Top Black Keynote Speakers

The top black keynote speakers have powerful voices and share inspiring narratives on center stage. We take immense pride in presenting a curated selection of African-American thought leaders, influencers, and trailblazers who have shattered barriers and left an indelible mark on society. These select names of the very best black keynote speakers provide motivational keynotes, impactful presentations, and thought-provoking talks that embrace diversity, foster inclusion, and inspire positive change.

Whether you're hosting corporate events, conferences, educational institutions, or community gatherings, our African-American speakers deliver captivating and inclusive presentations that empower audiences to shape an equitable future.

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Candice Morgan Head of Inclusion and Diversity at Pinterest

Candice Morgan works to build inclusion into work culture by designing and implementing strategic talent initiatives for companies and firms. Ms. Morgan has consulted with leading global organizations... Read More

Richard Rothstein Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute

Richard Rothstein is a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow emeritus at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Haas Institute at t... Read More

Damien Hooper-Campbell Chief Diversity Officer at Zoom

Damien Hooper-Campbell is the first Chief Diversity Officer at Zoom. Prior to joining Zoom, Damien was a Vice President at eBay where he served as the company’s first Chief Diversity Officer. In this... Read More

Walter Kimbrough Noted Author and 7th President of Dillard University

A native of Atlanta Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough graduated as salutatorian and understudy body president from his high school in 1985 and went on to earn degrees from the University of Georgia, Miami Unive... Read More

Yoruba Richen Documentary Filmmaker Known For TED Talk on the Intersection of Civil Rights & LGBT Rights

A documentary filmmaker from the United States named Yoruba Richen has produced and directed movies throughout South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Her most recent film, The New Black, had its w... Read More

Dr. Sharroky Hollie Executive Director of The Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning

Dr. Sharroky Hollie is a national educator who provides professional development to thousands of educators in the area of cultural responsiveness. Going back 25 years he has been a classroom teacher a... Read More

Cedric Pendleton Actor, Artist, and Activist whose comedic skills have created an entrepreneurial path of success

Intense. Charismatic. Charming. Sexy. Bad Boy? Maybe, but then there's always a maybe about a bad boy, isn't there? Cedric Pendleton knew from early on that he was destined for one of two things: the... Read More

Bernard Coleman Former Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Uber

Bernard is the Head of Employee Engagement at Gusto. He was formerly Uber's first Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion (D& I) and he drives the D& I programs through meaningful relationships,... Read More

Connie Rice Co-Director of The Advancement Project, Public Policy & Diversity Activist

Connie Rice, co-director of The Advancement Project, is known for success in tackling problems of inequity and exclusion. She has received more than 50 major awards for her work in expanding opport... Read More

Kimberly Bryant Founder of Black Girls Code and Aspen Institute Fellow

Kimberly Bryant is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls CODE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to “changing the face of technology” by introducing girls of color (ages 7-17) to the fiel... Read More