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Ellis Cose

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 Ellis Cose Biography

One of America's most renowned journalists and media commentators, Ellis Cose addresses the most pertinent issues of the day, from politics and race to conflict in societies, dedicated to spurring a national discussion on the fight for social equity.

The Chicago native began his career as a columnist for the Sun-Times - becoming, at the age of 19, the youngest editorial page columnist ever employed by a major Chicago daily - and ultimately ascended to top positions in some of the nation's leading publications, including The New York Daily News; Time magazine; USA Today; The Detroit Free Press; and most notably, Newsweek, where he served as columnist and contributing editor from 1993 to 2010.

The best-selling author of The Rage of a Privileged Class and Bone to Pick, Cose's latest is The End of Rage, a meditation on the decline of black anger as a new generation of educated, high-performing African Americans looks to climb the corporate ladder without hitting the glass ceiling that prevented their predecessors from assuming top CEO positions.

A popular campus lecturer and corporate speaker, Ellis Cose has the uncanny ability to tackle virtually any subject - only requesting a brief time to meditate on the topic beforehand. In his riveting keynotes, he is as apt to discuss raising children in the digital age as to examine cross-generational attitudes on diversity in the workplace, displaying fearless honesty and a heightened understanding of today's cultural and political climate.

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The End of Anger: A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage

The End of Anger: A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage

Bone to Pick: Of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Reparation, and Revenge

Bone to Pick: Of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Reparation, and Revenge

The Envy of the World: On Being a Black Man in America

The Envy of the World: On Being a Black Man in America

The Best Defense

The Best Defense

The Rage of a Privileged Class: Why Are Middle-Class Blacks Angry? Why Should America Care?

The Rage of a Privileged Class: Why Are Middle-Class Blacks Angry? Why Should America Care?

A Nation of Strangers: Prejudice, Politics, and the Populating of America

A Nation of Strangers: Prejudice, Politics, and the Populating of America

Speaking Topics
  • Anything Goes: Ellis Cose Addresses the Topic-du-Jour

    Drawing on a long and illustrious career as an editorial board member for some of the nation's most prominent newspapers and magazines, Ellis Cose tackles any subject on politics, national policy, and society. He shares his views on such seminal issues as immigration, race, diversity, major American press institutions, and post-conflict societies from South Africa and East Timor to Ghana and the US. Just give him five or ten minutes to reflect, then sit back and watch one of America's most renowned journalists and media commentators deliberate on the most important issues of the day.

  • Diversity through Generations in Corporations

    Weaving material from myriad interviews as well as two large and ambitious surveys
    • one of black Harvard MBAs and the other of graduates of A Better Chance, a program offering elite educational opportunities to thousands of young people of color since 1963
    • Ellis Cose sheds light on the attitudinal changes he discovered among various generations of African Americans in the workplace. While older generations who sought to climb the corporate ladder before the likes of Dick Parsons became heads of major financial institutions quickly encountered a very real and thick glass ceiling, current Harvard MBAs have not only seen black men and women obtain top positions in business, but have witnessed an African American assume the presidency. Energized by these precedents, they believe there is a path for them to the top of corporate America. In this riveting keynote, Ellis Cose examines what it means for corporations to create environments that recognize talent and provide opportunity across the board, and to what extent corporate leaders are stuck in a model of executive precedence that is reflective of history rather than the future.

  • America on the Fringe

    In the heady aftermath of President Obama's election, conventional wisdom suggested that the bitter, angry, and destructive elements of discrimination were ebbing at last and America was becoming a post-racial nation. However, reality suggests otherwise. Socio-cultural divisions and prejudices continue to abound, whether they be rooted in color, gender, or sexuality. A keen observer of America's marginalized populations, Ellis Cose combines the talents earned from a lifetime in journalism with the insights and thoughtfulness of a close observer of the American experience to offer a fresh and original appraisal of our nation today.

  • Parenting in the Digital Age

    As a father, Ellis Cose was stunned by his nine-year-old daughter's technological literacy and newfound best friend: the Internet. When children turn to Google for answers, how can parents continue to act as educators and teach their children the values they received in a pre-digital world? In this ever-relevant keynote, Ellis Cose examines how the Internet is changing the parent-child relationship when parents are no longer children's ultimate source of information. He shares the research he's conducted on the matter as well as its ethical and philosophical implications.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Ellis Cose?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ellis Cose for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ellis Cose, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ellis Cose or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Ellis Cose?

    Booking fees for Ellis Cose, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ellis Cose, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Ellis Cose?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ellis Cose for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ellis Cose for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ellis Cose or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ellis Cose or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Ellis Cose

Award-Winning Journalist & Author

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Ellis Cose Biography

One of America's most renowned journalists and media commentators, Ellis Cose addresses the most pertinent issues of the day, from politics and race to conflict in societies, dedicated to spurring a national discussion on the fight for social equity.

The Chicago native began his career as a columnist for the Sun-Times - becoming, at the age of 19, the youngest editorial page columnist ever employed by a major Chicago daily - and ultimately ascended to top positions in some of the nation's leading publications, including The New York Daily News; Time magazine; USA Today; The Detroit Free Press; and most notably, Newsweek, where he served as columnist and contributing editor from 1993 to 2010.

The best-selling author of The Rage of a Privileged Class and Bone to Pick, Cose's latest is The End of Rage, a meditation on the decline of black anger as a new generation of educated, high-performing African Americans looks to climb the corporate ladder without hitting the glass ceiling that prevented their predecessors from assuming top CEO positions.

A popular campus lecturer and corporate speaker, Ellis Cose has the uncanny ability to tackle virtually any subject - only requesting a brief time to meditate on the topic beforehand. In his riveting keynotes, he is as apt to discuss raising children in the digital age as to examine cross-generational attitudes on diversity in the workplace, displaying fearless honesty and a heightened understanding of today's cultural and political climate.

Ellis Cose Videos

  • Race, Dr. Dre and Eminem: Summer Reading with Ellis Cose ...

Ellis Cose Books

Ellis Cose Speaking Topics

  • Anything Goes: Ellis Cose Addresses the Topic-du-Jour

    Drawing on a long and illustrious career as an editorial board member for some of the nation's most prominent newspapers and magazines, Ellis Cose tackles any subject on politics, national policy, and society. He shares his views on such seminal issues as immigration, race, diversity, major American press institutions, and post-conflict societies from South Africa and East Timor to Ghana and the US. Just give him five or ten minutes to reflect, then sit back and watch one of America's most renowned journalists and media commentators deliberate on the most important issues of the day.

  • Diversity through Generations in Corporations

    Weaving material from myriad interviews as well as two large and ambitious surveys
    • one of black Harvard MBAs and the other of graduates of A Better Chance, a program offering elite educational opportunities to thousands of young people of color since 1963
    • Ellis Cose sheds light on the attitudinal changes he discovered among various generations of African Americans in the workplace. While older generations who sought to climb the corporate ladder before the likes of Dick Parsons became heads of major financial institutions quickly encountered a very real and thick glass ceiling, current Harvard MBAs have not only seen black men and women obtain top positions in business, but have witnessed an African American assume the presidency. Energized by these precedents, they believe there is a path for them to the top of corporate America. In this riveting keynote, Ellis Cose examines what it means for corporations to create environments that recognize talent and provide opportunity across the board, and to what extent corporate leaders are stuck in a model of executive precedence that is reflective of history rather than the future.

  • America on the Fringe

    In the heady aftermath of President Obama's election, conventional wisdom suggested that the bitter, angry, and destructive elements of discrimination were ebbing at last and America was becoming a post-racial nation. However, reality suggests otherwise. Socio-cultural divisions and prejudices continue to abound, whether they be rooted in color, gender, or sexuality. A keen observer of America's marginalized populations, Ellis Cose combines the talents earned from a lifetime in journalism with the insights and thoughtfulness of a close observer of the American experience to offer a fresh and original appraisal of our nation today.

  • Parenting in the Digital Age

    As a father, Ellis Cose was stunned by his nine-year-old daughter's technological literacy and newfound best friend: the Internet. When children turn to Google for answers, how can parents continue to act as educators and teach their children the values they received in a pre-digital world? In this ever-relevant keynote, Ellis Cose examines how the Internet is changing the parent-child relationship when parents are no longer children's ultimate source of information. He shares the research he's conducted on the matter as well as its ethical and philosophical implications.

FAQs on booking Ellis Cose

  • How to book Ellis Cose?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ellis Cose for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ellis Cose, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ellis Cose or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ellis Cose?

    Booking fees for Ellis Cose, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ellis Cose, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ellis Cose?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ellis Cose for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ellis Cose for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ellis Cose or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ellis Cose or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ellis Cose is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ellis Cose for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Ellis Cose generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kevin Powell, Julianne Malveaux, Juan Williams, Geoffrey Canada and Donna Brazile. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ellis Cose for an upcoming event.

Ellis Cose Speaker Videos

  • Race, Dr. Dre and Eminem: Summer Reading with Ellis Cose ...

Ellis Cose Speaking Topics

  • Anything Goes: Ellis Cose Addresses the Topic-du-Jour

    Drawing on a long and illustrious career as an editorial board member for some of the nation's most prominent newspapers and magazines, Ellis Cose tackles any subject on politics, national policy, and society. He shares his views on such seminal issues as immigration, race, diversity, major American press institutions, and post-conflict societies from South Africa and East Timor to Ghana and the US. Just give him five or ten minutes to reflect, then sit back and watch one of America's most renowned journalists and media commentators deliberate on the most important issues of the day.

  • Diversity through Generations in Corporations

    Weaving material from myriad interviews as well as two large and ambitious surveys
    • one of black Harvard MBAs and the other of graduates of A Better Chance, a program offering elite educational opportunities to thousands of young people of color since 1963
    • Ellis Cose sheds light on the attitudinal changes he discovered among various generations of African Americans in the workplace. While older generations who sought to climb the corporate ladder before the likes of Dick Parsons became heads of major financial institutions quickly encountered a very real and thick glass ceiling, current Harvard MBAs have not only seen black men and women obtain top positions in business, but have witnessed an African American assume the presidency. Energized by these precedents, they believe there is a path for them to the top of corporate America. In this riveting keynote, Ellis Cose examines what it means for corporations to create environments that recognize talent and provide opportunity across the board, and to what extent corporate leaders are stuck in a model of executive precedence that is reflective of history rather than the future.

  • America on the Fringe

    In the heady aftermath of President Obama's election, conventional wisdom suggested that the bitter, angry, and destructive elements of discrimination were ebbing at last and America was becoming a post-racial nation. However, reality suggests otherwise. Socio-cultural divisions and prejudices continue to abound, whether they be rooted in color, gender, or sexuality. A keen observer of America's marginalized populations, Ellis Cose combines the talents earned from a lifetime in journalism with the insights and thoughtfulness of a close observer of the American experience to offer a fresh and original appraisal of our nation today.

  • Parenting in the Digital Age

    As a father, Ellis Cose was stunned by his nine-year-old daughter's technological literacy and newfound best friend: the Internet. When children turn to Google for answers, how can parents continue to act as educators and teach their children the values they received in a pre-digital world? In this ever-relevant keynote, Ellis Cose examines how the Internet is changing the parent-child relationship when parents are no longer children's ultimate source of information. He shares the research he's conducted on the matter as well as its ethical and philosophical implications.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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