World-class musician and humanitarian Angélique Kidjo is one of Africa’s most celebrated singers and an empowering voice for women’s rights, human rights, and social justice.
With her infectious energy, her passion for performance, and her inspiring story, Angélique is truly a unique speaker as she seamlessly weaves singing into all of her speeches.
A creative force with three Grammy’s and thirteen albums to her name, Angélique is an enthusiastic collaborator, having worked with countless artists, including Alicia Keys, Bono, John Legend and Philip Glass. “I work with everyone who believes that music is the tool of peace,” says Angélique, “For me, music is the only form of art that connects the entire world.”
A UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and OXFAM campaigner, Angélique is the co-founder of the Batonga Foundation, an organization that promotes secondary education for girls across Africa. She is also the recipient of the Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum in Davos and the Amnesty International “Ambassador of Conscience Award.”
One of America’s greatest novelists and outspoken social commentators, Walter Mosley is one of the most distinct yet eloquent voices on race and society in America.
With a keen eye for the poetry and trepidation of the world, Walter has filled libraries with stories, essays, and ideas about what keeps us together and what drives us apart.
Now available in paperback, his latest book, Charcoal Joe, continues this tradition. Returning to his most famous character, Easy Rawlins, Mosley delivers another politically aware mystery that examines a world of complicated morals.
The author of more than 40 books, Mosley puts readers up close with society’s biggest issues. Named the first African American “Grand Master” by the Mystery Writers of America, he is the author of Devil in a Blue Dress and Folding the Red into the Black.
Jon Meacham: A voice of reason and understanding in this historical moment.
When Americans want answers – they turn to Jon Meacham. A sought-out speaker and commentator, Jon Meacham tackles the big issues facing America, as seen on Real Time with Bill Maher, Charlie Rose, and Morning Joe.
A presidential historian, author of Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush and the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, Jon Meacham's non-partisan analyses and lectures quite literally, speak to all sides.
Jon’s grasp of the character and temperament of America’s greatest leaders informs us in our big decisions, while his extensive knowledge of history and current events, politics and religion reminds us of just where we are – and where we may be headed.
Reflecting on last week’s events in Charlottesville, his recent TIME article, “American Hate, a History,” and New York Times op-ed, “Why Lee Should Go, and Washington Should Stay,” captures this historical moment.