Ali is an award-winning journalist and sits on the board of directors of the Before Columbus Foundation.
- Before Columbus Foundation to host three events at 2017 Oakland Book Festival
- Oakland Book Festival to take place Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at Oakland City Hall
- Hip Hop Artist Mistah Fab to participate in Oakland Book Festival
- Oakland Book Festival covered by San Francisco Chronicle
- NPR Covers the Nuyorican Poets Cafe