One of our main aims as a company is educate audiences all over the world. Our academic speakers do this well and do this for a living. These lecturers talk on a variety of subjects like politics, race relations, business, and law. Academic speakers are perfect for university and community events where a high level of intellectual fortitude is desired. If you like our academic speakers, you should also take a look at our political speakers and race relations speakers.
The People's Scholar who specializes in finance, education, and black social commentary.
- Academic, Association, At Risk Youth, Author, Black History Month, Black Men , Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Civil Rights, College Orientation, Commencement, Constitution Day, Diversity, Education, Emancipation Proclamation , Finance, Homecoming, Martin Luther King Day, Personal Finance, STEM, Young Black Men
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Dr. Boyce Watkins Dr. Boyce is one of the most highly sought after African-American scholars in the world. Specializing in financial psychology, educational motivation, and black social commentary, Dr. Watkins has presented his message to millions, making regular appearances on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC News, BET, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Black Enterprise Magazine and many more national media outlets. Brilliant, articulate, an...
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 ...
Author, veteran television and radio political analyst, 2011 Resident Fellow, Harvard University Institute of Politics, Senior White House/Congressional advisor, and Columnist, The Daily Beast.
Ron Christie Ron is Founder and CEO of Christie Strategies LLC, a full-service communications and issues management firm in Washington, D.C. Christie is also the author of three books. His most recent title, Blackwards: How Black Leadership is Returning America to the Days of Separate But Equal was published in September 2012. His two previous books were Acting White: The Birth and Death of a Racial Slur (2010, St. Martin’s Press) and ...
America's Most Trusted Educator • Founder of Capital Preparatory Magnet School • CNN Education Contributor • Host of TVOne new television show ‘Save my Son’
Dr. Steve Perry Dr. Perry is in a hurry to transform the educational experience for all children. Born into poverty, he believes that success in life is determined by where you end, not where you start. It’s this philosophy that inspired him, early on, to transform the lives of poor and minority children by providing them with access to a college education, and more recently, has inspired him to bring his ideas and passion to children ...
Grammy-nominated artist, Tech Startup Founder, and Harvard Graduate at age 19.
Ryan Leslie Ryan is a cultural powerhouse. As an artist, he has recorded with everyone from Madonna to Jay-z to Beyonce.A Harvard graduate at the age of 19, Ryan arrived in Boston after scoring a perfect score on his SAT tests and matriculating his junior year of high school.Upon graduation, he went on to produce a large number of hits under the guidance of P Diddy. It was during this time that Ryan broke the first internet pop star, Cass...
Academician, Author, and Media Personality Committed to Raising Awareness of Issues Facing the Black Community
- Academic, Association, Author, Black History Month, Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Business School, Civil Rights, College Leadership, College Success, Commencement, Economic Development, Education, Martin Luther King Day, Multicultural Affairs, Race Relations , Women in Society, Womens Empowerment, Young Black Women
- $10,000 - $20,000
- North Carolina
Dr. Julianne Malveaux Recognized for her provocative, progressive and insightful observations, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, an economist, author and commentator, is the President and CEO of Last Word Productions, Inc, a multimedia production company. Described by Dr. Cornel West as “the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country”, Dr. Malveaux’s contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender, and their ec...
Change in Order to Survive...The Professional and Personal Challenges of Starting a Business in a Recession
Michael Graves An exceptionally motivated, sales and marketing professional who has effectively led large and diverse organizations to achieve profitable results and consistently exceed industry growth averages. A results-driven executive with a proven track record of success; designing, establishing, launching and revitalizing corporate brands by utilizing consumer insights, social media and analytics. A charismatic leader, committed to ...
One of America’s most prolific and acclaimed authors who speaks a range of topics, from race and generational change to the evolution of the American press.
Ellis Cose Ellis is one of America’s most renowned journalists and the author of ten commercially published books on issues of national and international concern.A longtime columnist and contributing editor for Newsweek magazine (1993 through 2010) and former chairman of the editorial board and editorial page editor of the New York Daily News, Cose began his journalism career as a weekly columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times—becoming, at th...
Medical Expert interested in tackling disparities. Dr. Andrews is a Radiation Oncologist at NSLIJ, and Assisstant Clinical Professor (Radiation Medicine) at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
Dr. Janna Andrews Dr. Janna knew at an early age that she wanted to be a doctor. Raised by her mother, Janna’s academic pursuits were encouraged and supported through her mother’s sacrifice. For her undergraduate degree, Janna attended Princeton University and received a BA in molecular biology. She then went on to attend Temple University School of Medicine, after which she specialized in radiation oncology. At that time, Janna was disc...
Dee-1 uses his experience as a hip hop artist, educator, and survivor from the slums of New Orleans to motivate others to live with Mission Vision and fulfill their life calling.
David Augustine (Dee-1) Dee-1 created his own lane in Hip-Hop by making music that motivates anyone on a mission to win the game of life. He is the epitome of soul, swag, and New Orleans—while never shying away from being the voice of the underdog who grinds with a purpose.After graduating from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree, Dee-1, born David Augustine, financed his musical dreams by teaching middle school in Baton...
Award-winning author, journalist, professor, and lecturer.
Farai Chideya Farai has combined media, technology, and socio-political analysis during her 20-year career as an award-winning author, journalist, professor, and lecturer. She is currently a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She was also a spring 2012 fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. She frequently appears on public radio and cable television, speaking about issues ...
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 Gordon Jullien, The PurposeFinder, is the country’s leading voice on purpose and motivation for the millennial generation. He already has 10 years of experience working with millennials as a CEO, coach, and counselor. Jullien is the Founding Partner at New Higher, a high performance consultancy for organizations, individuals, and teams that want to increase employee performance, motivation, engagement, and retention. He has wo...
Gregory is a leading scholar, author, and lecturer on Black Greek-letter organizations (“BGLOs”) and the role of unconscious race bias in contemporary society.
- Academic, Alpha Phi Alpha, Author, Black Men , Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Commencement, Emancipation Proclamation , NPHC Fraternities/Sororities, Law School, Martin Luther King Day, Multicultural Affairs, NAACP, NABA, National Bar Association, National Urban League, Psychology, Young Black Men
- $5,000 - $10,000
- North Carolina
Gregory S. Parks, J.D., Ph.D. Dr. Gregory is an Assistant Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law, where he has taught since the Fall of 2011. He holds an M.A., an M.S., and a Ph.D. (all in Psychology) and a J.D. Professor Parks served as a law clerk on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals to The Honorable Anna Blackburne-Rigsby and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to The Honorable Andre M. D...
Breaking down the tough issues with wit and common sense & bringing the people back into politics
Dr. Jason Johnson Dr. Jason is a professor, political analyst and public speaker. Fresh, unflappable, objective, and known for his ability to break down complex stories with wit and candor Dr. Jason Johnson is an up and coming voice in political and social commentary.Dr. Jason Johnson is the author the book Political Consultants and Campaigns: One Day to Sell, which has been featured in Campaigns and Elections magazine and on National Pub...
Senior Advisor at the College Board, and former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and the Rochester NY School District.
Jean-Claude Brizard Mr. Brizard is currently a Senior Advisor at the College Board focusing on developing the organization’s career readiness initiative as well as working on state and district relationships. He is the former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools. Prior to his appointment in Chicago, he was Superintendent of Schools for the Rochester City School District (Rochester, NY). “Every child brings a wealth of talent, gifts ...
Harvard and Morehouse alum, Darrell Bennett is a nationally-recognized author and adjunct lecturer at ASA College in New York City.
Darrell Jay Bennett Jr., Esquire Darrell is a Harvard-educated attorney and college professor. He is also the founder and CEO of Bennett Books Global. Darrell was born and raised in Baltimore City. As a teenager, he moved to Newport News, Virginia. Throughout his childhood, Darrell was a natural leader, serving as student government president in both middle and high school. In 2003, he graduated with the International Baccalaureat...
Award-winning Educator, Expert Engineer, Leadership-Innovation-Diversity Specialist who inspires students and professionals to pursue STEM education and careers, even in the face of great adversity.
Pamela McCauley (formerly Bush), Ph.D., C.P.E. Engineer, Educator, Leader & Entrepreneur Dr. Pamela McCauley is a nationally recognized speaker, entrepreneur, author and full professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida where she leads the Human Factors in Disaster Management Research Team. She previously held the position of Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Asso...
Pastor, Author, Speaker, Teacher, uses his past as a platform to show others how to overcome obstacles to growth. He has a plethora of personal, professional, and practical experiences to pull from.
Pastor Keith Hammond PASSION • Pastor | Author | Speaker | Teacher • Training, Motivating, Coaching, Lecturing • Helps people face and overcome obstacles to growth PASTORAL • Pastor of Gospel and Grace Christian Church [GospelandGrace.org] • 18 years leadership in church and ministry under two pastors • Serves in numerous and varied roles in the Body of Christ • Educated, gifted, skilled, and anointed to preach, ...
Founder and Managing Director of The 316 Group, STEM Advocate, Empowering Women and Entreprenuers
Edda Collins Coleman Edda is an esteemed entrepreneur, advocate, mobilizer and communicator and is Founder and Managing Director of The 316 Group, an advocacy and public affairs firm. Collins Coleman has been recognized by Women in Government Relations, her alma mater, Hampton University, RollingOut Magazine and Hello Beautiful: 25 Women to Know as a leader in advocacy, communications and government relations.A highly regarded political...
It’s not about being smart. It’s about being competitive!
Johnathan Greer (Jay Greer) Jay Greer is a strong education and fitness advocate who devotes his time to helping others make their dreams-reality. He helps students to convert their competitive nature into the highest in achievements, and A’s in the classroom.He recently published his book ‘N.O.W.’, which he philosophically developed in the weight room. One day he looked around and saw everyone was out-working him. Realizing so, his co...
Michael is ‘Mr. Sankofa Man’ who specializes in personal genomic testing as it pertains to heritage enrichment and rediscovering kinship ties.
Michael Williams Michael is the CEO and Director of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based family educational consulting firm, Native Womb Advantage Consulting, LLC empowering diverse family communities throughout the African Diaspora how to utilize personal genome testing to improve disease prevention, reconnect with lost kinship ties, and reclaim the knowledge of ancestral origins.As a Personal Genome Testing Expert Michael utilizes his tra...
Retired Military Commander and Educator, providing education and promotion services to Military Veterans and Businesses.
Commander David S. Points, JD, LLM, Ed.S., PhD, U.S Navy (Retired) Commander David is the former Director, Joint Information Bureau, Joint Task Force –160 (JTF -160), Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was recalled to active duty February 2002 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He remained Director while the Joint Information Bureau transitioned to U. S. Army and Rhode Island Army National Guard personnel. He was awarded the Joint Service ...
Business Ethics and Entrepreneurship Expert
Laquita C. Blockson, Ph.D. Dr. Laquita, also known as the Business Renaissance Guru, is an Associate Professor of Management at Saint Leo University in Charleston, South Carolina (USA).Dr. Blockson earned her doctorate in Business Ethics, Strategy and Public Policy from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business and her baccalaureate and master degrees from Florida A&M University’s School of Business and Industry.Befo...
Karmetria is best recognized personally for living her mantra: be Inspired. be Motivated. be Informed. ‘Go over it, go around it, go under it, but NEVER give up. You have to SHOW UP, everyday!’
Karmetria Dunham Burton Touted as one of the Top 25 Women Impacting Diversity by DiversityPlus Magazine over the past two years, and recently named 2013 Woman of Excellence by the Atlanta Daily World, Karmetria Burton is igniting an inspirational fire among women AND men in the corporate world. The Houston, Texas native currently serves as General Manager - Strategic Programs with Delta Air Lines.In her challenging professional role, Karm...