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.
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...
Political Strategist and Author of Black Women Redefined
Sophia A. NelsonSophia A. Nelson is an accomplished woman on the move. She is a much sought after speaker, media/political commentator, national columnist and first time author who is “redefining” the rules for 21st Century living and success. As one of only a handful of African American female national opinion writers and political/cultural pundits, Sophia contributes to The Washington Post, CNN Opinion, TheGrio.com, TheRoot.com, NPR, and is fe...
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 , College Orientation, Commencement, Constitution Day, Emancipation Proclamation , Film, NPHC Fraternities/Sororities, High Achieving Youth, Homecoming, Law School, Relationship
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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 franchise i...
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, 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...
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 ...
Founder and Lead Minister of Wisdom In New Dimensions (WIND) and Founder of Partners In Goodwill Publications & Media.
Dana Rondel 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 and ...
Dr. Will is America's #1 Leadership Life Trainer, helping you LIVE GENIUS.
Dr. Will MorelandDr. Will is founder of Will Moreland International and author of the critically acclaimed book Genius Potential. He is also author of 10 other books that range from finances to relationships. Known as America's #1 Leadership Life Trainer, and noted as one of the top speakers under 40 in America. Thousands follow Dr. Will's wisdom from around the world, following him on Facebook, Twitter and attending his live events. Dr. Will hel...
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, Multicultural Affairs, Race Relations , Women in Society, Womens Empowerment, Young Black Women
- $10,000 - $20,000
- 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...
Renaissance Woman 2.0 sharing secrets to personal branding, leadership, and business success
Lisa Nicole Bell 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 pro...
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...
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, 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., 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. Parks...
Your Business Success Coach, Time Management and Peak Performance Guru | Co-Author of "Success on God's Terms" | Founder of BlackLearningNet.com
C. Thomas Gambrell 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 nation tr...
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...
Co-Creator of Def Poetry Jam and Anti-Gang Advocate
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 contests. He has won several awar...
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 ...
Financial Literacy "Activist" and Expert
Me’Shae Brooks-Rolling is the author of How To Save Money and Organize Your Finances: Tales of an Urban Consumer, an FDIC MoneySmart-certified instructor of financial literacy at Syracuse University. Brooks-Rolling is currently a contributing writer for an employment advice series, a joint venture of The Post-Standard and Syracuse.com (http://search.syracuse.com/brooks-rolling). She is also a business and finance columnist for CNY Latino, CNY Vi...
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...
No Grease! Changing the face of Business
Identical twin brothers Damian and Jermaine Johnson founded No Grease! Inc. in 1997. Since then they have been recognized as the leaders of the Hair Care Industry in the city of Charlotte NC. Together, with business partner Charlie Petty, they now own and operate three grooming lounges in Charlotte, as well as the No Grease! School for the Tonsorial Arts (Now called Park West Barber School Charlotte). Today they are eager to share their knowledg...
Growing Any Business Idea in 16 Weeks
Andrew Morrison 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 Fortune 500...
Harvard and Morehouse alum, Darrell Bennett is a nationally-recognized author and adjunct lecturer at ASA College in New York City.
Darrell Bennett, Jr. is a college lecturer, consultant, and author of inspirational books. Darrell was raised in Baltimore City and as a teenager moved to Newport News, Virginia. At 18, he wrote his first book, Daring to be Different. In 2007, Darrell graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. in History as Valedictorian. In 2010, he graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was also elected Class Marshal. Today, Darrell is an adjunct lect...
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...
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...
"The force of the thought-provoking voice." Executive Director for the National Greek Fraternity and Sorority Awards® and President of Premier Budgeting International™.
Tim CarthonTim Carthon (http://www.TimCarthon.com) is a long-time educator and a young, hardworking, creative visionary. He is aptly named “The force of the thought-provoking voice” for his amazing ability to help others see things from angles they never knew existed and turn them into a voice for thought-provocation through what he calls the “simpleness of simplicity.” A specialist in the fields of education, Greek fraternities and sororities, ...
Self-made tech entrepreneur and human rights activist.
Jon GosierJon Gosier is a respected blogger, software developer, and designer working at the intersection of open data, human rights, and African development. He is the founder or co-founder of several organizations and initiatives including AfriLabs, Appfrica, Abayima, Hive Colab, MetaLayer and SeedCapitalAfrica. And has held a Executive leadership roles at others including Ushahidi and QuestionBox. In 2012 Jon founded Abayima, a non-profit or...
Black R.N. specializing in Civil Rights,marched beside Dr. M.L.King, Jr in 1961, jailed at 13 yrs.for social changes
Charlene Hampton Holloway, RN, author of WHITLOCK'S COMPOSITIONS, is a retired R.N. born in Louisville, KY. She is a graduate of JCTC, 1975. Mrs. Holloway also attended Western Kentucky University. She has been married to Chet Holloway, formerly of Breckinridge County, KY for nearly 44 years. They have two adult daughters, 1992 graduates of University of Louisville and one adult son who attended University of Louisville. Mrs. Holloway has ...
- 100 Black Men, Attitude, Author, Campus Activity, College Leadership, College Motivational, College Orientation, College Success, Discovering your Passion, High Achieving Youth, High School Motivational, HBCU, Leadership, Motivational, Personal Productivity , Religious, Young Black Men, Youth Motivational
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"Mr-Opportunity" George A. Olokun is a Personal Life Trainer & Life Catalyst, leading Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author, & Visionary Entrepreneur. George travels all over the Nation and has spoken for the Obama Presidential Campaign, Black Enterprise, Essence, several colleges/universities, a number of k-12 Schools, Fraternal organizations, several civic organizations and a list of major entities. Many articles have been written ...
Inspiration for women and cancer patients
Michele Howe Clarke Learn from a miracle maker how to move from just surviving to powerfully thriving!Michele is an MBA and bestselling author of Face Forward an amazing journey through healing disfiguring head and neck cancer to transformation.Her presentations are packed with resources that can be easily learned and applied to experience great personal breakthroughs.No matter what you are facing, Michele Howe Clarke will help you succeed.
Author, lecturer, career coach, and educator
Ruben Britt, Jr. Author, lecturer, career coach, and educator, Ruben Britt, Jr. is a Master Career Development Professional. He is a career planning advisor at Rowan University and talk show host. Ruben is the host of Career Talk on WGLS-FM a show offering tips and advice on career planning and finding employment.He has written a book on self-empowerment entitled Reflection and Restoration: Quotes for Self-Empowerment and Motivation, a career pl...