Nickolas has made media appearances in local Minneapolis, Chicago, and Red-River Valley newspapers and newscasts. He also has appeared on national platforms such as ABC Nightly News, Chicago Tribune, Ebony Magazine, Dame Magazine, The Good Man Project, National Public Radio Weekend Edition, Relevant Magazine, and a Regular Contributor on The Extraordinary Negroes podcast. Most recently Nickolas has made apperances on "Let's Give a Damn", "Faith Uncut", and "The Brown Liquor Report" podcasts.

Nickolas has been a guest lecturer teaching on Black culture, race, social justice, masculinity, family structure and dynamics, mental health, spirituality and other topics at Bellevue College, Utah State University, Moody Bible Institute, Elmhurst College, North Dakota State College of Science, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Loyola University, Northern Illinois University, and a host of other colleges, universities, and military schools. 

Nickolas has been the featured Keynote Speaker for Black History Month Celebrations as well as Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Events sponsored by the Department of Defense/Department of the Army.


If you are interested in having Nickolas facilitate a training, lecture at your college, expand the conversation at your place of worship, join a roundtable discussion, explore research topics, speak at an event or contribute his insights for your media outlet, you may contact him at letstalk@nickolasgaines.com