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 Jeff later went to the University of Toledo on a track scholarship which he later rescinded to pursue his path of activism.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

Work as a quality of life factor

Work is about allowing me the flexibility to do what I want to do. It’s about freedom. Work can facilitate your achieving incredible free rein or it can treat you like a caged animal. My view is you choose, that simple. I also think happiness comes from doing good, creative work. And I’ve always been more creative and more productive when I’ve been in an environment where I can control my comings and goings.

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