Public Service Speakers
Public service is a vital part of community structure. Public service is typically performed by the government and can be defined as any service supplying a necessary commodity such as electricity, or service such as bus transportation to any or all members of a community. Public services are rendered based on the public’s interests and needs within a community. Here at Great Black Speakers we understand the importance of raising awareness within your community about available public services, which is why we offer a selection of highly qualified African-American public service workers, experts and enthusiasts to make an address at your next community event. If you are interested in spreading the message of public service throughout your community with a speaker, please browse our selection of public service sector experts.
John Marshall, son of Thurgood Marshall, our nation’s first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, specializes in motivational speeches dealing with his father’s role in our nation’s civil rights movement and his place in American History.
John W. Marshall John is the younger of two sons of Thurgood Marshall, the lead attorney in Brown v Board of Education, and our nation’s first African-American Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. John specializes in motivational speeches dealing with his father’s role in our nation’s civil rights movement and his place in American history. He has also been the featured speaker for numerous law enforcement and f...
12 years U.S. Congresswoman, 2008 Green Party Presidential Candidate, Fearless in pursuit of truth, and Epitome of leadership and grace.
Cynthia McKinney Cynthia is available to speak at meetings, conferences, conventions, universities, and more. She brings to her speeches a range of experiences and insight on the issues facing our world today, as well as her Southern warmth and engaging style. Anyone interested in exploring the possibility of having Ms. McKinney speak at your next event is urged to contact her through Great Black Speakers.Cynthia McKinney has ...
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...
Author, veteran television and radio political analyst, 2011 Resident Fellow, Harvard University Institute of Politics, Senior White House/Congressional advisor, and Columnist, The Daily Beast.
Ron Christie Ron is Founder and CEO of Christie Strategies LLC, a full-service communications and issues management firm in Washington, D.C. Christie is also the author of three books. His most recent title, Blackwards: How Black Leadership is Returning America to the Days of Separate But Equal was published in September 2012. His two previous books were Acting White: The Birth and Death of a Racial Slur (2010, St. Martin’s P...
Recognized as a Social Activist of Empowerment who brings balance, skill and relevance to people and organizations around the country.
- Attitude, Black History Month, Black Men , Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Campus Activity, Career, College Motivational, College Success, Commencement, Community Outreach, Corporate Leadership, Diversity, High Achieving Youth, HBCU, Homecoming, Leadership, Organizational Development, Personal Development, Professional Development, Public Service, Relationship, Religious, Self-Esteem , Substance Abuse, Success, Womens Empowerment, Young Black Women, Youth Motivational
- $2,500 - $5,000
Early Jackson Early Jackson is what you would call a statistical anomaly. With a traumatic birth as a premi weighing only one pound and a few ounces, Early was born a fighter. His childhood began with a strong, loving mother and an entrepreneurial father which was picturesque of an average middle class family. The later separation of his mother and father sparked a life that would prove to be the exact opposite. Stepping into po...
Social activist for empowerment and achievement.
Jane John-Nwankwo CPT, DSD, RN, MSN, PHN With more than 10 years as a professional female motivational speaker, Jane can hold any audience sitting straight on their chairs for any length of time! Jane resides in Southern California, but travels internationally for motivational speeches. She is a seminar leader and a published author of more than 50 books including textbooks for healthcare training, fiction for entertainment, books f...
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...
Professor of Political Science UCLA
Dr. Mark Sawyer Dr. Sawyer is a Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at UCLA, the Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics and the Chair of the UCLA Interdisciplinary Program in Afro-American Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in December of 1999. In fall of 2005 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of African...
Thought Leader • Leadership Trainer • Keynote Speaker • Author
Dr. George Benjamin Brooks, Jr. To empower leaders to do great things is the mission of Dr. George Benjamin Brooks, Jr. A spellbinding public speaker, award-winning writer and editor, established social, environmental, economic and civic leader, Dr. Brooks is an expert in aquaponics, transformational leadership, urban agriculture and sustainability. He holds a Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries from the School of Renewab...
Motivational speaker, trainer, lecturer, leadership consultant and recognized broadcast news and media contributor.
Matthew W. Horace Matthew is an internationally recognized law enforcement, homeland security and leadership expert. He is an accomplished and energizing motivational speaker, trainer, lecturer, leadership consultant and recognized broadcast news and media contributor. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer for a national security firm based in metropolitan New York City.A twenty-eight year vet...
Religious Leader over 60 years, Interfaith Dialogue Expert, and Community Activist.
Imam Alfred Mohammed Imam is a dynamic religious leader and public speaker, with a focus in the nexus between sacred scripture which includes the Bible and Quran, psychoanalysis, historical studies, and African-American social thought. His passion for interfaith discourse, more specifically forwarding the Muslim and Christian dialogue has made him a sought-after speaker in religious circles across the country. His perspective is...
Marc is an Associate Fellow and the Director of the Black Worker Initiative at the Institute for Policy Studies (www.ips-dc.org). He is an expert on labor, civil rights, and racial justice issues.
Marc Bayard Marc is an Associate Fellow and the Director of the Black Worker Initiative at the Institute for Policy Studies (www.ips-dc.org). He is the founding Executive Director of the Worker Institute at Cornell University. Marc is a leading expert on racial equity and organizing strategies with extensive experience in building partnerships between labor, faith groups, and civil rights communities.A frequent speaker and soc...
Renowned behavioral neuroscientist and author who specializes neuroimaging to remediate neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood.
Dr. Jeheudi Mes O. Vuai As a clinician-practitioner, Jeheudi is both a neuropsychologist and school psychologist. He is licensed and certified in Florida. He holds the Diplomate from the American Board of School Neuropsychology. He is former member of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists. He is President/CEO of Gray Matter Neurobehavioral Solutions, LLC. He provides com...
Teaching people and communities the importance of health and fitness.
Richard Joseph Rich Joseph is a certified personal trainer and a sports performance coach. Holding a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science, Rich’s training began in 2011 at a local community gym, where he became floor manager, educating members on how to use the gym for optimal results.Inspired by the atmosphere and the opportunity to help others look and feel their best, Rich became an independent teacher-trainer committed to br...
West Point Graduate, Professional Boxer, WBC Junior Middleweight U.S. Champion, Team Fight to Walk 501c3 Founder, WBC
- Academic, Attitude, Black Men , Career, Celebrity, College Leadership, College Motivational, College Success, Community Activism, Discovering your Passion, Diversity, Education, Family, Health & Fitness, Healthcare, High Achieving Youth, High School Motivational, Inspirational, Leadership, Military, Motivational, Personal Development, Psychology, Public Service, Race Relations , Self-Esteem , Sports, Success, Young Black Men, Youth Leadership, Youth Motivational
- $2,500 - $5,000
- New York
Boyd Melson Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson isn’t your prototypical pugilist. He’s a college graduate, well mannered, articulate and most importantly, fights for more than a paycheck; he battles for a cause.Born was born to a French Creole father and an Israeli-Polish mother resulting in Melson’s unique ethnic background and upbringing being that of African American, Native American, and European Jewish. Melson played basketball as a yo...
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...