Khadijah Ali-Coleman

Spoken Word Artist

Author's Bio

Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman, Ed.D. is a cultural curator, community organizer, theatre producer, director, nationally recognized speaker, and multi-genre writer. As an educator, she has created and led educational programs for over 20 years at numerous institutions, including Montgomery Community Media, Covenant House Washington, The Alliance of Concerned Men, One Common Unity, and Morgan State University. She is founder of the multidisciplinary arts group Liberated Muse and co-founder of the national education research group Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars, LLC (BFHES). She has maintained the youth development blog So Our Youth Aspire since 2006.

For over 20 years she has served in different capacities as an higher education professional, from teaching as an adjunct professor, serving as a faculty advisor of student publications, and a coordinator of a summer bridge program to working as the assistant director of residence life at an HBCU.

Dr. Ali-Coleman is author of the children's book Mariah's Maracas and co-editor of the book Homeschooling Black Children in the US: Theory, Practice and Popular Culture. She is editor of the Liberated Muse anthology book series and has creative work and scholary writings featured in several books.  Her plays have been staged, workshopped and read on dozens of stages.  She is a member of the virtual writing group, Zora's Den, as well as a professional member of The Dramatists Guild, The  Recording Academy (home of the GRAMMY awards) and the Association of African American Museums.

Dr. Ali-Coleman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (African American Studies and Mass Media) and a minor in Writing from the University of Maryland Baltimore, County; a Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Towson University and a doctorate in education from Morgan State University. 

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Publications & Prizes

Capital Hill Arts Workshop (2009)
PTO Conference 2009 (2009)
Seen But Not Heard Benefit Show (2009)
The Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest (2009)
The Potter's House (2009)
DC Arts Center (2008)
Alexandria Public Library System ()
Busboys and Poets ()
Mosaic Literary Conference ()
Prince George's County Public Library System ()
RWA Authors Pavillion ()
Smithsonian Anacostia Museum ()
Southeast Ministry ()
United States Peace Corps ()
Urban Arts & Music Cafe ()
WHUR 96.3 FM ()
WPFW 89.3 FM ()
Prizes won: 

Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award 

FORTY Under 40 in Arts & Humanities (PGCSIF) 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Toni Morrison Lucille Clifton Zora Neale Hurston Randall Robinson

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Last update: Feb 15, 2023