DJ Richie Menchavez is the creator and founder of TRAKTIVIST, a platform to discover, promote, and historically archive music made by Asian Americans. The website,, features over 1,000 Asian American artists with an intention to unearth artists that go as far back as Asian history in America. Richie is also the host for Traktivist Radio, an online show which features music made by Asian Americans, as well as interviews with artists, organizations, and leaders from the community. Richie currently writes as a guest contributor for the Center For Asian American Media.