April 16, 2021

Interview with Attorney, Activist & Filmmaker Taalib Saber


Taalib Saber is the principal attorney at The Saber Firm, LLC, where he practices Education and Special Education Law, Civil and Human Rights, and Personal Injury Law. He is also a filmmaker. Lastly, Saber is a staunch pan-african community activist and organizer in DC, Maryland, and various countries in West, East and South Africa. Currently, Saber is active and serves important roles in several organizations. As the Co-Chairman of the Social Justice Committee of the Washington Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division, Saber is responsible for organizing programs that intersect fairness and justice with the law. As Managing Director for the Movement for Black Power, a DC based organization dedicated to the establishment of justice, liberation and power for Black people in America and abroad, he is tasked with developing sustainable programs that address education, housing, employment, among other things within the Black community. Saber serves as a board director of The Tubman House, a community organization focusing on community development and re-entry of persons formerly incarcerated in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Eliham Girl Child Charity House, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping young girls in school and teaching them sewing and agricultural skills. He has been interviewed by several media outlets, such as ABC, FOX, and the Intercept regarding his social engagements in uplifting and empowering the Black community. Recently, Saber delivered a keynote speech on Leadership in Africa at the 2017 Great Lakes Peace Center Conference in Kasese, Uganda. In 2018, Saber presented before several universities in Ghana on Entrepreneurship, Pan-Africanism, and Ownership of Resources through the LEC Group. In the same year, he was also awarded the Men Impact Change Award for his work in Education. In 2020, he was the recipient of the Washington Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division’s Donald A. Thigpen Rising Star Award. As a filmmaker, after his first trip to South Africa in 2013 and witnessing drastic inequalities akin to what people of African descent in America face, Saber embarked upon making the documentary series, Afro-Hop: Politics and Hip Hop, focusing on the intersectionality of music, politics, and pan-africanism. This documentary series is currently in post-production. He is also collaborating with local film producers and directors on a documentary that highlights the plight of mothers who have lost their children to police killings or community violence. Born and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C., Saber earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2010 from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland and his Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2015 in Durham, North Carolina.

Website: www.thesaberfirm.com

 



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