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Top Black Motivational Speakers to Lift Your Spirits

Sep 23, 2022 03:00PM ● By Anand Subramanian
Listening to a motivational speaker can provide tremendous sound energy to our spirit. Even the uninspired can be motivated when they watch their passion-filled speech and emotions on show. With their words, motivational speakers can stir the whole globe to greatness. As you may know, motivational speakers come in many forms, sizes, and ethnicities. They may have diverse experiences and educational backgrounds. What distinguishes them are their experiences, how they dealt with persistence, and how they can relate those experiences to an audience. Their life struggles and approach to dealing with unfathomable circumstances qualify them to step on stage and address the globe, sending a wave of energy that resonates even in other timelines of history. In this blog, we will discuss Black Motivational Speakers from many fields and their effect on the current generation.

Daymond John


Daymond John is an American entrepreneur, investor, and television personality best known as the creator, president, and CEO of FUBU, investor on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank, and creator of The Shark Group, a New York-based brand management and consulting organization. He takes his extensive business expertise to his motivational speeches, discussing creating objectives and pushing oneself to the final line. He discusses how to become an entrepreneur by drawing on his personal experience in the area of negotiating. His talks convey not just the joy of accomplishment but also the courage to overcome setbacks and live the life we choose.

Ibram X. Kendi


Ibram X. Kendi is an American author with five New York Times bestselling books, including  How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped From the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America under his belt. He is one of the most brilliant young teachers. His research and zeal have enlightened young minds to the concept of a post-racial society and the reality of racism in America today. His lectures are on point, genuine, thoroughly educational, and optimistic. He provides his audience with the means to expose discriminatory views and cause them to hope for the future by putting light on their past. Time magazine named him one of the world's 100 most influential people in 2020.

Brittany K. Barnett

Brittany K. Barnett is an award-winning American attorney, criminal justice reform advocate, author, and entrepreneur who talks candidly about America's faulty criminal justice system. She is committed to ending life terms in prison for federal narcotics offenses. In addition to being a justice system superhero, she is the creator of many non-profit organizations and social businesses that advocate for those directly harmed by the criminal justice system. In her TED presentation, she discussed the innovation lost in America's prisons and a beautiful vision for investing in individuals such as Sharanada Jones and Chris Young. Their unjust jail terms have halted their ambitions of bringing greatness to this chaotic planet.

Maya-Camille Broussard


Broussard is a culinary superstar, businesswoman, and Justice of the Pies owner. She is also one of the professional pastry chefs competing on Netflix's smash program Bake Squad. She specializes in pies, tarts, and quiches, both sweet and savory. She founded her bakery in honor of her late father, Stephen J Broussard, a defense attorney, and with the notion that everyone deserves a second chance. Her bakery collaborated with many non-profit organizations to serve meals to populations on Chicago's South and West sides. Her bakery offered meals for front-line employees during the COVID epidemic. Her experience with the Bake Squad provided her with the opportunity to set a positive example for young bakers all over the world while also inspiring others with her story of struggles as a hearing impaired, successes, and her role as a small business owner who advocates for people living with disabilities and food apartheid, particularly in communities of color.

Alora Young


Young is the author of "Walking Gentry Home: A Memoir of My Foremothers in Verse," a daring, witty, and highly creative poem. Her poetry addresses generational trauma and the challenges of being a Black woman in America while condensing complicated ideas and feelings concerning race, gender, and class. She utilizes her words to have a massive influence throughout the country, and her devotion earned her the title of 2020-2021 Youth Poet Laureate of the Southern United States. She has performed her poems on incredible venues such as CNN, CBS, and TEDx, and she has been asked to speak at events and commissioned to produce works for the United Nations, governors, mayors, and educators. She has also been named a Davidson Fellow, a Scholastic Gold Medalist, a Young Arts winner in Spoken Word, a Princeton Prize in Race Relations, a Spring Robinson Literary Prize, the YoungArts Lin Arison Excellence in Writing Award, and the International Human Rights Day Rising Advocate Award.


 Anand Subramanian is a freelance photographer and content writer based out of Tamil Nadu, India. Having a background in Engineering always made him curious about life on the other side of the spectrum. He leapt forward towards the Photography life and never looked back. Specializing in Documentary and  Portrait photography gave him an up-close and personal view into the complexities of human beings and those experiences helped him branch out from visual to words. Today he is mentoring passionate photographers and writing about the different dimensions of the art world.

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