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Author Biography


Mastering his “David & Goliath Leadership and Success Principals” Michael McCray inspires audiences to answer the call to civic activism, and build power and influence through story telling and community organizing.


Michael McCray, Esq., CPA (inactive) is a dedicated human rights and public interest advocate. A Howard University, American University and Georgetown Law alumnus, Michael began his career in public service as a community and economic development specialist who pioneered new technologies at the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the White House Empowerment Zones Initiative under the Clinton Administration. Committed to youth and education, Michael McCray is a graduate professor who teaches Community Development and Community Development Finance at the Prairie View A&M University, Graduate School of Community Development.


An award winning public interest activist and author of RACE, POWER & POLITICS, Michael McCray’s signature events are standing room only. Michael teaches his unique method of Packaging and Placement for Capital Formation to help non-profits, small businesses, churches and community organizations to help them leverage and profit from their unique competitive advantages.


A National Board Member of Federal Employed Women Legal Education Fund (FEW-LEF) and former National Board Delegate for Georgia ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now; Michael McCray champions national issues such as federal worker’s rights, fair lending (mortgage fraud) and judicial reform. Michael McCray is a recurring opinion columnist for the SCLC Magazine, and is a freelance writer whose column “The McCray Way” discusses community and economic development issues related to South East Arkansas.


Michael believes that selflessness and civic activism are where the healing process and transformation begins. Invite Michael to make a memorable contribution to conferences, events and conventions that welcome his “tell-it-like-it-is” style of story telling and audience engagement. Learn more about his training programs, invite him to speak or contribute to your conference, or place orders for his breakthrough book RACE,  POWER & POLITICS—Memoirs of an ACORN Whistleblower—today.