Black Male Summit - Spring 2019 - Speakers
“It’s hard to know a moment in history when you are in it, but this much I know: We are in a painful and peculiar point in American history. So much is wrong that it’s hard to keep up, but we must.”
— Shaun King
“As a magnetic element of the Black Lives Matter movement, King helps us see our present place in the larger current of American history. He’s adopted social media to rally and unite people of disparate backgrounds and has now become one of the most followed activists in the United States. He uses his platform as a journalist, now for Harvard and The Intercept, and formerly as The Senior Justice Writer at the New York Daily News, to unearth the truth beyond local media, and to organize in purposeful and directed ways.
As a speaker, King offers an articulate and historically grounded take on the most pressing problems of the day. He has now spoken in 35 states, on over 100 college campuses, in jails and prisons, and in corporate boardrooms—always calling for us to be better and do better. As a writer, he has written an astounding 1,500 articles on injustice since 2014 and gives morning commentary on the legendary Tom Joyner Morning Show heard by 6 million listeners in over 100 cities.
In early 2019, King launched a new digital version of abolitionist writer and speaker Frederick Douglass’ iconic journal, The North Star. King’s new interation will feature content created by progressives seeking to agitate for justice in the spirit of Douglass and the movement he inspired.”
Jason Mayden, MS
Designer + Entrepreneur-In-Residence | Accel Partners
In his previous role at Nike, Jason oversaw the design and execution of all conceptual products, data driven innovations and inline lifestyle and performance product for Jordan Brand, as the Senior Global Design Director. During his 13+ year career at Nike, Mayden led and contributed to the creation of innovative sport performances products for athletes and cultural icons such as Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Derek Jeter, and Michael Jordan.
In 2011, Mayden successfully received his Master’s in General Management and Social Innovation from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and shortly there after he returned to Nike as the Global Director of Innovation for Nike Digital Sport where he was responsible for the strategic investigation of new technologies and services, such as the Nike Fuel Band.
Most recently, Jason was the VP of Design at Mark One, an IoT startup focusing on the intersection of consumption and behavior change. Mayden is also a d.Fellow and Media Designer at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University, a frequent lecturer at Stanford University’s prestigious Graduate School of Business, a regular columnist/blogger for Hypebeast Magazine and hypebeast.com and an advisory board member to his undergraduate alma mater, the College for Creative Studies.
He is now at Accel assisting with the continuous development of Accel’s brand position amongst the global community of entrepreneurs while working with portfolio companies on deepening and extending their knowledge and ability to create cultures of curiosity. Moreover, he is also an advisor of Slyce, a company created by fellow Nike alum Bryant Barr and NBA Superstar Stephen Curry, a platform focused on creating a new paradigm at the intersection of campaign workflow planning and brand-to-influencer content management. Lastly, is the CEO and Co-Founder of Super Heroic a business focused on provided quality play performance footwear, apparel and technology for elementary school aged children.
Devin “Egypt” Robinson
Despite losing his mother at 12, having his father abandon him the same day and being classified as an orphan, Egypt may have been knocked down...but wasn’t knocked out.
Over a span of 10 years, Egypt has led a life many consider a fairytale. His work in Black history storytelling, relationship counseling and HIV education/performing opened doors many seldom see. He's appeared on OWN, MTV, BET, Apollo Theater twice, TEDx twice, FOX with Lee Pitts in addition to countless radio shows, magazine and performance appearances. Egypt has shared stages with A-list celebrities such as John Legend, Alicia Keys and Magic Johnson. He adopted the name "Egypt" because he plans to influence the world just as the great African empire has influenced the earth.
He's touched stages in Johannesburg South Africa, Doha Qatar, Barbados, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago and a TEDx Talk in Amman, Jordan. Not to neglect he's gained two degrees while being on the Dean's list, graduated Phi Theta Kappa Honors, won the Florida State PAL Boxing Championship, is a devout Christian, created the AIDS Awareness Poets Inc and the AIDS Games. He wrote three top selling relationship books, "How Good Is Sex?", “Change Him... In 100 pages,”, "Love Is Not An STD" and 10 Steps To Get Over An Ex...FOR GOOD”. He is also the youngest (27) Alumni of the year award recipient at Palm Beach State College for his work in HIV/AIDS. Yet, his highest achievements occurred April 6th, 2014 by marrying his dream woman and May 26th 2018 when his daughter Niya was born.
He is proof, that no matter how your life starts, you can change the middle and alter the ending. His story has inspired many and continues to be a reason why some believe their yesterday won't dictate their tomorrow because they've made a decision to live right...today.
Dr. David M. Anderson, Sr.
With 20 years of broadcast and business finance experience, Dr. David M. Anderson Sr. is the founder of the only 100% wholly owned Black Talk Radio Network in the United States. The Empowerment Radio Network is home to such great voices as Bev Smith, Warren Balletine, Rashad Richey, and of course its flagship program BLACKANOMICS which is entering its eighth year of syndication and is distributed to terrestrial US Based Radio Stations, SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio, and digitally on TUNEIN Radio.
Dr. Anderson has also played a major role in the film documentary “Generation One” The Search for Black Wealth in which he lends his skill set and business philosophies to the silver screen. The film “Generation One” The Search for Black Wealth lead to another film documentary opportunity; “The Film Black Friday” in which Dr. Anderson is an executive producer in the star studded cast alongside Hill Harper, Judge Hatchett, Cynthia Bailey, David Banner, and a long list of other great minds who helped to make the project become a great success.
Dr. Anderson received the 2015 Power Networking Entrepreneur of the Year Award from New York Times Best Seller Dr. George C. Fraser of Frasernet at the 2015 Power Networking Conference for his work in developing the Empowerment Radio Network.
Dr. Anderson was also bestowed with the privilege of an Honorary Doctorate by the Global Oved Dei University & Seminary. As a professor and subject matter expert Dr. Anderson teaches very specific areas of business finance & entrepreneurship.
Dr. Anderson is currently completing his new book “The Rules to Entrepreneurship”, which educates readers on how to enter into the field of entrepreneurship. The book was written in response to the personal challenges and experiences Dr. Anderson faced in doing business over the last 10 years. The book outlines business strategies and techniques to help individuals increase confidence and segue into entrepreneurship for the purpose of building wealth and leaving a legacy.
Dr. David M. Anderson Sr. is a highly sought after speaker in the world of Business Finance, Real Estate and Broadcast Entrepreneurship. Dr. Anderson’s speaking career is currently being handled by the Great Black Speaker Bureau.
Brian Heat is a dynamic Inspirational Speaker, Educator, Producer, Director, Publisher, and Amazon Best Selling Author with his latest book release Get Ignited: Your Blueprint for Discovering Purpose and Manifesting Dreams, who transforms audiences infusing high-octane motivational and cinematic themes, making his presentations trajectory changing and unforgettable!
Brian’s God-given gifts to positively impact the lives others can be experienced through his provocative keynotes, books, online content creation and ground-breaking stage performances. A phenomenal talent, Brian has shared speaking stages with former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, Steve Harvey, Halle Berry, Jalen Rose, Hill Harper, and Stedman Graham just to name a few.
As an Educational Leader his Maryland based Diverse Male Student Initiatives Program has transformed the lives of over 1,000 collegiate males in the areas of Academic Excellence, Manhood Development, and Career/Entrepreneurship Readiness. This work can be found captured in the award winning documentary he Co-Produced titled Striving for the Extraordinary: A Journey through Hope and Transformation.
With his profound ability to push the boundaries of inspiration, Brian continues to touch the lives of thousands across the country though a wide array of colleges, universities, corporate clients, non-profit organizations and Sports Teams.
With an uncanny Rockstar persona whose maintains a finger on the pulse of Pop Culture, Hip Hop, Education Reform, Activism, Entrepreneurship and the epic journey of dreamers no matter their race, creed or background, audiences are never the same after witnessing him in action.