About Us

Obiora N. Anekwe is a writer, visual artist, bioethicist, counselor, and teacher.

He was born in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama on the campus of Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) at the John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Anekwe was reared in Lagos, Nigeria and Columbus, Georgia. He is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University (B.A., mass media arts with honors), Tuskegee University (M.Ed., counseling and student development with honors), Auburn University (Ed.D., educational leadership with honors), Columbia University in the City of New York (M.S., bioethics with high honors and distinction), and Pace University (M.S.T., special education with honors).

In 2009, he received a certificate through an Intensive Bioethics Course at Georgetown University, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Washington, D.C. Dr. Anekwe is a 2016 graduate of the New York City Teaching Fellows Program in special education. He is a member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Chemical Society.

In recognition of his research excellence in bioethics, the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) elected Dr. Anekwe as a Senior Associate of the prestigious British scientific organization in 2017. He has authored numerous books, academic/news articles, and blogs in education, bioethics, and the arts.

Before living in New York, he served as an academic administrator in higher education at Tuskegee University.

Currently, Dr. Anekwe is a tenured public school special education teacher who resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Rev. Alexis Y. Anekwe, and their son, Amari O. Anekwe.

Our mission for Ethically Speaking.net is to analyze and discuss issues that relate to and affect Black Americans.

This site EthicallySpeaking.net will strives to look at the historical nature of current events to understand the present.

We will take a look at the past in order to further analyze where we are now and why we are in the condition we are in today.

On an end-note, we want to explore ways in which we can lift-up Black Americans through positive affirmation.