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Melina Abdullah

Author & Professor of Pan-African Studies; Expert on Race, Gender, Class & Social Movements

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 Melina Abdullah Biography

Melina Abdullah is Professor and former Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Southern California in Political Science and her B.A. from Howard University in African American Studies. She was appointed to the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission in 2014 and is a recognized expert on race, gender, class, and social movements. Abdullah is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, with subjects ranging from political coalition building to womanist mothering.

Professor Abdullah is a womanist scholar-activist – understanding the role that she plays in the academy as intrinsically linked to broader struggles for the liberation of oppressed people. Professor Abdullah is a leader in the fight for Ethnic Studies in the K-12 and university systems and was a part of the historic victory that made Ethnic Studies a requirement in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She was among the original group of organizers that convened to form Black Lives Matter and continues to serve as a Los Angeles chapter lead and contributes to the national leadership. She is co-host and co-producer of the weekly radio program "Beautiful Struggle" which airs on KPFK, part of the Pacifica radio network. Dr. Abdullah also serves on boards for the Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance (BCCLA), California Faculty Association-Los Angeles, Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute, Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA-CAN), National Association for Ethnic Studies, Reverence-Wellness Salon, and Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE).

She is the recipient of many awards, most recently the 2016 Racial Justice Award presented by the YWCA, 2016 Fannie Lou Hamer Award for outstanding community service presented by the Coalition of Mental Health Professionals, 2016 Fannie Lou Hamer Award presented by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, 2016 Sacred Sistahs Award, 2016 California Teachers Association Human Rights Award, 2016 BCCLA Ella Baker Award, 2015 Freedom Now Award, and the 2015 Communitas Award. She was recognized by LA Weekly as one of the 10 most influential Los Angeles leaders, “Urban Girl of the Year” by 2UrbanGirls, and one of the 15 “Fiercest Sisters” of 2015 by Fierce. She has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, TV One, ABC, PBS, KTLA, KCET, BET, Free Speech TV, and Al-Jazeera, and is featured in the films 13th, When Justice Isn’t Just, and Justice or Else. She is originally from Oakland, California.

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Melina Abdullah

Author & Professor of Pan-African Studies; Expert on Race, Gender, Class & Social Movements

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Melina Abdullah Biography

Melina Abdullah is Professor and former Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Southern California in Political Science and her B.A. from Howard University in African American Studies. She was appointed to the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission in 2014 and is a recognized expert on race, gender, class, and social movements. Abdullah is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, with subjects ranging from political coalition building to womanist mothering.

Professor Abdullah is a womanist scholar-activist – understanding the role that she plays in the academy as intrinsically linked to broader struggles for the liberation of oppressed people. Professor Abdullah is a leader in the fight for Ethnic Studies in the K-12 and university systems and was a part of the historic victory that made Ethnic Studies a requirement in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She was among the original group of organizers that convened to form Black Lives Matter and continues to serve as a Los Angeles chapter lead and contributes to the national leadership. She is co-host and co-producer of the weekly radio program "Beautiful Struggle" which airs on KPFK, part of the Pacifica radio network. Dr. Abdullah also serves on boards for the Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance (BCCLA), California Faculty Association-Los Angeles, Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute, Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA-CAN), National Association for Ethnic Studies, Reverence-Wellness Salon, and Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE).

She is the recipient of many awards, most recently the 2016 Racial Justice Award presented by the YWCA, 2016 Fannie Lou Hamer Award for outstanding community service presented by the Coalition of Mental Health Professionals, 2016 Fannie Lou Hamer Award presented by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, 2016 Sacred Sistahs Award, 2016 California Teachers Association Human Rights Award, 2016 BCCLA Ella Baker Award, 2015 Freedom Now Award, and the 2015 Communitas Award. She was recognized by LA Weekly as one of the 10 most influential Los Angeles leaders, “Urban Girl of the Year” by 2UrbanGirls, and one of the 15 “Fiercest Sisters” of 2015 by Fierce. She has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, TV One, ABC, PBS, KTLA, KCET, BET, Free Speech TV, and Al-Jazeera, and is featured in the films 13th, When Justice Isn’t Just, and Justice or Else. She is originally from Oakland, California.

Melina Abdullah Videos

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    Melina Abdullah explains how Black Lives Matter’s presentation of The People’s Budget LA to City Council led to councilmember Herb Wesson...
  • Melina Abdullah Spotlight
    Professor and chair of Pan-African Studies (PAS), and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, Dr. Melina Abdullah, is nearing the end of her...
  • Black Lives Matter and Resistance as the New Normal | Melina Abdullah
    Melina Abdullah shares a powerful message about why resistance is the new normal in working to imagine and create a freer and just world to replace...

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  • How to book Melina Abdullah?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Melina Abdullah for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Melina Abdullah, 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 Melina Abdullah or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Melina Abdullah?

    Booking fees for Melina Abdullah, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Melina Abdullah, 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 Melina Abdullah?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Melina Abdullah 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 Melina Abdullah 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 Melina Abdullah or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Melina Abdullah 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.

Melina Abdullah is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Melina Abdullah for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Melina Abdullah generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Beverly Tatum, Xernona Clayton, Ellen McGirt and Angela Davis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Melina Abdullah for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Melina Abdullah Speaker Videos

  • CLIP: Melina Abdullah Explains How Activists Are Reimagining Policing in LA
    Melina Abdullah explains how Black Lives Matter’s presentation of The People’s Budget LA to City Council led to councilmember Herb Wesson introducing a motion for police to no longer be deployed...
    Melina Abdullah Spotlight
    Professor and chair of Pan-African Studies (PAS), and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, Dr. Melina Abdullah, is nearing the end of her nine-year tenure as department chair. Dr....
  • Black Lives Matter and Resistance as the New Normal | Melina Abdullah
    Melina Abdullah shares a powerful message about why resistance is the new normal in working to imagine and create a freer and just world to replace the current, oppressive system. Melina was among...

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