Nate Howard is a professional speaker, poet, educator, and social entrepreneur based in San Diego, California. In May 2013, Nate made the front page of the LA Times for sparking a movement against racial profiling after 79 LAPD officers shut down his event at USC. Realizing someone was attempting to tell his story, he founded Movement BE, a non-profit organization that creates curriculum to help young people discover their story. With the mission of “tell your story before they do,” Movement BE has directly impacted thousands of students across the country and even the world. In August 2016, Nate sparked Movement BE in Ghana, inspiring business leaders and youth to use their story to advocate for change in their community. Nate was selected on the inaugural NBCBLK28 list as on of the top 28 black leaders in the nation under 28 years old. He was also featured on the Today Show as one of the "Best and Brightest: Game Changers Making History." He was recently named Best of San Diego 2016 .
Nate’s belief is that we should focus our activism on education, empowering youth to create change so that the movement is proactive and sustainable. Seeing poetry as a means of self-expression, he challenges school systems to see its use as vital for the development of youth, giving them the courage to find their story to challenge the status quo. Nate has recorded his poetry on songs with artists Ty Dolla Sign and Kendrick Lamar.
Nate is a graduate of the University of Southern California. His biggest inspirations are Martin Luther King Jr. and Maya Angelou.