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 (http://www.charleshamiltonhouston.org) in September 2005 as a tribute to the legendary civil rights ...


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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—becoming, at th...


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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 NormanFrom 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 daunting challenges in ...


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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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