About this speaker

A thought leader, community organizer, equity advocate Nationally known as the Hip Hop Principal, Dr. Shango A. Blake-CEO of TRU SK Consultants, LLC is a much sought after speaker about issues in urban education; from pioneering unique collaborations between students, teachers, parents, and the community towards creating and sustaining a vibrant academic atmosphere, to his successful tenure as a New York City Principal, he has proven to be a true renaissance educator. As a Principal, Dr. Blake saw a profound need to institute drastic and creative changes to improve his school’s failing health. Dr. Blake initiated a bold and daring self-created project to integrate a conceptualized Hip Hop based educational program. 


A new curriculum https://www.drshangoblake.com/ that includes teacher development, parent involvement, and school/community collaboration.

His school went from one of the lowest-performing schools in the district to number one in reading and math.

As a result, Dr. Blake has been featured on Oprah Winfrey, People Magazine, 98.7 Kiss FM, The Joey Reynolds Show, WABC channel 7 news, and WCBS Channel 2 interviewed Dr. Blake.

Contact This Speaker


Fight the Power: Social Justice and Education

August 04, 2023, 07:30 PM
Al Pizzaro Dr. Shango Blake Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. Dr. Chris Emdin Dr. Nadia Lopez Ajene Watson Mysonne Linen


Queens Public Library


In 2021, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded $425.7 million through grantmaking, research and policy development, to advance, support, and empower America's museums, libraries, and related organizations.