Bruce George is a visionary, executive producer, writer, poet and activist. He was born and raised in New York City. He has written poetry/prose & articles for over 37 years. His work has been published in major magazines, anthologies, and literary publications. He has written testimonials from the likes of Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, Class Magazine, Harlem River Press etc. Bruce has his own online social network via “Ning”: "The People Power Network" a grassroots platform.
Bruce has joint-ventured with Harold Whaley who's the COO of Mongram Virtua and Terry Cyrus of OutSpoken Media as Virtual Consultants within "Second Life" which is an entire virtual world. In 2007, Bruce was one of the founders of an anti-violence/poverty initiative entitled "The American Experiment Peace Project", the Executive Consultant of Gumbo For The Soul Publications, and the Executive Consultant/VP of Business Development of the "International Hip-Hop Speakers Bureau."
Bruce has won multiple poetry & talent contests. He has won several awards such as a “Peabody Award” for “Russell Simmons Presents, Def Poetry (HBO)”, a “Miky Award” for “Russell Simmons Presents, Def Poetry Jam (HBO)”, an “Upscale Showcase Award”, a “Trail Blazer Award” etc… for his outstanding vision, production, writing and performance. Bruce is the Founder/Executive Consultant of Ebony Energy Talent Network (Booking Agency) featuring major talent such as Paul Mooney, Rev. Jessie Jackson, Amiri Baraka, The Last Poets, Malik Yoba, Dawn Robinson etc. He is the Co-Founder of the critically acclaimed award winning “Russell Simmons’s Def Poetry Jam.” He’s also the Founder/Managing Editor of “The Bandana Republic, an Anthology of Poetry & Prose by Gang Members & Their Affiliates.”
As an activist Bruce has been and currently is associated with major grassroots organizations that fosters and uplifts people in struggle. Bruce has served on numerous panels (Hampton, Harvard, The New School, Fordham University, Medgar Evers, Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture etc…) and judged hundreds of poetry/spoken word competitions. Bruce George is a graduate of Niagara University in which he earned a B.A. degree in Psychology.
- Self-Determination and Social Activism
- The Politics of Artistic Expression
- How to be an Entrepreneur
- The Value of Protest Literature
- How to make a living as a Spoken Word Artist
- The Bandana Republic
Business, Diversity, Entertainment, Entrepreneur, Media, Minority, Self-image/esteem, Youth
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