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Author and award-winning journalist who specializes in inspiring youth, empowering black men & achieving success God's way.
Chris BroussardMr. 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 basketball legend ...
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 ...
Founders of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com specializing in Relationships, Parenting, and building a Movement via Social Media.
Lamar and Ronnie TylerLamar and Ronnie Tyler 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 marrie...
Founder of Great Black Speakers Bureau, and Leading Entrepreneurship & Personal Achievement Expert
- 100 Black Men, Alpha Phi Alpha, Black Student Union , Business Development, Business School, College Orientation, College Success, Discovering your Passion, Entrepreneurship, NPHC Fraternities/Sororities, High Achieving Youth, Internet Marketing, Marketing, Networking, NSBE, Personal Productivity , STEM, Technology, Upward Bound, Young Black Men, Youth Entrepreneurship
- $2,500 - $5,000
Lawrence WatkinsLawrence Watkins 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, Co-Founder of Ujamaa Deals, and Principal of Sachs Technologies. Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, KY to a police officer father and a mother who...
Author of Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go
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 with turmoil, O'Neal's ...
CEO, Luxury Market Branding
Lauren Maillian BiasLauren Maillian Bias 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 ...
The Purpose Finder
- Academic, At Risk Youth, Attitude, Black Student Union , Business School, Career, College Leadership, College Motivational, College Orientation, College Success, Discovering your Passion, Education, Entrepreneurship, High School Motivational, HBCU, Inspirational, Internships, Leadership, Marketing, NSBE, Personal Development, STEM, Success
- $5,000 - $10,000
- New York
Jullien GordonJullien Gordon, 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...
Gabrielle Jordan Williams is a 13 year old award winning entrepreneur, bestselling author, inspirational speaker, designer and philanthropist.
Gabrielle Jordan WilliamsGabrielle, now age 13, became an entrepreneur at the age of 9 and an author and speaker at the age of 11. Founded in 2009, Gabrielle’s Maryland-based jewelry company, Jewelz of Jordan, sells beautiful semi-precious, Swarovski and pearl jewelry for both women and girls which includes a elegant mother-daughter matching jewelry line. An inspirational speaker and author of the #1 Amazon Bestselling book “The Making of a Youn...
Formally trained and employed Computer Scientist who risked it all, and became a full-time professional NASCAR driver at age 40 and lived his dream.
William Alexander Lester III As the only third African American driver to race at the top level of NASCAR, the Sprint Cup Series, in the last 50 years, Bill Lester is not your typical race car driver. The fact that he achieved this at 45 years of age makes this feat even more impressive. But Bill’s professional racing career is atypical in many ways. He didn’t grow up in the sport. He does not come from wealth. He is not a second or third genera...
Deya DIRECT Smith is 'The Inspirational Girlfriend' that touches your life and unlocks your passion, personally, professionally, and spiritually.
DEYA “DIRECT” SMITHDeya 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-selling aut...
Inspirational Speaker, Co-Pastor, Fountain of Praise and Executive Director of the Metamorphosis Women's Empowerment Conference
Mia K. WrightMia K. Wright is inspiring women around the globe to pursue their passion for living. Through her renowned “Metamorphosis” organization, which encompasses a non-profit foundation, a mentoring program for girls, and the world renowned annual women’s “Metamorphosis” conference hosted in Houston, Texas, Mia is helping women and men alike to positively change their lives. She does so with a unique blend of ministry, personal enrichm...
Harvard MBA and Celebrated Expert on Global/Social Entrepreneurship, Wine, and African trade
Selena CuffeSelena is the President and CEO of Heritage Link Brands, LLC, the largest company in North America dedicated to importing and marketing wine produced by indigenous Africans. With wines that have been featured by media outlets including TIME and PBS, the company’s South African portfolio has won industry accolades from the International Wine Challenge, Decanter Magazine, and Wine Spectator, among others. Customers include household nam...
President and Founder of the The Black Institute, & Former CEO of ACORN
Bertha M. Lewis Bertha Lewis 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 prominent org...
Inventor, activist, artist, author, and advisor, using the old Zulu wisdom of Cohado to usher in the 'Relational Age' of community, and global sustainability.
Paulo Gregory HarrisPaulo is the inventor of Cohado, a tool for reimagining systems, relationships, and self as generators of abundant and sustainable solutions. Paulo is also the President of Collective Cry, Inc., a germinator of Socially Relevant Ventures, and the Director of the Ingoma Foundation, a vehicle for the implementation of economic solutions for communities. His work with Collective Cry and Ingoma is focused primarily on the creation...
Entrepreneur, public speaker, and 'Dreamer' whose purpose is to make the world better.
Ash KumraAsh is an award-winning entrepreneur and public speaker most recently recognized by the White House as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs making an impact for America.Ash is a founder of DreamItAlive.com; an online community dedicated to guiding people to create, believe and live out their dreams using virtual dream boards. Ash has been recognized for excellence in entrepreneurship from institutions and luminaries such as the White H...
Model, Designer, and Mastermind behind POSHGLAM
Kimberly E. Stone Kimberly E. Stone, founder of POSHGLAM.com, is an entrepreneur with a knack for recognizing creative talent and pinpointing successful lines. POSHGLAM started out as a side venture while Stone attended school. During the growth stages of POSHGLAM, Stone worked as a weekend entrepreneur while working as a Relationship Manager for an IT Staffing Augmentation Firm. Stone pushed forward with the development of POSHGLAM and ...
Award-winning Dental Health Professional and CEO of Sure Women Ministries
Dr. Annie B. WatsonDr. Annie draws on a versatile skills portfolio in her promotion of women's health and wellbeing, family oral health and social entrepreneurship. She is a dentist, business owner, wife, minister and inspirational conference host and speaker. Her science and health training are the foundation of what has become a multifaceted career. She earned her Bachelor and Master degrees from Hampton University in Biology, and then a Do...
A True Example of Resiliency of the Human Spirit
Leslie Wagner-WilsonLeslie currently resides in Waltham, Massachusetts, but is a native of California. Ms. Wilson has been featured on the following cable networks; Three History Channel documentaries, CNN’s Investigative Report titled “Escape from Jonestown”; National Geographic’s “Seconds in Disaster”; Biography Channel “I Survived a Cult”; British Broadcasting Communications (BBC) “American Dreams”; and the New Ricki Lake Show. She has been in...
Professional Certified Life Coach for 12 years, Life Strategist, Branding Expert, Author, Motivational and Inspirational Speaker
DaRhonda WilliamsReNEW Life Strategist DaRhonda Williams has become the personal life coach for people around the world to help them cultivate the great intention for their lives. With her unique insight, she helps individuals discover new perspective by developing strategies for lasting transformation and exponential growth. Through her nonprofit, Where New Life Begins, DaRhonda has goals to offer the opportunity for men and women across the U...
The Entrepreneur's Advocate with experience in education, start-ups, and economic empowerment.
Amber Saunders Amber is positioning herself as an emerging leader in both the corporate and non-profit worlds. Amber graduated from John Marshall Law School, ready to devote her career to the practice of law, when she felt her calling elsewhere.Upon transitioning from the law, Amber launched Enrichment Prep, an educational services company whose mission is to engage in creating meaningful, sustainable, and affordable standardized test preparatio...
trey anthony is the dream go getter who specializes in helping others actualize their dreams and turning NO's into Yeses!!! She specializes in womyn's health and well being and also media and entertainment!
Critics have referred to trey anthony as The Oprah of the Canadian theatre scene! Award winning playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand?up comedian trey anthony, is known for the ground- breaking television and theatrical production ‘da Kink in my Hair. Trey was also the executive producer, co?creator and writer of the hit television show ‘da Kink in my Hair for Global Television. In the series she was the outspoken, wise?cracki...
Leadership, Inspiration, Action
Deborah L. ParkerDeborah is a seasoned facilitator, motivational speaker, army veteran, cancer survivor, trainer, author, and coach with a wealth of experience on a variety of workplace issues. She has encouraged audiences to use their "gifts and wits" in creating winning foundations for their professional and personal goals.Results, Wisdom, MotivationTaking adversity as the route to “never count yourself out!” is also a part of Deborah’s inspi...
Relationship Expert who blends years of experience as a Licensed Therapist with practical every day situations.
George James, Jr.George James, Jr., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works extensively with adolescent and adult men on various issues. He also specializes in helping couples improve the quality of their relationship, reconcile conflicts and overcome intense situations such as affairs, parenting struggles and loss of a loved one. Mr. James is a nationally recognized speaker, workshop leader and lecturer on various topics. He has h...
Muckracker. Motivator. Mentor. Former advertising executive turned industry activist and talent futurist.
Lincoln StephensLincoln Stephens is a former Advertising Account Management Executive (Carol H Williams, Martin Retail, and TracyLocke) turned activist, muckraker and entrepreneur. In his professional career, Stephens has worked with top brands such as Frito Lay, Quaker, Pepsi, Cadillac, Hummer, Chevrolet, and Coca-Cola. Born in Dallas, Texas, Lincoln is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia where he received a Bachelor’s in Journali...
Maat em Maakheru uses her soulful and energetic style to help black women uncover and solve some of the subtle issues in their wombs.
Maat em Maakheru Kemetic High Priestess and Yoruba Initiate 10 year Practitioner of holistic energy, healing, and counseling Author of book “Whatz In Your Womb” Founder of The Ma’at Foundation, Inc (Pan-Afrikan Philanthropic Organization) Ma'at em Maakheru is a Reiki Master/Teacher and Belief Management Counselor, Kemetic Priestess, and Yoruba Initiate. She is also known to some as the Hiphop Reiki Master because of her soulful and energetic...
A boundary crosser who helps people walk into conferences and get greeted like Norm from the TV show Cheers
Mike Ambassador BrunyMike is a speaker, certified life coach and author who works with conference bound professionals with a lot to offer, but who have a hard time making connections in big groups. He helps save time and money by teaching how to build relationships that will move businesses and personal goals forward. His signature phrase, “Hashtags to Handshakes”, reminds us all that building contacts through social media can pay off tremendousl...
- 100 Black Men, Attitude, Author, Campus Activity, College Leadership, College Motivational, College Orientation, College Success, Discovering your Passion, High Achieving Youth, High School Motivational, HBCU, Leadership, Motivational, Personal Productivity , Christian, Young Black Men, Youth Motivational
- $1,500 - $2,500
George A. Olokun"Mr. Opportunity" George is a Personal Life Trainer & Life Catalyst, leading Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author, & Visionary Entrepreneur. George travels all over the Nation and has spoken for the Obama Presidential Campaign, Black Enterprise, Essence, several colleges/universities, a number of k-12 Schools, Fraternal organizations, several civic organizations and a list of major entities. Many articles have been written...
One Woman. One Tribe. One Country At A Time. Bridging the gap between local and international communities through travel and social media.
Evita Robinson After graduating with her B.A. in Television and Film production, from Iona College, Evita Robinson (Evie) hit the world running, or creating, rather. Within weeks of graduation, in 2006, she attended the New York Film Academy, studying Digital Filmmaking in Paris, France at La Femis film school. There, the seed for Nomadness LLC was planted after receiving acclaim for the films created through the duration of her program. Since ...
One of Detroit's premiere on-air personalities that brings relevance and inspiration with an empowering message
Tracie E. ChristianAuthoress, Poet, On-Air Radio Personality, Playwright, Educator & Event Coordinator proudly hails from the Sojourner Truth Homes on the Northeast side Detroit, MI. Mrs. Christian has worked with youth in both the arts and education arenas for 11 plus years. Her work via Detroit & Hamtramck Public Schools, Detroit Festival of the Arts as Children's Fair Coordinator, Mosaic Youth Theater and Girl Scouts of Metropolitan Detroit al...
It is his belief that he’ll effectively take all of the experiences and knowledge, and divine anointing to change the world, one conversation at a time.
Denzel D. Burnside III is a multi-faceted and multi-talented individual. He is a spoken word artist, writer, business and media consultant, aspiring filmmaker, and community activist. He is the founder of Burnside Administration/DB3 Media, which is a media and film management, brand management, and consulting and business development company he has started to manage his various projects such as DB3tv.com and denzelburnside3.com. Denzel was born ...