Earning his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College, where he served as student body president, and his law degree from the University of South Carolina, Sellers was inspired father, civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers, and has followed in his footsteps in his tireless commitment to service taking championing progressive policies to address issues ranging from education and poverty to preventing domestic violence and childhood obesity.
His impressive list of accomplishments also includes having served on President Barack Obama's South Carolina steering committee during the 2008 election. Sellers is widely considered to be a rising star within the Democratic Party and leading voice for his generation. That along with his uncommon ability to reach across the aisle and get things done and creative solutions to today's biggest problems has led to numerous accolades including being named to TIME Magazine’s 40 Under 40 in 2010 as well as 2014 and 2015 “The Root 100” list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans and has provided commentary and analysis to CNN and MSNBC including multiple appearances on Hardball with Chris Matthews and Morning Joe. He now currently serves on AIPAC’s National Council.
He has served as a featured inspirational speaker at events for the National Education Association, College Democrats of America National Convention, the 2008 Democratic National Convention and, in 2007, delivered the opening keynote address to the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC.
Sellers practices law with the Strom Law Firm, LLC in Columbia, SC and is a Political Commentator at CNN. He is married to Dr. Ellen Rucker-Sellers.
- A Look Down the Political Pipeline.
Formerly one of the youngest African American elected official and currently a rising voice for the Democratic party, Bakari Sellers breaks down the day’s top issues and offers candid commentary on the present political landscape. Addressing issues such as immigration, trade, and national security on major news outlets, Sellers analyzes the effect of the Trump Administration’s various policy positions on our country’s future. He also speaks to the evolution of the Democratic party, outlining potential avenues for growth post-election. An extremely articulate and passionate speaker, Sellers leaves audiences both informed and uplifted.
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