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LeRon Barton


LeRon L. Barton is a writer and speaker from Kansas City, Missouri currently living in San Diego, CA. A graduate of Paseo Academy of Fine Arts, LeRon is the author of two books, Straight Dope: A 360 degree look into American Drug Culture and All We Really Need Is Love: Stories of Dating, Relationships, Heartbreak, and Marriage. In addition to his books, LeRon is an essayist whose topics cover racism, mass incarceration, politics, gender, and dating. These works have appeared in Black Enterprise, Newsweek, Salon, Harvard Business Review, The Good Men Project, Your Tango, Media Diversity, Raconteur, Elephant Journal, Slate, and MoAD. LeRon is an international speaker who has given multiple talks and appeared on TEDx, Al Jazeera, Oxford University, the University of San Francisco, Navis, Speakers Who Dare, University of Massachusetts-Amhurst, Nas Dubai, Glide Memorial Church, HCA, The City of Cupertino, Los Altos Chamber of Commerce, Square, Lockton, United Way of Los Angeles, and Defy Ventures. In his spare time, LeRon enjoys mentoring African-American youth and backpacking around the world.

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Events featuring LeRon Barton
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