Gang Prevention Speakers

Gangs and other forms of organized street crimes are a growing and constant concern amongst African-American youth. Gangs create a “family” feeling for troubled youth that feel otherwise unaccepted in society and proceed to control the individual, often to do unimaginable illegal acts. Gangs are known to use cult-like tactics to cut off an individual from outside influences and take control of their entire life. This often leads to drug use, prostitution, beatings and other violent crimes. An effective solution to curbing this problem in your school or community is to have one of our many highly qualified anti-gang advocates share their grim personal stories and experiences as a warning to youth. Use Great Black Speakers to locate a speaker to address your audience at your next event.

Charles Ogletree

Founding and Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice; Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Charles Ogletree          Charles is a prominent legal theorist who has made an international reputation by taking a hard look at complex issues of law and by working to secure the rights guaranteed by the Constitution for everyone equally under the law. Professor Ogletree opened the offices of The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice ( in September 2005 as a tribute to the lege...

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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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Ellis Cose

One of America’s most prolific and acclaimed authors who speaks a range of topics, from race and generational change to the evolution of the American press.

Ellis Cose         Ellis is one of America’s most renowned journalists and the author of ten commercially published books on issues of national and international concern. A longtime columnist and contributing editor for Newsweek magazine (1993 through 2010) and former chairman of the editorial board and editorial page editor of the New York Daily News, Cose began his journalism career as a weekly columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times—beco...

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Andre Norman

Inspirational life story of gang leader sentenced to over 100 years in prison who changed his life direction, got out of prison and now inspires audiences that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and follow your dreams!

Andre Norman         From being one of the most feared prison gang leaders in the United States to becoming one of the nation’s most dynamic agents of change, Andre Norman has been speaking and inspiring corporate professionals throughout the country and across the globe. He launched his program, Project Footprints, in 1999 to teach corporate audiences how focus, purpose, resilience and effective planning can overcome even the most daun...

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Karen Haynes

As an ordained minister & military verteran Karen empowers others to maximize their potential and affect positive change in their lives.

Karen Haynes            Karen is an Ordained Minister and Military Veteran. She completed more than 20 years of honorable service in the United States Marine Corps. Ms. Haynes speaking career began while she was a recruiter in Shreveport LA. She inspired youth in the black communities to dream of a fantastic future. Ms. Haynes was born in St. Louis, Mo. She was an army dependent.   During her childhood she overcame a learning disabi...

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T Rodgers

Award-winning and “Certified Community Gangologist.”

T Rodgers, Ph.G         He is the first ever validated ex-gang leader to train L.A.P.D Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.).     He’s also trained the L.A Sheriff’s’ O.S.S. (Operation Safe Streets), Oregon State Police, the Portland G.E.T. Team (Gang Enforcement Team), the Indiana Lafayette Police as well as other local community peace officers in the Indiana state region.He serves as a court “expert witness” providing factual...

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Earl Majette

Brother Earl-Poet and Community Activist who specializes in serving at risk youth, expanding our communal economic mindset using Hip Hop to bridge the generational divide.

D. Sinclair

Attack Your Objectives, Conquer Your Goals, and Live Your Dreams!

D. Sinclair         Empowerment Speaker        Growing up in the Bronx, NY, D. Sinclair faced many of the problems that most African American young males face today in the inner cities. At the age of 15, D. Sinclair was incarcerated in a youth detention center for armed robbery, aggravated assault, and gun possession. He became a product of the negative influences around him, giving 12 years of his life to numerous correctional faci...

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