Lasana’s fact-based, witty, multi-media presentations inform and inspire individuals to think critically about society. He leverages his combined experience in media, business and education to provide a refreshingly informed perspective on history, culture and politics. Professionally, Lasana has served as an associate producer in television news, vice-president of a wireless phone franchise, an elementary school teacher and a program coordinator at the university level.
One of his most notable achievements is developing the nationally recognized African-American Men of Arizona State University (AAMASU) program. AAMASU is a college readiness program targeting high school students in the Phoenix Metropolitan area and a college organization. The program has been the subject of doctoral dissertations and serves as a model for several institutions with initiatives targeting Black males. He shared his programmatic insights with the Turning the Tassel Symposium at Morehouse College and has consulted several colleges and universities on their Black male enrichment programs. Lasana also serves as a faculty member of the Student African-American Brotherhood (SAAB).
Authors of edited volumes have solicited his unique perspective and analysis. Lasana has contributed chapters to several publications including African-American Men in College (Jossey-Bass 2006), The State of Black Arizona (ASU 2008), Be A Father to Your Child: Real Talk from Black Men of the Hip Hop Generation (Soft Skull 2008) and The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life (Atria 2008).