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Black History Month & MLK

With one of the most expansive rosters of diversity speakers, APB offers speakers perfectly suited for MLK Day and Black History Month events. Whether discussing the state of race relations in our country or diversity in the workplace, APB's Black History Month and MLK speakers deliver keynotes that will educate and audiences and generate important dialogue.

Black History Month & MLK

A Theatrical Performance

The Off-Broadway hit is back and full of the history, passion, and sheer drama that established the prominence of Flow-Theater Spoken Word. This classic choreopoem is redesigned with music and staged in simple elegance. The content is as current...

Professor of African American Studies/Author

Author and historian Robin D.G. Kelley is one of the most distinguished experts on African American studies and a celebrated professor who has lectured at some of America’s highest learning institutions. He is currently Professor of American...

Star of Blood, Sweat & Heels, HIV/AIDS Awareness & Prevention Advocate

Melyssa Ford has been a fixture in the realm of entertainment for well over a decade. Ford can currently be seen on Bravo’s hit reality docu-series Blood, Sweat & Heels, which just concluded its freshman season, averaging approximately...

Human Rights Activist

Chris Mburu has been doing human rights work for the last 20 years, first as an activist in his home country, Kenya, then focused on human rights while doing his LLM at Harvard Law School, after which he began working with organizations such as...

Humanitarian, Activist & Congolese Genocide Survivor

Rose Mapendo, a survivor of the Congolese genocide, is a global activist for peace and reconciliation. A victim no more, she is a true hero, an incredible survivor, and an inspiration to us all who proves that - even in the face of violence, loss...

Expert on Race Relations

Leading the way as an academic voice on race relations, Dr. Tukufu Zuberi is an inspiring champion for social justice. He hosts PBS's The History Detectives.

Civil Rights Activist & Sociologist

Sociologist Joyce Ladner is one of the nation’s pre-eminent thought leaders. Her career has been shaped through her first hand involvement with the civil rights movement in Mississippi and as a staff member that organized the March on Washington...

Physician & Inspirational Leader

Dr. Davis is the author of Living & Dying in Brick City: An ER Doctor Returns Home, in which he shares his riveting experiences as an ER physician, offering preventative guidance as a means of supporting healthier communities.

Financial Expert & Social Activist

As the founder of, speaker Boyce Watkins fights for economic and social justice in America. He is the resident financial expert for AOL Black Voices.

Actor & Activist

Ernie Hudson is one of the most sought-after actors of our time with an impressive list of credits and awards. Appearing in Ghostbusters, Law and Order, The Crow and Miss Congeniality, his journey to Hollywood success...

Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate

Profiled on 60 Minutes & featured in the documentary Waiting for Superman, Geoffrey Canada is the former President & CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, an agency that works to better the future of inner-city youth.

Award-Winning Actor & Activist

As one of the most sought after veteran actors, Oscar winner Gossett has reached the heights of success. His unique talent for portraying powerful and charismatic characters has charmed audiences worldwide. As Founder of the Eracism Foundation...

CEO, Commissioned Poet & Author, Millennial Advocate

Azure Antoinette has written poems for Maria Shriver and the American Cancer Society, speaking on universal human issues. Using performance poetry to explore the effects of technology on culture, her work...

Real Life Hero of Hotel Rwanda

Known as the "Rwandan Schindler," speaker Paul Rusesabagina saved countless lives during the Rwandan genocide. His story is chronicled in the film Hotel Rwanda.

Award-Winning Journalist & Co-Anchor of America This Morning & World News Now

An award-winning journalist and internationally recognized television personality, speaker T.J. Holmes was named to The Grio's "100 List of History Makers."

Broadcaster, Musician & Social Entrepreneur

Musician, actor, activist and speaker Derrick Ashong is host of "D.N.A." on FUSION, and former host of "The Derrick Ashong Experience" and Al Jazeera English's The Stream.

Political & Business Leader

Former President and CEO of the NAACP, Maryland Congressman, and Chairman of the Black Congressional Caucus, Mfume is credited with rebuilding and revitalizing the NAACP. As a leader, activist, and seasoned political voice for diversity, he...

ESPN Analyst & Former NBA Player

Current ESPN/ABC studio analyst and former 13-year NBA veteran Jalen Rose is one of the select professional athletes to maintain a high profile post-retirement. Long known for his post-game quotes and great relationship with the media, Rose...

Entertainer, Pointer Sister

Ruth Pointer’s deep and soulful voice turned out to be the missing ingredient when the fabulous Pointer Sisters went from a trio to a quartet in late 1972. Pointer’s heartfelt memoir, Still So Excited!: My Life as a Pointer Sister (2016)...

Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation

International business speaker Dick Parsons is a senior advisor at Providence Equity Partners, a leading private equity investment firm, and the former chairman of Citigroup.

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