HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam"
Lamont Carey a native of Washington, DC, is an internationally known and award winning spokenword artist, as well as a filmmaker, author, workshop facilitator and motivational speaker. In 2005, Mr. Carey began his career in the arts performing as a spoken word artist, earning him an appearance on HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam” and B.E.T.’s “Lyric…
Lamont Carey a native of Washington, DC, is an internationally known and award winning spokenword artist, as well as a filmmaker, author, workshop facilitator and motivational speaker.
In 2005, Mr. Carey began his career in the arts performing as a spoken word artist, earning him an appearance on HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam” and B.E.T.’s “Lyric Café”. In that same year, he formed LaCarey Entertainment, LLC which was instrumental in casting over 200 actors including himself on HBO’s series “The Wire”. Mr. Carey has also been featured on various radio shows including Washington D.C.’s WHUR, WPGC, WPFW and Canada’s KCUA as well as “The Michael Baisden Show” and “The Al Sharpton Show”.
In 2010, Mr. Carey embarked upon his career as a playwright and producer with two plays “Laws of the Street” (a play he is currently developing into a TV series) and “Learning to be a Mommy” both of which were performed at the John F. Kennedy Center’s “Terrace Theatre” in Washington, D.C. In addition to the TV series, Mr. Carey is also producing and directing a powerful documentary detailing the successful transition of four ex-offenders; a story with personal meaning to Mr. Carey. Mr. Carey is a dynamic motivational speaker and workshop facilitator for youth and adults alike. His ability to encourage and effect change has been experienced locally as well as in states such as Texas, Atlanta and New York. He has been invited by various government officials and community leaders to host or speak at a number of events which includes the Office of Returning Citizen’s Affairs’ annual Returning Citizens Community Appreciation Day and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s Commission on Black Men and Boys Hearing which addressed the topic “Project Graduation” – First Steps to Success for Young Black Men in the District of Columbia Conquering High Dropout Rates. Mr. Carey has also been a guest speaker at graduation or opening ceremonies for organizations such as Operation Hope, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) and W.C. Smith and Co.
Mr. Carey’s heart for the community in particular African American boys who may be facing some of the challenges he experienced growing up led him to recently develop the program “Raise A Man™”. The purpose of the program is to connect African American boys with productive programs that are operated or facilitated by African American men.
L A M O N T C A R E Y Filmmaker, Spokenword Artist, Workshop Facilitator, Author and Motivational Speaker Washington, DC Mr. Carey has received numerous awards including the first U.S. Parole Commission’s Re-Entry and Service Award in 2012 and the One Degree of Separation Re-entry Community Service Award; 2008 Senate Congressional Award, Congressional Achievement Award and The Good Black Man Award; 2007 National Underground Spoken Word and Poetry Awards (NUSPA) and 2005 Poet of the Year award.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
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SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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