”If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” —Frederick Douglass,
Dr. Eddie Connor
Film Producer/ Director
Empowering people to overcome obstacles and walk in their unique purpose, is the real
life message shared by Dr. Eddie Connor, who is a survivor of stage 4 cancer.
Dr. Eddie is an empowerment speaker, college professor, and founder of The Eagles
Academy which empowers you to soar into success and purpose. He also served as the
President of the National Entrepreneurs Association of Michigan.
As an author of 14 best-selling books, Dr. Eddie is the founder of the mentoring program
Boys 2 Books which empowers young males via literacy, leadership, and life skills
enrichment. As an aide to former U.S. Congressman Hansen Clarke, Dr. Connor assisted
in crafting a bipartisan resolution to address the urgent crisis of illiteracy in America
affecting black and hispanic males. The resolution became the impetus for President
Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.
Dr. Eddie is a recipient of The President Barack Obama Volunteer Service Award and The
President Barack Obama Lifetime Achievement Award from The White House. He is
recognized as one of the Top 35 Millennial Influencers in America, listed in the Top 100
Leaders in Who’s Who in Black Detroit, named to Michigan Chronicle’s Top 40 Under
40, and Author of the Year by Kingdom Image Awards.
Dr. Eddie has been featured on ABC, BET, CBS, Ebony, FOX, Jet, Lifetime TV, NBC,
PBS, The Steve Harvey TV Show, The Tom Joyner Show, The Huffington Post,
Mentoring Kings, and USA Today. He has been a guest on The Potter's Touch and was an
empowerment speaker at Bishop T.D. Jakes' MegaFest. He was featured in the acclaimed
BET documentary, It Takes a Village to Raise Detroit. He also stars in the movie, Lady
As a highly sought after communicator, Dr. Eddie speaks extensively at churches,
colleges, and conferences by empowering people to maximize their purpose. Dr. Eddie
Connor grew up in Kingston, Jamaica and lives in Detroit, Michigan.
Learn more about Dr. Eddie, by visiting www.EddieConnor.com or
Connect with him via social media @EddieConnor on Facebook, Instagram, and