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As an arts advocate, entrepreneur, writer, and activist April R. Silver is respected as an important.

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behind-the-scenes force whose work is critical to her generation. Since her activism days at Howard University and as evidenced in her work now, Silver embodies the belief that culture should inspire, educate, empower, and transform our lives. It is this path that has led her to work closely with such esteemed figures as Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, Bill Cosby, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sean Combs, Russell Simmons, LL Cool J, Doug E. Fresh, Africa Bambattaa, Chuck D, KRS-One, Sister Souljah, Kevin Powell, Ras Baraka, and a host of other luminaries.

Much of Silver's work has come under the banner of her company Akila Worksongs (AW). As an arts and entertainment multi-service agency, AW specializes in lecture management, media communications, and event consulting. Since 1993, some of its satisfied clients have included Malik Yoba, Sister Souljah, Doug E. Fresh, Alex Bugnon, and many other artists. Corporate and community organizations have included Russell Simmons' Def Poetry, McDonald's, the Mott Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the NEA, the GRAMMY'S, and many others. In its first year as a home-based operation, AW grossed nearly $100,000, a significant achievement for a company

bound by principle, not profit.

A graduate of Howard University, Silver was very active in campus and local politics as a student. She helped lead the historic student protest of 1989 and it was that role that garnered her national and international recognition as a student/youth activist. She was later elected student body president.

While in student government, Silver co-founded and was president of The Cultural Initiative, Inc., the producers of the first national hip-hop conference. The groundbreaking conferences were the first to assemble both the entertainment industry and the community to examine artist integrity, entrepreneurship, and gender issues in music. Fellow Howard University and conference alumni (including Sean "P. Diddy" Combs) are now the top movers and shakers in entertainment.

Upon graduation, Silver went to work with hip-hop pioneer Doug E. Fresh as his management and social programs assistant. Thereafter, Silver began teaching junior high in New York City's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. During this time she began to refine the mission of AW. Since then, Silver has continued her role as an educator, but now through using her art and entertainment programs as tools for empowerment and social change.

Silver's dedication to the community and the cultural arts is evident in her volunteerism. Her participation and/or Executive Board membership roles have included the Black Family Forum; International African Arts Festival; the Brooklyn Arts Council; the "Hip Hop Nation" Exhibit at Brooklyn Museum of Art; and the NY Chapter of NARAS (were she conceived/organized the GRAMMY's first hip-hop/R&B conference). She also founded Co-Motion, an artist/activist group convened to protest police brutality; and co-established HipHop Speaks!, a series of community forums founded by Kevin Powell.

For her work, Silver has received awards and high honors from Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, and many others. As a lecturer on hip-hop and popular culture, she is regularly asked to keynote or speak at colleges and conferences nationwide.

In the media, Silver has been profiled in Time magazine, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Ebony Magazine, Ms. magazine, CNN, BET, and other national media. Silver has also made international news and has been featured on Radio Netherlands, ADLIB (Japan), and others.

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    Booking fees for April Silver, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire April Silver, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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April Silver

As an arts advocate, entrepreneur, writer, and activist April R. Silver is respected as an important.

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behind-the-scenes force whose work is critical to her generation. Since her activism days at Howard University and as evidenced in her work now, Silver embodies the belief that culture should inspire, educate, empower, and transform our lives. It is this path that has led her to work closely with such esteemed figures as Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, Bill Cosby, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sean Combs, Russell Simmons, LL Cool J, Doug E. Fresh, Africa Bambattaa, Chuck D, KRS-One, Sister Souljah, Kevin Powell, Ras Baraka, and a host of other luminaries.

Much of Silver's work has come under the banner of her company Akila Worksongs (AW). As an arts and entertainment multi-service agency, AW specializes in lecture management, media communications, and event consulting. Since 1993, some of its satisfied clients have included Malik Yoba, Sister Souljah, Doug E. Fresh, Alex Bugnon, and many other artists. Corporate and community organizations have included Russell Simmons' Def Poetry, McDonald's, the Mott Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the NEA, the GRAMMY'S, and many others. In its first year as a home-based operation, AW grossed nearly $100,000, a significant achievement for a company

bound by principle, not profit.

A graduate of Howard University, Silver was very active in campus and local politics as a student. She helped lead the historic student protest of 1989 and it was that role that garnered her national and international recognition as a student/youth activist. She was later elected student body president.

While in student government, Silver co-founded and was president of The Cultural Initiative, Inc., the producers of the first national hip-hop conference. The groundbreaking conferences were the first to assemble both the entertainment industry and the community to examine artist integrity, entrepreneurship, and gender issues in music. Fellow Howard University and conference alumni (including Sean "P. Diddy" Combs) are now the top movers and shakers in entertainment.

Upon graduation, Silver went to work with hip-hop pioneer Doug E. Fresh as his management and social programs assistant. Thereafter, Silver began teaching junior high in New York City's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. During this time she began to refine the mission of AW. Since then, Silver has continued her role as an educator, but now through using her art and entertainment programs as tools for empowerment and social change.

Silver's dedication to the community and the cultural arts is evident in her volunteerism. Her participation and/or Executive Board membership roles have included the Black Family Forum; International African Arts Festival; the Brooklyn Arts Council; the "Hip Hop Nation" Exhibit at Brooklyn Museum of Art; and the NY Chapter of NARAS (were she conceived/organized the GRAMMY's first hip-hop/R&B conference). She also founded Co-Motion, an artist/activist group convened to protest police brutality; and co-established HipHop Speaks!, a series of community forums founded by Kevin Powell.

For her work, Silver has received awards and high honors from Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, and many others. As a lecturer on hip-hop and popular culture, she is regularly asked to keynote or speak at colleges and conferences nationwide.

In the media, Silver has been profiled in Time magazine, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Ebony Magazine, Ms. magazine, CNN, BET, and other national media. Silver has also made international news and has been featured on Radio Netherlands, ADLIB (Japan), and others.

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  • How to book April Silver?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like April Silver for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for April Silver, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for April Silver or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book April Silver?

    Booking fees for April Silver, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire April Silver, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for April Silver?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like April Silver for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book April Silver for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent April Silver or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for April Silver or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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