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Omekongo Dibinga

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Omékongo’s life mission is to inspire all across the globe to take a stand when they witness an injustice, no matter how small or large. Omékongo is a motivational speaker, trilingual poet, CNN contributor, TV talk show host, and rapper. His Urban Music Award winning work is described by Nikki Giovanni as “outstanding, exciting, and new while being very old.” His book, From the Limbs of My Poetree was described by Essence Magazine as “a remarkable and insightful collection of exquisite poetry that touches sacred places within your spirit.” He was one of 5 recipients out of 750,000 to win the first “CNN iReport Spirit Award.” Omékongo’s work has appeared alongside artists such as Sheryl Crow, Angelina Jolie, Norah Jones, Damien Rice, Angelique Kidjo, Don Cheadle, and Mos Def. He has shared the stage with Wyclef Jean and OutKast. Internationally, he has shared his work in 19 countries on 3 continents. He is the host of the talk show “Real Talk”, which deals with youth issues. His work has been featured on Oprah’s Angel Network as well as on TV and radio from CNN to the BBC in over 150 countries. Omékongo has studied at Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Georgetown, Morehouse, and The Fletcher School. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in International Education. His company, UPstander International, has produced 7-fusion music and motivational CDs, 6 books, and one DVD. His most recent book “The UPstander’s Guide to an Outstanding Life” is a life-balance book for high school and college activists.