When it comes to a successful post-secondary education, mindset is everything. African-Americans in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) face unique challenges and struggles throughout their post-secondary education including discrimination from other post-secondary institutions, employers and other outside influences. Strength of pride in not only ancestry but also your educational institution can come from proper education about racial roots, which many of our scholars and speakers can provide. Alternatively students also need to have a good sense of time management, developing personal skills and goal setting to achieve their full academic potential. Our wide variety of youth advocates and lecturers can provide all of this for your students.
Emmy Award Winning Actress
Lynn Whitfield Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Lynn Whitfield first watched the likes of Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and Bette Davis in “All About Eve” from her grandmother’s lap. She loved classic movies and with child-like confidence, she could see no reason she could not become an actress and some day play those same types of roles. Over the course of nearly three decades, the talent of the little girl wh...
Actor, TV Host, Emcee and Youth Mentor
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...
Academician and hip-hop expert.
Dr. Marc Lamont Hill Dr. Marc is one of the leading hip-hop generation intellectuals in the country. His work, which covers topics such as hip-hop culture, politics, sexuality, education and religion, has appeared in numerous journals, magazines, books, and anthologies. Dr. Hill has lectured widely and provides regular commentary for media outlets like NPR, Washington Post, Essence Magazine, and New York Times and has been a reg...
Roland S. Martin Roland is a nationally award-winning and multifaceted journalist. A nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate and the author of Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith, and Speak, Brother! A Black Man’s View of America. He also serves as executive editor of the Chicago Defender, the nation’s largest Black daily newspaper. Mr. Martin is a commentator for TV One Cable Netwo...
Sought after Media Veteran, Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Spelman Alumnus who lives her life for others.
Tai Beauchamp A media industry veteran and social entrepreneur, Tai has a rare and innate ability to connect with audiences across demographics. It was as a magazine editor that Ms. Beauchamp learned the profound power of media and how to use it to motivate and inspire millions around the world. Becoming a humanitarian taught her the most valuable lesson: “young women and the world-at-large want to be inspired and that inspirati...
Recognized as a Social Activist of Empowerment who brings balance, skill and relevance to people and organizations around the country.
- Attitude, Black History Month, Black Men , Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Campus Activity, Career, College Motivational, College Success, Commencement, Community Outreach, Corporate Leadership, Diversity, High Achieving Youth, HBCU, Homecoming, Leadership, Organizational Development, Personal Development, Professional Development, Public Service, Relationship, Religious, Self-Esteem , Substance Abuse, Success, Womens Empowerment, Young Black Women, Youth Motivational
- $2,500 - $5,000
Early Jackson Early Jackson is what you would call a statistical anomaly. With a traumatic birth as a premi weighing only one pound and a few ounces, Early was born a fighter. His childhood began with a strong, loving mother and an entrepreneurial father which was picturesque of an average middle class family. The later separation of his mother and father sparked a life that would prove to be the exact opposite. Stepping into po...
Social activist for empowerment and achievement.
Jane John-Nwankwo CPT, DSD, RN, MSN, PHN With more than 10 years as a professional female motivational speaker, Jane can hold any audience sitting straight on their chairs for any length of time! Jane resides in Southern California, but travels internationally for motivational speeches. She is a seminar leader and a published author of more than 50 books including textbooks for healthcare training, fiction for entertainment, books f...
Empowering corporations, organizations, entrepreneurs and leaders to reach their full potential
Arthur Milton Porter III Arthur is a premier speaker that is guaranteed to inform, entertain and empower your audience. Arthur is the CEO of Kingdom Associates, a firm dedicated to helping others to reach their maximum potential. He is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience of helping thousands of aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to start of grow their businesses. He speaks nationally and internationally on entrepre...
Sharon has been very outspoken about the nation’s gun laws and is one of the national spokespersons for the grassroots advocacy groups Everytown and Moms Demand Gun Sense.
- Academic, African American Violence, Black History Month, Black Student Union , Civil Rights, College Motivational, Community Activism, Discovering your Passion, Entrepreneurship, Family, HBCU, Inspirational, Leadership, Mentorship, Motivational, Personal Development, Self-Esteem , Women in Business, Womens Empowerment
- $2,500 - $5,000
- North Carolina
Rev. Sharon Washington Risher Rev. Sharon was catapulted into the limelight after the Charleston, S.C. shooting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17th, 2015. Her beloved mother and the church’s sexton, Mrs. Ethel Lee Lance, was killed along with eight others, including two cousins and a childhood friend. Since that horrific tragedy, Sharon has been very outspoken about the nation’s gun laws and is o...
Academician, Author and Thought Leader on Politics, Black Greek Letter Organizations and Black Male Identity
Dr. Ricky L. Jones Raised by his maternal grandmother in Atlanta, Georgia's Carver Homes housing project, Dr. Ricky not only became the first member of his immediate family to graduate high school, but by age 29 he also earned a Ph.D. Currently, he is full professor (the youngest at his University when appointed), past chair, and Director of the “Center on Race and Inequality” at the University of Louisville. He is a Morehouse C...
Co-founder of dangerousNEGRO and a leader of a new breed of young entrepreneurs in America.
Demetrius Darnell Walker Demetrius is a native New Yorker. Born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx, Demetrius represents not only the merits of higher education, but street knowledge as well. Growing up in New York City, Demetrius was exposed to the struggles of the urban community. Avoiding the common pit falls of fellow friends and family members was a daily battle. An exceptionally gifted student, Demetrius left the city turmoil to s...
If you’re ready to take your organization from worry to WOW, I am ready to empower you!
- African American Violence, Author, Black Social Commentary, Business Development, Career, College Leadership, Commencement, Community Activism, Diversity, Employee Relations, Entrepreneurship, HBCU, Inspirational, Leadership, Mentorship, Organizational Development, Personal Development, Professional Development, Relationship, Religious, Self-Esteem , Women in Business, Womens Empowerment
- $1,500 - $2,500
Cherese L. Jackson Direct, witty, and relevant are just a few words to describe the incredible gift resident in Life Coach Cherese Jackson. Drawing from traumatic situations in her past and the power of focus to overcome them, Cherese seems to cut directly to the issues at hand whenever she speaks. Having traveled extensively as a developer of Non-Profit & For-Profit organizations and churches she has always seemed to find...
Character and Leadership Development via Etiquette and Social Graces.
Naretha Hopson Naretha is the Founder and Executive Director of Ever-Appropriate Etiquette Institute (EAEI), which educates youth and professionals in Leadership, Dining Etiquette, Business Etiquette, and Impression Management, The Art of Networking and Personal/Professional Branding (which includes social media etiquette and “netiquette”). Ms. Hopson empowers with her dynamic, interactive, and contemporary brand of professio...