Black Thought Leaders at The Commonwealth Club

Each year, America celebrates Black History Month in February. But issues of African-American life are important year-round, and they have taken on even greater interest and urgency in recent months. On this page, you can find many past and future Commonwealth Club events that will help you learn more about Black leaders, challenges and topics. Take a look back at audio and video from notable speakers, including activist Bryan Stevenson, political strategist Donna Brazile, astronaut Mae Jemison, athlete Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, media personality Van Jones, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, NBA superstar Stephen Curry and chef and entrepreneur Ayesha Curry, community leader John Hope Bryant, and others. Watch or listen to programs on racist violence, structural inequities, and plans to help America live up to its potential.