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About Preston Love, Jr.

Preston Love Jr. is an expert speaker, lecturer, and writer shaping civil rights and African American history, economic policy, youth leadership development and all things voting (registration, rights, and campaigns). His passion for youth education has created award winning children’s books where he captivates the attention of children and teenagers on history and civic education. Preston is available for virtual and in-person speaking events.

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Four Pillars

Community Engagement

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Economic Growth

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Leadership Growth

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Black Votes Matter

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The Institute's Mission’s mission is to develop urban communities across four pillars:

  • community engagement,
  • economic growth,
  • leadership growth (Black Votes Matter Tour), and
  • Black Votes Matter (Get Out the Vote) non-partisan initiatives.

4Urban informs, educates, and acts to raise the quality of life for all with an emphasis on the economically disadvantaged, diverse, and multi-ethnic populations. curates, commissions and publishes innovative research and studies for practical urban development initiatives.

2021 Vision:  Using our experience, wisdom, and track record to close the EDI divide

* is a registered Trade Name of Black Votes Matter Institute of Community Engagement, a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization

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Get Informed and Be Inspired.  Contact us today to learn more about engaging in your community for economic growth, leadership growth and Get Out the Vote!

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