Star Parker is one of the names on the short list mentioned when anyone speaks of national black conservative leaders. She has established herself as a thoughtful and energetic leader in Washington D.C. and in the national conservative movement.
Before involvement in social activism, Star Parker had seven years of first-hand experience in the grip of welfare dependency. She founded CURE in 1995 to bring new energy to policy discussions on how to transition America’s poor from government dependency.
Star has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Business from Woodbury University and has received numerous awards and commendations from her work on public policy issues. She consults with legislators on market-based strategies to fight poverty, lectures at major churches, conferences, and colleges around the country, and serves on advisory boards for several national organizations. She has authored several books and writes a nationally syndicated column for Scripps New Service, which reaches 7+ million readers weekly. She is also a mother and a grandmother.
In her spare time, Star enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren at home in California. She also loves riding her bike around DC when in the area.