Diversity

Earwin "Magic" Johnson

Earwin "Magic" Johnson

NBA legend, two-time Hall of Famer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, motivational speaker… these are but a few of the honors and distinctions Earvin “Magic” Johnson has racked up over the years. Today, the business mogul has successfully parlayed his skills on the basketball court into multimillion-dollar success in the business world, propelling his company to the status of #1 urban brand in America.

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Roxanne Jones

Roxanne Jones

Founding Editor of ESPN the Magazine and Senior Vice President of ESPN, Roxanne Jones joined ESPN in 1997. She is one of the founding editors of The Magazine that now boasts more than 14.7 million readers and three ASME awards for General Excellence.

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Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones is a Tony Award® winning playwright and performer. Her multi-character solo show Bridge & Tunnel was originally produced Off-Broadway by Oscar-winner Meryl Streep, and went on to become a critically acclaimed, long running hit on Broadway. Sarah Jones was educated at Bryn Mawr College and the United Nations International School, Sarah recently returned to her UN School roots by becoming a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, traveling as a spokesperson on violence against children, and performing for audiences from Indonesia to Ethiopia, the Middle East and Japan.

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Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger is a social entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and syndicated columnist. He co-founded Free The Children in 1995 when he was 12-years-old. Today, he remains a full-time volunteer for the organization, now the world’s leading youth-driven charity.

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Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb

Co-Anchor, Fourth Hour of Today & Correspondent, Dateline NBC Hoda Kotb is the co-host of the fourth hour of NBC’s Today. She began hosting the 10 a.m. hour when it debuted in September 2007, and she currently hosts alongside Kathie Lee Gifford. Kotb has also been a Dateline NBC correspondent since April 1998 and the host of the weekly syndicated series Your Total Health since September 2004. She is the author of Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee.

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Crystal Kuykendall

Crystal Kuykendall

Dr. Crystal Arlene Kuykendall is considered one of the most dynamic individuals of our time. A critical thinker, analyst, motivator, and mentor. Dr. Kuykendall has astounded audiences and individuals through the power of her observations and the warmth of her words. A highly sought after and savvy speaking sensation, she is an engaging educator, human relations expert, legal analyst/litigator, endearing author and loving mother.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Original DREAMGIRL, Sheryl Lee Ralph is an acclaimed veteran of film, television and the Broadway stage. As a producer, Ralph created the critically acclaimed Divas Simply Singing!, an evening of song and entertainment that has become one of the most highly anticipated AIDS benefits in Hollywood. Following on the success of Divas Simply Singing, Ralph has added a one-woman show Sometimes I Cry to her list of credits. Written, directed and performed by Ralph, this complex and thought-provoking play, illustrates the heartbreaking, yet inspiring real life stories of culturally diverse women whose lives unravel as they cope with their HIV/AIDS reality.

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Michael Soon Lee

Michael Soon Lee

Mr. Lee has been a diversity consultant and speaker to Fortune 100 & 500 companies around the world and was the Dean of a university business school. He is the author of eight books on marketing and selling to multicultural customers, women, Generation-X & -Y, Baby Boomers and others. His latest is, "Cross-Cultural Selling for Dummies".

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Glenn Llopis

Glenn Llopis

Glenn Llopis is the founder of the Center for Hispanic Leadership and the Center for Innovation and Humanity, Glenn is a consultant and author. Glenn speaks frequently on issues concerning the global workplace, helping employees find new purpose, innovation, and maintaining ethical leadership. He combines the work ethic of his immigrant experience with a passion for innovation, entrepreneurial insights applied to the corporate world, and a concern for the human experience in the workplace.

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Billy Mills

Billy Mills

Billy Mills overcame these odds and won the Gold Medal in the 10,000 Meter Run. His victory is considered one of the greatest upsets in Olympic history, and some have stated that his performance at Tokyo was the greatest achievement in modern times. Since the 1964 Olympics, Billy Mills has shared how he pursued excellence in the world of sports with corporations, associations, universities, and schools. He has inspired thousands of individuals globally to reach within the depths of their capabilities and perform to the greatest of their potential to the betterment of human kind.

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Anthony Munoz

Anthony Munoz

Anthony Munoz is one of Cincinnati's true sports icons. Considered by many as the greatest offensive lineman in NFL history, Munoz has a record of excellence that is unrivaled in professional football. An eleven-time NFL Pro Bowl selection, Muñoz is the only Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee in Cincinnati Bengals history. Since retiring, Anthony and his family have remained in Cincinnati, where Muñoz has served as one of the community’s most accessible and involved advocates.

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Dave Pallone

Dave Pallone

Dave Pallone worked 18 years as a professional umpire; 10 of those years with the National Baseball League. As the third youngest umpire in baseball history, he demonstrated courage, professionalism and the ability to withstand adversity through many of baseball′s high profile controversial events.Dave is the author of the 1990 New York Time′s best-selling autobiography, Behind the Mask: My Double Life in Baseball, which offers a revealing look at baseball through the eyes of a gay man.

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Star Parker

Star Parker

Star Parker's personal transformation from welfare dependent to conservative crusader has been chronicled by ABC's 20/20; Rush Limbaugh; Readers Digest; James Dobson; The 700 Club; Dr. George Grant; Christianity Today; James Robison; Newsmax, Charisma, and World Magazine. Currently, Star Parker is a regular commentator on CNN, TBN, CSPAN, CBN, and FOX News. Articles and quotes by Parker continuously appear in major publications around the world. She has written several books including Uncle Sam's Plantation and White Ghetto. Currently, Parker is working on her next book: How the Poor Get Rich.

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Wintley Phipps

Wintley Phipps

An amazing speaker, who has addressed heads of state worldwide, has guided & touched the most famous people, with his powerful story, DEEP beautiful voice and graphic stories. Wintley Phipps was born in Trinidad, West Indies, and grew up in Montreal, Canada. In those formative years he was surrounded by music of the church. Following graduation from Kingsway College (a high school near Toronto, Ontario) he attended Oakwood College in the 1970s, where he studied music theory and began writing gospel music.

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Jo Ann Pina

Jo Ann Pina

Dr. Jo is an ethnically diverse speaker who truly excels in cross-cultural communication. Dr. Jo is the daughter of a migrant worker, a first-generation Hispanic and the only Latina PhD in the National Speakers Association. Born and reared in Texas during the Civil Rights movement, she is the only one of four children to survive childhood.

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Pepe Serna

Pepe Serna

Veteran actor and Master Teacher Pepe Serna has appeared in more than 100 feature films and 300 television shows. He has also lent his vocal talents to the Fox hit series "The PJ's." Serna played the part of Sanchez, who speaks with the aid of a voice box and is the only Hispanic cast member of the zany inner city characters created by Eddie Murphy. Recently, Serna starred in the controversial "Kingpin" on NBC. Pepe Serna is a beloved college and university circuit speaker who tours the nation as a motivational keynote speaker.

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Hines Ward

Hines Ward

Hines Ward is perhaps the greatest wide receiver in Steelers' history and certainly the best blocking wide receiver in NFL history. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion; the MVP of Super Bowl XL; a four-time pro bowler; the all-time team leader in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns; the only receiver in Steelers history to surpass 1,000 receiving yards for four straight seasons; was named to the Steelers' 75th Season All-Time Team; and owns every receiving record in franchise history.

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William Justus Wilson

William Justus Wilson

William Julius Wilson is Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University. He is one of only 24 University Professors, the highest professional distinction for a Harvard faculty member. After receiving the Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1966, Wilson taught sociology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, before joining the University of Chicago faculty in 1972. In 1990 he was appointed the Lucy Flower University Professor and director of the University of Chicago's Center for the Study of Urban Inequality. He joined the faculty at Harvard in July of 1996.

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Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. Under her leadership, CDF has become the nation’s strongest voice for children and families. The Children's Defense Fund’s Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

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