STACEY ABRAMS: Political Leader, Non-Profit CEO & Serial Entrepreneur

OPAL TOMETI: Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement

ANDREW YOUNG: Civil Rights Activist; Former Mayor of Atlanta; Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Former U.S. Representative from Georgia

MAE JEMISON: First Woman of Color In Space; Currently Leading 100 Year Starship to Assure Human Interstellar Space Travel to Another Star Within The Next Century

W. KAMAU BELL: Sociopolitical Comedian; Political Satirist; Host of CNN's United Shades of America

JUDITH JAMISON: Dancer, Choreographer and Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

RYAN COOGLER: Award-Winning Writer and Director; Director of the Oscar-Winning Black Panther

CAROLINE RANDALL WILLIAMS: Award-Winning Poet, Scholar, and Activist

AUSTIN CHANNING BROWN: Leading and Inspired Voice on Racial Justice; Executive Producer of The Next Question

JEMAR TISBY: Public Historian; New York Times Best-Selling Author of How to Fight Racism and The Color of Compromise

TIFFANY D. CROSS: Co-Founder & Managing Editor, The Beat DC; Resident Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics

SUNNY HOSTIN: Emmy Award-Winning Co-Host, ABC's The View; Journalist; Attorney


CHARLES BLOW is an Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times, a CNN contributor, and the New York Times Bestselling Author of Fire Shut Up In My Bones. Blow fearlessly tackles hot-button issues such as social justice, racial equality, police violence, gun control, income inequality, xenophobia, education, the relationship between journalism and justice, and the Black Lives Matter Movement.


Chief Marketing Officer at Netflix BOZOMA SAINT JOHN has earned a formidable reputation as a trailblazing brand and marketing executive and genuine change-agent in the space. Hailed as the "coolest person to ever go on stage at an Apple event,” by Buzzfeed, Bozoma brings unparalleled energy, transformative thinking, and innovative ideas to each engagement.


CLARENCE PAGE is one of the most nationally recognized and highly regarded syndicated columnists in the country as a Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and a member of Chicago Tribune’s Editorial Board. In his speeches, he decodes top political issues with clarity, balance and humor. 


JOY REID is the host of the new primetime cable news program, The ReidOut, making her the first black woman to host a primetime cable news program and a New York Times best-selling author. Joy is the voice many turn to for facts they can be confident in, commentary that speaks to politics, culture, and race in America, and conversations that inspire change.


Television host, award-winning journalist, and philanthropist TAMRON HALL was the first African American female co-host of TODAY. Tamron empowers and inspires audiences with conversations about overcoming obstacles in the workplace and at home, domestic violence, homelessness, literacy, and more.


The first Miss USA to be crowned while currently serving in the United States military, DESHAUNA BARBER has made it her life goal to encourage, inspire and strengthen the people around her. Barber speaks about diversity, inclusion, women's empowerment, overcoming adversary, and is frequently celebrated for empowering audiences.


A multi-Grammy Award-winning, platinum selling artist, LECRAE has evolved into a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, speaker, thought leader, philanthropist, and Co-Owner/President of Reach Records. His talks help the public see beyond his music and focus on his message: what we say and do in hip-hop - and in the world - matters, so we should be thoughtful, careful, generous and respectful.


MJ Acosta-Ruiz is the host of NFL Total Access on the NFL Network, the first ever Afro-Latina and woman of color to host a show at the NFL Network. She shares her inspirational story of hard work, endless preparation, and embracing what makes her different, and opens up about her journey from being told how to look and present herself to the audience, to being an unapologetic curly hair advocate.