Keris Lové is our Director of Education & Principal Curator. Keris is a Grammy-nominated ghost writer born and raised in The Bronx. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from SUNY at Buffalo. Keris’ love for music and dismantling injustices are her passions in life, and she does so melodically.
A National Activist whose organizing has national reach, Keris has collaborated with communities across the country on actions such as #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor; she also led efforts including a general strike (#DayWithoutBlackWomen), Stolen Lives Looted Dreams NYC, and #JusticeforAlvinCole in Wisconsin. Keris’ writing credits have been featured in Elle, Vogue, Voyage Magazine, and she is currently developing, writing, and will soon be publishing the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region’s racial justice curriculum and policy training.
Keris is a recipient of the NYS Senators Women of Distinction recognition, and organized the historic housing laws that were passed by the NYS Legislature in 2019-2020. In that same year Keris served on the 2019-2020 curatorial committee for the NYC Social Activism exhibit in a Chelsea art gallery which was experienced by thousands of people each week during its run.
When Keris is not fighting for Reparations for the Descendants of enslaved Africans, she is enjoying life as a newlywed to her husband Billy Dee Williams (No! Not the famous one...) and enjoys spending time with her grandparents who as survivors of Jim Crow provide her with the stories and lessons she needs to move the needle in her activism.
Being Black in America (1987 - Present)
NNLB United, New York New York (2019 – Present)
Co- Founder & Executive Director
Nacy Warner Associates, Troy, New York (2021 – Present)
Director of Education & Principal Curator
Statewide Political Organizer (2018 – 2020)
Columbia Records, New York, New York (2016 – 2019)
Executive Communications Consultant
Good Shepherd Services, New York, New York (2011 – 2015)
Director of Residential Services
Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York (2008 – 2010)
Director of Programming
Keris was one of the organizers who helped make #DayWithoutBlackWomen a success.
Watch her interview with Roland Martin HERE.
Keris wrote and is one of the performers on The Gathering for Justice's single, "I Believe."
Listen to this brilliant track HERE.
Keris received a 2022 Woman of Excellence Award from the National Action Network (NAN) New York City Chapter Women's Auxiliary. In the photo above she is in between NAN Founder, Rev. Al Sharpton, and her mentor, Carmen Perez-Jordan.