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Melissa Harris-Perry

  • Job: TV host, professor, columnist and author
  • Age: 38
  • Location: New Orleans
  • Twitter: @mharrisperry

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Cory Booker

  • Job: Mayor of Newark, N.J.
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Newark, N.J.
  • Twitter: @corybooker

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Via Twitter
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Benjamin Crump

  • Job: Civil rights attorney
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Twitter: @attorneycrump

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Kasim Reed

  • Job: Mayor of Atlanta
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Twitter: @KasimReed

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Via Pacerscenter.com
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LeBron James

  • Job: Professional basketball player and businessman
  • Age: 27
  • Location: Miami
  • Twitter: @KingJames

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Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter

  • Job: Rapper and entrepreneur
  • Age: 42
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @S_C_

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Shonda Rhimes

  • Job: TV producer and writer
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Twitter: @shondarhimes

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Via Charmeck.org
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Anthony Foxx

  • Job: Mayor of Charlotte, N.C.
  • Age: 41
  • Location: Charlotte, N.C.
  • Twitter: @anthonyfoxx

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Frank Ocean

  • Job: Singer and songwriter
  • Age: 25
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Twitter: @frank_ocean

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Via blog.aids.gov
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Kevin Fenton

  • Job: Director of the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention
  • Age: 45
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Twitter: @cdc_drfenton

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Octavia Spencer

  • Job: Actress and political campaigner
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Twitter: @octaviaspencer

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John Legend

  • Job: Singer-songwriter and composer
  • Age: 33
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @johnlegend

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Beyoncé

  • Job: Singer, humanitarian and actress
  • Age: 31
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @Beyonce

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Via Hellobeautiful.com
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Charles M. Blow

  • Job: Columnist and TV commentator
  • Age: 42
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @charlesmblow

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Tristan Walker

  • Job: Entrepreneur-in-residence at Andreessen Horowitz
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Palo Alto, Calif.
  • Twitter: @tristanwalker

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Baratunde Thurston

  • Job: Comedian and author
  • Age: 35
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @baratunde

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via philanthromedia.org
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Van Jones

  • Job: Environmental advocate, civil rights activist and attorney
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Twitter: @VanJones68

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Gabrielle Union

  • Job: Actress and activist
  • Age: 39
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Twitter: @itsgabrielleu

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Kerry Washington

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Tyler Perry

  • Job: Filmmaker and CEO of the Tyler Perry Co.
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Twitter: @tylerperry

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Via love4utah.com
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Mia Love

  • Job: Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah
  • Age: 36
  • Location: Saratoga Springs, Utah
  • Twitter: @MiaBLove

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Claim to Fame:

Via nationinstitute.org
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Jamelle Bouie

  • Job: Writer
  • Age: 25
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Twitter: @jbouie

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Via gazette.jhu.edu
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Hank Willis Thomas

  • Job: Contemporary visual artist
  • Age: 36
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @hankwthomas

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Will.i.am

  • Job: Rapper, producer and STEM-education advocate
  • Age: 37
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Twitter: @iamwill

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Ava DuVernay

  • Job: Filmmaker
  • Age: 40
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Twitter: @avaetc

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs

  • Job: Hip-hop entrepreneur
  • Age: 42
  • Location: New York City and Miami Beach, Fla.
  • Twitter: @iamdiddy

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Stefanie Brown

  • Job: National African-American-vote director at Obama for America
  • Age: 31
  • Location: Baltimore
  • Twitter: @stefbrown33

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Via youngfabfemale.tumblr.com
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Tamron Hall

  • Job: News anchor and TV host
  • Age: 42
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @tamronhall

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Via aboutme.com/angelabenton
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Angela Benton

  • Job: TV host, professor, columnist and author
  • Age: 31
  • Location: Burlingame, Calif.
  • Twitter: @abenton

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Via usm.edu
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Michelle Alexander

  • Job: Professor and author
  • Age: 45
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio

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Mellody Hobson

  • Job: President of Ariel Investments, LLC
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Chicago
  • Twitter: @MellodyHobson

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Cornell Belcher

  • Job: Pollster and Democratic strategist
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Twitter: @cornellbelcher

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Via thebrooklynink.com
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Hakeem Jeffries

  • Job: New York State assemblyman
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Twitter: @TeamJeffries

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Jamar Rogers

  • Job: Singer and HIV activist
  • Age: 29
  • Location: New York City and Los Angeles
  • Twitter: @jsquidward

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Tara Wall

  • Job: Senior communications adviser for Mitt Romney
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Twitter: @taras2cents

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Troy Carter

  • Job: Chairman and CEO of Coalition Media Group
  • Age: 39
  • Location: Los Angeles

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André Carson

  • Job: U.S. representative from Indiana
  • Age: 37
  • Location: Indianapolis
  • Twitter: @RepAndreCarson

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Job: Journalist and author
  • Age: 37
  • Location: New York City

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Wes Moore

  • Job: Author, youth advocate and TV host
  • Age: 34
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @wesmoore1

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Via fitperez.com
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Wade Davis II

  • Job: Ex-NFL player and LGBT youth advocate
  • Age: 34
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @Wade_Davis28

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Raphael G. Warnock

  • Job: Senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Twitter: @raphaelgwarnock

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Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

  • Job: Professor and author
  • Age: 43
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Twitter: @esglaude

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Majora Carter

  • Job: Environmental-justice advocate and radio host
  • Age: 45
  • Location: Bronx, N.Y.
  • Twitter: @MajoraCarter

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Esperanza Spalding

  • Job: Singer, bassist and composer
  • Age: 27
  • Location: Austin, Texas, and New York City
  • Twitter: @EspeSpalding

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Ashley Hicks

  • Job: Social entrepreneur and healthy-living advocate and blogger
  • Age: 29
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @amhicks01

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Beverly Bond

  • Job: DJ and founder of Black Girls Rock!
  • Age: 41
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @beverlybond

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Adam Serwer

  • Job: Reporter at Mother Jones magazine
  • Age: 30
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Twitter: @AdamSerwer

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Window Snyder

  • Job: Network-security expert
  • Age: 36
  • Location: San Francisco
  • Twitter: @window

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Kehinde Wiley

  • Job: Contemporary artist
  • Age: 35
  • Location: New York City and Beijing
  • Twitter: @kehindewileyart

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Marcus Samuelsson

  • Job: Chef and entrepreneur
  • Age: 42
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @marcuscooks

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Cullen Jones

  • Job: Olympic swimmer and water-safety advocate
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Charlotte, N.C.
  • Twitter: @CullenJones

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Steve Stoute

  • Job: CEO of Translation
  • Age: 41
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Twitter: @stevestoute

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Russlynn Ali

  • Job: Assistant secretary for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education
  • Age: 41
  • Location: Washington, D.C.

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Amy DuBois Barnett

  • Job: Editor-in-chief of Ebony
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Chicago
  • Twitter: @amydbarnett

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Dambisa Moyo

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Destinee Hooker

  • Job: Indoor volleyball player and Olympian
  • Age: 25
  • Location: San Antonio

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Melanie Roussell

  • Job: Press secretary for the Democratic National Committee
  • Age: 33
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Twitter: @MelanieDNC

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Jason Moran

  • Job: Jazz musician
  • Age: 37
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @morethan88

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Michael Blake

  • Job: National deputy director for Operation Vote, Obama for America
  • Age: 29
  • Location: Chicago
  • Twitter: @mrmikeblake

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Rosario Dawson

  • Job: Actress and political activist
  • Age: 33
  • Location: @rosariodawson

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Roland Fryer Jr.

  • Job: Professor of economics at Harvard University
  • Age: 35
  • Location: Concord, Mass.

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Rob Hardy

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Danielle Moodie-Mills

  • Job: Environmental advocate and LGBT adviser
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Twitter: @DeeTwoCents

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Allyson Felix

  • Job: Olympic sprinter
  • Age: 26
  • Location: Santa Clarita, Calif.
  • Twitter: @allysonfelix

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David Sutphen

  • Job: Partner at the Brunswick Group
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Twitter: @davidasutphen

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T.J. Holmes

  • Job: Journalist and TV host
  • Age: 35
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @tjholmes

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Roland Martin

  • Job: Journalist, syndicated columnist, TV commentator and author
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Twitter: @rolandsmartin

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Kay Madati

  • Job: Head of entertainment and media at Global Marketing Solutions for Facebook
  • Age: 40
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Twitter: @kaymadati

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R. Seth Williams

  • Job: District attorney of Philadelphia
  • Age: 45
  • Location: Philadelphia
  • Twitter: @seth4da

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Delman Coates

  • Job: Senior pastor at Mount Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Md.
  • Age: 39
  • Location: Fort Washington, Md.
  • Twitter: @delmancoates

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Ayanna Pressley

  • Job: Boston city councilor at large
  • Age: 38
  • Location: Boston
  • Twitter: @AyannaPressley

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Tina Wells

  • Job: CEO of Buzz Marketing Group
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Southern New Jersey
  • Twitter: @tinacwells

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Steve Perry

  • Job: Founder of Capital Preparatory Magnet School and CNN contributor
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Hartford, Conn.
  • Twitter: @drsteveperry

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Jenna Wortham

  • Job: New York Times technology reporter and Girl Crush co-founder
  • Age: 29
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @jennydeluxe

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Touré

  • Job: TV host and author
  • Age: 41
  • Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Twitter: @toure

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Angela Rye

  • Job: Executive director and general counsel at the Congressional Black Caucus
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Twitter: @angela_rye

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Wyatt Cenac

  • Job: Comedian and TV writer
  • Age: 36
  • Location: New York City

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Erica Shelton

  • Job: TV writer and supervising producer
  • Age: 39
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Twitter: @ericasheltonla

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Olajide Williams

  • Job: Physician, health educator and lecturer
  • Age: 42
  • Location: New York City

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F. Gary Gray

  • Job: Film director
  • Age: 43
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @F_Gary_Gray

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Levi Garraway

  • Job: Cancer researcher
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Boston

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Juan Gilbert

  • Job: Professor at Clemson University
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Anderson, S.C.
  • Twitter: @DrJuanGilbert

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DeVon Franklin

  • Job: Senior vice president of production at Columbia Pictures
  • Age: 33
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Twitter: @devon_franklin

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Rue Mapp

  • Job: Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro
  • Age: 40
  • Location: Oakland, Calif.
  • Twitter: @outdoorafro

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Maverick Carter

  • Job: Marketing executive
  • Age: 30
  • Location: Cleveland
  • Twitter: @mavcarter

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Mario Armstrong

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Natalia Allen

  • Job: Designer of the Essentialist collection
  • Age: 29
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @nataliaallen

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Debo P. Adegbile

  • Job: Attorney
  • Age: 45
  • Location: New York City

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