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RUNETT EBO
Executive Assistant, Leysath Security Firn, Inc

Location: Philadelphia, PA United States
Birthday: Oct 1st
Joined: May 19th, 2015
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RuNett Nia Ebo, also known as the Poet of Purpose is a local resident of NW Philadelphia and married to William Gray, Sr. She has 5 sons, 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She has been writing since age 10 (which means over 5 decades). She has self-published 8 chapbooks, 3 books of poetry, one CD and one fiction story, All For You. Her most recognized poem, “Lord, Why Did Yu Make Me Black?” © 1994, is also her contribution to Chicken Soup for the African-American Soul © 2004. Recently, she collaborated with eight other senior poets to write the anthology, “Seniors Rockin’ The Pen © 2014.
In 1998, along with her brothers, Darien & Lonnie and the late musician, Keno Speller, she established Nia’s Purpose: Poetry and Percussion @ Work. The trio used this vehicle to visit schools and community centers to share poetry, percussion and Black History with audiences of all ages.
She has appeared on cable and public television, guest hosted on the radio and acted on the local stage in Philadelphia in addition to speaking and presenting at community events and local schools on every level in Philadelphia, Houston, Los Angeles, New York as well as cities in New Jersey and Delaware.
She can add playwright to her list of accomplishments since a play she wrote based on her signature poem, Lord Why Did You Make Me Black is being performed by the Fresh Visions Youth Theatre Group as part of their end of the year show.
Poet Ebo, also created POET-IFY: Poetry to Edify (2006), a poetry venue she co-hosts bi-monthly from Feb. to Oct. with her Partner-In-Rhyme, Victoria “The Axiom” Peurifoy.
Recently ( Feb 2015) Ebo and Peurifoy released a poetry book they co-authored entitled Truth With Purpose..

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Clark Atlanta University class of 1968
Undergrad Major: Elementary Education
Claim To Fame:
In addition to other awards received over the years, she was recently presented with The 2014 Philadelphia Black Poetry Honors for over 20 years of Poetic Excellence by Poetic Ventures and The Black Authors Tour (May). She also received the Golden Mic Award from Rick Watson and World Renowned Entertainment (July).
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I currently work with Leysath Security Firn, Inc as Executive Assistant
I have years of experience working in the Law Enforcement, and Security industry.
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