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Omékongo Dibinga, Poet, Author, Educator

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Omékongo DibingaOmékongo Dibinga is a Les Brown Platinum Motivational Speaker, diversity educator, trilingual poet, CNN contributor, and positive rapper. He is the Founder and CEO of Free Your Mind Publishing. His Urban Music Award winning work has best been 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."

Omekongo Dibinga

Internationally, he has performed in South Africa, England, Congo-Kinshasa, Tanzania, France, Cuba, and Canada. His work has appeared on TV and radio on CNN, BET, BBC, NPR, Music Choice, Voice of America and Telesud in millions of homes in over 150 countries.

Omékongo has studied at Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Georgetown, Morehouse, and The Fletcher School, where he received his M.A. in Law and Diplomacy. He is currently a Ph.D. student in International Education Policy at The University of Maryland.

He provides educational empowerment as a motivational speaker for organizations, associations and institutions and his work has been globally adapted for curricula in primary, secondary, and university institutions. He has featured/lectured nationwide in universities and poetry venues from Harvard to Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Summit.

Omékongo has shared the stage with Les Brown, Willie Jolley, Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, Dennis Brutus, Black Thought, The Last Poets, OutKast, Wyclef Jean, Reverend Run, and Jeff Johnson. His two rap mixtapes CD, "Bootleg" & "Bootleg II" promote positive hip-hop with remixes of songs by Tupac, Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, Nas, Lauryn Hill, 50 Cent, and others.

His latest and first motivational book and CD is entitled"G.R.O.W. Towards Your Greatness! 10 Steps to Living Your Best Life". The book includes a foreword by Les Brown and has been endorsed by Willie Jolley.

Visit Omékongo Dibinga's website at:www.omekongo.com

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