Meet Lurie

Attorney | Writer | Speaker

Lurie Daniel Favors


Lurie Daniel Favors is an activist and attorney with a long-standing commitment to racial and social justice. She currently serves as the general counsel for a racial justice law center in New York City. Before graduating from New York University School of Law as a Root-Tilden-Kern public interest scholar, Ms. Daniel Favors co-founded Sankofa Community Empowerment, Inc., a non-profit organization designed to empower racially disenfranchised communities. She also co-founded Breaking the Cycle Consulting Services LLC, which specializes in creating comprehensive professional development for educators, youth education programs and family workshops designed to address the crisis in urban education through the use of culturally responsive teaching. Ms. Daniel Favors is a contributor to the Karen Hunter Show on Sirius XM Urban View and on the Sunday Civics podcast.

Ms. Daniel Favors began her legal career as an attorney in the New York offices of Proskauer Rose LLP and at Manatt Phelps and Phillips, LLP. She also served as a law clerk in the Chambers of the Honorable Sterling Johnson, Jr., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She later founded Daniel Favors Law PLLC, a law firm that focused on economic and racial justice.

Ms. Daniel Favors is the author of Afro State of Mind: Memories of a Nappy Headed Black Girl, (click here for the ebook) a coming of age story about a Black girl fighting to find her place in a world where her hair texture and skin color simply do not fit the accepted norm. The central character’s hilarious encounters are imbued with a sharp analysis of the politics of Black hair, standards of beauty and the self-esteem of women of color in the US and abroad. Through her examination of the history of nappiness and racism, Lurie identifies Black hair, identity, skin color and self-esteem as areas that are ripe with potential for personal and political power.


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