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Jawanza  Kunjufu

Jawanza Kunjufu

Author / Speaker

Jawanza Kunjufu

Author / Speaker


Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu was educated at Morgan State, Illinois State, and Union Graduate School. He has been a guest speaker at most universities throughout the U.S., and has been a consultant to most urban school districts. He has authored 40 books including national best sellers, Black Students: Middle Class Teachers; Keeping Black Boys Out of Special Education; An African Centered Response to Ruby Payne’s Poverty Theory; Raising Black Boys; Understanding Black Male Learning Styles; and Changing School Culture for Black Males. His latest books are Educating Black Girls; Raising Black Girls; and COVID 1619. His work has been featured in Ebony and Essence Magazine, and he has been a guest on BET, MSNBC & Oprah. His work is used in online courses nationwide.

Dr. Kunjufu is proud to say that he is a husband, father, and grandfather. He’s also a vegetarian and an avid tennis player and has not missed a day’s work in 47 years.  

Speaker Videos

Too Important to Fail

Speech Topics

Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys

Restoring the Village: Solutions for the Black Family

Developing Positive Self Images and Discipline in Black Children

To Be Popular or Smart: The Black Peer Group

Survival of The Black Race in the 21st Century