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About Dr. Omekongo Dibinga
Dr. Omékongo Dibinga is a motivational speaker, TV talk show host, trilingual poet, rapper, and professor of Crosscultural Communication at American University. His writings and performances have appeared in O Magazine, as well as on TV and radio from CNN and TEDx to The BBC and NPR. He’s written songs for major motion pictures and organizations such as NASA. He has spoken before the United Nations and partners with the State Department to conduct leadership trainings overseas. He has shared his work in 25 countries. Omékongo provides leadership, and diversity & inclusion consulting for organizations. For more, please visit www.upstanderinternational.com.
Entries by Dr. Omekongo Dibinga
Get your violins out, your flutes and cellos As I recount my days back in Monticello The year America breaks from Europe’s chains I’m still a slave shackled in America’s chains And I’ll make it plain I was more than a slave A founding father found me and he couldn’t behave Y’all can call him […]
When you educate a girl, you save the nation When you teach girls to lead, they become our salvation Digging wells isn’t just about digging holes When a community is nourished, you’ve nourished its soul Malaika Malaika, Swahili for angel YOU are Malaika, helping girls succeed from every angle Creating change agents for tomorrow By […]
I’m a preexisting condition because I was born I breathed I sneezed I wheezed I coughed I delivered I was born I loved I worshipped I immigrated I crawled I walked I marched I talked I yelled I resisted I persisted I served I taught I sought I said my life matters I said my […]
This article appears in The Huffington Post, where I am a contributor: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/is-it-time-to-revive-critical-thinking-in-america_us_58e6c72ce4b0d6001f07f330
In July of the year 2000, then President George W. Bush spoke about his vision for education at the NAACP’s 91st annual convention. He made headlines from the speech in main part by his use of the term “soft bigotry of low expectations”: “Discrimination is still a reality, even when it takes different forms. Instead […]
As I look back at my days as a Boston Public Schools student, and as I look at the multitudes of black male students still being excluded from the educational process today, I’m left to believe that we are dealing with nothing short of a tragic epidemic. As a seventh grader in the early 1990s, […]
I didn’t live at the time of martin & Malcolm Read about their struggles kept wonderin how come How could one deny another’s human rights? How could you lynch a brother right at first sight? I’m like damn, is this what we call human-ity? Surprised more didn’t die from insanity But now in 2017 I […]
I recently read an article about a “white privilege” essay contest that caused a bit of controversy in Westport, Connecticut. According to The New York Times, this wealthy coastal town is over 90% white and has an average salary of $150,000. While most of the students did not have a problem with the question, many […]
I am a proud Bostonian who will never forget the first time The New England Patriots won The Super Bowl in 2002. I remember the intense debates over whether then second string quarterback Tom Brady, who took over for the injured Drew Bledsoe, should start in the Super Bowl after Bledsoe returned from injury. #teambledsoe […]
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