APB is excited to announce the exclusive representation of Alyssa Farah Griffin, the only person to have served as the top spokesperson for the President, Vice President and Secretary of Defense. As co-host on ABC’s Emmy Award-Winning daytime talk show, The View, she has garnered 30 Daytime Emmy Awards and four NAACP Image Awards since debuting in 1997.
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Just in time to celebrate Halloween, Disney+ recently released Hocus Pocus 2. Starring APB speaker Kathy Najimy, along with Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker, fans have eagerly been waiting for the return of the Sanderson sisters to Salem, Mass. for another night of mischief. It’s a haunting sequel to the 1993 Halloween classic.
APB speaker Sonia Manzano, an Emmy Award-winning actress, producer, screenwriter and author, will be honored on Oct. 20 at Paramount Pictures studio in Los Angeles by Shine Global with its first-ever Children’s Resilience in Film Award for her contributions to children’s entertainment and the impact it’s had on future generations.
APB is excited to announce the exclusive signing of Masih Alinejad, an Iranian-American journalist and women’s rights activist who gained worldwide attention when she removed her veil, or hijab, and posted a photo on her Facebook page standing proudly with her hair blowing in the wind. From that, My Stealthy Freedom was born, her viral social media campaign against compulsory hijab that became the biggest civil disobedience movement in the history of the Islamic Republic. Today, she is one of the most prominent and vocal opposition figures challenging the Islamic Republic of Iran.
APB is excited to announce exclusive representation of Nontombi Naomi Tutu. The daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Naomi carries on the family legacy to heal the wounds of racism. The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of Naomi’s life as an activist for human rights. Those experiences taught her that our whole human family loses when we accept situations of oppression, and how teaching and preaching hate and division injure us all. After years spent as a development consultant, educator and race and gender activist, she accepted her call to ordained ministry.
APB speaker Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman will be the featured guest on Oprah Winfrey’s “The Life You Want Class,” which will be available tonight at 7 p.m. EST on oprahdaily.com. Kaufman, a renowned humanistic psychologist, founder of the center for the science of human potential and host of “The Psychology Podcast” will discuss the impact that comes with reframing life's challenges and practicing gratitude, according to Winfrey’s website.
We are excited to announce one of our newest exclusive speakers, MJ Petroni, a cyborg anthropologist who specializes in the complex relationships between humans and machines. Offering a compelling examination of not just how we shape technologies but also how they are reshaping us, MJ equips organizations with tools and strategies to increase their digital fluency in preparation for future technologies.
Is democracy in the U.S. in grave risk of failing? According to Eric Liu, APB speaker, CEO of Citizen University, bestselling author and former White House speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, absolutely not. In a recent interview with CNN, Liu says he is deeply optimistic about America’s future.
World Mental Health Day is honored each year on October 10th with the goal of raising awareness of mental health issues around the globe. An opportunity for advocates and mental health experts to share their stories, experiences, research and more, the day is dedicated to raising awareness, eliminating the stigma and shining the spotlight on what needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for all. Take a look at some of our experts below who continue to lead the charge in mobilizing change.
It was recently announced that former New York City Mayor and APB exclusive speaker Bill de Blasio has joined The Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Mass., as a visiting fellow for the fall 2022 semester. De Blasio will visit Harvard several times throughout the semester for a variety of discussions, events and programming.