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Common

Actor and Multi-Grammy Award Winning Music Artist

CommonWith his Multi-Grammy Award winning music career and his continued work in film, Common has emerged as one of Hollywood's most sought after leading men. He has been seen on the silver screen in films such as SMOKIN ACES, AMERICAN GANGSTER, WANTED, TERMINATOR SALVATION and in DATE NIGHT and JUST WRIGHT. Prior to acting, COMMON rose to prominence as one of hip-hops most poetic and respected lyricists having recorded over eight albums. In 200...


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A'Lelia Bundles

Author • Journalist • Nonprofit Board Chair • Madam Walker descendant. Blends current events, entrepreneurship & history into entertaining, informative mix.

A'Lelia BundlesAuthor and journalist A’Lelia Bundles currently is at work on her third book, Joy Goddess of Harlem: The Life and Times of A’Lelia Walker, a biography of her great-grandmother, to be published by Simon and Schuster. She also serves as president and chair of the Foundation for the National Archives, the private partner which provides funds and support for the exhibitions, programs and educational materials of the National Archives. ...


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Robert Townsend

Hollywood Iconic Actor, Comedian, and Filmmaker

Robert Townsend Robert started out as an extra in the classic film "Cooley High" and became one of the most extraordinary forces in entertainment. Townsend made his name with early roles such as corporal ellis in 1984's "A Soldier's Story." But when Townsend couldn't find more good roles, he created his own. 1987's "Hollywood Shuffle" was a statement about Black Hollywood in content and its creation...A cutting satire about African-American ac...


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John Marshall

John Marshall, son of Thurgood Marshall, our nation's first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, specializes in motivational speeches dealing with his father's role in our nation's civil rights movement and his place in American History.

John W. MarshallJohn W. Marshall is the younger of two sons of Thurgood Marshall, the lead attorney in Brown v Board of Education, and our nation’s first African-American Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. John specializes in motivational speeches dealing with his father’s role in our nation’s civil rights movement and his place in American history. He has also been the featured speaker for numerous law enforcement and fire and...


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Eddie George

College football analyst for Fox Sports and Sirius-XM; Analyst for Yahoo! Sports. 1995 Heisman Trophy winner. Member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Former NFL running back for Oilers, Titans, & Cowboys.

Eddie GeorgeEddie George serves as an analyst on Fox Sports’ college football coverage as well as with Sirius-XM and Yahoo! Sports. Previously he has been a contributor to the Dr. Oz Show, an analyst on Fox’s BCS coverage as well as the host of The Quad on the Big Ten Network and a contributor to Fox Business Channel. He has also been featured on Fox Sports Net’s “Pro Football Preview,” “College Football Weekly” and “Best Damn Sports Show” progra...


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Stephen Smith

ESPN TV (First Take) and radio personality (mid-day show in NYC) as well as an ESPN.com columnist. Long-time columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Stephen A. SmithStephen was born in the British Virgin Islands and raised in the Hollis neighborhood of Queens, NY. He attended Winston-Salem State University and played basketball under Hall of Fame coach Clarence Gaines. Smith has built the foundation of his career as a journalist for the New York Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer, and is now a featured columnist for ESPNNY.com. In March 2003, he was promoted to General Sports Columnist by the ...


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Dr. Ian Smith

Celebrity Medical/Diet Expert, Author, Radio Host & Speaker

Dr. Ian K. SmithDr. Smith has served as the medical/diet expert for six seasons on VH1’s highly-rated “Celebrity Fit Club,” the creator and founder of The 50 Million Pound Challenge and The Makeover Mile?, and a medical contributor on the nationally syndicated television show “Rachael Ray.” Dr. Smith is also the host of his own nationally syndicated radio show “HealthWatch” on American Urban Radio Networks. He is the former medical correspondent ...


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Sanya Richards Ross

4-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and American Record Holder, Television Star, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Sanya Richards-Ross Sanya, star of Sanya’s Gland and Gold on WeTV, is the fastest American woman in history at 400 meters. She became the first American woman in 28 years, and only the 2nd in history, to be crowned Olympic Champion over 400m at the 2012 Games in London. Surging past her competitors in the last 50 meters of the race, Richards-Ross claimed her crown as 400 meter queen in dramatic fashion. The London games also set the stage for S...


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Angela Benton

The Change Agent Diversifying the Innovation Economy

Angela Benton   Angela is the Founder & CEO of NewME Accelerator. Launched in 2011, NewME’s mission is to accelerate underrepresented entrepreneurs around the world. NewME has received critical acclaim from The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Inc. Magazine, among others for the work they are doing to ensure the technology entrepreneurship is accessible to women and minorities. Additionally, Angela and the inaugural class of NewME ...


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Valorie Burton

Bestselling author, speaker, and life coach dedicated to helping you get unstuck and be unstoppable!

Valorie BurtonValorie is a bestselling author, speaker, and life coach dedicated to helping people get unstuck and be unstoppable in every area of life. She is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute and has served as a Certified Personal and Executive Coach to hundreds of clients in over 40 states and ten countries.For more than a decade, Valorie’s books, speaking engagements, and coaching resources have helped peopl...


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Angela Braden

Blind woman seeing her clients to their personal best. Angela's expertise is in motivation, student success, and diversity.

Angela Braden Angela is hailed by many to be one of the most gifted and captivating speakers to recently emerge. Although she lost all her eyesight as a child, she didn't allow her disability to define her destiny. Angela graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelors in Communication Studies, and from Texas Southern University with a masters in Speech Communications. She’s currently a member of the faculty at Lone Star College in ...


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Lucille O’Neal

Author of Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

Lucille O’NealAs the mother of one of the greatest athletes of all time, Lucille O'Neal's journey is exceptional; but her story reveals that she is more than just "Shaquille O'Neal's mom." She is a woman you know; a woman you understand. Perhaps your own journey resembles hers. O'Neal has been a rebellious teen, a single mother, a wife, a college student, a divorcee and, above all, a woman of unique courage.   Acquainted early in life with turm...


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LZ Granderson

ESPN personality, producer & host: Sportscenter, Outside the Lines, 1st Take; ESPN U.S. Open Tennis commentator; CNN contributor & CNN.com weekly columnist; Named 2011 Journalist of the Year by the National Lesbian Gay Journalist Association.

LZ GrandersonGranderson is currently a senior writer and columnist for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, and has contributed to ESPN's Sports Center, Outside the Lines, and First Take. He writes a weekly column for CNN.com, appears weekly on CNN Newsroom, has a CNN video blog and podcast and appears frequently on CNN Newsroom, American Morning with Ali Velshi, Newsroom with Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper 360. Granderson was first hired at The Atlan...


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Keith Clinkscales

A media entrepreneur who has worked with creative endeavors from across the world of sports, music and entertainment.

Keith ClinkscalesKeith is the CEO of Revolt Media, and a partner in a newly launched multi-platform 24-hour music media network founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs. Keith brings to the network over 20 years of experience growing media enterprises for cross-cultural audiences. Keith is charged with bringing this dynamic void of music television to life while growing the targeted millennial audience through traditional and digital media platforms. Keith...


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Maimah Karmo

Inspirational, motivational speaker, non-profit development, women's health, empowerment expert, leadership, community activism, single mothers, self esteem, young black women and author.

Maimah KarmoMaimah is the Founder of Tigerlily Foundation and an eight year survivor of breast cancer, who recently received the Congressional Black Caucus Leadership in Advocacy Award for her work with young women and breast cancer.In 2009, she spoke on Capitol Hill, alongside Representative Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, now Democratic National Committee Chair, to introduce the Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young (EARL...


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Sil Lai Abrams

Inspirational speaker, domestic violence awareness & prevention activist, and relationship expert for the online version of EBONY Magazine.

Sil Lai Abrams Truth in Reality Founder & CEO, Sil Lai is a NABJ award-winning New York City based writer, inspirational speaker, and domestic violence awareness activist. Truth in Reality is a grassroots media advocacy organization whose mission is to change the way Black women and interpersonal violence are portrayed on reality television. Sil Lai has appeared on ABC, FOX, BET, Court TV, and TruTV as an expert on relationships and domestic vi...


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Towanna Freeman

Award Winning Author | Life and Career Strategist | Advocate for Teen Girls

Towanna B. FreemanTowanna is one of those rare “Triple Threat Women.” She is an entrepreneur, mother of two, and a military wife. She is a successful life coach, inspirational speaker and advocate for young women. Freeman conducts workshops and conferences where she imparts a life-changing message that presents hope and inspiration. It is her purpose. It is her success. So much, in fact, that she has co-authored an award winning book, Purposeful ...


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Dr. Antoine Moss

BlackEnterprise.com Contributor & America's Top Authority on Internship Mastery & Early Career Achievement

Dr. Antoine MossAs a nationally recognized resource in the fields of internships, early career achievement, leadership, and motivation; Dr. Moss has contributed to career and empowerment articles and stories for media outlets like The Plain Dealer Newspaper, Fox 8 TV News, and WERE News Radio 1490. Most notably, he’s a currently weekly contributor for BlackEnterprise.com’s Career Section where he writes articles that help to advance the careers o...


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Dr. Zachery Williams

Public Intellectual that focuses on Black History and Studies, Politics and Public Policy, Black Religion and the Black Church, and Black Men

Dr. Zachery WilliamsA native of Greenwood, South Carolina, Dr. Zachery Williams is Associate Professor of History at The University of Akron. He is the Director of the Africana Cultures and Policy Studies Institute, a non-partisan scholar-activist public policy think tank that uses African American History to understand and solve major public policy issues and social problems. As a scholar and public intellectual, he has published articles in Th...


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Sharon Meadows

Passionate Published Author and a Certified John C. Maxwell Speaker, Teacher and Leadership Coach.

Sharon D. MeadowsSharon's professional career began as a software engineer. She earned a B.S degree in MIS from the University of North Carolina. After several years, she realized her passion for working with people was greater than her appetite for developing software.Sharon transitioned to become more people-centric and became an IT Business Analyst/Project Manager. Her extensive business experience of more than 17 years in IT has equipped her ...


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Tiffany Reynolds

You Got Me Stuck! Unclog Yourself -- Igniting talented leaders who feel stuck In deciding their next career move

Tiffany Reynolds’ slogan says it all. "You Got Me Stuck!"“Unclog Yourself” Igniting talented leaders to leap from stuck to unstoppable in landing their careerTiffany Reynolds is a published author and highly experienced success coach. As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Trainer and Speaker, Tiffany can offer workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding leader's personal and professional growth through study and practical applicati...


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Gabriel Crenshaw

Dr.Gabe is America's Best Lifechanger! He's Intelligent Talk w/Swag. Specializes in psychology/Youth/Family, Relationships, Inspiration & Motivation.

Dr. Gabriel Crenshaw   Dr. Gabe, psychologist, is an on-air TV/Radio personality, touted as America's Best 'Lifechanger' while serving a two-year stint as psychologist on The TV show, “Extra.” He is the creator/host of his own digital media program, "Mental Minute™w/Dr. Gabe," and a contributing expert on various news broadcasts. Dr. Gabe appears on “The Doctors,” "The Ricki Lake Show," Jamie Foxx's "Foxxhole" Radio, The UK's "The Lawrence St...


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The Pruitte Twins

The IT Factor™ - Identical twins Marla and Marcia are life motivators, coaches, dream architects and experts at ‘gab’, but most importantly, they are dreamers.

Marla Pruitte and Marcia Pruitte ColemanIdentical twins Marla Pruitte and Marcia Pruitte Coleman are life motivators, coaches, dream architects and experts at “gab”, but most importantly, they are dreamers. The twins believe every person should be empowered to be authentic in their experiences, and express them according to how they feel. They love to travel and conduct workshops, seminars, vision board experiences and motivational speaking. Thei...


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Isiah Anderson

Isiah is a visionary with a passion for change, and is committed to creating opportunities for urban communities to thrive in the areas of economic, education and community revitalization.

Isiah AndersonIsiah is a man of passion. From his faith, to his family, to his business, he is driven by a passion for change. With more than 20 years of experience in leadership, mentoring, and coaching, Isiah aides his team in developing and implementing programs designed to innovate urban education, create economic opportunities and cultivate community-building partnerships. He is the Managing Officer of Three Cord Inc., a management company c...


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Sgt Robert A. MansfieldSgt Robert is a retired U.S. Army Sergeant.Sgt Mansfield was the Republican Candidate for congress in the 2nd Congressional district in Philadelphia in 2012. Although he lost the race he made history by receiving 40,000 votes the most votes that any Republican has ever gotten in 20 years. Sgt Mansfield is a Committed Conservative who believes in the social safety net, but it should not be used as a lifestyle, Sgt Mansfield ...


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Shaneka McClarty

The master ‘Hope Builder’ helping people move from fear to faith

Shaneka McClartyShaneka is a licensed therapist with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University (Atlanta, GA) and a Bachelor’s Degree from Stillman College (Tuscaloosa, AL). She has been practicing for over ten years focusing on relationships, particularly women’s issues and couples.   Her company, Therapy Girl LLC, is set up to provide counseling services, consulting, workshops, and motivational speaking. Shaneka is a dyn...


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Rahiel Tesfamariam

Activist, writer, public theologian and cultural critic. Columnist for The Washington Post and founder/ publisher of UrbanCusp.com, an online lifestyle magazine.

Rahiel Tesfamariam Rahiel is the Founder/Publisher of Urban Cusp, a cutting-edge online lifestyle magazine highlighting progressive urban culture, faith, social change and global awareness. Rahiel is also a columnist for The Washington Post. Born in war-torn Eritrea a decade prior to independence, Rahiel Tesfamariam’s roots can be traced off the coast of the Red Sea. As a product of her nation’s tenacious struggle for self-determination, she we...


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Andre Norman

Inspirational life story of gang leader sentenced to over 100 years in prison who changed his life direction, got out of prison and now inspires audiences that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and follow your dreams!

Andre NormanFrom being one of the most feared prison gang leaders in the United States to becoming one of the nation’s most dynamic agents of change, Andre Norman has been speaking to and inspiring corporate professionals throughout the country and across the globe. He launched his program, Project Footprints, in 1999 to teach corporate audiences how focus, purpose, resilience and effective planning can overcome even the most daunting challenges ...


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Chaz Shepherd

Singer, Writer, Producer, Composer, Actor, Speaker, Activist and Host.

Chaz ShepherdChaz is the 20th Century Self-Motivational & Inspirational Speaker, dedicated to helping you become Better. From singing your soul happy and invoking a better you to hosting the Apollo theater, Chaz reaches for you one way or another. Chaz Shepherd was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he still lives. The son of the great Cheryl Shepherd and Ronald Shepherd, Chaz inherited creative talent and Charisma that pleasantly touches ...


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Walter Bond

Mr. Accountability, America's Accountability Leader

Walter Bond Walter Bond also known as “Mr. Accountability” is recognized as one of the world’s most preeminent thought leaders on training and development with a presentation style that is in a class all by itself. Through his keynotes, training systems, webinars, Tele-seminars, workshops, books and CDs, he travels the world transforming organizations into a culture of accountability. He has shared his messages with hundreds of companies, associ...


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