There are numerous sayings on the importance of writing down things that happened for it brings permanence to history’s past. With backgrounds ranging from academia to politics, our author speakers are here to give a voice to the written word and share wisdom gained throughout the years. Through our lectures be motivated and inspired to release the very thoughts you keep locked within. Your words may touch another who shares a similar experience. Encourage someone to delve deeper into a perspective they have yet to explore. If you like our author speakers you may also like our publishing speakers, poets, media 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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- New York
Dr. Boyce WatkinsDr. Boyce Watkins 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, and...
Award-winning Actor, Best-selling Author, and Philanthropist.
- 100 Black Men, Acting, Alpha Phi Alpha, Arts, Association, Author, Black History Month, Black Men , Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Campus Activity, College Orientation, Commencement, Constitution Day, Emancipation Proclamation , Film, NPHC Fraternities/Sororities, High Achieving Youth, Homecoming, Law School, Relationship
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Hill Harper Hill Harper is an award winning actor, bestselling author and philanthropist. Hill is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: Letters to a Young Brother, Letters to a Young Sister, and The Conversation. Letters to a Young Brother was named “Best Book for Young Adults” by the American Library Association in 2007.Hill currently stars on the hit television drama CSI:NY as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes. CSI is the most successful television...
Political Strategist and Author of Black Women Redefined
Sophia A. NelsonSophia is "redefining" the rules for 21st Century living and success. The award-winning author, journalist, political commentator and former House of Representatives committee counsel is working to change the game for a new generation of Americans in academia, the workplace, interpersonal relationships, and overall persona development.Prior to becoming a freelance journalist and former White House correspondent and political colum...
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
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- North Carolina
Dr. Julianne MalveauxRecognized 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 economic im...
NBA Player, Author, Poet, Political Pundant, Children's Advocate
Etan ThomasEtan Thomas is More Than An Athlete. He’s been called a “gentle giant.” A “rebounder with a cause.” Thomas defies the stereotype of the apolitical athlete, and plants his roots in his budding literary career with the conviction of a Bill Russell, and the poetic finesse of Muhammad Ali. Born in Harlem and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Thomas’ childhood was surrounded by books on the civil rights movement, politics and the 1960′s. He was g...
Best Selling Author, Custodian of the Cultural Consciousness Award recipient, Inducted into Black Hall of Fame in 1998
PHYLLIS YVONNE STICKNEY has longevity and staying power in the industry. She has been at the vanguard for many of the improvements to the Theater and Arts Festivals that are presented annually such as THE NATIONAL BLACK THEARER FESTIVAL THE ANTIONAL BLACK THEATER FESTIVAL THE SHADES OF BLACK THEATER FESTIVAL THE URBAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL, THE PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL among other contributions. She is a born leader. An ambassador of arts she has ...
Tony Gaskins is your 'Relationship Expert' who teaches women what Real Love should look like. He is an Author, Entrepreneur & Life Coach.
Tony A. Gaskins Jr.Tony, the son of a former pastor, was raised in a loving home along with a younger sister in a small central Florida town where most people believed that there were only a few avenues one could take in life. The common belief was that one could either end up overworked and underpaid, sell drugs or become a professional athlete. Tony escaped the cycle that entrapped so many of his peers and was awarded a full collegiate football...
Renaissance Woman 2.0 sharing secrets to personal branding, leadership, and business success
Lisa Nicole BellLisa is the personification of what happens when art and commerce collide. A passionate communicator, creative businesswoman, and relentless solution finder, Lisa is a unique hybrid of social change agent, on air personality and behind-the-scenes powerhouse. As an award winning filmmaker, media personality, international speaker, and media entrepreneur, Lisa sits at the helm of a burgeoning empire that includes business and media ...
Thought Leader on Black Greek Letter Organizations
- 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
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- North Carolina
Gregory S. Parks, J.D., Ph.D.Gregory is a leading scholar, author, and lecturer on (1) Black Greek-letter organizations ("BGLOs") and (2) the role of unconscious race bias in contemporary society. Dr. Parks has served as a law clerk for judges on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a Thirty-Second Degree Mason, Prince Hall Affiliated. Dr....
Growing Any Business Idea in 16 Weeks
Andrew MorrisonAndrew is the founder of Small Business Camp – an entrepreneurial training and marketing services firm. The company provides high-impact strategies for entrepreneurs, executives and non-profit leaders. Andrew has trained thousands of entrepreneurs from Hawaii to Nigeria, lectured at Harvard University and appeared on Oprah. Previously he built a multi-million dollar company by providing innovative direct marketing services to Fort...
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 Baccalaureate (IB) d...
Successful entrepreneur and author who specializes in giving people practical steps to achieve greatness in business and life.
Kevin D. Johnson Kevin, 34, President of Johnson Media Inc. and a serial entrepreneur, has several years of experience leading his multimillion-dollar marketing and communications company that now serves many of the most notable Fortune 100 businesses. As an innovative leader, he has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS, Oprah Radio, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Moreover, he has appeared on CNN frequently. ...
Millennial CEO • Three-Time Award-Winning Author • International Speaker
Lauren Young Lauren is the CEO and Founder of Freshly Baked Communications, LLC (FBC), a brand marketing strategy + creative writing firm with two locations in the Chicagoland area. After interning at the age of 19 at the headquarters of Kraft Foods, Lauren was offered a full-time position in the Consumer Marketing and Insights department. She worked on the brand messaging and marketing strategy for brands such as Oreo, Oscar Mayer, DiGiorno,...
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...
Entertainment attorney, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, author and social entrepreneur founder of I C HOPE
Dr. Raye Mitchell is an entertainment attorney, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, author and social entrepreneur founder of I C HOPE: The Making a New Reality Foundation. Dr. Mitchell is the Executive Producer of G.U.R.L.S. Rock Power TV (www.youtube.com/newhopenewreality), an Internet based TV program providing inspiration, training and leadership content for women and girls of color and G.U.R.L.S. Rock Global Leadership Summits (www.gurlsrock...
Dr. Will is America's #1 Leadership Life Trainer, Bestselling Author and a Top Keynote Speaker
Dr. Will MorelandA father that was in jail, a single mother of two and living in what was considered the worst city in America doesn't sound like a recipe for success. Throw in a low self-esteem, a speech impediment and a sense of hopelessness and you will have the beginning of Dr. Will's journey. Growing up in Compton, California at a time where the drug problem, gang violence and murder rate was at an all time, Dr. Will made a critical CHOICE i...
Valerie Coleman Morris is your guide to a deep and emotionally intellectual understanding of individual financial responsibility from cradle to grave.
Valerie Coleman MorrisValerie Coleman Morris, a former CNN domestic and international correspondent/anchor is considered a northern California Bay Area native when it comes to television news. She began her career in the early 70s in San Francisco at KRON-TV as a reporter and then KGO-TV as a long time anchor.Valerie was an Air Force kid who lived in England, France, Scotland and Japan by the time she was a junior in high school. She’s a graduate...
Michael Cottman is White House Correspondent and Commentator with Rev. Al Sharpton's national radio show who offers unique insights about President Obama's social policies, racial diversity, scuba diving slave ships and balancing work and marriage.
Michael H. CottmanMichael, an award-winning Journalist and Author, is a Senior Correspondent for BlackAmericaWeb.com, a division of REACH Media/Radio One, the nation's largest black-owned media company.Cottman covers the White House and offers commentary and political analysis about President Barack Obama, focusing primarily on how the Obama administration’s economic, education and health-care policies impact African Americans and people of color...
Award Winning Producer and TV Network Executive
Karen KingKaren King is a member of Canada's Who's Who, as the first black woman in Canada to produce a dramatic feature film, and one of the elite group of international producers with a world premiere in the Official Cannes Film Festival. Karen is the first and so far only person to win the Academy's Canada Award twice. That award is presented to the television program that best exemplifies the multi-cultural nature of the country on and off ca...
I Refuse to Allow Someone's Negative Opinion of me to become My Reality
Derek L. Anderson, Sr.Derek is a screen writer, producer, inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist who continues to expand his brand with various projects in the works such as an autobiography, Life Changing speaking engagements, and numerous film ventures.Derek is a man of integrity and character who lives his life with Love and LOYALTY. Career:Kentucky High School Basketball All-Star• 1996 - Won National Championship with The University of Ke...
Founder and Lead Minister of Wisdom In New Dimensions (WIND) and Founder of Partners In Goodwill Publications & Media.
Dana RondelDana is an extraordinary and magical writer, speaker, artist, spiritual advisor and community leader. She is the author of children’s books, novels, short stories, anthologies, essays, poetry and The Sunshine Letter. Dana is also the Founder and Minister of Wisdom In New Dimensions (WIND) Foundation, Spiritual Center and Temple, a panoptic church focused on building stronger ecumenical communities. She is also the Founder, Lead Writer ...
Your Business Success Coach, Time Management and Peak Performance Guru • Co-Author of 'Success on God’s Terms: How to THINK, SPEAK and PERFORM to SEE the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth'
C. Thomas GambrellThomas is an eminent speaker, trainer and business success coach. He provides success strategies coaching and learning management consulting services to solve training delivery, knowledge transfer and information exchange problems for business owners, member associations, corporations, not-for-profit organizations and public sector clients.As a professional success coach, C. Thomas Gambrell addresses audiences throughout the nat...
Florida State Representative, Attorney, Author, College Professor, and Motivational Speaker
Kionne L. McGheeBefore Kionne L. McGhee—the State Representative, author, college professor, husband, and father—could realize his dreams, he had to fend off his nightmarish reality. A reality that consisted of a young, streetwise kid trying to survive living in one of South Miami’s toughest communities—the Naranja Housing Projects—and whose existence centered on balancing the role of man of the house and fulfilling the statistical requirements o...
The 1st degree in Ancient African Studies, including the entire world before 2KBC; Ancient Egypt's Technology; The 1st Americans, Africans
David Imhotep, Ph.D.David Imhotep is David Jones’ African name. His legal name is David C. Jones. He completed his undergraduate studies in Business Administration while on a Football Scholarship at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and then played for the Maryland Terrapins at the University of Maryland, Collage Park. He holds a Masters of Science Degree in both Science and Computer Education from Nova University.After attaining his first Ph.D....
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 ...
Television Producer, Writer, Esteemed Journalist and Author
Nika C. BeamonChanneling your independent spirit is the theme of Author Nika C. Beamon's top selling book: I Didn't Work This Hard Just to Get Married: Successful, Single Black Women Speak Out. It, along developing positive self esteem and learning to define your own expectations about life, relationship and career, are topics the veteran journalist talks about when she speaks to women of all ages throughout the country. Her main themes: you can ...
Author and Financial Literacy Educator
Me'Shae Brooks-Rolling Me’Shae Brooks-Rolling is Founder and President of Just The Basics Financial Literacy, a division of Rolling Enterprises, Inc. Just the Basics produces workshops, seminars, tele-conferences and webinars centered on financial literacy education. As a professional event planner working and residing in New York City, Ms. Brooks-Rolling became concerned over society's general absence of fundamental financial education. Her de...
Your Relationship Coach
Dr. David Stephens is a relationship coach to married couples and singles in the dating game. He conducts seminars, marriage enrichment classes, and does keynote speaking for churches, civic groups, and leadership development organizations. Dr. Stephens is a dynamic speaker with a unique combination of street smarts and biblical wisdom. He has expanded his intuitive knowledge about love and marriage through academic training, continuous self-stud...
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...
Melanie Bonita is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author and Award-winning Inspirational Speaker helping people to get more determined to achieve their dreams.
Melanie BonitaMelanie Bonita is a #1 Amazon Bestselling author, award-winning international inspirational speaker, faith coach, praise dancer and gospel fitness instructor. She's on a mission to help people get more determined, dedicated and driven to achieve their dreams and destiny. Her "Daily Dose Series" show others how to maximize their life and achieve their dreams by using daily strategies to get there. Melanie Bonita started being a very...