NAACP Speakers

Ed Gordon          Hard hitting, inspiring, intelligent, honest, and direct: these are some of the words used to describe the style and approach of Emmy-award winning broadcaster, Ed Gordon.         Known for his stellar interaction with newsmakers from the worlds of politics, entertainment, and sports, his name is synonymous with the “big” interview. Gordon’s knack for landing exclusives and his no-nonsense style make him one of the t...


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Sophia A. Nelson         Sophia is "redefining" the rules for 21st Century living and success. The award-winning author, journalist, political commentator and former House of Representatives committee counsel is working to change the game for a new generation of Americans in academia, the workplace, interpersonal relationships, and overall persona development.     Prior to becoming a freelance journalist and former White House correspon...


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Dr. George Fraser

Networking Guru

Dr. George C. Fraser         George is Chairman and CEO of FraserNet, Inc., a company he founded some 20 years ago with the vision to lead a global networking movement that brings together diverse human resources to increase opportunities for people of African descent. He is considered by many to be a new voice for African Americans and one of the foremost authorities on economic development, networking and building effective relationsh...


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Dr. Gregory Parks

Gregory is a leading scholar, author, and lecturer on Black Greek-letter organizations (“BGLOs”) and the role of unconscious race bias in contemporary society.

Gregory S. Parks, J.D., Ph.D.         Dr. Gregory is an Assistant Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law, where he has taught since the Fall of 2011. He holds an M.A., an M.S., and a Ph.D. (all in Psychology) and a J.D. Professor Parks served as a law clerk on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals to The Honorable Anna Blackburne-Rigsby and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to The Honorable ...


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Tony Drees

The obstacles he has faced define Tony Drees’ character. They’ve been huge, potentially crushing—and on that day in 1991 when an Iraqi Scud missile found its target, nearly fatal.

Transition Expert, Tony Drees Speaks Empowers Student with HOPE & DREAMS! On the eve of the 25th Anniversary of the 1991 Gulf War, celebrated Army combat veteran, Tony Drees, opens up to students, educators & school administrators around the country about what it takes to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds through his STEM-based, interactive & inspirational education presentations.   Tony Drees is a warrior, a father, an industry...


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Arthur Milton Porter III

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...


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Dr. Ricky Jones

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...


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Rudy Barker

Rudy, Master Trainer, Manager, Consultant and Living History Performer specializes in the customized design and facilitation of workshops that help each participant to become more effective in their environment.

Rudy Barker         Through Barker’s edutainment, (education and entertainment) and interactive teaching methodologies, clients gain valuable skills in the behavioral intelligence. This works for business people in the workplace and students in the educational environment.His teaching resume includes anger management/conflict resolution, parenting workshops, anti-bullying programs, critical thinking, leadership, and drama-intertwined wi...


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