Carlos Wallace is a bestselling author, motivational speaker, and youth advocate.
Carlos has written two books that have earned the businessman turned social activist national acclaim. “Life Is Not Complicated, You Are: Turning Your Biggest Disappointments Into Your Greatest Blessings” is currently an integral part of the Psychology curriculum at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas. His second work, “The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity” is the inspiration behind an award-winning television program of the same name. Both books are hailed as guides to living with purpose and gratitude. Professors and victim’s advocates use the books as examples in overcoming adversity to achieve personal and professional success.
Carlos is often called upon to speak at middle schools, high schools, and colleges in Texas, New York, Atlanta, and Florida. He recently developed and moderates a proprietary mentorship and leadership program for New York City’s York College (Part of City University of New York public university system) entitled “The Life Is Not Complicated, You Are: Transfer of Power” speaking series.
Thanks to his decades-long career as a fifth-generation railroader and his experience as a graduate of the National Labor College, Carlos is an expert in labor relations, mediation, and contract negotiations. An alum of Union Pacific’s elite Brakeman/Conductor and Engineer schools, he is often called upon as a consultant during high profile hearings involving railroad employees facing disciplinary action. The International Organizer, one of few African Americans to hold that position, also helped run several political campaigns including those of Democratic Presidential candidate Barack H. Obama.
A luminary among his peers, Carlos was tapped to be part of Google’s exclusive “Next Gen” think tank. He joins a group of policy leaders at the forefront of technology and racial justice, and who have distinguished themselves in business, public service, content creation, education, and activism.
Wallace is President and CEO of entertainment and philanthropy company, Sol-Caritas. Under the leadership of the successful businessman, Sol has produced a series of multi-city tours and events featuring stand-up comics and entertainers from Houston, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The company has donated generously to over 100 non-profit local and internationally recognized charities, including Covenant House, the American Diabetes Association, Haiti Relief, the American Cancer Society, and Lupus Foundation of America.
The proud husband and father divide his time between homes in Houston and New York. He is married to award-winning journalist, television anchor, and children’s book writer, Liz Faublas.
Contact Information:
Email: info@carloswallace.com
Official Selection
BIRTHRIGHT: Finding the Missing Piece of Me
Film Today
2021
Official Selection
BIRTHRIGHT: Finding the Missing Piece of Me
Big Sur Film Festival
Carmel
2021
Official Selection
BIRTHRIGHT: Finding the Missing Piece of Me
Gold Star Movie Awards
Newark
2021
Official Selection: Best Music Video
Save Us by J. Pyles
SPLICE Film Fest
Brooklyn
2021
Best Music Video
Save Us by J. Pyles
Newmarket Toronto Festival
Toronto
2021
Official Selection
P.E.N.S.: "A Picture In Time"
DETROIT BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
Detroit
2021
Official Selection: Black Lives Matter
P.E.N.S.: "A Picture In Time"
International PSA Competition
Bethel
2021
Winner
P.E.N.S.: "A Picture In Time"
New York City International Film Festival, US 2021
New York
2021
Official Selection
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
World Film Carnival – Singapore
Singapore
2021
Award Winner
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
BROOKLYN International Cinefest
Brooklyn
2021
Award Winner
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
Holy Grail International Film Festival
Jerusalem
2021
Official selection
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
Freedom Festival International
Columbia
2021
WINNER - Best Feature Length Documentary
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
Gold Star Movie Awards
Newark
2021
Best Documentary Feature Film | Best Poster Design | Most Promising Director | Best Art Design
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
Anatolia International Film Festival Istanbul
Istanbul
2021
Finalist
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
Killeen Black Art and Film Fest
Killen
2021
Semi-Finalist
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
11th Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival
Charlotte
2021
Official Selection
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
LA Indies
Los Angeles
2021
Best Documentary
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
Krimson Horyzon International Film Festival
Kolkata
2021
Finalist
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
Tokyo International Short Film Festival
Tokyo
2021
Official Selection
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
Toronto Film Magazine Fest
Toronto
2021
Official Selection
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
LA Independent Film Channel Festival
Los Angeles
2021
Official Selection
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
Chicago Indie Film Awards
Chicago
2021
Official Selection
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
New York Independent Cinema Awards
New York
2021
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
Crown Wood International Film Festival
Kolkata
2021
DEBUT FILMMAKER
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
Crown Wood International Film Festival
Kolkata
2021
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
Crown Wood International Film Festival
Kolkata
2021
Best Human Rights Film - Winner
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
New York City International Film Festival, US 2021
New York
2021
Finalist
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
Roma Short Film Festival - Rome
Rome
2021
2nd Place - Best Movie Poster
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
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Saint-Petersburg
2021
2nd Place - Best Director
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
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Saint-Petersburg
2021
Official Selection - Best Feature Film
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
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Saint-Petersburg
2021
Silver Award
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
Spotlight Documentary Film Awards
Atlanta
2021
Official Selection
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
Montreal Independent Film Festival
Montreal
2021
Finalist
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
Canadian Cinematography Awards
Toronto
2021
Award of Merit
P.E.N.S. (Poetic Energy Needed in Society)
IndieFEST Film Awards
La Jolla
2021
College
National Labor College
Labor Studies / Organizing
20072008
High School
Jacksonville High School
19851989
Birth Date
February 15, 1971
Nickname
Los
Birth City
Athens, TX
Current City
Houston
Hometown
Jacksonville, TX
Height
5'10"
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Black
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Aquarius
Married To
Liz Faublas
Children
5
My life must speak for me when I can no longer speak for myself.