Famous Black Public Speakers

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 1 Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Sugar Ray Leonard is a former boxer and motivational speaker. Having won world titles in five different weight divisions during his boxing career, Leonard is widely considered one of the greatest boxers ever. Leonard was part of a group of boxers dubbed The Fabulous Four, which is credited with popularizing the lower weight classes in the post-Muhammad Ali era.

 2 Rhonda Ross Kendrick

Rhonda Ross Kendrick
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Rhonda Ross Kendrick, daughter of singer Diana Ross and Motown founder Berry Gordy, is best known for her Emmy-nominated portrayal of Toni Burrell in the soap Another World. She has also appeared in series such as The Temptations and Cosby. She grew up believing Robert Ellis Silberstein was her father. 

 3 Van Jones

Van Jones
Famous As: Motivational speaker
Birthdate: September 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jackson, Tennessee Jackson, Tennessee, United States U.S.

Especially known for his honest and poignant commentaries, Van Jones is an award-winning political contributor, commentator, and the host of popular CNN programs like Van Jones Show and The Redemption Project. Also a leader in the fight for criminal justice reform for more than twenty-five years, he has founded number of non-profit organizations and authored several best-selling books.

 4 Myles Munroe

Myles Munroe
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
Died: November 9, 2014

 5 Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Moyo
Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: February 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia

 6 George Foster

George Foster
Famous As: Baseball player, Motivational speaker
Birthdate: December 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

 7 Devon Harris

Devon Harris
Famous As: Bobsledder and Military officer
Birthdate: December 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
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 8 Immaculée Ilibagiza

Immaculée Ilibagiza
Famous As: Writer, Motivational speaker
Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Rwanda

 9 Clemantine Wamariya

Clemantine Wamariya
Famous As: Writer, Motivational speaker
Birthdate: 1988 AD
Birthplace: Kigali, Rwanda

 10 Rennie Curran

Rennie Curran
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: November 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Snellville, Georgia, United States

 11 Pee Wee Kirkland

Pee Wee Kirkland
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States

 12 Timothy Thomas Fortune

Timothy Thomas Fortune
Famous As: Orator
Birthdate: October 3, 1856
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marianna, Florida, United States
Died: June 2, 1928

 13 Mariatu Kamara

Mariatu Kamara
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: May 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sierra Leone

 14 Gilbert Tuhabonye

Gilbert Tuhabonye
Famous As: Athlete, Motivational speaker
Birthdate: November 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Songa, Burundi

 15 Matte Babel

Matte Babel
Famous As: TV Host
Birthdate: October 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Matte Babel is better known as Hollywood actor Shay Mitchell’s long-term boyfriend and the father of her daughter, Atlas. The Toronto-born Babel was a skilled footballer in his university days and then established himself as a music and reality show host. He also works with the agency that manages Drake.

 16 Siohvaughn Funches

Siohvaughn Funches
Famous As: Dwyane Wade's Ex-wife
Birthdate: September 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States