Parenting Speakers

Here at Great Black Speakers we believe good parenting skills are incredibly important, and that is why we offer a carefully selected range of highly qualified African-American candidates for our public speaking services. Parenthood is one of the most challenging experiences in someone’s life; it requires undying patience, gratuitous amounts of time and being well informed on your children’s development. Great Black Speakers has assembled a group of parenting professionals, scholars and enthusiasts that are highly accomplished public speakers who aim to share personal stories, advice and knowledge on what parenting requires from you. View our selection of African-American parenting public speakers here.

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...

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Lauren Maillian

Lauren is an Entrepreneur, Marketer, Startup Investor and Advisor, Best-Selling Author of The Path Redefined and TV Personality. Her multifaceted career spans industries and defies the norm!

Lauren Maillian         Lauren is a former model turned serial entrepreneur; she is the Founder and CEO of LMB Group, a strategic marketing and advisory company, is a Founding Partner at Gen Y Capital Partners, an early stage venture firm focused on investments in mobile and consumer facing technology enabled companies and is the author of the instant bestselling business memoir, The Path Redefined: Getting To the Top On Your Own Terms....

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Chike Akua         Chike is an award-winning educator and author who is known for his dynamic, interactive, riveting and revealing presentations that leave everyone inspired, uplifted, and transformed.Ebony magazine selected him as one of its "50 Leaders of Tomorrow," a distinction he is, no doubt, living up to today. Chike Akua is one of the most sought after speakers at colleges, universities, and educational conferences.His most fre...

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Michael Cottman

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. Cottman         Michael, an award-winning journalist and author, is a Senior Correspondent for, a division of Radio One/REACH Media, 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, educa...

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Dr. John Oda

When your messages must be amazing, your presentation exceptional, and your sales unlimited, call Dr. John Oda.

Dr. John Oda         Following a successful career as a mental health professional, Dr. John Oda founded Oda Research International a leading consulting company that conducts Business and peak performance coaching, workshop shops and seminars for business professionals around the world.Dr. John Oda is recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs worldwide. He was featured in “Meeting the Giants,” working with renowned speakers such as Ant...

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Dr. David Stephens         Dr. David is a relationship coach to married couples and singles in the dating game. He conducts seminars, marriage enrichment classes, and does keynote speaking for churches, civic groups, and leadership development organizations. Dr. Stephens is a dynamic speaker with a unique combination of street smarts and biblical wisdom. He has expanded his intuitive knowledge about love and marriage through academic tr...

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Dr. Theodore Ransaw

The masculinity scholar - Exploring fatherhood, rites of passage, education and the influence of Hip-hop on the masculine male.

Dr. Theodore S. Ransaw         A highly sought after guest speaker, Dr. Theodore S. Ransaw is a scholar specializing in the fields of Education, Afro American Studies and Communication.He holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Cultural Education and International Studies. Dr. Ransaw also has a MA and a BA in Communication.Theodore Ransaw, is a true innovator, a man who has done what has not been done before....

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