African American Violence Speakers

In many African American communities, violence is very prevalent due to poverty, drugs, and gangs. This isn't just bad for black people, but for all Americans as we continue struggle to compete in the world economy. With the loss of life and communities in disarray, our African American violence speakers will share insights on how to address the problems that many communities face. This page features speakers from many different walks of life who have the same goal: reduce the level of black-on-black violence so that we can build stronger and sustainable communities.

If you like our African American violence speakers, check out our prison outreach speakers, young black men speakers, young black women speakers, at risk youth speakers.

Charles Ogletree

Founding and Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice; Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Charles Ogletree          Charles is a prominent legal theorist who has made an international reputation by taking a hard look at complex issues of law and by working to secure the rights guaranteed by the Constitution for everyone equally under the law. Professor Ogletree opened the offices of The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice (http://www.charleshamiltonhouston.org) in September 2005 as a tribute to the legendary civi...


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Dr. Steve Perry

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 ...


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Van Moody

The People's Scholar - Global expert on exiting or avoiding toxic relationships and building healthy ones across your entire life

Van Moody         A Featured media expert on outlets such as Forbes, Fox News, and Wall Street Journal. Van Moody is an author, motivational speaker and media expert source who advises on matters related to relationships as they pertain to friends, family, significant others and the workplace.Moody is a “People Scholar” who understands the power and potential in developing the “right” relationships and, in kind, he helps individuals, couples and ...


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David Augustine

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...


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Anthony Rucker

Accessible and creative approach to lectures, workshops, and technical assistance delivered with insight and passion and coupled with a knowledge base that makes them relevant and withstanding.

Anthony C. Rucker          Anthony is sought out for interviews and advice. Featured in Ebony Magazine giving advice to brothers about recreating romance in their relationships. His insights are unique and he provides advice that empowers every individual to get everything one could want and need from any relationship, with a point of view that can't be found anywhere else. With a background in psychology, human development and conflict resolu...


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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...


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Alvin Herring

Diversity Trainer, CEO and Lead Facilitator of Side by Side, A Diversity and Community-building Company

Alvin Herring         “We are living in the most exciting time in human history! If we are willing to do the work, make the sacrifices and meet the challenges we could usher in a new era of peace, justice and true community.” These are the words that Alvin has been sharing with audiences on college and high school campuses, in corporate boardrooms and at grass root gatherings all across the country for more than two decades. Many have described ...


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Michael C. Bullock, Esq.         Cultural Diversity Lecturer • Motivational Speaker • Historical Investigative Reporter      Michael is one of the most energetic, insightful and innovative public speakers of his generation. Mr. Bullock is rising to international prominence by delivering a highly positive message which tells people about African and African American History. Michael has been lecturing on African history for over 20 years. From his...


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Bruce George

Co-Creator of Def Poetry Jam and Anti-Gang-Violence Advocate

Bruce George         Bruce is a visionary, executive producer, writer, poet and activist. He was born and raised in New York City. He has written poetry/prose & articles for over 37 years. His work has been published in major magazines, anthologies, and literary publications. He has written testimonials from the likes of Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, Class Magazine, Harlem River Press etc…       Bruce has won multiple poetry & talent contes...


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Sheldon Candis

Baltimore native whose debut feature film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival

Sheldon Candis         Sheldon is a director and producer, known for LUV (2012), Sonny Listening (2002) and The Walk (2010).        Baltimore native Sheldon Candis is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Candis’ documentary THE DWELLING, chronicles the lives of two homeless men living along Tokyo's Sumida Gawa. The film is being distributed by Scion and Giant Robot magazine.        Candis’ short film THE WALK tells the dramatic story ...


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George James

Relationship Expert who blends years of experience as a Licensed Therapist with practical every day situations.

George James, Jr.         Mr. James 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...


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Yarima Karama

Writer, poet, hip hop artist, actor and performer. Specializes in prison reform, youth building, and creative arts as an outlet for change.

Yarima Karama          Yarima speaks truth to power every time he addresses an audience. Whether speaking about prison reform, creative arts as a means for change, or his very own Blueprint for saving at risk youth, Yarimas dynamic presence and engaging style of speaking leaves groups requesting to have him return time and time again. That’s because his story resonates with them.Facing abuse at home and seeing the calamities of life faced by oth...


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Denzel Burnside

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          Denzel 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. ...


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Rashid Darden         Rashid is a novelist. He was born in the late 1970s in Washington, DC, where he has spent his entire life, save for brief stints in Moscow, Russia and Leicester, United Kingdom.        Rashid’s first three novels are a trilogy consisting of Lazarus (2005), Covenant (2011), and Epiphany (2012). Each novel was published by Old Gold Soul Press to critical acclaim. The novels told the collected stories of Adrian Collins, a gay ...


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Carl Williams

Author - From Playing To Praying • Motivational speaker

Cleo Manago

Socio-political analyst, behavioral health specialist & multi-mediator, specializing in Black behavioral/self-conceptual solutions.

Cleo Manago         Cleo has been in the trenches for social reform for well over two decades. A socio-political analyst, behavioral health specialist, activist, writer, film-maker and popular spokesperson on the most controversial issues facing Americans today, Manago is a prominent figure in the African American community and beyond. He is courageously at the forefront when it comes to combating society’s most pressing issues.His distinctively ...


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