Miami, FL — (October 27, 2023)Black Professionals Network (BPN) is thrilled to announce that sports commentator and television personality Stephen A. Smith, will be the keynote speaker for this year’s highly anticipated Black Professionals Summit. Set to return to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, November 10th, the summit will bring Black professionals from all around the country, providing them with connections and resources to become certified legacy builders. 

The theme this year is, ‘MVP: Mastery. Value. Performance,’ which underscores the importance of adopting the mentality of elevating your game and striving for excellence in all that you do as a professional. Whether attendees are advancing in their careers, building a business, or outlining a vision for their financial future, this conference will encourage attendees to embrace the principles of Mastery, adding expertise to their craft; Value, creating and monetizing their contributions; and Performance, utilizing strategies and tools for success, impact, and lasting legacy.

“We are thrilled to have Stephen A. Smith join us at the 2023 Black Professionals Summit. His presence embodies the spirit of the ‘MVP: Mastery. Value. Performance’ theme. We’re looking forward to his valuable insights and his unique perspective on success and excellence. This event is not just about connecting and learning; it’s about empowering professionals of color to overcome challenges, build bridges, and seize a future with limitless possibilities. We are honored to have him as part of this transformative experience this year,” said Kenasha Paul, CEO of Black Professionals Network. 

From illuminating discussions with industry trailblazers to insightful workshops and networking opportunities, the summit’s schedule is designed to empower and equip attendees for their journey toward becoming certified legacy builders. The dynamic lineup also includes panels sponsored by Demesmin and Dover, Amazon, and JP Morgan & Chase featuring distinguished experts including Monique Idlett, Oliver Gilbert III, and Cedric Nash.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the Black Professionals Summit and learn from the best in the game. Tickets and full summit lineup are currently available at

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About the Black Professionals Network:

Black Professionals Network (BPN) is a social learning non-profit founded in 2014 with the mission to advance careers, power up businesses, and build up social capital for black professionals on a journey to become certified legacy builders. The network offers opportunities for members to participate in events, workshops, and mentorship programs that facilitate skill-building, career development, and business growth. Through its online platform and local chapters in major cities including Miami, Los Angeles, and Chicago, BPN provides a space for black professionals to build relationships, exchange knowledge and ideas, and access valuable resources that can help them excel and thrive. To learn more about Black Professionals Network, visit