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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.

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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 civil rights ...


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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 everywhere...


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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 MoodyA 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 grou...


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Jacqueline Wade

Afrocentric Empowerment, Afrocentric Perspectives for Social Chane, Lasting Black Liberation, Social Change, Afrocentric Activism, Afrocentric Womanism

Jacqueline E. Wade, Ph.D.   Dr. Jacquelineis a scholar, educator, lecturer, trainer, program administrator, organizational manager, and consultant. She is a retired Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at Middle Tennessee State University, in Murfreesboro, TN, but continues to teach at MTSU on a part-time basis. Her part-time teaching duties are required courses focusing on cultural diversity and the development of cultural comp...


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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 St...


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Dr. Christi Griffin

Author of Incarcerations in Black and White: The Subjugation of Black America. She is a retired attorney and leading authority on the impact of crime, mass incarceration and injustice on children, families and the community.

Dr. Christi GriffinDr. Christi Griffin has riveted audiences with the realities of mass incarceration and its impact on children, families and the community. Since founding the non-profit organization, The Ethics Project, she has spoken to educators, students, law enforcement, church congregations, community leaders and non-profit CEO’s on the dangers of ignoring an ever growing system of incarcerations that has ravaged state budgets and closed h...


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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 him as a ...


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Michael C. Bullock, Esq.Cultural Diversity Lecturer • Motivational Speaker • Historical Investigative ReporterMichael 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 days as an und...


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Doshon FaradMr. Doshon Farad was educated at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, where he majored in Communications and African-American studies. Mr. Farad has been pursuing journalism since his freshmen year in college in 1996. He has nearly twenty years of experience in broadcasting, TV and radio. Some of Mr. Farad's influences include Gil Noble, Dr. Tony Brown, Ed Gordon, Tavis Smiley and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. Farad delves into issues...


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Bruce George

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

Bruce GeorgeBruce 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 contests. He has won ...


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Sheldon Candis

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

Sheldon CandisBaltimore 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 of a wheelchair-bound septuagenarian who builds a robot suit with his grandson in an attempt to walk again. Sheldon has also ...


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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.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...


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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 IIIDenzel 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...


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Rashid Darden 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 college sophomore who ...


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Cleo Manago

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

Cleo ManagoCleo 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 inventi...


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