For the last month, the focus in America has been on the increase of the Coronavirus pandemic impact on the country and the negative effect it has had on businesses and the population at large. Although this crisis is the pinnacle of concern, there is still another situation of importance; the issue of racial injustice. Over the past six months, multiple incidents involving African Americans and law enforcement officials have garnered the attention of civil rights groups, congressional members, branches of justice, and the White House.

Although these disturbing incidents are happening in spirts, they are of no less significance than the virus spread. A media spotlight was placed on the matter for several months to include the acts of riotous behavior which ensued as a result. These acts which can be constituted as criminal activities in some circles, while only civil issues in others, have dwindled in its attention. President Trump has addressed the matter from his bully pulpit but dismissed the fact that the activities enacted by law officials was nothing short of deplorable, abusive, and borderline criminal. His position is to enforce “law and order” to ensure his re-election, not create equal justice under the law for the victims.

US Attorney General, William Barr referred to the Black Lives Matter movement as a group of individuals who have no interest in black lives but are in pursuit of some broader agenda by using the agony of those who suffered at the hands of law officials as props. To diminish the issues that concern this ethnic group is to dismiss the suffering that has been endured for centuries and yet still continues. His statements of division have effectively lowered the bar; his bar. Well, Mr. Attorney General, it still matters.

Civil unrest befalls communities when calls for equality fall on local and federal deaf ears. There are times when voices speak with civil disobedience, while other’s screams fall on those same deaf ears. Perhaps it is time to introduce a voice that can cross the spectrum and remove the barrier of injustice. It is time to introduce a voice that has encountered, stood against, and overcame these states of turmoil and social injustice on a global scale; a leader that can speak with power and bring about change to raise the bar again.

Please meet Mr. Andre Norman. A crisis management and social justice expert, Norman has been called upon to defuse and restructure crisis issues around the world. From Honduras to Liberia and from Saudi Arabia to the United States, Norman was integral in confronting then neutralizing the issues that created turbulence of unparalleled proportions from civil unrest to riots, most especially after the murder of Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri. Commonly referred to as The Ambassador of Hope, Norman’s expertise is sought out by civil rights groups, corporations, and governments to handle complex situations of instability.

A highly sought-after speaker and coach, Norman understands the psychology of people, the complexities of business networking, and the need to promote stability within communities. His concerted and intentional approach to training and ability to connect people together provides a harmonious atmosphere of continuity social circles resulting in long-lasting relationships which mutually benefit both groups and raises awareness of problems that require solutions relative to their circumstances.

A Harvard Law Fellow and London Business School partner, Norman extends his breadth of community involvement from youth group intervention to university instruction. As one of the top speakers for the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO), his vast knowledge in the crisis management, entrepreneurial, and social justice arena continually make him a valued contributor to institutions these spectrums.

The riot on April 25, 2018 at Lee Correctional Institution resulting in the death of seven inmates demanded the need for immediate change in the corrections system. To meet this demand, Norman and his team created a new prison reform curriculum for the South Carolina Department of Corrections in collaboration with the SCDC director. Under his banner, The Academy of Hope, Norman exceeded anticipated success ratios by establishing training regiments, accountability protocols, and practical mentoring sessions between incarcerated citizens and staff officers resulting in measurable, tangible results; zero fatalities, injuries, or assaults on other inmates and staff members since its inception over 18 months ago.

Understanding these social adversities, the need for exceptional leadership today is not only expected but demanded. Norman has the credentials and experience to meet the challenges of today’s climate to produce positive results. Change for a better tomorrow is essential and now is the time to act. Andre Norman is the leader to raise the cultural bar for social justice because it still matters. For more information, contact Mr. Norman’s office at or view his website at

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