Domestic Violence Speakers

Domestic abuse is a harsh reality that an alarming number of African-Americans have had to live with. Domestic violence and abuse refers to physical violence in romantic and domestic relationships and can seriously emotionally, mentally and of course physically damage the victims. Domestic violence can be challenging for victims to face as they often have a hard time coming out about the abuse and feel ashamed or guilty. Educating people about the facts of domestic abuse and offering supports to victims through hiring a high impact African-American motivational or inspirational speaker from Great Black Speakers can raise awareness on the issue and give victims hope. To book one of our African-American public speakers or anti-domestic violence advocates to speak at your next event, please browse through our selection.

Jordan Coleman

2011 Global Teen Leader, actor, author and education activist impacting youth one story and one community at a time.

Jordan Coleman         Jordan is a young man on a mission. At 17-years-old, he's a filmmaker, actor, author, education activist, honor roll student and athlete. He was recently named one the 25 Most Influential People in Our Children's Lives by Children's Health magazine. Jordan won the 2011 Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival HBO Best Feature Film competition with his film Payin’ The Price, a cautionary tale about teen dating violen...


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Judge Mablean Ephriam          Judge Mablean was born to Robert and Mable Ephriam in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. She is no stranger to achievement. Through hard, consistent and dedicated work, she strives to perform and do her God-given best. Since a child, she has always had that “spirit” of excellence and liberality about her.The ninth of ten children, you could always find her somewhere reading, studying, and asking countless questions that coul...


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Judge Karen Mills-Francis         Judge Karen has a colorful and engaging style that is as distinctive as her bold burgundy robe and her bright blonde hair. As quick to aid the helpless as she is to dismiss the hare-brained, Judge Karen confidently dished out justice to a national television audience with the half-hour syndicated courtroom series, Judge Karen. She is famous for the lines “Stay in your Lane, I know how to Drive”. For fall 2010 Jud...


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Sonja Sohn

Celebrity Servant: lives to fuse her entertainment expertise with her passion for service through empowering troubled youth and struggling families living in marginalized communities.

Sonja Sohn          Sonja Sohn was born and raised in the South, primarily in Newport News, VA, to an African American father and Korean mother during the post civil rights era. After a youth filled with love, struggle and small triumphs, Sohn set her sights on New York City where she lived for two decades, briefly attending various colleges and eventually marrying and raising two daughters before moving to Baltimore in 2003.In her late teens, So...


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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, domestic violenc...


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Lucille O’Neal

Author of Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

Lucille O’Neal         As the mother of one of the greatest athletes of all time, Lucille O’Neal’s journey is exceptional; but her story reveals that she is more than just “Shaquille O’Neal’s mom.” She is a woman you know; a woman you understand. Perhaps your own journey resembles hers. O’Neal has been a rebellious teen, a single mother, a wife, a college student, a divorcee and, above all, a woman of unique courage.   Acquainted early in life ...


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Dr. Alduan Tartt

Psychologist, Motivational Speaker, Author, Media Personality, & Servant

Dr. Alduan Tartt         “Bringing Positive Psychology to the People” • “The People’s Doc”       Psychologist, Motivational Speaker, Author, Media Personality, & Servant       “I Use Psychology To Solve Problems”       “There are plenty of proven solutions for today’s problems but what the world needs are more invigorated, passionate, and persuasive teachers who are dedicated to lead people and organizations to actually implement the solutions th...


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Sil Lai Abrams

Inspirational speaker, domestic violence awareness & prevention activist, and relationship expert for the online version of EBONY Magazine.

Sil Lai Abrams          Truth in Reality Founder & CEO, Sil Lai is a NABJ award-winning New York City based writer, inspirational speaker, and domestic violence awareness activist. Truth in Reality is a grassroots media advocacy organization whose mission is to change the way Black women and interpersonal violence are portrayed on reality television. Sil Lai has appeared on ABC, FOX, BET, Court TV, and TruTV as an expert on relationships and do...


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Vladimire Calixte

Celebrity Therapist, Relationship Expert, Author, Empowerment Speaker, and NYC Therapist at Family Circle and Parents Magazine.

Vladimire Calixte         Passionate about stronger relationships and stronger families.       Renowned licensed mental health specialist, celebrity empowerment coach, author, speaker and advocate, Vladimire Calixte, is the founder of Life Rebuilding, located in New York, New York. Through her private practice, she teaches countless clients and celebrities how to overcome low-self esteem, PTSD, trauma, and addictive behaviors that keep them stuck...


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Darcel Dillard Suite

Full Circle Consultant specializing in relationships, family, youth, organizational psychology, and motivational/behavioral changes targeting overall mental wellness.

Darcel Dillard-Suite, M.S.         Darcel is a professional journalist, author, executive coach and motivational speaker. She is a founding member and co-president of Full Circle Health, PLLC and Executive Director of the not for profit, Full Circle Life Enrichment Center. As co president of Full Circle, Darcel oversees new project acquisitions; and develops community programs and partnerships.Before joining Full Circle, Darcel spent over 15 year...


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Dr. Pamela Taylor

Counselor, Coach, and Consultant. Meeting people where they are and taking them where they want to be.

Dr. Pamela Taylor          Dr. Taylor, owner of New Hope Counseling Center, provides services to adolescents, marriages, couples and adults with depression, anxiety, and many other issues.     Dr.Taylor has counseled in school settings, in private practice, in the church environment, and in mental health clinics. Her internship was two-fold. First, in a community setting fostering family relationships and secondly providing evaluations for child...


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Angela Peabody

Angela is every woman's and girl's voice against gender based violence, including female genital mutilation, domestic violence and sex trafficking.

Angela Peabody          After a celebrated career as a Television Journalist in Liberia and Press Secretary for the country’s Minister of Agriculture, Angela Peabody immigrated to the United States. The Liberian Novelist is an accomplished and award-winning writer. In 2006, she received an award in Print Journalism from the Victor E. Ward Educational Foundation. She has spoken at Harvard University, University of Pittsburgh, Catonsville Communit...


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Cheryl Dorsey

Retired LAPD Sergeant, Cheryl- police expert on excessive & deadly force, racial profiling, & domestic violence and women's workplace issues.

Cheryl Dorsey       Retired Los Angeles Police Department sergeant Cheryl Dorsey is an author, motivational speaker and police expert on topics such as racial profiling, police abuse & misconduct, domestic violence, and women’s workplace issues.  Cheryl shares her experiences on the male dominated LAPD in the 1980s and the twenty years that followed with a level of credibility that is irrefutable and undeniable. As an LAPD insider, Cheryl Dorse...


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Dr. David Stephens         Dr. David 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, co...


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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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Alissa Jones

“Survivor with a Voice” helping survivors unlock their voice & heal the wounds that can't be seen.

Alissa R. Jones          Alissa is an author, motivational speaker, executive director, woman of God the list goes on; but most of all she is a survivor. She is the Founder and Director of S.W.V., Survivors with Voices Foundation with a mission to help survivors embrace these seen and unseen scars, find a voice, and heal. S.W.V. provides a platform for those abused to commune, and an outlet in which their voices may be heard; through written an...


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Charmaine Betty Singleton

Effective, Efficient and Effervescent Empowerment--One Love focusing on the mind, body, soul and spirit.

CHARMAINE E. BETTY-SINGLETON (CBS)           PTK Enterprises LLC         Charmaine was born on January 12, 1968, in Kingston, Jamaica to Granville and Norma Betty. Early in 1969, Norma and Charmaine left for the United States of America (USA) and eventually made Laurelton (Queens), New York their home. Granville joined them later, after retiring from the Department of Public Works, Jamaica, West Indies.        An outgoing, talkative and mischie...


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Patricia Amis

Domestic violence survivor empowering victims through my product line. The logo represents hope, faith, inner-peace, and confidence.

Patricia Amis          Patricia is a graduate of Wagner College 90' in Staten Island New York , and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. Patricia has also attended The New York University Graduate School Of Social Work.         Patricia is the bestselling author of "Snatched From The Fire", which is an autobiography about how she overcame domestic violence.         Patricia is the President and CEO of Snatched From The Fire Sportswear, whic...


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