4 Change-Makers Poised for Success

From green advocacy to immigrant rights, these black social entrepreneurs want to make a difference.

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"We need African-American people especially thinking about how they can make an impact no matter where they are -- [in the] private sector, public, nonprofit or hybrid [structure]," Kassa said. "We need people making an impact, whether it's getting people hired where they work or using the wealth they accumulate to fund nonprofits, using money to plow back into communities. I'm not a big believer in silver bullets. It's about a lot of small efforts coming together."

Brett Johnson is an associate editor at The Root.

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