About Culture Queen

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Biography

Culture Queen is an award-winning teaching artist, children’s musician, author and arts manager, who creates empowering entertainment for children!  She is the founder of Culture Kingdom Kids, LLC, where since 2010, Culture Queen has produced innovative Black History-themed children’s performances, festivals, and professional development programs at schools, libraries, restaurants, malls, theaters and museums across the country including the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture and the Reginald Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture. Her children's album, I Like the Me I See!, released in 2016 along with her 2019 children’s book by the same title, hits all the right notes for families and educators bringing up confident, culturally aware, and curious children. She’s been a featured speaker on TedXRVA, and her TED-ED video entitled “Mansa Musa: One of the Wealthiest People Who Ever Lived”, has received over 6 million views.  Culture Queen is also an award-winning playwright whose children's musical, Bone Soup: A Kwanzaa Story, is published by Pioneer Drama Service and produced around the country. Her work has been featured in  Billboard Magazine, Parents Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Red Tricycle, The Washington Post and many more.  She is the recipient of the 2012 Top Forty Under 40 Award for Education by the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund and the 2015 Alumnus of the Year Award by the Prince George's County Public Schools Board of Education. Culture Queen lives in Baltimore, Maryland and serves as the Chief Program Officer of Arts For Learning Maryland - a nonprofit working to transform learning through the arts for more than 250,000 Maryland students annually.