dangerousNEGRO Public Speaker: Demetrius Walker
Demetrius Darnell Walker is a native New Yorker. Born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx, Demetrius represents not only the merits of higher education, but street knowledge as well. Growing up in New York City, Demetrius was exposed to the struggles of the urban community. Avoiding the common pit falls of fellow friends and family members was a daily battle. An exceptionally gifted student, Demetrius left the city turmoil to study at the prestigious Taft School in the hills of Watertown, Connecticut. While away at the elite boarding school, Demetrius developed a keen sense of commitment to those in his home community neglected by America’s bourgeoisie. He went on to further cultivate his philosophies as a scholar at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. As a Vanderbilt leader, Demetrius served as the vice president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. During his college years he was fortunate enough to volunteer his services as a mentor to inner city middle schoolers. It was there that Demetrius coined his widely received principle “ambition plus determination equals success.”
As a professional, Demetrius has a diverse background ranging from banking to public speaking.After joining the Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media, Demetrius was able to travel on the PGA Tour and edit NBA coverage with ABC Sports Television. He also worked for Dell Computer in Nashville for 3 years after completing his undergraduate requirements at Vanderbilt. Most recently, he was employed with Pop Labs, an internet marketing firm in Houston, TX. Today Demetrius serves as the Chief Marketing Officer of dN Group LLC, the parent company of dangerousNEGRO. Through dangerousNEGRO Demetrius is able to spread the message of Black uplift via apparel design, writing, and lecturing. To date, he has been a guest on several urban radio talk shows across the nation. As well, Demetrius has excelled as a motivational speaker, spreading dangerousNEGRO’s tenets of Black empowerment.
He currently resides in southwest Houston, TX with his two dogs, Dominoe and Paris.