Amberly R. Carter, M.Ed (pronouns: she/her) is a social justice educator and internet entrepreneur. She covers stories on culture, politics, lifestyle and tech on her mamietaughtme and Hello Ambi blogs. Her blogging journey started more than 15 years ago as a tech project for a volunteer program with her sorority. Today, she runs an internet hosting membership community, Hello Ambi Designs & Hosting - a sisterhood for internet creatives. She teaches women how to confidently create content for their blogs so that they can use their platforms in inspiring ways. Her mission is to empower women to rise in tech.
In her full-time job, Amberly works as the Assistant Director of Intercultural Student Engagement at The University at Albany. In her role, she coordinates diversity and inclusion programs and facilitates dialogues for faculty, staff and students within the Multicultural Resource Center and Interfaith Center. Prior to working at The University at Albany, Amberly held positions at Morehead State University (KY) and Governors State University (IL). Amberly graduated with a B.A. in English: Writing from Millikin University in Decatur, IL and holds a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction: Higher Education – College Student Affairs from The University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.
Amberly is also a cousin of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Black boy who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after being accused of whistling at a white woman in her family's grocery store. His murders were acquitted and his death is said to have sparked the Civil Rights Movement. In 2016, she launched Mamie Till Mobley Enterprise, Inc. to assist families who have lost loved ones to community violence in the startup of their memorial foundations and at that time also assisted in the passing of The Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016 (S.2854/HR.5067). She is currently fighting to get the Emmett Till Anti-lynching bill passed to make lynching a federal hate crime. Congress has failed to pass an anti-lynching bill 200 times. She has hopes this time will be different.
Amberly is the author of Advance Your Legacy: Power Moves for Building Influence and Buried Alive: Remembering 7 Lessons Mamie Taught Me on Black Leadership.
Amberly has been featured/published in The New York Times, The Beautiful Projects’ #DearBlackGirl campaign, Roll Out Magazine, Colorlines, Truthout, Towards Freedom and the Illinois Times. She is a former contributor with the historical Call & Post Newspaper, Essence.com, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Fashion For a Cure, Blushing Ambers and FaithFitBeauty.
Amberly currently resides in Upstate New York with her mother and mini-poodle, whom she affectionately named, Miss Big Booty Judy.