Political Speakers

Great Black Speakers has the most prestigious range of African-American political speakers, including African-American politicians, enthusiasts and political studies experts. All of these candidates are available for public speaking on a variety of political subjects. Our speakers are all qualified with credentials such as best-selling books, national and international awards and important political titles and address topics such as political systems, international politics and the voting system. Book a public speaker from Great Black Speakers for your next community or corporate function.

Judy A. Smith         Judy is the Founder and President of Smith & Co, a leading strategic and crisis communications firm with offices in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Over the last 25 years, Ms. Smith has brought her unique combination of communication skills, media savvy, legal and political acumen to clients facing a wide array of issues and challenges throughout the United States and abroad. Ms. Smith honed her skills through he...


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Donna Brazile         Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is an adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee, and former interim National Chair of the Democratic National Committee as well as the former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute.Aside from working for the full recovery of her be...


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Charles Ogletree

Founding and Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice; Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Charles Ogletree          Charles is a prominent legal theorist who has made an international reputation by taking a hard look at complex issues of law and by working to secure the rights guaranteed by the Constitution for everyone equally under the law. Professor Ogletree opened the offices of The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice (http://www.charleshamiltonhouston.org) in September 2005 as a tribute to the lege...


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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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Etan Thomas

NBA Player, Author, Poet, Political Pundit and Children’s Advocate.

Etan Thomas         Etan Thomas is More Than An Athlete. He’s been called a “gentle giant.” A “rebounder with a cause.” Thomas defies the stereotype of the apolitical athlete, and plants his roots in his budding literary career with the conviction of a Bill Russell, and the poetic finesse of Muhammad Ali.  Born in Harlem and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Thomas’ childhood was surrounded by books on the civil rights movement, politics and ...


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Goldie Taylor

Goldie is sought after motivational issue driven speaker! Over her 25yr award-winning career, this journalist, opinion writer has emerged as one of the most powerful voices in public discourse.

Goldie Taylor         Over the course of her 25-year career, award-winning journalist and opinion writer Goldie Taylor has emerged as one of the most powerful voices in public discourse. Today, she is a political analyst and on-air contributor at MSNBC where she focuses principally on social justice issues. Best known for her take-no-prisoners style, Taylor has become one of the nation’s preeminent thought leaders on gun control, domest...


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George Curry

Journalist, Keynote Speaker, Moderator and Media Coach

George E. Curry         George is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service and editorial director of Heart & Soul magazine. Curry, former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, also writes a weekly syndicated column for NNPA, a federation of more than 200 African-American newspapers. Curry, who served as editor-in-chief of the NNPA News Service from 2001 until 2007, returned to lead the news service for...


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Michael Blake        Michael humbly refers to the words of his mother who said that they went “From No House to The White House”.Michael is the National Deputy Director of Operation Vote, which oversees the constituency outreach programs for the Obama For America campaign.Operation Vote oversees all efforts to constituencies including but not limited to: African-Americans, Youth, Women, Hispanic, Faith, Veterans, Jewish, LGBT & Asian Am...


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Shirley Husar

Conservative Republican, LifetimeTV Realty Star (Living with the Enemy), Urban Game Changer, Co- Host of Black Hollywood Live | Black Tea Party, Columnist Writer for the Washington Times, Communities Digital News and CEO of New APP STORY.COM

Shirley Husar         Shirley is a resident of Los Angeles, California, a Conservative Republican, a columnist writer for the Washington Times, and has been a licensed real estate agent for over 20 years.She was appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to be a board member for the state of California geologists and geophysicists; where she served as a member for 4 years. She also served as a California Republican Party Delegat...


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Aisha Moodie Mills

Political Commentator, Radio Host and LGBT Policy Expert.

Aisha C. Moodie-Mills         Aisha breaks down the beltway banter to explain the heart behind the headlines and the passion behind the policies shaping our nation. She appears regularly as a political commentator on MSNBC, Fox News, and Current TV, and her work has been featured by Washington Post, Essence, The Atlantic, Politico, The Root, Huffington Post, Uptown Magazine, and ThinkProgress among others.      She has been recognized ...


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Dr. Zachery Williams

Public Intellectual that focuses on Black History and Studies, Politics and Public Policy, Black Religion and the Black Church, and Black Men.

Dr. Zachery Williams         A native of Greenwood, South Carolina, Dr. Williams is Associate Professor of History at The University of Akron. He is the Director of the Africana Cultures and Policy Studies Institute, a non-partisan scholar-activist public policy think tank that uses African American History to understand and solve major public policy issues and social problems. As a scholar and public intellectual, he has published art...


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Dr. David Points

Retired Military Commander and Educator, providing education services to Military Veterans, Public & Charter Schools, Colleges, Universities and Businesses.

Commander David S. Points, JD, LLM, Ed.S., PhD, U.S Navy (Retired)          Dr. Points was a Multicultural Education adjunct professor in Wayne State University’s Department of Education, Teacher Education Division while completing his PhD. He has recently served as the Director, First Year Experience and an Associate Professor of Education, in the Education Department at Lane College, a HBCU located in Jackson, Tennessee.   Dr. Poin...


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Dr. Eugene Stovall

Dr. Stovall delights audiences with trends in public education, political insights on restorative justice and marketing strategies.

Dr. Eugene Stovall      Speaker with numerous radio, TV and personal appearances.   Advocate for restorative justice using his research on the Swedish Ombudsman gained when studying at the University of Lund in Sweden.   A recognized authority on Frank Yerby, the black novelist who created the literary genre known as the costume novel, Stovall receivied his PhD in Political Theory from the Political Science Department at the University ...


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Kelvin Jones

KT Jones is a Branding and Marketing expert. He has seen it all. He is the go to guy for Entrepreneurship/Business /Politics and Life.

Kelvin Jones         Kelvin has been involved in the Marketing, Business Development, Public Relations and Promotional merchandising industry for over 15 years. He is an expert in Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Branding. He attended Benedict College in Columbia S.C. where he excelled in the Men’s basketball program and received (dual degrees..) in Marketing and Public Relations.He entered the professional ranks in the area of Marketing...


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Mike Muse         Mike Muse, co-founder of Muse Recordings, by intersecting politics and pop culture, uses his platform to create social change. As an industrial engineer turned media mogul, Mike has secured deals for Muse Recordings with the NFL, NBA, Chrysler and Starbucks.    Mike is a guest commentator on pop culture, and politics on the highest rated urban radio stations in the country including XM Sirius Satellite Radio. He leve...


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Ayinde Jean Baptiste

Son of the African Diaspora; reclaiming revolutionary black pasts toward revolutionary human futures.

Ayinde Jean-Baptiste          Ayinde is neither an entertainer nor the next ‘great black leader’. He is a Sanba, a Kreyol appellation which encompasses poet/ griot/ keeper of memory/ servant of truth. Born in Brooklyn, on Umoja, the youngest child of a hard, demanding love, he was raised in Chicago and Evanston, IL as a member of a large extended family of blood and political relations, and as a master of ceremonies. He has shared his ...


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Dr. Ramona Hyman

Dr. William Ferris, former director of the National Endowment for the Humanities, says “Hyman’s skills as an actor and writer are rare.” She is passionate; she inspires audiences to achieve, to contribute to life.

Ramona L. Hyman, PhD          Educator, Speaker, Essayist, and Poet, Dr. Ramona, is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her work is grounded in an African American cultural and religious sensibility.Deeply rooted in the African American Civil Rights tradition, Hyman uses historical gems and lessons from the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 in a contemporary context to motivate, inspire, and teach. Dr. Hyman earned a B.A. from Temple...


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Asha Castleberry

U.S. foreign policy expert, U.S. military officer, youth advocator and public speaker.

Asha Castleberry         Asha is a U.S. foreign policy expert, U.S. Army Veteran, youth advocate and public speaker. Asha recently completed a 30 month deployment tour in the Middle East. Since the 2014 Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant (ISIL) incursion in Iraq, Asha served as an engagement officer for the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Kuwait. From December 2012- June 2014, Asha served as the Kuwait D...


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