Contracting STDs such as HIV or AIDs can be a traumatic and devastating change in someone’s life. Statistically, the African-American community is in the most need for education about the dangers of contracting STDs and how to identify them. Our speakers for the contraction of HIV/AIDs here at Great Black Speakers all have personal experience stories with either being diagnosed or having someone they loved diagnosed with HIV or AIDs. Out of the ashes of these tragic stories rise passionate advocates who are motivated to stop the spread by educating audiences about the statics, facts, identification and protection methods against HIV and AIDs.
Award-winning actress and activist of rare talent and conviction, speaks on behalf of Artists for a New South Africa, Children’s Defense Fund, and U.S. State Department, to educate people around the world on issues involving HIV/AIDS, Civil Rights, etc.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell Jurnee is an award-winning actress and activist of rare talent and conviction. She joined the cast of NBC’s critically acclaimed series, “Parenthood,” for its 5th season after co-starring in the most recent series of HBO’s “True Blood”. Jurnee also starred earlier this year in Tyler Perry’s film “Temptation.” The film was Perry’s biggest grossing box-office hit outside of his “Madea” brand.Jurnee was also ...
International HIV/AIDS Activist & Humanitarian
Hydeia Broadbent At birth, Hydeia Broadbent was abandoned at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas where Patricia and Loren Broadbent adopted her as an infant. Although her HIV condition was congenital, she was not diagnosed as HIV-positive with advancement to AIDS until age three. The prognosis was that she would not live past the age of five. Now at the age of 30, Hydeia spends her time spreading the me...
Young, Beautiful, and HIV Positive.
Marvelyn Brown Marvelyn, a native Tennessean, was diagnosed with HIV at age 19. Since then she has moved both live and television audiences around the United States, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa, Tanzania and Rwanda with her compelling personal story. Brown has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. She is currently the CEO and an Independent HIV Consultant for, Marvelous Connections. Her humanitarian...
Emerging young leader in the global justice and peace movement, and expert on the intersection of faith, health and human rights. #UBtheCURE
Ulysses W. Burley III A native of Houston, Texas, Ulysses W. Burley III studied at Morehouse College and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM). Ulysses previously held an associate position at Northwestern University FSM Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinical Research Unit and a position as Program Director for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Strategy on HIV/AIDS. He now operates as an inde...