Kirk Nugent Presents

The Sound of Melanin HBCU College Tour

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

Kirk Nugent Presents

The Sound of Melanin HBCU College Tour

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

When was the last time your students reacted
this enthusiastically to a speaker?

When was the last time
your students reacted
this enthusiastically
to a speaker?

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“Seeing Kirk Nugent’s performances was one of the most memorable experiences of my college years.”

Nicole Sherman
Michigan State University
Between the music and film industries, $49 billion is invested every year to market and reinforce the negative stereotypes of melanated people. The black woman being the face of the welfare single mother is not by accident but rather by design. The criminal black teenager, the boys in the hood, and the destructive messages in the music which is systematically fed to us are all by design. Our young black women are consistently portrayed and marketed as rude, lewd, and damn near nude. These negative stereotypes have taken a devastating toll on our communities because we not only buy into the narrative but eventually emulate the projected reality that we so often see.

The black family has been in a steady decline over the past four decades, which has negatively impacted our ability to accumulate wealth. Our Gen Z students are concerned about their financial future while trying to cope with anxiety and depression. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for Gen Z.

The Sound of Melanin HBCU College Tour is designed to rebuild the esteem of the student by sharing stories and data which celebrates their glorious accomplishments. Being a seasoned performer and master storyteller, Kirk Nugent uses his talent to shift the perspective of his audience and leaves them feeling encouraged and empowered.

In addition, he uses the captivating power of the spoken word to connect with the audience emotionally to leave a lasting impression. Through stories and anecdotes, he offers the students the ability to make the necessary transformation in their respective lives, and he gives them the tools that they will need to thrive. Students have enthusiastically returned to witness Kirk’s performance numerous times during their college years.

Should you wish to infuse your student body with courage, enthusiasm, and a spirited outlook while giving them the mindset that will enable them to trust their inner knowing and boldly move toward their destiny, then look no further. Kirk Nugent is a must-have for your next presentation.

Partial List of Clients

Partial List of Clients

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Students Response to Kirk's Performance

“I was feeling totally lost and hopeless until I heard Kirk did his Greatness Takes Time poem. It totally shifted my perspective. Thank you, Kirk Nugent for your words of wisdom.”
Lynn Daniels
University of Wisconsin
“Kirk is the first speaker that they brought in that actually related to the students. He’s very down to Earth, and his perspective is always enlightening.”
Richard Mackenzie
Winthrop University
"A masterful performance that changed my life.”
Dennis Barnes
University of California, Berkeley
“Kirk’s Mike Tyson analogy about taking hits is the most brilliant thing I’ve heard in my entire life. That one story shifted my entire outlook. Kirk is a master storyteller; he will have you laughing in one moment and then hit you with a jaw-dropping point that simply blows your mind. The boy is a genius. Every college student needs to see his show, it should be mandatory.”
Marcus Jackson
Wayne State University.
“I’ve seen Kirk performed five times in my four years at Ohio State, and every time his performance brings me to tears and leaves me wanting to be a better human being.”
Erica Caldwell
Ohio State University
“Kirk Nugent is passion personified.”
Tim Reeves
Princeton University
Best speaker that we’ve ever had on campus.”
Andrea Davis
University of Alaska Anchorage
“If words have the power to change lives, then Kirk Nugent is a master wordsmith.”
Michael Fuller
Miami Dade Community College
“Kirk brought tears to my eyes. What an incredible human being.”
Lindsey McDonald
Northwestern University

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