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Angela Davis

Legendary Human Rights Activist

Angela Davis is internationally known for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. Her work as an educator has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender equality.

April Ryan

White House Correspondent, CNN Political Analyst, D.C. Bureau Chief for TheGrio, Author, & Speaker

April can be seen almost daily on CNN as a political analyst. She is also the Washington D.C Bureau Chief on TheGrio. She has been featured in Essence, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Elle magazines – to name a few. April Ryan has served on the board of the prestigious White House Correspondents Association. She is one of only three African Americans in the Association’s over 100-year history to serve on its board. She is also an esteemed member of the National Press Club.

Bob Woodward

Legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist; Associate Editor, The Washington Post; and Author, 21 Bestsellers

Bob Woodward gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal in 1973. Since then, he’s worked to shine a light on the inner-workings of secret government. Woodward’s factual, non-partisan revelations to readers and speech audiences provide a view of Washington they’ll never get elsewhere. Woodward has written about the last nine U.S. presidents and chronicled how the power of the presidency has evolved. He is author of 20 bestselling books – 14 went to #1 – more than any contemporary nonfiction writer.

Chike Ukaegbu

CEO at Startup52, Former Candidate for President of Nigeria

Chike is a dynamic speaker and inspiring storyteller with a unique and extensive background that captivates diverse audiences. He believes in the untapped potential of each audience as he engages them to unlock new ideas through experiential storytelling.

Denice Frohman

World Champion Slam Poet & Diversity Educator

Denice Frohman is an award-winning poet, performer, and educator from New York City. For nearly two decades she has performed widely on national and international stages from The Apollo to The White House. Her work explores the complexities of language, lineage, queerness, and the colonial relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico. Frohman sees her poetry as a tool for social change, cultural preservation, and aims to subvert traditional notions of power and knowledge.

Donna Brazile

Veteran Democratic Political Strategist

Always candid and insightful, Donna Brazile brings a refreshing perspective and practical sensibility to the discussion of today's political headlines.

Dr. Dambisa Moyo

Global Economist, Best-selling Author

Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a co-principal of Versaca Investments - a family office, focused on growth investing globally. She serves on a number of global corporate boards including: 3M Corporation, Chevron, and Conde Nast, as well as, the Oxford University Endowment investment committee. Dr. Moyo is a pre-eminent thinker, who influences key decision-makers in strategic investment and public policy. She is respected for her unique perspectives, her balance of contrarian thinking with measured judgment, and her ability to turn economic insight into investible ideas.

Jouelzy

Youtube Star and Activist

Jouelzy is one of the top-watched African American female vloggers on Youtube. She is best known for advocating for the #SmartBrownGirl. She produces weekly videos for her 170,000+ Youtube subscribers with witty commentary on current events and cultural topics that impact women of color throughout the African diaspora. With a dash of wit, snark and humor, Jouelzy educates her audience on historical and political context of trending pop culture topics in her popular #PopSnark series.

Kat Blaque

Transgender YouTube Star & Activist

Kat Blaque is an Animator, Illustrator and Youtuber from Southern California who has been openly blogging about her life for the past 10+ years on Youtube. Experiencing the ups and downs of New Media, she has ultimately concluded that Social Media is a powerful force for change and awareness. She uses her platforms on Youtube and Facebook to speak about the topics she’s passionate about as well as spread information, and cultivate conversations that encourage education across intersections.

Katty Kay

U.S. Special Correspondent for BBC Studios, Award-winning Journalist, and Bestselling Author

As the lead anchor for BBC World News America, Katty Kay brings a fresh perspective to the reporting of American politics and global affairs. Katty’s insights reflect a global mindset that is a natural offshoot of having grown up in the Middle East and worked as a journalist in Europe, Africa, and Asia.