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TEDxHouston 2011 - Donte Newman - Spoken Word Artist

Born May 12, 1991 in Houston, Texas, Donte Newman is a Spoken Word Artist who has worked collaboratively and individually on a variety of artistic projects. He has performed original pieces in Germany, Tanzania, Africa and Budapest, Hungary. He has written odes for Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and editor-in-chief of Essence Susan L. Taylor. Currently he's a junior at the remarkable Texas Southern University majoring in Speech Communication with a minor in Political Science.------------TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Starting as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs.TEDx: The x = independently organized event. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
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