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Goldie Taylor

Goldie is sought after motivational issue driven speaker! Over her 25yr award-winning career, this journalist, opinion writer has emerged as one of the most powerful voices in public discourse.

Goldie Taylor         Over the course of her 25-year career, award-winning journalist and opinion writer Goldie Taylor has emerged as one of the most powerful voices in public discourse. Today, she is a political analyst and on-air contributor at MSNBC where she focuses principally on social justice issues. Best known for her take-no-prisoners style, Taylor has become one of the nation’s preeminent thought leaders on gun control, domest...


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Stan Foster

Award winning filmmaker (Preacher's Kid, Woman Thou Art Loosed), and CEO of Stan Foster Media. This accomplished Writer/Director/Producer/Actor/Speaker seeks to impact the world through Film & TV.

Stan Foster         Stan began his versatile career as an actor, starring in the critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning CBS television drama “Tour of Duty.”As a writer, his films have grossed millions of dollars. As a producer, he has sold and developed sitcoms, dramas and reality programming to multiple networks including CBS, FOX, MTV, Comedy Central, USA Networks, UPN, Disney and Discovery Channel.Stan Foster has collaborated on innovati...


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Michael Blake        Michael humbly refers to the words of his mother who said that they went “From No House to The White House”.Michael is the National Deputy Director of Operation Vote, which oversees the constituency outreach programs for the Obama For America campaign.Operation Vote oversees all efforts to constituencies including but not limited to: African-Americans, Youth, Women, Hispanic, Faith, Veterans, Jewish, LGBT & Asian Am...


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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 Williams         A native of Greenwood, South Carolina, Dr. 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 art...


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Rev Sharon Risher

Sharon has been very outspoken about the nation’s gun laws and is one of the national spokespersons for the grassroots advocacy groups Everytown and Moms Demand Gun Sense.

Rev. Sharon Washington Risher        Rev. Sharon was catapulted into the limelight after the Charleston, S.C. shooting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17th, 2015. Her beloved mother and the church’s sexton, Mrs. Ethel Lee Lance, was killed along with eight others, including two cousins and a childhood friend. Since that horrific tragedy, Sharon has been very outspoken about the nation’s gun laws and is o...


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Isis Brantley

Guru of natural hair care and cultural consciousness for melanated people • Social Activist

Isis Brantley        Born to a young teen mother in the “Bon Ton” projects of Dallas, Texas, Isis Brantley discovered her bliss as a young adult, dropping out of college to follow her calling to change the direction of hair care for black – “melanated” – people. Opening a little hair braiding shop in “sunny South Dallas” at the age of 19, she went on to become one of the leading authorities in natural hair care for African peoples. She ...


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Glenn Keller

Setting and achieving goals is paramount to your success and Glenn Keller is a Zig Ziglar Certified Speaker and Trainer who is spirited and compelling.

Glenn Keller        According to the best research less than 3 percent of Americans have written goals and less than 1 percent rewrite their goals on a daily basis. This means it becomes even more challenging to become successful. A goal not written down is a wish that doesn't have any power behind it.The lack of clearly defined goals causes the problem of being involved in a lot of activity with very little if any productivity. It does...


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Nigel Walker

Teacher • Author • Poet • Speaker • Community Activist

Nigel L. Walker         Through his education, professional experience, and community service, Nigel has developed into an esteemed educator, poet, author, motivational speaker and community activist.He is a 2010 - 2011 Teacher of the Year Candidate and honored member of the Biltmore (now Covington) Who's Who Professional Registry for excellence in education.He has published 2 poetry books and has recently released his newest work, The ...


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Ezekiel Walker

Revolutionary Pro-Activist with a relatable and unapologetic style of writing and speaking.

Ezekiel J. Walker        Ezekiel is a writer and lecturer residing in Durham, North Carolina.Walker most recently completed his third book, Black As I Wanna Be, which discusses the most recent recurring murders by way of police brutality and what revolutionary changes are needed to make a difference for the present and future generations of African Americans to overcome this and other institutional controls. Walker continues to collabor...


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Damue Bagwell

I help people with high blood pressure and diabetes exercise.

Damue Bagwell         Damue discovered that he suffered from high blood pressure at the age of 18. He had an unhealthy diet of fried foods and food containing high volumes of salt. Unaware that his diet and high blood pressure were a serious problem, his kidney function went down to 5%.With Damue’s kidneys functioning so poorly, he was forced to undergo dialysis. On September 6, 1993, he was blessed with a kidney from his mother.As Damu...


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Bertha M. Lewis         Bertha is the President & Founder of The Black Institute, which she founded in 2010 to assist with holistically addressing systematic issues faced by Black people and of Color communities in the United States and throughout the Diaspora. Prior to her work with The Black Institute, Ms. Lewis was a life-long community activist and organizer. Bertha's work as a leader has been recognized time and again by several p...


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David Dennis

Rider on the first freedom bus ride from Montgomery to Jackson, May 21, 1960. Co-directed Ms. Freedom Summer in 1964. Worked with Bob Moses to direct the implementation of Southern Initiative Algebra Project.

David J. (Dave) Dennis, Sr.         Dave interrupted his collegiate experience during his freshman year in 1961 at Dillard University in New Orleans LA to work in the 60s civil rights movement in the South, particularly Mississippi and Louisiana, where he was arrested over 30 times in relation to his activities to register disenfranchised voters.Dave was on the first freedom bus ride from Montgomery AL to Jackson MS in 1961. He served i...


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Ayinde Jean Baptiste

Son of the African Diaspora; reclaiming revolutionary black pasts toward revolutionary human futures.

Ayinde Jean-Baptiste          Ayinde is neither an entertainer nor the next ‘great black leader’. He is a Sanba, a Kreyol appellation which encompasses poet/ griot/ keeper of memory/ servant of truth. Born in Brooklyn, on Umoja, the youngest child of a hard, demanding love, he was raised in Chicago and Evanston, IL as a member of a large extended family of blood and political relations, and as a master of ceremonies. He has shared his ...


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Eljeer Hawkins

Eljeer is a grassroots organizer and speaker that specializes in race, criminal justice, historic black freedom struggle, political and social commentary.

Eljeer Hawkins        Eljeer, community and anti-war activist, born and raised in Harlem, New York, member of Socialist Alternative/CWI for 21 years.      He has toured internationally, invited to address audiences from South Africa to Ireland, Brazil to Belgium on the black struggle in the U.S. He has been involved in the recent Black Lives Matter movement and the fight for $15 movement. Eljeer is a former shop steward with Teamster...


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Marc Bayard

Marc is an Associate Fellow and the Director of the Black Worker Initiative at the Institute for Policy Studies (www.ips-dc.org). He is an expert on labor, civil rights, and racial justice issues.

Marc Bayard         Marc is an Associate Fellow and the Director of the Black Worker Initiative at the Institute for Policy Studies (www.ips-dc.org).  He is the founding Executive Director of the Worker Institute at Cornell University.  Marc is a leading expert on racial equity and organizing strategies with extensive experience in building partnerships between labor, faith groups, and civil rights communities.A frequent speaker and soc...


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Tracey L. Fisher         Mr. Fisher is a Social Motivational Speaker, Community Activist and The Face of Re-Entry in Philadelphia, PA. As the CEO of Gateway to Re-Entry, he has embraced his given mission by providing viable avenues for individuals to develop solid decision-making tools so they can successfully navigate their life journey. His mission evolved during his 22 years of incarceration in the Federal Prison System. He was the o...


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Michael Flowers (mikeflo)

mikeflo is a recording artist, producer, stylist, consultant and official tour dj for the legendary hip hop duo dead prez. mikeflo is a retired teacher and human rights activist.

Michael Flowers (mikeflo)         mikeflo is an emcee, producer, stylist, consultant and official tour dj and emcee for the legendary hip hop duo dead prez.mikeflo has been billed all over the world alongside some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including: Nas, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, dead prez, Common, Rick Ross, Outkast, KRS-ONE, A Tribe Called Quest, Dj Premier, Dj Drama, DJ Green Lantern, and a host of other industry heav...


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Boyd Melson         Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson isn’t your prototypical pugilist. He’s a college graduate, well mannered, articulate and most importantly, fights for more than a paycheck; he battles for a cause.Born was born to a French Creole father and an Israeli-Polish mother resulting in Melson’s unique ethnic background and upbringing being that of African American, Native American, and European Jewish. Melson played basketball as a yo...


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Denzel D. Burnside III           Denzel is a Polymath (Consultant/Activist/Teacher/Creative/Writer/Spiritual Pioneer), born and raised in Miami-Dade county where he graduated from Coral Reef Senior High School in 2001 then later attended FAMU, but returned to finish at Florida International University. He is currently rebuilding his Multi-Media and consulting company DB3 Media, LLC. He working on launching his ministry entitled Ellee’s...


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Dr. Leslie Grace

Educator, Mogul, Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Community Activist who loves to empower children, families and their communities. The goal is to implement Economics, Entrepreneurship & Empowerment.

Dr. Leslie Grace is becoming a leading expert in the area of increasing the financial capabilities of Young America , their Families and community through her organization “Elements of the Community”, which provides educational, media relations, financial literacy and entrepreneurship programming for communities.       She has taught hundreds of children and adults how to open their own businesses and manage their finances. She is a d...


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Harriet Cammock

Harriet is the author of “Through The Fire” and is the host of “The Harriet Cammock Show”

Harriet Cammock         Harriet's mission is to transform the lives of women, men and children who have been affected by issues stemming from unresolved emotional trauma dating back to childhood. Since 2006, Harriet has organized conferences and has advocated for an end to violence against women and children. A radio personality and author, Harriet’s message is based on the principle of living your best life now! Her radio show is air...


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Cherese L. Jackson         Direct, witty, and relevant are just a few words to describe the incredible gift resident in Life Coach Cherese Jackson.       Drawing from traumatic situations in her past and the power of focus to overcome them, Cherese seems to cut directly to the issues at hand whenever she speaks. Having traveled extensively as a developer of Non-Profit & For-Profit organizations and churches she has always seemed to find...


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Dr. Nathalie Lilavois

Award-winning Educator specializing in engaging youth, empowering women, and leadership through cultural enrichment and education.

Dr. Nathalie C. Lilavois        Dr. Lilavois has been an educator for twenty five years in a variety of teaching and administrative capacities. As a classroom teacher, she taught at the primary level for ten years. During that time, she also worked as a certified reading specialist, focusing on early literacy. Dr. Lilavois completed her undergraduate degree in elementary education and advanced study in the Teaching of Writing at Hofstra...


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