I help bridge cultural gaps with antiracist and Black historical narratives that empower communities to create equitable systems



Ernest Crim III is an Anti-Racist Educator and hate crime survivor who uses (Black) historical narratives to empower and educate families and train educators through an equitable lens. Mr. Crim, a south side of Chicago native and University of Illinois graduate, is a former high school history educator of 12 years, who now teaches Black History to the world through social media with a platform that reaches over 2 million people monthly.


"The ABCs of Affirming Black Children"

Within the pages of The ABCs of Affirming Black Children, readers will get 26 artists, activists, scientists, and speakers who dared to be great in the face of injustice and adversity to correct the image our children have of themselves. These affirmations and historical facts will build a foundation of confidence and vision that will prepare them for the greatness they are destined to achieve.

Nicci Cisarik

“He is one of the best speakers I’ve ever encountered. Mr. Crim pulls from his own experiences and presents his stories and insights in a way that is not only professional but relatable and real. His down-to- earth demeanor allows students to easily connect to him and his stories. He is truly an incredible role model for all who have the opportunity to hear him speak.”

Oakton Community College

Marcus Cage

“Mr. Crim’s talk with our youth group was phenomenal! He gave us a plethora of information, statistics and personal life accounts that kept our students engaged. His ability to cover a vast array of details while still staying true to the main topic was seamless. Ernest’s conversation was relevant, and I believe will bridge the gap among individuals of various ages and ethnicities. He is welcome to come back and share with us anytime.” 

CEO and Founder / Divine Works Education and Training (E&T)

Kristi Kelly, Ed.D.

“Ernest is a knowledgeable educator and advisor. It has been a pleasure working with him. The wisdom that he imparted on nearly 200 high school students and a group staff who were in attendance was undeniably impactful. He spoke from his heart and shared his lived experience whereas he showed vulnerability, humility, and authenticity. In this same space, I witnessed his commitment to creating a learning environment where transformative thinking was encouraged and advocacy for justice was taught.” 

Chief Diversity Officer & Director of Multicultural Studies / Lewis University

 R. Dale Evans

“When he speaks to a crowd, he commands their attention with an astute and passionate oratorical style that relates to their unique experiences. For instance, at a MLK Unity Brunch that I keynoted, Mr. Crim served as the emcee and host. He did such an exemplary job that, not only did he receive a standing ovation for several minutes, but several attendees also felt compelled to reach out to me to inquire about his information for future speaking engagements.” 

Former Board Member / Joliet Township High Schools