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 ( in September 2005 as a tribute to the lege...

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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...

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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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Goldie Taylor

Goldie is sought after motivational issue driven speaker! Over her 25yr award-winning career, this journalist, opinion writer has emerged as one of the most powerful voices in public discourse.

Goldie Taylor         Over the course of her 25-year career, award-winning journalist and opinion writer Goldie Taylor has emerged as one of the most powerful voices in public discourse. Today, she is a political analyst and on-air contributor at MSNBC where she focuses principally on social justice issues. Best known for her take-no-prisoners style, Taylor has become one of the nation’s preeminent thought leaders on gun control, domest...

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Stan Foster

Award winning filmmaker (Preacher's Kid, Woman Thou Art Loosed), and CEO of Stan Foster Media. This accomplished Writer/Director/Producer/Actor/Speaker seeks to impact the world through Film & TV.

Stan Foster         Stan began his versatile career as an actor, starring in the critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning CBS television drama “Tour of Duty.”As a writer, his films have grossed millions of dollars. As a producer, he has sold and developed sitcoms, dramas and reality programming to multiple networks including CBS, FOX, MTV, Comedy Central, USA Networks, UPN, Disney and Discovery Channel.Stan Foster has collaborated on innovati...

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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 schoo...

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Chris Jones

It’s Better To Be Prepared For An Opportunity Than To Have An Opportunity And Not Be Prepared!

Chris Jones         “Don’t Do Something Permanently Stupid Because You Are Temporarily Upset”        Chris Jones’ story enthralls, inspires, engages, captivates, and blesses the hearts of his many listeners. Whether addressing a room full of disadvantaged youths or adults, Chris’ personal life and professional successes have universal appeal.   Born to teenage parents, Chris was raised by his mother in Washington, D.C. Chris never a...

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Jean Claude La Marre

LaMarre is a Writer, producer and actor. La Marre's powerful oratory style is impactful, independent and refreshing.

Jean Claude La Marre             Jean Claude is an award-winning public speaker. He has amassed over 300 awards in Persuasive and Informative speaking tournaments during his Collegiate career.        After settling into Hollywood, LaMarre has garnered critical praise for his numerous performances, along such notables as Denzel Washington, Samuel Jackson, Danny Glover and many more.   In recent years, La Marre has segued into a pro...

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Gabriel Crenshaw

Dr. Gabe, psychologist, is an on-air TV/Radio personality. He specializes in psychology/Youth/Family, Relationships, Inspiration & Motivation.

Dr. Gabriel Crenshaw           Dr. Gabriel Crenshaw (Dr. Gabe), psychologist, is an on-air TV/Radio personality, described as America's Best 'Lifechanger' while serving a two-year stint as psychologist on The TV show, “Extra.”   Dr. Gabe 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 has appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), The ...

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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 the 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 pr...

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Sharif Anael Bey

Moorish Science, Hidden African American History, Asiatic/African Operative Spirituality, Political/Civic Education/Mobilization, Health/Wellness, and Hand-To-Hand Combatives.

Sharif Anael Bey            Sharif is a dynamic and engaging scholar and author. He is the Syracuse NY Representative of the Moorish Science Temple of America, Lead Spokesman/Organizer for OPERATION PROCLAMATION, an Issues-Based Political Education/Mobilization initiative for urban centers, and the Founder of Unified Field Fitness, a training program for Operative Spirituality.   He is the Upstate Representative for Yee's Hung Ga In...

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Marlon Haywood

Marlon specializes in civic engagement, leadership, mentorship of young black men, expression of faith, education, and self-empowerment.

Marlon Haywood           Marlon was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago in the Englewood area. Never one to let his environment dictate his future, he attended Northern Illinois University (NIU). Marlon received his Master’s Degree in Adult & Higher Education and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Liberal Studies from NIU. Currently, Marlon is a Doctoral student in the Educational Leadership program at Roosevelt University.   Marlon’s ...

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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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Yolanda Tucker

America’s Master of Motivation specializes in creating leadership legacies and inspiring black youth to dream the impossible.

Yolanda M. Tucker        Yolanda delivers high energy messages which help individuals overcome adversity and inspires them to achieve their dreams. A message Yolanda has lived. In spite of dropping out of junior high school, Yolanda holds a MBA in Business Administration, a second Master’s degree in Acquisition and Contracts and a Certification of Transportation Regulatory Law from Florida Coastal School of Law. Yolanda is also an award...

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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...

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David Dennis

Rider on the first freedom bus ride from Montgomery to Jackson, May 21, 1960. Co-directed Ms. Freedom Summer in 1964. Worked with Bob Moses to direct the implementation of Southern Initiative Algebra Project.

David J. (Dave) Dennis, Sr.         Dave interrupted his collegiate experience during his freshman year in 1961 at Dillard University in New Orleans LA to work in the 60s civil rights movement in the South, particularly Mississippi and Louisiana, where he was arrested over 30 times in relation to his activities to register disenfranchised voters.Dave was on the first freedom bus ride from Montgomery AL to Jackson MS in 1961. He served i...

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Bruce George

Bruce is a visionary, entrepreneur, speaker, author, panelist, executive producer, writer, poet, consultant and social activist.

Bruce George          Co-Founder of Russell Simmons, Def Poetry Jam on HBO and Anti-Gang-Violence Advocate   Bruce was born and raised in New York City. He has written poetry/prose & articles for over 41 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 wo...

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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.          Dr. George James is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who specializes in helping couples improve the quality of their relationship, reconcile conflicts & overcome intense situations such as affairs, lack of communication, parenting struggles & much more. He also works extensively with professional athletes, adult men & adolescent boys on various issues including defining manhood, career & work/life balan...

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Michael Flowers (mikeflo)

mikeflo is a recording artist, producer, stylist, consultant and official tour dj for the legendary hip hop duo dead prez. mikeflo is a retired teacher and human rights activist.

Michael Flowers (mikeflo)         mikeflo is an emcee, producer, stylist, consultant and official tour dj and emcee for the legendary hip hop duo dead prez.mikeflo has been billed all over the world alongside some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including: Nas, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, dead prez, Common, Rick Ross, Outkast, KRS-ONE, A Tribe Called Quest, Dj Premier, Dj Drama, DJ Green Lantern, and a host of other industry heav...

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Dr. Jeheudi Mes Vuai

Renowned behavioral neuroscientist and author who specializes neuroimaging to remediate neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood.

Dr. Jeheudi Mes O. Vuai            As a clinician-practitioner, Jeheudi is both a neuropsychologist and school psychologist. He is licensed and certified in Florida. He holds the Diplomate from the American Board of School Neuropsychology. He is former member of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists. He is President/CEO of Gray Matter Neurobehavioral Solutions, LLC. He provides com...

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Jerome Collins

Versatile speaker whose passion is Black Achievement and Educational importance for African Americans.

Richard Joseph         Rich Joseph is a certified personal trainer and a sports performance coach. Holding a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science, Rich’s training began in 2011 at a local community gym, where he became floor manager, educating members on how to use the gym for optimal results.Inspired by the atmosphere and the opportunity to help others look and feel their best, Rich became an independent teacher-trainer committed to br...

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Sun Dance         Sundance is “Chicago’s Tightest Female DJ”...She got introduced to the art of DJing at an early age when she became a drummer, both in high school and for her church. Even though drumming was her passion, DJing was what she always wanted to do but couldn’t. DJing wouldn’t return to Sundance’s path until she was 25 and recovering from surgery. Upon a visit from her grandfather, he told her to pursue DJing, if that’s wha...

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