A Few Words About

Robert L. Dortch, Jr.

  Through my poetry, stories and photography, my hope is to help create a “more caring, intimate and loving society.”

Robert is a poetic prophetic voice and emerging photographer, who uses his phone to capture everyday life from the perspective of an African American man and weaves together images, messages and stories of hope, love, faith, courage and beauty that seeks to serve as inspiration in today’s world.

Robert is a native Richmonder and father to two sons, Malcolm and Solomon.

His diverse career as an executive leader spans more than 25 years in the for profit, faith based, non-profit and philanthropic sector. Also, he’s a speaker and facilitator, who engages audiences on how to dream big and take action.

Robert is one of the co -founders of the Ujima Legacy Fund, a giving circle that focuses on promoting the collective philanthropic efforts of African American men to invest in education initiatives that empower children and youth.

Robert was the Executive Producer of the African American Trailblazers educational series and documentary, which aired nationally on PBS stations.

Robert has completed three marathons and enjoys journaling, hiking and baking.

Robert has a degree in Business Administration (B.B.A.) from James Madison University with a concentration in Human Resource Management and Master of Divinity (M.Div) from the Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. He received his leadership coaching certification through Georgetown University.

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