Alex “Shujah” Reiph, 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 16th anniversary in 2019. Reiph holds an Associate of Arts in General Liberal Arts from the University of St. Martin.