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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 could drive y...


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Judge Karen Mills-FrancisJudge Karen Mills-Francis 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 201...


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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 SohnSonja 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, Sohn found h...


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Lucille O’Neal

Author of Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

Lucille O’NealAs 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 with turm...


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Dr. Alduan Tartt

'Bringing Positive Psychology to the People'

Dr. Alduan TarttDr. Alduan is a positive psychologist, professional speaker, parenting, teen and relationship expert. He provides positive, empowering and relationship-enhancing advice for all ages. He is author of The RING FORMULA: How to Be The Only Woman He Ever Needs, a dating guide for women who wish to date and keep the man of their dreams. He teaches teen girls How To Date A Boy to promote healthy dating, self-respect and pregnancy prevent...


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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 domestic vi...


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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. Jessica Houston

Dr. Houston has over 10 years of experience as a licensed social worker. She is also an author, adjunct professor and inspirational speaker.

Dr. Jessica Houston, Ph.D, LMSW         Dr. Houston has more than a decade of social work, counseling and higher education teaching experience. Throughout her career she has helped hundreds of coaching clients identify and fulfill their personal, educational and career goals. Moreover, as a licensed social worker, Dr. Houston has mentored and provided professional counseling to hundreds of at risk youth. Her expertise and ability to produce life-...


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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 Community College...


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Dr. David StephensDr. 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, continuous ...


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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 mischievous child, Charmaine oft...


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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, which is a product Line that em...


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