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Cynthia McKinney

12 years U.S. Congresswoman, 2008 Green Party Presidential Candidate, Fearless in pursuit of truth, and Epitome of leadership and grace.

Cynthia McKinney          Cynthia is available to speak at meetings, conferences, conventions, universities, and more. She brings to her speeches a range of experiences and insight on the issues facing our world today, as well as her Southern warmth and engaging style. Anyone interested in exploring the possibility of having Ms. McKinney speak at your next event is urged to contact her through Great Black Speakers.Cynthia McKinney has become an ...


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Chris Broussard

Author and award-winning journalist who specializes in inspiring youth, empowering black men & achieving success God's way.

Chris Broussard         Mr. Broussard is an internationally known NBA analyst and award-winning journalist for ESPN. As a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, he specializes in covering basketball, particularly the NBA. Because of his knowledge of the game and its participants, he makes regular television appearances on ABC and ESPN and has served as an analyst on the network's flagship NBA show, "NBA Countdown,'' alongside basketbal...


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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 ...


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Valorie Burton

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

Valorie Burton          Valorie 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 he...


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Lamar and Ronnie Tyler

Founders of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com specializing in Relationships, Parenting, and building a Movement via Social Media.

Lamar and Ronnie Tyler         Lamar and Ronnie make up the husband and wife power pair behind Black and Married with Kids, the largest independent African American marriage and parenting site on the web. Fed up with the pervasive negative images of black marriage in the media, Lamar and Ronnie started the site to combat the negativity by focusing on positive messages about marriage in the black community. Armed with a passion for empowering mar...


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Mitzi Miller

Editor-In-Chief of JET Magazine, Award-winning Author and Seasoned Mediamedia Journalist.

Mitzi Miller         Best-selling author and award-winning journalist Mitzi Miller has been at the helm of JET magazine since 2011. Within two short years, her vision of revamping the iconic 62-year-old brand was realized with a successful cover-to-cover redesign, new website launch, improved social media presence, and consistent media coverage of buzz-worthy stories featured in its pages. After majoring in English at Florida A&M University, Mil...


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Keith Beauchamp

Emmy Nominated Producer / Director / Investigative filmmaker who made history unearthing the truth about Emmett Till: bringing justice to victims of injustice.

Keith A. Beauchamp         Emmy Nominated Producer/Director, Keith attended Southern University in Baton Rouge where he studied Criminal Justice with the intention of becoming a Civil Rights Attorney.As a young boy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Beauchamp had his share of run-ins with racism but it wasn’t until an incident where he was assaulted by an undercover police officer after dancing with a white woman at a party that he felt compelled to figh...


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Lawrence Watkins         Lawrence is one of America’s leading entrepreneurship and personal achievement experts. His journey has taken him from an ultra-underachiever in high school to a graduate of an Ivy League business school as well as the Owner of Great Black Speakers, Great Pro Speakers, and Co-Founder of Watkins Media Group. Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, KY to a police officer father and a mother who was a counselor for preg...


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Dahn Elle Dior Ballard

My Passion is to inspire Women to live a life of Balance, Wholeness, Beauty and Strength. These qualities effect how we raise our kids, love our mates & each other. Together we can change the world.

Dahn Elle Dior Ballard         Never one to shy away from a hyphenate, Dahn Elle Dior grew up with dreams of the stage which morphed into a love of film and all things celluloid.Her childhood was spent watching Black & White cinema and countless Musicals, which provided an outlet for Dahn, whose young life was fraught with upheaval and constantly moving from place to place. It also forged in her an uncanny ability to read her audience, tell a sto...


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Lucille O’Neal

Author of Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

Lucille O’Neal         As 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 ...


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Lauren Maillian Bias         Lauren is the Founder and CEO of Luxury Market Branding™, a strategic marketing company.A serial entrepreneur, at age 19, Lauren founded a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally recognized award-winning wine brand, making her the youngest self-made winery owner in the country. She served as the Chief Operating Officer of the company from inception through the brand’s acquisition in 2011.Lauren is passi...


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Jullien Gordon         Jullien, The PurposeFinder, is the country’s leading voice on purpose and motivation for the millennial generation.At the age of 27, he already has 10 years of experience working with millennials as a CEO, coach, and counselor.As the author of two amazing books, The 8 Cylinders of Success: How To Align Your Personal and Professional Purpose and Good Excuse Goals: How To Eliminate Procrastination and Perfectionism Forever, J...


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Detavio Samuels

Advertising Executive • Best Selling Author • Voice of Millennial Generation

Detavio Samuels          At the age of 33, Detavio is one of the advertising industry’s youngest executives and has helped some of the world's biggest companies (including Walmart, Chrysler LLC, NBA and Johnson & Johnson) build their brands and connect to consumers. Currently Detavio operates as the President of GlobalHue-Detroit, the nation's leading multicultural advertising agency, where he leads teams to develop crossover strategies and ide...


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Alicia Bowens

The L.O.V.E. Coach, specializing in empowering teen and single mothers.

Alicia T. Bowens         Born in the south suburbs of Chicago, Alicia learned the meaning of perseverance at a very young age. Although she was an honor student and star athlete, Alicia became a teenage mother during her sophomore year of high school at the age of fifteen. However, she didn’t let having a child at such a young age stop her. Alicia kept up with her classwork while she was out, and returned to school, going on to graduate on time ...


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James Wright

Dynamic and compelling speaker and educator on Diversity and Inclusion, Recruiting and Social Media related topics.

James Wright          With a background in previously managing NBCUniversal’s Talent Acquisition Pipeline Development and the 2012 Diversity Director of The Staffing Management Association of Southern California (SMA), James Wright has a track record of delivering practical, repeatable roadmaps for increasing Diversity in global corporations such as NBCUniversal, Time Warner (AOL), Pepco Holdings, Inc., Verizon / MCI, and respected industry orga...


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Yoli Chisholm

A business “backbone builder” with deep marketing and personal roots. Seeking to motivate in ways that matter delivering measurable transformation to organizations and people striving to excel.

Yoli Chisholm          As a seasoned revenue marketing expert, start-up mentor and intellectual innovator, Yoli Chisholm has been at the bleeding edge and active participant in every digital marketing transformation in the last 20 years.  The daughter of South African freedom fighters, Yoli brings a radical approach and point of view to excellence in business and life. “Scrappy discipline” is her mantra where innovation is the backbone of runn...


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Anjuelle Floyd

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Mother-Daughter Relations and Dreams.

Anjuelle Floyd           Anjuelle is a wife of thirty-two years, mother of three, abstract painter, and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Mother-Daughter Relations and Dreams. She is the author of a collection of short stories, Keeper of Secrets ... Translations of an Incident (2007,) and three novels, The House (2010,) Seasons in Purdah (2012,) and When the Drum Major Died (2014.)Anjuelle's short stories and novels turn on...


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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 Anderson         Isiah 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 ...


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Aishah Tatum         Aishah is a gifted and talented young woman on the rise. When you meet her, you will know that there is something very special about her. Her vibrant personality literally lights up an entire room and her presence is warm and inviting. Growing up in humble beginnings in a single parent household, she was encouraged to be herself, strive for excellence and live a life that the world would remember. Her mother taught her about ...


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Bershan Shaw

Highly sought after speaker, author and life coach. Her life experiences and credentials make her the perfect combination to inspire and help people reach their best life.

Bershan Shaw          Bershan wasn’t born a warrior. She became one. Life coach, motivational speaker, multifaceted entrepreneur and two time breast cancer survivor, Bershan has dedicated her life to helping others embrace their inner warrior during life’s most difficult journeys. Bershan’s warrior odyssey began when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. Originally from Washington D.C., Bershan received her B.S from Syracuse University ...


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Daniel Bradley

Influencer • Non-profit Strategist • Youth Advocate • Dream Coach Bradley’s mission is to inspire, uplift, and encourage those in his path to commit to living the “Greater Good Life.”

Daniel Bradley         Daniel is the CEO and Co-Founder of Dreams Work, Inc., a cutting-edge non-profit organization designed to equip youth to face critical social issues plaguing their communities. Using the fine arts as a vehicle for change, Dreams Work strives to meet the pressing needs of youth and communities that have been overlooked and underserved. Like the examples of many legendary performers and change agents, Dreams Work prepares stu...


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Hope Sullivan

President and CEO of the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation

Hope Sullivan       United Nations Goodwill Ambassador (2014)    Owner, NOLA INC.    President and CEO: The Leon H. Sullivan Foundation    Executive Chair: The Global Sullivan Principles     After graduating from Temple University School of Law, Ms. Masters was asked by her father, the late Reverend Dr. Leon H. Sullivan, to develop a youth division of the Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America, Inc. (OICA). As a result, she created a...


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Gabrielle Jordan Williams

Award-winning teenage entrepreneur, best-selling author, inspirational speaker, designer and philanthropist.

Gabrielle Jordan Williams         Gabrielle, now age 14, has made a great deal of accomplishments, yet she knows that those accomplishments are only the beginning of her quest to leave a global impact in business, motivational speaking and publishing.With a list of recognitions under her belt including, but not limited to, being the youngest member of the Great Black Speakers bureau as well as receiving awards for being the Young Entrepreneur of ...


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Deya Smith

‘The Go-to- Girlfriend’ Lifestyle & Love Coach, Media Maven, Author & Inspirational Speaker, who teaches on fear, faith, femininity, relationships & women’s empowerment.

DEYA “DIRECT” SMITH         Deya Smith, a former Miss Black USA, and veteran producer for the nationally-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS) brings her unique skills as a National Correspondent; her passion and knowledge as a Social Activist; her charisma and sense of humor as an Actress, Blogger, Personality, Motivational Speaker, and most recently Author; to the world of multi-media. The TJMS reaches 8 million listeners daily.This best-se...


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