Who is this guy?

Kedarious O. Colbert is a Longview, Texas native, son, brother, uncle, student, mentor, mentee, scholar, and educational advocate.

Kedarious is a graduate of Texas Southern University (’11), where he received his Bachelors in Psychology and Public Affairs; or as he states ‘people’ and ‘policy.’ As a student at TSU, Kedarious served in many student leadership positions culminating in his election as President of the Student Government Association. Concomitantly, Kedarious was inducted into the Ronald E. McNair Research program and became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

In 2012, Kedarious pursued a Masters in Regional Planning from Cornell University. Concentrating on community development and educational infrastructure, he began to identify methods to eradicate systemic issues within urban communities, namely school closures in his hometown. This research culminated in the founding of Academic and Community Empowerment, a nonprofit organization designed to provide programmatic and academic support to young men of color. An organization that is near and dear to Kedarious’ heart.

Recently, Kedarious completed a ten-month fellowship in Budapest, Hungary as a Reese Miller Exchange Scholar at Central European University. During this period, Kedarious also earned his Masters in Sociology and Social Anthropology at the same institution.

In his words:

I’m not sure where this journey will lead me, but I am going to enjoy the ride.

Join me on this quest for knowledge and the advancement of our people.

Let’s Lead, Love and Serve

Humbly Submitted,

The Urban Philosopher

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