Diversity Speakers 160 people
Actress, Singer & Activist; Best Known for "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
Author, Our Black Year & Founder, Empowerment Experiment
CEO, Commissioned Poet & Author, Millennial Advocate
CEO & Founder of Amp.it; Creator of "Take Back the Mic: The World Cup of Hip Hop"
Rapper, Record Producer, Public Speaker & Actor
Mary Frances Berry
Author, Educator & Historian
Poet, Musician, Social Educator.
Tariq Trotter from The Roots
Founder & CEO of Black Girls Rock!
Roslyn M. Brock
Cheryl Brown Henderson
Brown v. Board of Education Originators/Civil Rights Activists
Youngest Living Tuskegee Airman
Former Chairman of the Board, NAACP
Inspirational Football Coach
Veteran Democratic Political Strategist, Adjunct Professor, Author, and Syndicated Columnist
Singer, Songwriter, Producer, and Star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate
Founder & CEO of Atom Factory
Multimedia Journalist & Commentator
Former IBM Executive; White House Delegate on Aging; Speaker on Workplace Diversity and Inclusion
Playwright & Novelist
Film and Music Producer, Known for Film "Precious"
Award-Winning Journalist & Author
George E. Curry
Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
Inspirational Educator & Survivor
Activist & Philanthropist
Sudanese Refugee & Activist
Feminist, Social Activist & Writer
Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Gymnast
Poet, Spoken Word Artist & Media Personality
Professor of Science Education & Author
Author, Journalist & Photographer
Civil Rights activist and Wife of the late Medgar Evers
Children's Advocate & Founder of Stand for Children
Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders
The 15th Surgeon General of the United States
Musician, Actor & Activist
Richard T. Ford
Expert on Civil Rights & Anti-Discrimination Law
Businessman, America’s Leading Gospel Singer & Motivator
Former Co-Host of BET's 106 & Park
Poet, Educator & Best-Selling Author
Louis Gossett Jr.
Oscar-Winning Actor, Founder of the Eracism Foundation
Member of the "Little Rock Nine" / Consultant
Marc Lamont Hill
Social Critic & Intellectual
Actress of Stage & Screen
Actor, Author, & Philanthropist; Best Known for His Roles in "CSI; NY" and "Homeland"
Judge Glenda Hatchett
Former Juvenile Court Judge & Star of Judge Hatchett
Author, "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust"
Civil Rights Activist & Politician
Cheryl James Wray
Branding Visionary & Founder of FUBU; Investor on ABC's "Shark Tank"
First African American Woman POW.
Clarence B. Jones
Former Adviser and Speechwriter for Martin Luther King Jr.
Academy Award-Nominated Director, Producer, Writer & Actor; Best Known for "Do the Right Thing" and "Malcolm X"
Tonya Lewis Lee
Author, Producer & Activist
Emmy Award-Winning News Anchor & Journalist; Currently Hosts "CNN Tonight"
CNN Contributor; Best-Selling Author; Human Rights, Education and Clean Energy Advocate
Professor of African American Studies/Author
Emcee / Activist / Co-Owner of Blacksmith Music Label
Racial & Cultural Economics Expert; President Emeritus, Bennett College for Women
Humanitarian / Activist / Congolese Genocide Survivor
Former Host, NPR's "Tell Me More"
Award-Winning Journalist & Media Personality, Author of "Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith"
Human Rights Activist
New York Times Best-Selling Author & Musician
Bestselling Author of "The Other Wes Moore" and Youth Advocate
President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Urban League
Civil Rights & Peace Activist
Writer and Cartoonist; Known for "The Boondocks"
Best-Selling Author of Best Sellers such as "Waiting to Exhale" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"
Political & Business Leader
Media Commentator, Columnist & Author
Charles J. Ogletree
Legal Theorist / Mentor / Activist
Author & Motivator
Holly Robinson Peete
Celebrated Author, Actress and Advocate for Health and Families
Fortune 50 Executive, Author of A Chance in the World & Voice of Change for Diversity and Inclusion
Psychiatrist, Media Consultant & Author
Real Life Hero of Hotel Rwanda
David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.
16th US Surgeon General
Writer, Humanitarian, President of BK Nation
ESPN Analyst & Former NBA Player
Classically trained dancer, actress on "The Cosby Show" and "The Young and the Restless"; Founder of Rowell Foster Children's Positive Plan (RFCPP)
Motivator & Philanthropist
First Female President of Liberia & Nobel Peace Laureate
Dr. Ian Smith
Doctor, Media Consultant, & Best-Selling Author
Stephen A. Smith
Dr. Tererai Trent
Internationally Recognized Voices for Quality Education and Women’s Empowerment; Oprah Winfrey's "All-Time Favorite Guest"
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Nobel Laureate & Human Rights Activist
Nontombi Naomi Tutu
Race & Gender Justice Activist
Susan L. Taylor
Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement & Editor of Essence Magazine
Actress & Comedian
Iconic Journalist, Culture Critic, and TV Host of "The Cycle"
R&B Singer and Actor; Fast and Furious Franchise
Hip-Hop, Pop Culture & Race Expert
Inspirational Speaker, New Thought Spiritual Teacher, Known for "Iyanla Fix My Life"
Tony Award-Winning Entertainer
Patricia J. Williams
Columnist & Law Professor
Spoken Word Artist
Dr. Boyce Watkins
Financial Expert & Social Activist
CNN News Anchor
Award-Winning Journalist, Healthcare Authority
Tennis Superstar & Activist
Comedian & Cultural Commentator; Host and Executive Producer of "The Nightly Show"
Emmy Award-Winning Actress, Activist for Human Rights
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Author and Poet
17th Surgeon General of the United States
Actor / Writer / Spoken Word Poet
President and CEO, Futuro Media Group; Anchor and Executive Producer, "Latino USA," NPR and "America By the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa," PBS
"Maria" on Sesame Street & Author
Patti Solis Doyle
Political Commentator, CNN
Host of "Judge Alex"
Award-Winning Actress & Producer; Humanitarian
Judge Marilyn Milian
The People's Court Judge
Actor, Ugly Betty / Education Advocate
Judge Cristina Perez
Lawyer, Judge "Cristina’s Court," Community Activist
Broadcast Journalist & Host of "What Would You Do?"
Civil Rights Leader & Professor of Law
Television Journalist, Correspondent & Producer
Best-Selling Author of the Rizzoli & Isles Series
New York Times Columnist & Author
Alma Morales Riojas
President and CEO, MANA
Education Correspondent, NPR
Columnist & Global Affairs Expert
Iranian Writer & Journalist
Award-winning Novelist & Writer Author of Tiger Writing
Dr. Michio Kaku
World-Renowned Theoretical Physicist
Global Affairs Expert On India / Award-Winning Author
Winner of 'Survivor: Cook Islands'
Actress / Creator of the Angry Little Asian Girl
Journalist & Author, Women's Right's Activist
Controversial Author, Journalist, Professor and Food Policy Expert in the Global Economy
World-Renowned Environmental Leader
Inspirational Civic Leader, Author & Educator
Fashion Correspondent, Co-host of "The Real" on FOX & "Steampunkd" on GSN
Survivor & Anti-Sex Slavery Activist
Poet / Spoken Word Artist
Creator, "Secret Asian Man" Comic
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist; Co-author of Half the Sky; Humanitarian
Jennifer Finney Boylan
Professor, Celebrated LGBT Activist & Author
Three-Time Emmy Nominee; Writer, Comedian and Best Selling Author
Gay Student Activist
Canadian Aboriginal Entertainer
Historian & Lecturer
Executive Director, Honor the Earth
Emmy-Winning Comedy Writer & Host of "That's Gay"
Author, The Death of Vishnu
Actor, Best Known for His Role in "Star Trek;" LGBT & Japanese-American Civil Rights Activist
Native American Actor / Son of Russell Means
Olympic Gold Medalist; Second Native American to Win a Gold Medal
Chad "Corntassel" Smith
Principal Chief, Cherokee Nation
The Color Orange
A Fictional Meeting of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
MUSIC FROM CHINA
Odaiko New England
Propulsive. Pounding rhythms. Dynamic movement. Energy and freewheeling spirit. These are but a few descriptions of taiko.
George P. Bush
Political Activist, Entrepreneur & Public Servant