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Nkechi Taifa

Human Rights Attorney, Children's Book Author, Scholar & Activist

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Nkechi Taifa Biography

Nkechi Taifa is a civil and human rights attorney, scholar-activist, and author. She is president of The Taifa Group LLC, director of the Reparation Education Project, Inc., and serves as Senior Fellow for the Center of Justice at Columbia University. A visionary thought leader and nationally recognized expert and speaker on race and justice issues, Taifa has worked for the Open Society Foundations, Howard University School of Law, the ACLU, Women's Legal Defense Fund, National Prison Project and as an attorney in private practice. She was in the leadership of the Justice Roundtable Coalition which successfully mobilized the passage of both the Second Chance Reentry legislation (2008) and the Fair Sentencing Act crack disparity legislation (2010), and helped gain inclusion of strong sentencing provisions in the First Step Act (2018). She helped fuel mobilization of the Obama Administration's clemency initiative, which resulted in the early release from unjust imprisonment of over 1,700 people.

Taifa has served as an appointed Commissioner and Chair of the DC Commission on Human Rights. She is founding member of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, and an inaugural Commissioner on the National African American Reparations Commission. A native Washingtonian, Taifa is the author of the bestselling memoir, "Black Power, Black Lawyer: My Audacious Quest for Justice," as well as several books for children. She has an upcoming book, "Reparations on Fire: How and Why It's Spreading Across America." Taifa has testified before the United States Congress, the DC City Council, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the U.S. Helsinki Commission, the Maryland Legislature, and the California Reparations Task Force.

She is the author of scores of scholarly works, including law review articles, book chapters and white papers. She has been featured in People's Magazine, as well as in major print and electronic media, and has received numerous honors and awards for her social justice work, including Essence Magazine's WOKE 100 Black Women Advocating for Change.

Speaking Topics
  • Reparations: An Issue Whose Time Has Come

    This powerful presentation is based off of Taifa's riveting TEDx talk of the same title. Reparations for Black people, once fringe, has now captured the imagination of faith, academic and civic groups, as well as corporations, cities, states, and the federal government. Taifa's presentation shows that reparations is fundamental to a long overdue national reckoning of race in America. This keynote presentation is essential for university lectures, boardroom discussions, and government and corporate employee educational events.

  • Identity, Purpose & Direction: Spread Forth Your Wings and Fly

    This inspirational and entertaining presentation uses the popular parable of the baby eagle and the chickens to deliver the critical message that whatever the odds, one must have pride in oneself, coupled with perseverance, faith and trust, in order to soar to greatness. This keynote is particularly excellent for graduations as well as inspirations in the workplace.

  • Calling all Heroes & Heroines: Using Principles of Prosperity from the Past

    In this rousing motivational presentation Taifa uses rhythmic verses from her writings that highlight leaders from the past who overcame great odds by seeing opportunities where others saw only obstacles. The keynote illuminates the principles of self-development, courage, persistence, passion, faith and action as keys to overcoming the limiting mentality of "I Can't; to the empowering mentality of "How Can I." This invigorating presentation is invaluable for conventions, universities or colleges, as well as corporate employee motivations.

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Shining Legacy Paperback

Shining Legacy Paperback

Three Tales of Wisdom

Three Tales of Wisdom

The Adventures of Kojo and Ama

The Adventures of Kojo and Ama

Black Power, Black Lawyer: My Audacious Quest for Justice

Black Power, Black Lawyer: My Audacious Quest for Justice

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Human Rights Attorney, Children's Book Author, Scholar & Activist

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Nkechi Taifa Biography

Nkechi Taifa is a civil and human rights attorney, scholar-activist, and author. She is president of The Taifa Group LLC, director of the Reparation Education Project, Inc., and serves as Senior Fellow for the Center of Justice at Columbia University. A visionary thought leader and nationally recognized expert and speaker on race and justice issues, Taifa has worked for the Open Society Foundations, Howard University School of Law, the ACLU, Women's Legal Defense Fund, National Prison Project and as an attorney in private practice. She was in the leadership of the Justice Roundtable Coalition which successfully mobilized the passage of both the Second Chance Reentry legislation (2008) and the Fair Sentencing Act crack disparity legislation (2010), and helped gain inclusion of strong sentencing provisions in the First Step Act (2018). She helped fuel mobilization of the Obama Administration's clemency initiative, which resulted in the early release from unjust imprisonment of over 1,700 people.

Taifa has served as an appointed Commissioner and Chair of the DC Commission on Human Rights. She is founding member of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, and an inaugural Commissioner on the National African American Reparations Commission. A native Washingtonian, Taifa is the author of the bestselling memoir, "Black Power, Black Lawyer: My Audacious Quest for Justice," as well as several books for children. She has an upcoming book, "Reparations on Fire: How and Why It's Spreading Across America." Taifa has testified before the United States Congress, the DC City Council, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the U.S. Helsinki Commission, the Maryland Legislature, and the California Reparations Task Force.

She is the author of scores of scholarly works, including law review articles, book chapters and white papers. She has been featured in People's Magazine, as well as in major print and electronic media, and has received numerous honors and awards for her social justice work, including Essence Magazine's WOKE 100 Black Women Advocating for Change.

Nkechi Taifa Speaking Topics

  • Reparations: An Issue Whose Time Has Come

    This powerful presentation is based off of Taifa's riveting TEDx talk of the same title. Reparations for Black people, once fringe, has now captured the imagination of faith, academic and civic groups, as well as corporations, cities, states, and the federal government. Taifa's presentation shows that reparations is fundamental to a long overdue national reckoning of race in America. This keynote presentation is essential for university lectures, boardroom discussions, and government and corporate employee educational events.

  • Identity, Purpose & Direction: Spread Forth Your Wings and Fly

    This inspirational and entertaining presentation uses the popular parable of the baby eagle and the chickens to deliver the critical message that whatever the odds, one must have pride in oneself, coupled with perseverance, faith and trust, in order to soar to greatness. This keynote is particularly excellent for graduations as well as inspirations in the workplace.

  • Calling all Heroes & Heroines: Using Principles of Prosperity from the Past

    In this rousing motivational presentation Taifa uses rhythmic verses from her writings that highlight leaders from the past who overcame great odds by seeing opportunities where others saw only obstacles. The keynote illuminates the principles of self-development, courage, persistence, passion, faith and action as keys to overcoming the limiting mentality of "I Can't; to the empowering mentality of "How Can I." This invigorating presentation is invaluable for conventions, universities or colleges, as well as corporate employee motivations.

Nkechi Taifa Videos

  • REPARATIONS: An Issue Whose Time Has Come | TEDx
    Reparations. The issue is hot, scalding, and once unthinkable by mainstream America. Yet, it poses only a question.
  • February 23, 2022 Reparations Task Force - Nkechi Taifa
    Witness Panel #1 - Historical Overview of Black History Month and Past Reparations Efforts.
  • Civil and Human Rights Attorney Nkechi Taifa
    Civil and Human Rights Attorney and Black power scholar Nkechi Taifa. She has a new book out, entitled “Black Power, Black Lawyer"

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  • How to book Nkechi Taifa?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nkechi Taifa for both live and virtual events for over 20 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 Nkechi Taifa, 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 Nkechi Taifa or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Nkechi Taifa?

    Booking fees for Nkechi Taifa, 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 Nkechi Taifa, 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 Nkechi Taifa?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nkechi Taifa for clients worldwide for more than 20 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 Nkechi Taifa 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 Nkechi Taifa or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nkechi Taifa 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.

Nkechi Taifa is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Reparations: An Issue Whose Time Has Come, Identity, Purpose & Direction: Spread Forth Your Wings and Fly and Calling all Heroes & Heroines: Using Principles of Prosperity from the Past. The estimated speaking fee range to book Nkechi Taifa for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Nkechi Taifa generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Hill Harper, Angela Davis, Ijeoma Oluo, Kylar Broadus and Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nkechi Taifa for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Nkechi Taifa Speaking Topics

  • Reparations: An Issue Whose Time Has Come

    This powerful presentation is based off of Taifa's riveting TEDx talk of the same title. Reparations for Black people, once fringe, has now captured the imagination of faith, academic and civic groups, as well as corporations, cities, states, and the federal government. Taifa's presentation shows that reparations is fundamental to a long overdue national reckoning of race in America. This keynote presentation is essential for university lectures, boardroom discussions, and government and corporate employee educational events.

  • Identity, Purpose & Direction: Spread Forth Your Wings and Fly

    This inspirational and entertaining presentation uses the popular parable of the baby eagle and the chickens to deliver the critical message that whatever the odds, one must have pride in oneself, coupled with perseverance, faith and trust, in order to soar to greatness. This keynote is particularly excellent for graduations as well as inspirations in the workplace.

  • Calling all Heroes & Heroines: Using Principles of Prosperity from the Past

    In this rousing motivational presentation Taifa uses rhythmic verses from her writings that highlight leaders from the past who overcame great odds by seeing opportunities where others saw only obstacles. The keynote illuminates the principles of self-development, courage, persistence, passion, faith and action as keys to overcoming the limiting mentality of "I Can't; to the empowering mentality of "How Can I." This invigorating presentation is invaluable for conventions, universities or colleges, as well as corporate employee motivations.

Nkechi Taifa Speaker Videos

  • REPARATIONS: An Issue Whose Time Has Come | TEDx
    Reparations. The issue is hot, scalding, and once unthinkable by mainstream America. Yet, it poses only a question.
    February 23, 2022 Reparations Task Force - Nkechi Taifa
    Witness Panel #1 - Historical Overview of Black History Month and Past Reparations Efforts.
  • Civil and Human Rights Attorney Nkechi Taifa
    Civil and Human Rights Attorney and Black power scholar Nkechi Taifa. She has a new book out, entitled “Black Power, Black Lawyer"

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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