A black man undercover in the alt-right*

Scroll down below any viral video and you will find users waging war in the comments section, dropping racial slurs and epithets from another time. Curious about his haters, Theo E. J. Wilson did the only reasonable thing – he went undercover and joined their ranks. In this insightful and downright hilarious talk, Theo shares some surprising discoveries about both sides of the aisle.’

*This video is featured on TED.com and TED’s Facebook.


Things unseen: slam poetry

What color is your wifi? In this illuminating piece, slam poet champion and social activist Theo Wilson looks at the invisible, collective hands guiding our experience — and the power of the hand of compassion to bend the arc of our destiny.


Woman: An Ode to the Feminine

Theo Wilson is among other things a slam poet known for mastering the power of the spoken word and its ability to inspire. In this delightful and passionate TEDxMileHighSalon performance, Theo Wilson (AKA Lucifury) shares a tribute to the feminine.


Slam poet Theo E.J. Wilson, a.k.a Lucifury, is a founding member of Denver’s SlamNUBA team, which won the National Poetry Slam in 2011. He began his speaking career with the NAACP at the age of 15 and has always been passionate about social justice. Theo is currently the Executive Director of Shop Talk Live, an organization that uses the barbershop as a staging ground for community dialogue and healing.

Let’s be realistic! The ‘Laws of Attraction’ have been compromised. If staying mentally focused on what you want were enough to attract it, you’d have it by now. Although the laws of the mind are powerful tools, there is another side of the equation: The Laws of Action. It is the spiritual growth that comes from the doing, even if the doing is hard. Theo E.J. Wilson uses his own life to lay out a hands-on, practical, common sense guide to making the most of the potential latent within us all.