2023 Black History Celebration
Dr. Francesca Fajinmi - Founder, Your Black Matters, speaking to students at Lead City University in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Dr. Francesca Fajinmi - Founder, Your Black Matters
"Jackie" Dupont-Walker - President, Ward Economic Development Corporation
Oba Towobola - King of Aluti Erin, Dari Erin of Aluti Erin in Yoruba land
Prof. Jacob Gordon - Professor Emeritus, University of Kansas & President, United Nations Association - Gainsville, FL
Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, the founding president of the Ward Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) in Los Angeles and an appointee of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as a member of the LA County Metro Board. She shared a compelling story and the influence of King Solomon Dupont.
Dr. Ama S. Wray, Professor at the University of California, Irvine, and a performance architect that innovates across disciplinary lines, leading with dance to enter spaces of dance, jazz music, theatre, academia, medicine, technology and activism. Dr. Wray spotlighted her multi-cultural background from the U.K, to Jamaica, United States, and Cuba as she shares her perspectives on Africans and Africans in Diaspora.
Albert Edmund Lord III, an Emmy Award-winning creative with a slew of industry awards, and more than 35 years of experience in radio, post production, sound editing, live theater as well as independent film and video production, highlighted his work on the "Exhibits on African American Heritage Month legacy project covering 2006 to 2020". He shared his story as a mixed race, Black, White, and a Native American from Tracy to San Francisco, South Africa, and Los Angeles.
Jacob U’Mofe Gordon, Emeritus Professor, University of Kansas; Kwame Nkrumah Endowed Chair, University of Ghana; Senior Fulbright Scholar, presented the chronology of the Black History Month Celebration in the United States.
The first of its kind event, that brought all Black youth together, GLOBALLY. Watch a snippet of the event, with a focus on the Keynote remarks from Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton.
Dr. Jasmine L. Blanks-Jones - PAN-AFRICANISM
Paulinarh Bolatito Ogunleye - PERSPECTIVES OF YOUTH IN AFRICA
Prof. Seth N. Asumah - EFFECTIVE MOBILIZATION FOR SUCCESS
Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson QC - ETHICS AND LEADERSHIP
Prof. Babacar Kante - ETHICS & LEADERSHIP
Prof. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith - SECURITY, POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DRUGS, CRIME, AND ITS IMPACT ON THE SOVEREIGNTY OF A NATION
Darcy Bourne - PERSPECTIVES OF YOUTH IN THE DIASPORA
Dr. Alexandria Williams - ETHICS
Video recording with Major General Ishola Williams speaking on black matters in Nigeria
Video recording with Prof. Albert, who shared the real story and potential solutions on black matters in Nigeria on Oct. 20, 2020
Enjoy the launch video of Your Black Matters
August 1st, 2020