The problem In today’s mass media culture, our youth are constantly being reminded of what it is they do not have. Through the entertainment industry, they are constantly reminded of an image they may never attain. From flawless, near-perfect model images of Beyonce and Taylor Swift to television shows broadcasting the multi-room mansions of […]
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
The focus on this specially designed keynote for school assemblies looks at what students need to do to change their attitude going into the new year, quarter, or semester. This presentation motivates students at all levels: – Seniors getting ready for college who should also be thinking about their legacy at their current school; – […]
Real Talk, hosted by motivational youth speaker Omékongo Dibinga, looks at issues concerning our youth today. Whether it's issues such as racism and bullying to music and distracted driving, Real Talk is an honest conversation with and about youth. This is the show where the lives of our future leaders matter most! .
As a youth speaker, I enjoy motivating youth across the globe. As part of the Raise Hope for Congo campaign and the Conflict Free Campus Initiative, I traveled to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to partner with NFL Greenbay Packers player Aaron Rodgers and actor Emmanuelle Chriqui. The goal of the event was to raise awareness on how materials in our electronics […]
As a youth speaker, I am proud to have taken part in this wonderful event that is affecting so many people around the world but especially youth. Maya Soetoro-Ng, peace advocate and Pres. Obama’s half-sister, addresses the Center for American Progress on ending the exploitation of women and children. She highlights the challenges and strategies […]
Music video with NFL great Aaron Rodgers & Hollywood actress Emmanuelle Chriqui. These two great artists showed their commitment to raising awareness on the conflict in the Congo. .
I had the honor of speaking at the United Nations along with House of Cards actress Robin Wright and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. Our focus was raising awareness about the crisis in the Congo and how you and I can be UPstanders and not bystanders in this war that has claimed […]
As a youth speaker, I am proud to have taken part in this wonderful event that is affecting so many people around the world but especially youth. Maya Soetoro-Ng, peace advocate and Pres. Obama’s sister, addresses the Center for American Progress on ending the exploitation of women and children. She highlights the challenges and strategies […]
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