Family Speakers

An African-American family is a delicate structure that affects the life and psychological needs of all members involved. Family life is an essential part of human well-being and tends to have the heaviest impact on young children and adolescents as they go through crucial stages of mental development. Being well informed about healthy family functionality, parenting essentials, personal financial management and other similar family-oriented topics can greatly benefit you and the members of your family. To book a speaker that can teach all of these skills and more that have yet to be mentioned, feel free to look through Great Black Speaker’s African-American public speakers for hire.

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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Chris Broussard

Author and award-winning journalist who specializes in inspiring youth, empowering black men & achieving success God's way.

Chris Broussard         Mr. Broussard is an internationally known NBA analyst and award-winning journalist for ESPN. As a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, he specializes in covering basketball, particularly the NBA. Because of his knowledge of the game and its participants, he makes regular television appearances on ABC and ESPN and has served as an analyst on the network's flagship NBA show, "NBA Countdown,'' alongside basketbal...


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Alimi Ballard

Let your DREAMS be bigger than your fears and your ACTIONS be louder than your words.

ALIMI (“Ali - Me”) BALLARD         Alimi can currently be seen recurring as Detective Kevin Crawford in CBS’S 14yr Global Sensation “CSI (VEGAS)”. The 2011 movie season kicked off with Alimi as FUSCO alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson & Vin Diesel in UNIVERSAL’S Summer Blockbuster “FAST FIVE”. Ballard is best known for his portrayal of “Special Agent David Sinclair”, for Six Seasons as a series regular, on Tony and Ridley Scott’s highly success...


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Lamar and Ronnie Tyler

Founders of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com specializing in Relationships, Parenting, and building a Movement via Social Media.

Lamar and Ronnie Tyler         Lamar and Ronnie make up the husband and wife power pair behind Black and Married with Kids, the largest independent African American marriage and parenting site on the web. Fed up with the pervasive negative images of black marriage in the media, Lamar and Ronnie started the site to combat the negativity by focusing on positive messages about marriage in the black community. Armed with a passion for empowering mar...


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Dahn Elle Dior Ballard

My Passion is to inspire Women to live a life of Balance, Wholeness, Beauty and Strength. These qualities effect how we raise our kids, love our mates & each other. Together we can change the world.

Dahn Elle Dior Ballard         Never one to shy away from a hyphenate, Dahn Elle Dior grew up with dreams of the stage which morphed into a love of film and all things celluloid.Her childhood was spent watching Black & White cinema and countless Musicals, which provided an outlet for Dahn, whose young life was fraught with upheaval and constantly moving from place to place. It also forged in her an uncanny ability to read her audience, tell a sto...


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Herman Bulls

From Alabama to West Point to Harvard to the Board Room--A leadership and financial journey. How to make it, keep it, and give it back.

Herman E. Bulls          International Director & Chairman, Public InstitutionsJones Lang LaSalle President & CEO Bulls Advisory Group, LLCCurrent Board Positions USAA, Exelis (NYSE); Comfort Systems, USA (NYSE); Tyco International (NYSE); Rasmussen Inc.; New York State Teachers' Retirement System (Real Estate Advisory Council); West Point Association of GraduatesRelevant Experience Herman Bulls is the founder and Chairman of Jones Lang LaSall...


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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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Alicia Bowens

The L.O.V.E. Coach, specializing in empowering teen and single mothers.

Alicia T. Bowens         Born in the south suburbs of Chicago, Alicia learned the meaning of perseverance at a very young age. Although she was an honor student and star athlete, Alicia became a teenage mother during her sophomore year of high school at the age of fifteen. However, she didn’t let having a child at such a young age stop her. Alicia kept up with her classwork while she was out, and returned to school, going on to graduate on time ...


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Towanna Freeman

Award Winning Author • Life and Career Strategist • Advocate for Teen Girls

Towanna B. Freeman         Towanna is one of those rare “Triple Threat Women.” She is an entrepreneur, mother of two, and a military wife. She is a successful life coach, inspirational speaker and advocate for young women. Freeman conducts workshops and conferences where she imparts a life-changing message that presents hope and inspiration. It is her purpose. It is her success. So much, in fact, that she has co-authored an award winning book, Pu...


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Anthony Rucker

Accessible and creative approach to lectures, workshops, and technical assistance delivered with insight and passion and coupled with a knowledge base that makes them relevant and withstanding.

Anthony C. Rucker          Anthony is sought out for interviews and advice. Featured in Ebony Magazine giving advice to brothers about recreating romance in their relationships. His insights are unique and he provides advice that empowers every individual to get everything one could want and need from any relationship, with a point of view that can't be found anywhere else. With a background in psychology, human development and conflict resolu...


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Gabriel Crenshaw

Dr. Gabe is America’s Best Lifechanger! He’s Intelligent Talk w/Swag. Specializes in psychology/Youth/Family, Relationships, Inspiration & Motivation.

Dr. Gabriel Crenshaw          Dr. Gabe, psychologist, is an on-air TV/Radio personality, touted as America’s Best ‘Lifechanger’ while serving a two-year stint as psychologist on The TV show, “Extra.” He is the creator/host of his own digital media program, “Mental Minute™w/Dr. Gabe,” and a contributing expert on various news broadcasts. Dr. Gabe appears on “The Doctors,” “The Ricki Lake Show,” Jamie Foxx’s “Foxxhole” Radio, The UK’s “The Lawrence...


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Dr. Dawn DeLavallade

Advocate for the Female Breadwinner - the newest category of American woman. Her mission is to advance our society toward a place of acceptance and healing!

Dawn DeLavallade, M.D.         Dawn is a practicing physician and writer based in Orlando, Florida. As a radiologist, Dawn currently enjoys a “virtual” practice by providing radiologic interpretations from her home office for Emergency Room patients across the country. Her decision to choose a career in virtual medicine has allowed Dawn the flexibility to be a dedicated mother despite the demands of her profession.In addition to her commitment t...


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Andrea Cennington

A passionate voice wittingly serving others as an advocate, empowering and inspiring seamlessly taking listeners on a journey from victim to victorious.

Andrea Cennington, MSW, PhD (ABD)         Andrea is a pathfinder and a curious renegade for family stability. She passionately explores ways to empower women and children through education. Andrea has successfully overcome many travails of her own including homelessness, being raised in a home of alcoholism and domestic violence, and being the spouse of one with addiction issues. Despite these experiences, she intentionally and purposefully raise...


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Linda Fondren

Linda transformed her life from poverty and disempowerment to success. Her book, “Shape Up Sisters!” is the practical, inspirational and accessible guide, -a get-healthy prescription for everyday women with jobs, families and real-life obstacles.

Linda Fondren            Linda transformed her life from poverty and disempowerment to success, and went back to her hometown of Vicksburg, Mississippi determined to make her hometown a healthier place after Mississippi was deemed the “fattest state” in the nation for several consecutive year.   In 2009, she spearheaded “Shape Up Vicksburg,” a City Hall-sanctioned weight loss challenge in which she convinced the local hospital to offer free h...


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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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Hasani Pettiford

Nation's authority on male/female relationships, human sexuality, and men's issues.

Hasani Pettiford         For over a decade, award-winning speaker, TV personality, and published author, Hasani Pettiford, has been a recognized authority on human sexuality, interpersonal relationships, as well as, personal growth and development. Hasani has directly impacted the lives of many, as he fulfills his mission to change the way men and women relate to one another, putting them on the path to healthier, more meaningful relationships.As...


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Valerie Coleman Morris

Valerie is your guide to a deep and emotionally intellectual understanding of individual financial responsibility from cradle to grave.

Valerie Coleman Morris         Valerie, 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 of Sa...


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Michael Cottman

White House Correspondent and Commentator with Rev. Al Sharpton’s national radio show, who offers unique insights about President Obama's social policies, racial diversity, scuba diving slave ships and balancing work and marriage.

Michael H. Cottman         Michael, an award-winning Journalist and Author, is a Senior Correspondent for BlackAmericaWeb.com, a division of REACH Media/Radio One, the nation’s largest black-owned media company.Cottman covers the White House and offers commentary and political analysis about President Barack Obama, focusing primarily on how the Obama administration’s economic, education and health-care policies impact African Americans and people...


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Dr. Ty-Ron Douglas

Author, border crossing scholar, songwriter, and motivator who specializes in education, Black identity, and cultural/community-based spaces.

Dr. Ty-Ron M. O. Douglas         Dr. Douglas is a dynamic and sought-after international speaker, author, songwriter, and scholar who captivates audiences with his unique combination of depth, wit, and practicality. He has lectured and delivered keynotes in Africa, Europe, Bermuda, the Caribbean, and the United States.        Drawing on his international background, Dr. Douglas’ work explores the intersections between identity, community space (...


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Ronnie Nunn

Sports related Speaker - focusing on diversity, education and 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 o...


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Sheldon Candis

Baltimore native whose debut feature film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Sheldon Candis         Sheldon is a director and producer, known for LUV (2012), Sonny Listening (2002) and The Walk (2010).        Baltimore native Sheldon Candis is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Candis’ documentary THE DWELLING, chronicles the lives of two homeless men living along Tokyo's Sumida Gawa. The film is being distributed by Scion and Giant Robot magazine.        Candis’ short film THE WALK tells the dramatic story ...


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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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