Speaker - Jordan Coleman

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Jordan Coleman is a young man on a mission. At 15-years-old, he's a filmmaker, actor, author, education activist, honor roll student and athlete. He was recently named one the 25 Most Influential People in Our Children's Lives by Children's Health magazine. Jordan’s photo and story is currently featured on 40 million bags of Doritos after becoming a finalist for the 2009 Do Something Award. He is the 2010 Prudential Spirit of Community Award recipient and won $10,000 on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew Champions of Charity episode which recognized five amazing kids.

Jordan has been featured on CNN's Young People Who Rock series, Teen Kids News and in numerous media outlets for his documentary Say It Loud! which explores the importance of education for African-American boys. Jordan wrote, directed and produced the film when he was 12. For three years, Jordan was the voice of Tyrone the Moose on Nickelodeon's Emmy Award winning animated series "The Backyardigans." He used earnings from his cartoon gig to make Say It Loud!

Jordan Coleman’s second film Payin’ The Price is a cautionary tale about teen dating violence. Jordan was inspired to tackle this issue after the Chris Brown and Rhianna “domestic violence incident.”

Jordan is the son of Award-Winning Journalist Chrisena Coleman and New York State Senator Eric Adams. He has received dozens of awards and commendations from local, state and national politicians, including United States President Barack Obama and United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

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The Black Male: Re-Imagined

12.06.10 | 01:38:06 min | 3 comments