Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu

Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu is an educational consultant, mentor, author and lecturer. With over 30 different workshops, Dr. Kunjufu addresses a variety of audiences, including students, parents, teachers, and community residents. He has dedicated his life to uplifting communities.

The author of more than three dozen books, Kunjufu’s works include: Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, Vol. 1 and Motivating Black Youth to Work; Children Are the Reward of Life; Lessons from History; A Celebration in Blackness; Elementary & High School; To Be Popular or Smart: The Black Peer Group; Adam Where Are You?; Satan, I’m Taking Back My Health; and State of Emergency.

Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu was born in Chicago and received his Bachelor’s degree in 1974 from Illinois State University, majoring in Economics and Business Administration. His speaking career literally began when he joined the debate team, where he won numerous awards.

From 1974-1980, Dr. Kunjufu taught in an Africentric school. He earned his doctorate from Union Graduate School in 1984.

Jawanza Kunjufu is happily married to his best friend and business partner, has two adult sons and a wonderful grandson. He is an avid tennis player and has yet to miss a day of work. A born again Christian, Kunjufu is a faithful member of Living Word Christian Center. He mentors boys in the Community of Men organization he started many years ago.

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