Entertainment Speakers

Need entertainment for your community or corporate event? A great way to engage, inspire, motivate and ultimately entertain your event-goers is to hire a high energy and highly recommended public speaker from Great Black Speakers. Have one of our world famous speakers appear and perform at your event to raise awareness, publicity and enthusiasm. No matter what the occasion we have performers that will not only attract attention to the event but benefit your cause. From healthy eating and lifestyle to how to get the most out your education, we have an advocate to cover every topic.

Taraji Henson

Academy award winning actress

Taraji P. Henson        Taraji earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress opposite Brad Pitt in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.        She starred in the hugely successful Karate Kid opposite Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan and in Date Night with Tina Fey and Steve Carrell. For her role in Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself, she received the 2009 Diversity Award for Best Actress. She also stars in the up...


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Common

Actor and Multi-Grammy Award Winning Music Artist

Common         With his Multi-Grammy Award winning music career and his continued work in film, Common has emerged as one of Hollywood's most sought after leading men. He has been seen on the silver screen in films such as SMOKIN ACES, AMERICAN GANGSTER, WANTED, TERMINATOR SALVATION and in DATE NIGHT and JUST WRIGHT. Prior to acting, COMMON rose to prominence as one of hip-hops most poetic and respected lyricists having recorded over e...


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Terrence Jenkins         Terrence J is a young man with a master plan. From apprenticing with NASCAR® to working on radio and throwing some of the best social gatherings around, Terrence J has been preparing himself for superstardom and making sure that his life is the American Dream, blasted out of the box. Now, he’s using his hosting spot on BET®’s 106 and Park, the hottest music program in the world (airing in the US, Japan and the U...


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Jasmine Guy

Dancer, actor, singer, director, and writer - Star of A Different World

Jasmine Guy         Actor-dancer-director Jasmine Guy has enjoyed a diverse career in television, theater and film. She began her professional career at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Jasmine starred on Broadway in the original productions of Beehive and Leader of the Pack, and reprised hit productions of Grease, The Wiz and Chicago (as Velma Kelly).After years on Broadway and touring the globe, Jasmine landed ...


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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 dat...


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MC Lyte

Undisputed Queen of Hip-Hop: Supporting worthy causes, with special interest in #EducateOURMen, Anti-Violence and Rock-the-Vote.

MC Lyte         Lyricist, Pioneer, Icon, Inspirational Speaker, Veteran and Entrepreneur describe one of the most prolific and well-respected female Hip-Hop artists of our time: MC Lyte. A pioneer in the industry, she opened the door for future female Hip-Hop artists by daring to do what had never been done while doing something she loved.   MC Lyte is a highly sought-after speaker who has over 25 years of experience and wisdom and wh...


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Daymond John

Founder of the Iconic Brand “For Us By Us” (FUBU) & Co-Star of the Hit Show, Shark Tank

Daymond John          A young entrepreneur, industry pioneer, highly regarded marketing expert and a man who has surpassed new heights of commercial and financial success are just a few ways people have described Daymond John. Over the last 20 years, Daymond John (The Shark) has evolved from one of the most successful fashion icons of his generation to a highly sought after branding expert, author, consultant, and as a speaker in busin...


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Hosea Chanchez

Actor and Filmmaker

Hosea Chanchez         Hosea stars as Malik Wright on the BET comedy The Game, a smart, cutting-edge show about professional football players and the women entangled in their lives. Chanchez’s acting talent, charisma, and instinctive sense of humor have made Malik a truly multidimensional character: a star quarterback who is both a “ladies’ man” and a “momma’s boy.” His portrayal of this brash yet sweet young man faced with sudden succe...


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Wendy Raquel Robinson

Actress, Producer, Director, and Entrepreneur.

Wendy Raquel Robinson         Audiences know Wendy as the sexy and feisty sports manager ‘Tasha Mack’ on BET’s #1 rated scripted series, The Game. This groundbreaking role has earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination for “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series” and three nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.” With another record-breaking premiere and continued rating success, “The Game” has shown its stay...


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Jamal Joseph

Panther, Poet, Professor, Prisoner and Oscar Nominee who speaks on activism, creative arts, social justice and personal transformation.

Jamal Joseph            Jamal is a Professor of Professional Practice and former chair of Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program. He is the Executive Artistic Director of New Heritage Theater and Films and the Founder of the acclaimed Impact Repertory Youth Theater of Harlem. He is an alum of the Sundance Directing Lab and the Third World Newsreel Film and Video Workshop. He serves on the advisory boards of the Tribeca Film Insti...


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Angela Simmons

Star of 2 Hit MTV reality shows: Run’s House, & hip hop impresario Russell Simmons, the Founder of Def Jam Records

Angela Simmons         Angela and Vanessa Simmons are the stars of 2 Hit MTV reality shows: Run’s House, executive produced by P. Diddy and their uncle, hip hop impresario Russell Simmons, the Founder of Def Jam Records, going strong for 6 years in which America gets an insider’s look at the lives of the family of hip-hop, as well as their own MTV Reality Show Daddy’s Girls chronicling their jet-setting bicoastal lives as they navigate ...


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Sheryl Lee Ralph

TONY Award Nominee • Independent Spirit Award Winner • Honored AIDS Activist • American Heart/Stroke Association Ambassador • Amazon Best-Selling Author

Sheryl Lee Ralph         Original DREAMGIRL, Sheryl Lee Ralph is a multifaceted jewel of a woman who sparkles in every area of her life. An acclaimed show business “pro”, her award winning body of work in film, television and the Broadway stage includes originating and creating the role of Deena Jones on Broadway in the landmark musical Dreamgirls, which earned her a Tony Award Nomination and a Drama Desk Award Nomination for Best Actre...


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Keith Clinkscales

A media entrepreneur who has worked with creative endeavors from across the world of sports, music and entertainment.

Keith Clinkscales         Keith Clinkscales is the Chief Executive Officer of REVOLT Media & TV, a post he assumed in 2013 after being appointed by REVOLT Founder and Chairman Sean Combs.An expert on new media, lifestyle and culture, Clinkscales oversees an aggressive strategy to make REVOLT the #1 name in music by focusing on building a network that is real-time, multi-platform and fueled by artists and fans. As CEO, Clinkscales led RE...


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Deborah Mitchell

Emmy-nominated network television producer Deborah Mitchell is a veteran of ABC and CBS News, a member of the Producers Guild of America, and a board member of the James Beard Broadcast and Media Awards Committee.

Deborah J. Mitchell         Most recently Deborah was the Executive Producer of Arise On Screen, a 30 minute weekly socially interactive movie review show on Arise TV. The network airs nationally and internationally via SKYTV. Emmy-nominated network television producer Deborah Mitchell is a veteran of ABC and CBS News, a member of the Producers Guild of America, and a board member of the James Beard Broadcast and Media Awards Committee...


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Lisa Nicole Bell         Lisa 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 ...


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Tina Lifford

Artist, Facilitator, Speaker, Playwright and Author.

Tina Lifford         The Artist        With more than 15 years as a working Hollywood actress, Tina Lifford is recognizable around the industry to say the least. Over her career Tina has achieved a number of notable accomplishments, among them: becoming the first black female series lead (since Diahann Carroll) in the critically acclaimed half-hour series South Central on Fox. Tina portrayed the iconic Winnie Mandela opposite Hollywood ...


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Ryan Kilgore

Every Person has a Passion, Every Passion has a Purpose, Every Purpose has a Person.

Ryan Kilgore         Ryan, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, has been masterfully playing the soulful sounds of the saxophone since age 10. A fourth generation sax player, Ryan’s musical career has afforded him the opportunity to travel the world to accompany renowned artists such as Stevie Wonder and legendary producers/writers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Ryan’s musical inspiration came from his grandfather, Ester Betterson, who was not onl...


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Elwood Watson         Elwood is a Professor of History, Gender Studies and African American Studies at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Elwood Watson is a professor, public speaker and op-ed writer. Blunt, provocative and always keepin’ it real, and known for his pull no punches, take no prisoners approach when speaking to the public or writing his on point columns, his “tell it like it is” approach has gained him a loyal and steady...


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Benoni Tagoe

Benoni has created a brand that appeals to urban millennials who are looking to understand business, finance and real estate in a digestible manner.

Benoni Tagoe          Benoni has created a brand that appeals to urban millennials who are looking to understand business, finance and real estate in a digestible manner.      Benoni began his career in the music industry working on the management teams of artists such as: Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks and Mindless Behavior. An integral part of The Jonas Group, Benoni was brought on to manage and grow the group’s global digital pres...


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Monica May

Radio host and teen empowerment speaker dedicated to reaching young people through her dynamic speaking approach and relatable personality.

Monica MayMonica is currently the host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show, as well as news/community affairs director at STAR 94.5 a Cox Media Group station in Orlando. Boasting an extensive 35-year career in radio, Monica is never afraid to tap into her other passions.In 2002, Monica relocated her family to Houston, TX to work as a media relations specialist for a non-profit organization targeting the homeless population. Monica admits w...


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Mike Muse         Mike Muse, co-founder of Muse Recordings, by intersecting politics and pop culture, uses his platform to create social change. As an industrial engineer turned media mogul, Mike has secured deals for Muse Recordings with the NFL, NBA, Chrysler and Starbucks.    Mike is a guest commentator on pop culture, and politics on the highest rated urban radio stations in the country including XM Sirius Satellite Radio. He leve...


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Shannon LaNier

Emmy winning TV show host, author & 9th generation descendant of President Thomas Jefferson & Sally Hemings. LaNier talks... Pop Culture, Genealogy, Entrepreneurship, College Survival & Relationship.

Shannon LaNier         A veteran television host, media personality, and author, Shannon LaNier has been keeping audiences tuned in his entire life.Shannon currently co-hosts “Arise Entertainment 360,” a daily culture and entertainment series that airs on BET's sister station, Centric, and cable providers globally. “Arise 360” is part of Arise News, a network seen in over 175 million homes in more than 50 countries throughout the world,...


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Michael Flowers (mikeflo)

mikeflo is a recording artist, producer, stylist, consultant and official tour dj for the legendary hip hop duo dead prez. mikeflo is a retired teacher and human rights activist.

Michael Flowers (mikeflo)         mikeflo is an emcee, producer, stylist, consultant and official tour dj and emcee for the legendary hip hop duo dead prez.mikeflo has been billed all over the world alongside some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including: Nas, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, dead prez, Common, Rick Ross, Outkast, KRS-ONE, A Tribe Called Quest, Dj Premier, Dj Drama, DJ Green Lantern, and a host of other industry heav...


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