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Dr. Cheryl Wood
Being an Angry Black Woman is a
Bold Thing Not a Bad Thing

November 16, 2020

Dr. Cheryl Wood is the CEO of VOCALIZE Women Speakers Academy, an international empowerment speaker, 11x best-selling author, and leadership expert.  


Dr. Wood has been featured on ABC, Radio One, Forbes Magazine, Huffington Post, ESSENCE, Black Enterprise, Rolling Out, Sheen Magazine, Good Morning Washington, Fox 5 News, Fox 45 News, The Washington Informer, The Baltimore Times, Afro-American Newspaper and numerous other media outlets.  She has delivered riveting keynote presentations for a host of organizations including NASA, The United Nations, the FBI, Verizon, United States Department of Defense, United States Department of Agriculture, National Association of Legal Professionals, Federally Employed Women, Women's Council of Realtors, Women in eDiscovery, Women in Public Finance, Blacks In Government and eWomenNetwork, to name a few.  Dr. Wood received her doctorate degree from Global Oved Dei Seminary and University.

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Clint Smith
Talk Title:  How to raise a black son in America

As kids, we all get advice from parents and teachers that seems strange, even confusing. This was crystallized one night for a young Clint Smith, who was playing with water guns in a dark parking lot with his white friends. In a heartfelt piece, the poet paints the scene of his father's furious and fearful response.

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