Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson is a political motivator most widely known for his appearance on BET’s “Rap City”. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Jeff later went to the University of Toledo on a track scholarship which he later rescinded to pursue his path of activism. After college, Johnson became National Director for the NAACP’s Youth and College Division, and later a Vice President for the Hip Hop Summit Action Network. Johnson now tours the country, spreading his leadership advice and passion for activism by speaking at churches, university and local communities.

Perspective

Doing what you have to do

I know for a fact that my parents taught me to be a thinker, to not simply just go with the flow, but to give thought about what I want and how to get it, what is happening around me and what does it mean. Sometimes I did it the wrong way, sometimes I did it the right way but I’ve always been a thinker and, and to a degree, in many cases I’ve been somewhat selfish. I’ve known what I’ve wanted and when I wanted it. So to me, some coach who at the end of the day is only going to be in my life for a certain period of time, who in the hell is he to tell me how I need to structure what is ultimately going to affect the rest of my life.

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