If you’re unsure of what a TED Talk is, we’ve got the ultimate crash course for you

TED is an annual technology, entertainment and design conference where the world’s most engaging and influential speakers talk about well-formed ideas for a short period of time — like 5-18 minutes short, which is all the time these speakers need to spread their ideas, which in turn, will inspire and motivate us in one way or another.

The TED Conference is run by Sapling Foundation, a non-profit organization running under the slogan “Ideas Worth Sharing.” TED Talks are videos created from those presentations and they are shared and raved about globally.


I’ve gathered up 15 black TED Talks that you should definitely add to your list of videos to watch.


1. Bryan Stevenson

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2. Yoruba Richen

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3. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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4. Michelle Obama

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5. Thandie Newton

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6. Clint Smith

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7. Malcolm London

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8. Leymah Gbowee

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9. Nadine Burke Harris

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10. LZ Granderson

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11. Mellody Hobson

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12. Jamila Lyiscott

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13. Reggie Watts

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14. Richard Turere

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15. Sarah Lewis

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