Joe Madison "The Black Eagle" is a recognized human and civil rights activist, African slavery abolitionist, TV commentator, columnist, lecturer, labor and corporate spokesman, musician, athlete and member of the NAACP's national board of directors, for which he helped register one million new voters.
Karen Hunter is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, professor and publisher. She is co-author of eight New York Times bestsellers. In addition to being the CEO of Karen Hunter Books, Karen is a former sports and news reporter with the New York Daily News, where she was the paper’s first African-American female news columnist.
Laura Coates is an on-air legal analyst for CNN. A former Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, she has also served as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, specializing in the enforcement of Voting Rights throughout the United States. As a civil rights attorney, she traveled throughout the United States supervising local and national elections and led investigations into allegations of unconstitutional voting practices. In private practice, Laura was an intellectual property litigator with an expertise in First Amendment and media law.
Rev. Al SharptonCommunity leader, politician, minister and advocate Rev. Al Sharpton's career began with his first sermon at age 4. His work has taken him "from the streets to the suites," where he continues to demand that the American political establishment include people of every race, gender, class and belief.
Dr. Wilmer LeonWilmer J. Leon, III, Ph.D is a political scientist whose primary areas of expertise are black politics and public policy.
Join Jennifer Hammond for a weekly show about making savvy Real Estate decisions whether, buying, selling or re-financing. To learn more about Jennifer Hammond go to her website at jenniferhrealty.com, and for more helpful real estate tips you can follow Jennifer via facebook.com/jenniferhrealty and Twitter & Instagram @JenniferHRealty.
Lou Hutt Join Lou Hutt CPA, Attorney, Entrepreneur and Author, every weekend as he unveils the secrets, clues and alternatives on an array of tax, business and financial issues. Using everyday language, Lou helps transform the most complicated situation into one that is easier to understand and suggests tools and tactics to overcome the challenge.
Dr. LaJoyce Brookshire
Dr. LaJoyce Brookshire is a nationally recognized Naturopathic Doctor and Master Herbalist. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Soul Food based on the hit movie and the first African-American woman to novelize a major motion picture. She has six concurrent bestselling books. Dr. Brookshire is an HIV/STD educator, and an advocate for Health Literacy and Abstinence. In her former career, LaJoyce was a high-powered entertainment publicist at Arista Records during the Golden Era of the 1990s.
Clay Cane is an award-winning journalist, author, lecturer and filmmaker. He is a member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association and his work has been featured at the Obama White House. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed Live Through This: Surviving the Intersections of Sexuality, God, and Race.
Sylvia K. Alston
Sylvia K. Alston is a key sales executive, Vice President of Personal Risk Management and a Business Development and risk management advisor. With over 18 years- experience Sylvia currently works in New York City, for a top 20 insurance brokerage firm. She has worked for some of the largest and most prominent insurance brokerages in NY including most recently Integro NY as the Private Client Practice Leader, division manager and VP, Willis of New York, and HUB International. Sylvia is a trusted advisor and manages some of the most notable business owners, celebrity clientele, sports figures, filmmakers and most successful families in the United States. For consult, you can reach her at www.sylviakalston.com
L. Joy Willimas
L. Joy Williams is a national political strategist, civics teacher, consultant, public speaker and social justice advocate. She is a trusted strategic adviser to elected leaders and organizations across the country and is sought after by various media outlets for her wide-ranging expertise on politics and social justice. L. Joy also serves as President of Brooklyn NAACP and is the founding chairman of Higher Heights for America. Go to L. Joy's website at ljoywilliams.com and follow L. Joy on Twitter and Facebook at @ljoywilliams
Allan Boomer and Tiffany Hawkins
Allan Boomer and Tiffany Hawkins are Co-Founders of Momentum Advisors, a Wealth Management Firm with over $300 million in assets under advisement. They are also serial entrepreneurs who own several franchises across multiple industries. They spend their days helping clients build and manage their personal wealth, often through entrepreneurship.
Topeka K. Sam
While in Federal Prison, Topeka K. Sam witnessed first hand the epidemic and disparity of incarceration on women but most specifically women of color and felt the urgency to help change the criminal legal system. Since her release in May 2015, she hit the ground blazing. Ms. Sam is the Founder and Executive Director of The Ladies of Hope Ministries, whose mission is to help disenfranchised and marginalized women and girls transition back into society through spiritual empowerment, education, entrepreneurship and advocacy. She is also the founder of HOPE HOUSE NYC – a safe housing space for women and girls. Topeka serves on the board of directors for Grassroots Leadership. She is a Beyond the Bars 2015 Fellow and a 2016 Justice-In-Education Scholar both from Columbia University, a 2017 Soros Justice Advocacy Fellow working on Probation and Parole Accountability, a 2018 Unlocked Futures Inaugural Cohort Member and a founding member of The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls. Find Topeka on social media: @thelohm.
A staple on the comedy circuit, Godfrey has been a headliner at comedy clubs in America and around the world. He has also appeared in television ads and over 15 television shows, specials for Comedy Central and Showtime, and has been featured in films including Original Gangstas, Zoolander, Soul Plane, and Johnson Family Vacation. Born to Nigerian parents, Godfrey was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, but grew up in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he majored in Psychology, played football, and discovered his love for comedy. After graduation, Godfrey decided to pursue a career in standup comedy getting his start at Bernie Mac's club, The Cotton Club. Godfrey is an actively touring comedian with multiple projects in the works.