Empowering You to Make an Impact

The Urban CEO has partnered with several influential leaders to provide a variety of content that will empower and motivate community members to get invovled and make a change. Explore the provided videos, articles, and essays on how you can make an impact through education, leadership development, economic empowerment, and civic engagement. 


Economic Empowerment and its communal impact

Maurice Anderson, Business Consultant

Civic Engagment and Leadership

Sheknita Davis, Founder and Executive Director of the People’s Advocacy Group

Accountability and Leadership

Janice Anderson, CEO of Moruwa Consulting

What does leadership mean?

Pastor Paul Little, CEO of Innovate Leadership Group


Ansley Booker, Ph.D. - To Infinity and Beyond

“…we have to prepare our students now for the jobs that are awaiting them in the future by utilizing the best that our educational systems can afford. We may have to rely on community partnerships, tutoring, mentoring opportunities and outside resources as well. The end of being historically excluded must end today.” Click Urban CEO Article Ansley Booker, Ph.D. to read the article.

Dr. Marcus K. Hughes, Sr. - A Survivor’s Song: The Humane Approach to Resolving America’s Public Education Crisis

“To and through college was my goal from an early age. It was in the public schools of Los Angeles that I pursued my dreams and discovered my love for learning. However, the odds were not in my favor, which as a teen I did not entirely comprehend. An epidemic was sweeping the country, cemented by the 1994 Crime Bill. There were now more Black men in prison than in college. Incarceration was more probable for me than Cum Laude because our society was now systematically producing more Black prisoners than Black college graduates.” Click Urban CEO Article Dr. Marcus K. Hughes, Sr. to read the article.

Dr. David Anthony Clarke, Sr. - How do you lead when you feel like crap?

“Depression is real. It can come from anywhere: family, work, finances, health, genetics, football. The Saints, Patriots, and Cowboys getting knocked out of the 2019/2020 playoffs can really bring you down . Bummer….” Click Urban CEO Article Dr. David Anthony Clarke, Sr. to read the article.

Dr. Tonya L. Coons - Education and Communal Action

“Just like a prescription medication, educational experiences must be taken regularly and at the right times. Indeed, frequency, intensity, and time are critical factors to consider. When learners skip the frequency, they have broken learning. When learners lessen the intensity, they offer themselves low expectation. When learners miss the time intervals, they fall behind their competition. In order for our community to compete in the global economy and experience economic empowerment, education must become a priority.” Click Urban CEO Article Dr. Tonya Coons to read the article.