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Malcolm London      

Young Poet, Educator and Activist; Known for his TED Talk, "High School Training Ground"

Called the Gil-Scott Heron of this generation by Cornel West, Malcolm London is a young Chicago poet, performer, activist and educator.

Malcolm appears on PBS for the first TED Talk television program with John Legend, Bill Gates and Geoffrey Canada. Malcolm has shared stages with actor Matt Damon and artist Lupe Fiasco as part of The People Speak, Live! cast.

He appeared on Season 2 of TVOne's "Verses & Flow." He was the winner of Louder Than A Bomb Youth Poetry Festival 2011, taking first place as an individual performer. With his team, he has performed in venues across the country.

A member of UCAN's National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, he also works with Northwestern Law School as a Know Your Rights trainer for communities plagued with police misconduct.

Malcolm is also a passionate teaching artist on staff at Young Chicago Authors, where he visits schools introducing their work to hundreds of students through writing workshops and performances.


Young chicago poet malcolm london speaks up for education on ted ...

On Tuesday night, if you tune into PBS' one-hour special "TED Talks Education," you'll see host John Legend and an array of prominent speakers, including Bill ...

The Inspiring Story Behind Chance the Rapper And Malcolm London’s Open Mike Nights

On June 24th, 9,000 young Chicagoans lined up at Northerly Island for the inaugural Teens In The Park Festival, put together by the Chicago Park District in partnership with Chance The Rapper. The all-day festival featured up-and-coming artists, poets, and dancers, a headlining set from The Social Experiment and an unexpected performance by Kendrick Lamar.

Poet Malcolm London Finds Hope On Chicago's Streets

From Chicago, a young, new poet gives voice to one of America’s great cities, and its tough streets. Malcolm London joins us.

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