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 […]
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 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 […]
I have worked with both the Trump and Obama administrations during my career as a diversity & inclusion practitioner, so I have inside experience on how both administrations work. I have been critical of both administrations for different reasons. From corporations to schools, I have also worked with organizations dealing with the challenges the election […]
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 While Pelosi seems scared to charge Trump with high crimes And […]
I felt so inspired by what my teacher said, Said I’d either be dead or be a reefer head Not sure if that’s how adults should speak ta kids Especially when the only thing I did was speak in class JAY Z, So Ambitious (Blueprint 3, 2009) There are many reasons why I decided to write […]
They say greatness is a choice but what have you chosen? You’ve been frozen in time and broken in mind For too long the same song playing in your head Living in breath but better off dead But who said you didn’t have the power? Who said this is not your hour? You’ve been showered […]
This week, First Lady, Melania Trump is celebrating the one year anniversary of her Be Best campaign, an initiative designed to focus on overall wellbeing for young people, help end the opioid epidemic, and stop social media bullying. It’s so easy to talk about the fact that the third aspect of it, ending social media […]
Across the country, people have been engaging in intense debates about the 11 year old student Jabari Talbot in Florida who was arrested for not saluting the standing up during the Pledge of Allegiance. Of course, there are lots of debates going on about what actually led to the arrest. People are saying he wasn’t […]
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