I want to ask you a question that comes from John-Leslie Brown: if you had to be who you are today for the rest of your life, would you be happy? Only you can answer that question. It’s very easy to let other people try to answer that, but it really all comes down to […]
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
Our house is on fire From this climate quagmire Yes our house is on fire but more and more of us are inspired And we’ll keep reaching higher until some of these bank CEOs are fired We have less than 11 years but we will have no fear Because we understand that the science couldn’t […]
I been in this land for years, they see me as an animal Time to end these racist lies, just read a manual A step by step booklet for you to get Time we learned how to be anti-racist Dr. Kendi laid out the blueprint of how to do it You wanna be an antiracist this […]
We got a president that wants to be king A media that obsesses on the pettiest things A republican party that will do anything That the President says man, he’s pulling their strings Well he ain’t pullin mine I’ll say what’s on my mind Cause some seem scared to charge Trump with high crimes And […]
In my work over the past few decades in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion, I have always done my best to make sure that the language I use is respectful of all of the communities with whom I work. Now I don’t just throw out words just to please people. I do my […]
Repeat (with passion)! There can only be one me! There was no me before me There will be mo me after me And since I’m the only me That the world will see I will be the BEST me That I can be!
They say the journey of 1,000 miles starts with one step And they say never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes Both scenarios are harder when you have no shoes When you wake up wondering again just how you might lose When you shake up thinking of how to pay […]
The world’s richest country now the poorest A chorus of women’s cries across a corrupted country in demise International lies hide the truth of our turmoil Raping our country of our women, tungsten, coltan, and gold Young girls now a commodity no longer an oddity Child soldiers watching bullets and not birds fly over their […]
For over a decade, I have worked with private, public, and charter schools across this nation on issues relating to diversity, culturally relevant instruction, and student leadership. The work I do takes different forms in different schools. In some schools, I am brought in to work with faculty on ways they can reach their more disenfranchised […]
I was moved by the powerful article written by The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill entitled “Jay-Z Helped the NFL Banish Colin Kaepernick.” I felt that she captured multiple sides of the debate while firmly stating why she believes this deal with the NFL will be a bad look for JAY Z and many within the black […]
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- Changing the Climate on Climate Change (a poem)
- The 10 Antiracist Commandments (lyrics)
- The Case For Impeachment (updated lyrics)
- I’m Black Before I’m A “Person of Color” Or “Minority.” Companies, Schools, & TV MUST See Me.
- The Best Me (an affirmation)
- Global Soul (a poem)