Calvin Dark is a communications strategist and political commentator who has built his reputation for creativity, messaging savvy, and passion for all things political for 20 years in Washington, DC. He appears regularly in US and international media to provide his unique insight and perspective on US politics and international affairs. Calvin is president of RC Communications, a public relations and media training firm based in Washington, DC serving domestic and international clients since 2014.
Throughout his career, Calvin has held many leadership roles where he advised political organizations, foreign governments, foundations & multinational corporations on their strategic communications, public affairs & media outreach. Calvin has managed a nationwide Advocacy and Campaign Training (ACT) program for the Congressional Black Caucus Institute, voter outreach for the Washington, DC Board of Elections, multi-million dollar trade & investment promotional campaigns for the Kingdom of Morocco & the Republic of Ecuador, the award winning “Free Them Now” campaign to liberate Moroccan POWs in Algeria as well as successful Millennium Challenge Corporation campaigns for Togo and Burkina Faso. He has also been an elections advisor for clients in Mali, Indonesia, Gabon, and Benin.
Calvin is a graduate of the NC School of Science & Mathematics and Duke University (B.A. Political Science and French & European Studies). Calvin was a Fulbright Scholar to Morocco and speaks English, French, Spanish & Arabic (Modern Standard & Maghrebi Dialect).
Calvin serves on the Duke University Library Advisory Board (2023-2026) and was previously secretary of the Board of Directors of Fulbright Association National Capital Chapter. He is a sought-after speaker and presenter on African American genealogy and the author of the forthcoming book, McMasters' Will: The Scheme that Almost Freed Us, the story of his family's fight against slavery in North Carolina.