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Lakita Garth is an African-American advocate of sexual abstinence, public speaker, and a musician.
She married Jeffrey Wright in 2005.
Garth has addressed millions of teenagers through motivational assemblies across the United States and internationally. Lakita has testified about before the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Senate on teen pregnancy prevention. She serves on the executive board of the National Abstinence Clearinghouse. Ms. Garth consulted and hosted UPN's Emmy-nominated show The Truth About Sex.
Garth is also a speaker on various issues like race relations, politics, feminism, and the impact of media on adolescent behavior. She has been a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and is an executive board member of The Christian Film & Television Commission in Los Angeles.
Garth is an alumna of the University of Southern California and a former Miss Black California, having won the title in 1995. She has appeared in numerous commercials and television shows including MTV, BET, The View, and Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect. She has been featured in several magazines including People,[volume & issue needed] Essence,[volume & issue needed] Seventeen,[volume & issue needed] Vogue,[volume & issue needed] Gospel Today[volume & issue needed] and Charisma.[volume & issue needed]
In 2007, she authored The Naked Truth (About Sex, Love, and Relationships).
- Pamela Toussaint (March 2006). "The 36-Year-Old Virgin". Christianity Today. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
- For instance, August 13, 1997, alongside Marilyn Manson. "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher feat. Marilyn Manson (August 13, 1997)". Retrieved September 1, 2012.
- Garth, Lakita. The Naked Truth. Ventura, Calif: Regal, 2007. ISBN 978-0830743285
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