The only thing someone can never take from you is your education. This makes education one of the single most important factors in someone’s lifestyle and life path. Your education can not only prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need for future success, but can also give you confidence and pride in yourself and your work. One of the best forms of high impact education is hiring an African-American public speaker from Great Black Speakers to address, inform and discuss your topic to a knowledge-hungry audience for educational purposes. We have the most exclusive range of scholars, authors, lecturers and other education experts that are ready to be booked for your next event or function.
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 actress and activist of rare talent and conviction, speaks on behalf of Artists for a New South Africa, Children’s Defense Fund, and U.S. State Department, to educate people around the world on issues involving HIV/AIDS, Civil Rights, etc.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell Jurnee Smollett-Bell is an award-winning actress and activist of rare talent and conviction. She most recently joined the cast of NBC’s critically acclaimed series, “Parenthood,” for it’s 5th season after co-starring in the most recent series of HBO’s “True Blood”. Jurnee also starred earlier this year in Tyler Perry’s film “Temptation.” The film was Perry’s biggest grossing box-office hit outside of his “Madea” brand. Jurn...
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
- $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...
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...
Direct Descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington
Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. – Keynote Speaker Founder & President, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives “Today I held history in my hands! Your legacy and passion for creating change is an inspiration.” Mr. Morris descends from two of the most important names in American history: he is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington.His life until the year 2007 could be described as distin...
The Purpose Finder
- Academic, At Risk Youth, Attitude, Black Student Union , Business School, Career, College Leadership, College Motivational, College Orientation, College Success, Discovering your Passion, Education, Entrepreneurship, High School Motivational, HBCU, Inspirational, Internships, Leadership, Marketing, NSBE, Personal Development, STEM, Success
- $5,000 - $10,000
- New York
Jullien GordonJullien Gordon, The PurposeFinder, is the country’s leading voice on purpose and motivation for the millennial generation. At the age of 27, he already has 10 years of experience working with millennials as a CEO, coach, and counselor. As the author of two amazing books, The 8 Cylinders of Success: How To Align Your Personal and Professional Purpose and Good Excuse Goals: How To Eliminate Procrastination and Perfectionism Forever, J...
Jean-Claude Brizard is a Senior Advisor at the College Board. He is the former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and the Rochester NY School District.
Jean-Claude BrizardJean-Claude Brizard is currently a Senior Advisor at the College Board focusing on developing the organization’s career readiness initiative as well as working on state and district relationships. He is the former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools. Prior to his appointment in Chicago, he was Superintendent of Schools for the Rochester City School District (Rochester, NY). “Every child brings a wealth of talent, gifts a...
Dr. Pickles is an educational expert who specializes in improving students' performance and creating schools of excellence.
Patricia L. Pickles (Ph.D.)Dr. Patricia is one of America’s most recognized names synonymous with improving students’ performance and closing achievement gaps. Dr. Patricia has demonstrated her in-depth expertise while serving as a teacher, adjunct professor, principal, superintendent of schools, senior director for the state department of education, and as a consultant. Patricia knows what it takes to dissolve low performing schools and create s...
Internationally recognized attorney, publisher and artist advocate
L. Londell McMillanAn internationally recognized attorney, publisher and artist advocate, L. Londell McMillan is recognized as one of the most influential leaders of his generation. He is a partner at the law firm of Meister Seelig & Fein LLP. Mr. McMillan is also an entrepreneur and Executive Publisher of the re-focused Source Magazine (www.thesource.com) and the recently launched Jones Magazine (www.jonesmagazine.com) (a leading fashion, beauty...
Award-winning Educator and Author
Chike AkuaChike Akua is an award-winning educator and author who is known for his dynamic, interactive, riveting and revealing presentations that leave everyone inspired, uplifted, and transformed. Ebony magazine selected him as one of its "50 Leaders of Tomorrow," a distinction he is, no doubt, living up to today. Chike Akua is one of the most sought after speakers at colleges, universities, and educational conferences.His most frequently reque...
Retired Military Commander and Educator, providing education and promotion services to Military Veterans and Businesses.
Commander David S. Points, JD, LLM, Ed.S., PhD, U.S Navy (Retired) Commander David S. Points is the former Director, Joint Information Bureau, Joint Task Force –160 (JTF -160), Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was recalled to active duty February 2002 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He remained Director while the Joint Information Bureau transitioned to U. S. Army and Rhode Island Army National Guard personnel. He was awarded the Joint Service...
Kai Dupe has a masters degree in education. He has been a student of spirituality for 20 years. Mr. Dupé is also a doctoral student at Pepperdine University where he is researching the lack of African American males in computing. Kai is concerned with the spiritual education of African American males. He utilizes his education, experience, and skills to educate young people in the science of mind. He is an advocate for spiritual education i...
Business Ethics and Entrepreneurship Expert
Dr. Laquita C. Blockson, also known as the “Business Renaissance Guru,” is a business/organizational ethics expert as well as an entrepreneurship and urban economic development scholar. She has extensive experience providing lectures for, facilitating workshops for, and providing guidance to small businesses, community development corporations, executive education programs, affiliates of national nonprofit organizations, and aspiring minority an...
Rodney is 'Well-versed servant leader specializing in a wide-range of commentary including national security, law, philanthropy, and education.'
Rodney BullardRodney Bullard is currently the Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation where he leads the company’s corporate philanthropic and social responsibility strategy. Prior to this role, Rodney served as an Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting complex criminal cases. For his service, the United States Attorney General presented him with the Department of Justice Director’s Award. Prior to this role, Rodney was selected a...
Sociolgist and Scholar who specializes in Diversity, Race Relations and Gender Issues
Dr. JeffriAnne WilderDr. JeffriAnne Wilder is a sociologist and scholar specializing in diversity, race relations and gender issues.She is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Florida. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Florida. In addition to her studies in sociology, JeffriAnne also completed a concentration in Women's Studies and Gender Research. Dr. Wilder completed her MA in Sociology fr...
A 21st century innovator who specializes in technology, politics, education and sports.
Garrett Johnson is CEO/co-founder of SendHub, a venture-backed startup based in Silicon Valley. He previously served as professional staff on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where his oversight portfolio included Afghanistan, Pakistan and Haiti. Johnson completed graduate studies at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and was accepted to Harvard law school. Originally from Florida, he took his undergraduate degrees from Flor...
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...
Teacher • Author • Poet • Speaker • Community Activist
Nigel L. WalkerThrough his education, professional experience, and community service, Nigel L. Walker has developed into an esteemed educator, poet, author, motivational speaker and community activist. He is a 2010 - 2011 Teacher of the Year Candidate and honored member of the Biltmore (now Covington) Who's Who Professional Registry for excellence in education. He has published 2 poetry books and has recently released his newest work, The Undergr...
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 ...
Grandson of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg
RADIO NEWS ANNOUNCER/WRITER Gathered and edited information from a variety of sources, including newswires, financial services websites, newspapers and other published sources for broadcast delivery on radio networks and to individual radio stations, as well as internet podcasts. Wrote and broadcast financial news to individual broadcast stations and network affiliated radio stations for their use as part of network programming. Trained replaceme...
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....
Sports related Speaker - focus on diversity, education, decision-making in life
Ronnie Nunn Natural born leader, communicator, and motivator with successful track record in management and training within professional sports and education; Creative problem-solver who offers innovative strategies and tangible results; Solutions-oriented director with experience setting strategic long- and short-term goals with measurable outcomes; Expert at developing and analyzing performance metrics using quantitative data and observatio...
Motivational Speaker, Consultant and Comedian
George DuvallGeorge Duvall is a motivational speaker, consultant and comedian who shares his positive message of success with schools and organizations across America. George spent 15 years of his life in foster care and youth facilities. Now he speaks to audiences about the importance of education, fun, family and fatherhood using humor and his own unique journey from struggle to success. George has presented at over 500 events over the past ...
Professor, Author, and Advocate for Women in STEM: Science | Technology | Engineering | Math
Amy L. FreemanAmy Freeman is the Assistant Dean of Engineering Diversity at The Pennsylvania State University serving as an advocate for underrepresented students and women in engineering.She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Washington State University and completed a Master of Science degree in Architectural Engineering at Penn State. Contributing to her career path in Engineering Education, she also compl...
Professor, Cultural Critic, HIgher Education and Gender Issues Expert
“ Keeping It Real In Bringing Provocative, Frank and Riveting Commentary on Political, Educational and Contemporary Cultural Issues To The People.” Dr Elwood Watson is a professor, cultural critic, higher education, gender issues and popular culture expert. He is the author and co –author of several books and scholarly articles, among them Outsiders Within: Black Women in The Legal Academy After Brown v. Board and Performing American Mascu...
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...
Dr. L'Heureux Lewis is a leading scholar and activist in education, youth culture, and public policy. His research and commentary have been sought for television, radio, and community forums because they concentrate on expanding conversations, deepening analysis, and creating traction towards racial and gender equality. He is an assistant professor of Sociology, Black Studies, and Public Policy at the City College of New York CUNY. His talks ...
The masculinity scholar - Exploring fatherhood, rites of passage, education and the influence of Hip-hop on the masculine male.
Dr. Theodore S. RansawA highly sought after guest speaker, Dr. Theodore S. Ransaw is a scholar specializing in the fields of Education, Afro American Studies and Communication. He holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Cultural Education and International Studies. Dr. Ransaw also has a MA and a BA in Communication. He conducts teacher training on closing the relationship/achievement gap for males of color, teaches cl...
'The force of the thought-provoking voice'
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, ...
Dr. Rubin Cockrell is an International Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur and Professor. Dr. Cockrell serves as CEO of Positive Images & Associates.
Dr. Rubin CockrellDr. Cockrell’s Personal Mission Statement- To educate, enrich, and enhance people’s lives so that they may achieve their goals. Dr. Cockrell’s Personal Slogan- “Failure is not an Option, Excuses are not Acceptable, and Excellence must be a way of Life.” – Dr. Rubin Cockrell Dr. Rubin Cockrell is an International Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur and Professor. Dr. Cockrell serves as CEO of Positive Images & Associates (www.imagep...