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Don Lemon

  • Job: News anchor, CNN
  • Age: 45
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Twitter: @donlemoncnn

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Kerry Washington

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Kevin Fenton

  • Job: Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention
  • Age: 44
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Twitter: @CDC_DrFenton

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Jason Moran

  • Job: Musician and composer
  • Age: 36
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @morethan88

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Kirk Franklin

  • Job: Gospel musician, singer and choir director
  • Age: 41
  • Location: Arlington, Texas
  • Twitter: @kirkfranklin

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Job: Senior editor, the Atlantic
  • Age: 36
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @tanehisi

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Alicia Keys

  • Job: Singer
  • Age: 30
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @aliciakeys

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Serena Williams

  • Job: Tennis player
  • Age: 30
  • Location: Palm Beach, Fla., and Westwood, Calif.
  • Twitter: @serenawilliams

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T.J. Holmes

  • Job: News anchor, CNN
  • Age: 34
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Twitter: @tjholmes

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Christopher 'Ludacris' Bridges

  • Job: Rapper and entrepreneur
  • Age: 34
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Twitter: @Ludacris

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Anthony Mackie

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Steve Benjamin

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Adam Serwer

  • Job: Reporter, Mother Jones
  • Age: 29
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Twitter: @AdamSerwer

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Michelle Alexander

  • Job: Professor of Moritz College of Law and author
  • Age: 44
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio

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Touré

  • Job: Cultural critic and author
  • Age: 40
  • Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Twitter: @Toure

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Troy Carter

  • Job: Chairman and CEO, Coalition Media Group
  • Location: Los Angeles

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Elie Mystal

  • Job: Editor, Above the Law
  • Age: 33
  • Location: New York
  • Twitter: @elienyc

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Jamal Simmons

  • Job: Principal, Raben Group consulting firm
  • Age: 40
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Twitter: @JamalSimmons

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Audie Cornish

  • Job: Host, 'Weekend Edition Sunday'
  • Age: 31
  • Location: Washington, D.C., and Maryland
  • Twitter: @npraudie

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André Carson

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Joshua DuBois

  • Job: Director, Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Washington, D.C.

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Jesse J. Holland

  • Job: Reporter, Associated Press
  • Age: 40
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Twitter: @jessejholland

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Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

  • Job: Professor of religion and African-American studies, Princeton University
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Princeton, N.J.
  • Twitter: @esglaude

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Robert Battle

  • Job: Artistic director, Alvin Ailey
  • Age: 39
  • Location: New York

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Paul Q. Judge

  • Job: Chief research officer and vice president, Barracuda Networks
  • Age: 34
  • Location: Atlanta; San Jose, Calif.
  • Twitter: @pauljudge

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Edwidge Danticat

  • Job: Author
  • Age: 42
  • Location: New York

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Will Smith

  • Job: Actor, producer and rapper
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Los Angeles

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James H. Shelton III

  • Job: Assistant deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Education
  • Age: 44
  • Location: Washington, D.C.

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Dean Garfield

  • Job: CEO and president, Information Technology Industry Council
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Not sure
  • Twitter: @ITI_TechTweets

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