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Journalism Speakers

Here at Great Black Speakers we are honored to work with some of the top award winning African-American names in journalism and public speaking. Our journalists, journalism professionals and journalism enthusiasts have a collection of inspiring experiences and tricks on making it in the journalism field. All of our candidates are highly qualified, and have often written best-selling books, won multiple national and international awards and have worked for some of the biggest publishers today. If you are interested in booking a public speech with one of our African-American journalism experts please browse through our listed selection.

T.J. Holmes

Award-winning Journalist and National Television Personality

T.J. HolmesT.J. Holmes is an award-winning journalist and national television personality. This fall, Holmes will host “Don’t Sleep,” a new, original late-night program. Holmes inked a multi-platform talent agreement with BET Networks that includes “Don’t Sleep” as well as other content.Prior to joining BET Networks, Holmes was a familiar face to television viewers as a news anchor and correspondent at CNN for more than 5 years. Holmes reported f...


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A'Lelia Bundles

Author • Journalist • Nonprofit Board Chair • Madam Walker descendant. Blends current events, entrepreneurship & history into entertaining, informative mix.

A'Lelia BundlesAuthor and journalist A’Lelia Bundles currently is at work on her third book, Joy Goddess of Harlem: The Life and Times of A’Lelia Walker, a biography of her great-grandmother, to be published by Simon and Schuster. She also serves as president and chair of the Foundation for the National Archives, the private partner which provides funds and support for the exhibitions, programs and educational materials of the National Archives. ...


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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 t...


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Allison SamuelsAllison Samuels has spent the last 18 years as a writer for Newsweek magazine and now also writes for its sister site The Daily Beast. For nearly two decades Samuels has covered sports, entertainment, fashion and politics for the weekly publication and continues to focus a great deal on the impact of race in the worlds of sports, politics and Hollywood. Samuels has interviewed and written extensively about the likes of First Lady M...


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Clay CaneClay Cane is a New York City-based, radio personality and award-winning journalist. His work covers various topics: pop culture, sexuality, race, religion, social networking and personal branding. Raised in both Washington State and Philadelphia, his diverse racial and socio-economic background has fueled him to consistently deliver edgy commentary, which has garnered a strong following on his social commentary website, ClayCane.net, a 2...


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Erica NicoleErica Nicole is an accomplished serial entrepreneur, acclaimed small business expert, dynamic speaker, syndicated columnist, philanthropist and Christian thought leader.As a renowned serial entrepreneur, Erica leads a diverse business portfolio across digital media, national speaking, global business development, and electronic equipment industries. Erica is best known by the entrepreneurial community as the Founder and CEO of YFS Ma...


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Charreah Jackson

ESSENCE Magazine's Relationships Editor and National Dating Coach providing insight and skills for succesful relationships

Charreah K. JacksonCharreah is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE), and has traveled the country speaking on the power of relationships in our lives. She provides interactive workshops and individual coaching to help men and women define their personal goals and a strategy to get there.  Charreah is the relationships editor at ESSENCE magazine and a featured relationship expert on VH1, WEtv, the Huffington Post and BET. Her passion and excit...


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Valerie Coleman Morris

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

Valerie Coleman MorrisValerie Coleman Morris, 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...


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Michael Cottman

Michael Cottman is 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. CottmanMichael, 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 of color...


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Demetria Lucas

Author, blogger, and life and relationship coach Demetria L. Lucas speaks on topics ranging from pop culture and entrepreneurism, to dating/relationships and social media.

Demetria L. Lucas Affectionately known as "Belle”, is the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria); the creator of the award-winning personal blog ABelleInBrooklyn.com; and the founder of Coached By Belle, a boutique life-coaching service, where Demetria helps clients solve their dating dilemmas and build healthy long-term relationships. Demetria is also a contributing editor for The Root, ...


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Doshon FaradMr. Doshon Farad was educated at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, where he majored in Communications and African-American studies. Mr. Farad has been pursuing journalism since his freshmen year in college in 1996. He has nearly twenty years of experience in broadcasting, TV and radio. Some of Mr. Farad's influences include Gil Noble, Dr. Tony Brown, Ed Gordon, Tavis Smiley and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. Farad delves into issues...


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Chuck CreekmurAllHipHop.com co-founder and co-CEO Chuck "Jigsaw" Creekmur has combined his outstanding journalism skills, artistic talents, and ability to envision the future to establish himself as a trendsetter and trailblazer creating a unique path in Internet content and technology. As a cultural critic and pundit, he's been featured in VIBE, The Source, Complex, GIANT and has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR), BET, TVOne, VH1, The...


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Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders U.S. AMBASSADOR TO Nigeria & ECOWAS 2007-2010; Republic OF CONGO 2002-2005; CEO FE3DS, LLC; Founder FEEEDS Initiative, Adjunct Professor Robert Morris University Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders is CEO of the FEEEEDS Advocacy Initiative and owns FE3DS, LLC both which work on economic development and business strategies for Africa. Prior to this, she served as the U.S. Ambassador to several countries (Ni...


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Nika Beamon

Television Producer, Writer, Esteemed Journalist and Author

Nika C. BeamonChanneling your independent spirit is the theme of Author Nika C. Beamon's top selling book: I Didn't Work This Hard Just to Get Married: Successful, Single Black Women Speak Out. It, along developing positive self esteem and learning to define your own expectations about life, relationship and career, are topics the veteran journalist talks about when she speaks to women of all ages throughout the country. Her main themes: you can ...


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Sherrie Johnson

Emmy award winning Television Reporter/Anchor/Host

Sherrie Johnson Sherrie is a Baltimore, Maryland based Television Reporter/Anchor an Emmy Award Winning Journalist. Her work covers various topics including: education, crime and social networking. Sherrie's career has carried her to five markets including local and national TV affiliates. Raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, her father's military career took her around the world at an early age exposing her to diverse cultures and experiences. S...


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Neil Foote

Experienced Media Executive, Public Relations Specialist, Educator, Digital Media Entrepreneur

Neil FooteNeil is an accomplished executive with a proven ability to develop and implement new product strategies that support business, financial and community objectives.Foote, a native of Brooklyn, NY, is a 'hybrid' whose experience cuts across all aspects of the media, including print, broadcast and the Internet. Foote has been a newspaper reporter (The Miami Herald & The Washington Post), a newspaper industry executive (American Society of N...


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Rosalyn Porter

MBA with nearly 30 years in communications field and 10 years in Toastmasters International.

Rosalyn PorterMotivational Speaker • Public Speaking Coach Rosalyn Gist Porter is an MBA with nearly 30 years of experience in the field of communications.I started my career as a newspaper reporter, and spent nearly 20 years in corporate communications at a Fortune 500 company. In 2013, I became certified as a Speakers Training Camp instructor and in 2014 I launched a public speaking coaching business to share my passion for public speaking wit...


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