BBCB Speakers

Every year, the BBCB Summit attracts some of the most influential national speakers and scholars to address the barriers that affect persistence and completion among minority males.  We are pleased to welcome the following speakers to the 2020 Summit:  

2020 Summit Speakers

  • John Quinones, guest speaker at BBCB 2019

    John Quiñones

    Combining a moving life story, an exceptional career, incomparable insights, and a powerful presence, John Quiñones has emerged as one of the most inspiring keynotes in the speaking world today. A lifetime of “never taking no for an answer” took Quiñones from migrant farm work and poverty to more than 30 years at ABC News and the anchor desk at 20/20 and Primetime. 

  • Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa

    Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa

    Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa "Dr. Q" was an impoverished teenager living in a rural Mexican village before found his way through hope, hard work and persistence. Dr. Q became a Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology, Neuroscience and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is widely regarded as one of the world's finest surgeons and scientists, operating on some 250 brain tumors every year and leading cutting-edge research to cure brain cancer.

  • Ndaba Mandela

    Ndaba Mandela

    Ndaba Mandela follows in the footsteps of his beloved and iconic grandfather, Nelson Mandela, by furthering the message that one person can make a difference. His recent book, Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela, is the first-ever to tell Nelson Mandela's life through the eyes of the grandson he raised. Ndaba Mandela entertains and inspires audiences with tales only he can tell. With pride and presence, Ndaba speaks passionately about Africa, its people and its future.


  • Jose Antonio Vargas

    Jose Antonio Vargas

    Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and theatrical producer. A leading voice for the human rights of immigrants, he founded the non-profit media and culture organization Define American. In 2011, The New York Times Magazine published a groundbreaking essay he wrote in which he revealed and chronicled his life in America as an undocumented immigrant.

  • Juan Williams

    Juan Williams

    Juan Williams is one of the US's leading political writers and thinkers, making his career a model of "meeting in the middle" by working as a reporter for NPR and The Washington Post and as a political analyst for Fox News. With three decades of experience reporting from Washington, he is considered one of the nation's most reputable political analysts, unflinching in his dedication to informing – and challenging – the American public.