M. Sekou and started the St. Martin Book Fair, which celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2018. His organization of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday and Black History Month Celebration led the way in popularizing both events in St. Martin over the past 31 years among schools, churches, community organizations, and the general public. Reiph holds an Associate of Arts in General Liberal Arts from the University of St. Martin.