Lamont Carey a native of Washington, DC, is an internationally known and award winning spokenword
artist, as well as a filmmaker, author, workshop facilitator and motivational speaker.
In 2005, Mr. Carey began his career in the arts performing as a spoken word artist, earning him an appearance on HBO's "Def Poetry Jam" and B.E.T.'s "Lyric Cafe". In that same year, he formed LaCarey Entertainment, LLC which was instrumental in casting over 200 actors including himself on HBO␣s series ␣The Wire␣. Mr. Carey has also been featured on various radio shows including Washington, DC's WHUR, WPGC, WPFW and Canada's KCUA as well as "The Michael Baisden Show" and "The Al Sharpton's Show".
In 2010, Mr. Carey embarked upon his career as a playwright and producer with two plays "Laws of the STREET" (a play he is currently developing into a TV series) and "Learning To Be A Mommy" both which were performed at the John F. Kennedy Center's "Terrace Theater" in Washington, DC. In addition to the TV series, Mr. Carey is also producing and directing a powerful documentary detailing the successful transition of four ex-offenders; a story with personal meaning to Mr. Carey as he was able to successfully reintegrate back into society in 2002 after spending 11 years in prison.
Mr. Carey is a dynamic motivational speaker and workshop facilitator for youth and adults alike. His ability to encourage and effect change has been experienced locally and internationally in states such as Texas, Atlanta, New York and the Bahamas. He has been invited by various government officials and community leaders to host or speak at a number of events which includes Former Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis' Re-entering Through Employment: A Comprehensive Approach to Reintegrating the Formerly Incarcerated Summit; Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's Commission on Black Men & Boys Hearing which addressed the topic "Project Graduation"- First Steps to Success for Young Black Men in the District of Columbia Conquering High Dropout Rates and the and the Office of Returning Citizens Affairs' annual Returning Citizens Community Appreciation Day; Mr. Carey has also been a guest speaker at graduation or opening ceremonies for organizations such as Operation Hope, CSOSA and W.C. Smith and Co.
Mr. Carey's heart for the community in particular African American boys who may be facing some of the challenges he faced growing up in the inner city surrounded by drugs and violence led him to recently develop the program "Raise A Man". The purpose is to connect African American boys with
productive programs that are operated or facilitated by African American men and providing positive role
models as well as activities that encourage constructive life choices.