Jamal Parker

Translation, LLC, Copywriter


Jamal Parker is a writer, poet, teaching artist, performer and ever-evolving creative. His work explores race, masculinity, mental health, spirituality, and more while also platforming Black resilience and joy.

Graduating from Temple University with a degree in African-American Studies, Jamal is a two-time TEDx Speaker / Performer and 2017 Philly Pigeon Grand Slam Champion. He’s also a two-time International Poetry Slam Champion — formerly winning both Brave New Voices (2015) and the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (2016).

A newfound copywriter amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, his first freelance clients were Ciara and Russell Wilson to write the anthem for their company, The House of LR&C. He has since written and worked on campaigns for the likes of AT&T, AT&T Dream in Black, the 2021 NBA & Farm Sponsorship, Kaiser Permanente, and more at Translation LLC.