Russlynn Ali is the Education Department's top civil rights official who handles anti-discrimination laws.
Finance executive Mellody Hobson's ties extend from Wall Street to Hollywood to the White House.
LeBron James is an NBA player who won a title, an MVP award and an Olympic gold medal in 2012.
Window Snyder is an IT expert and senior product manager for security and privacy at Apple Inc.
Kasim Reed is Atlanta's mayor, a prominent surrogate for President Barack Obama and a rising star among Democrats.
Hank Willis Thomas is a contemporary visual artist and photographer whose work tackles themes of racial identity and pop culture.
The tragedy of Trayvon Martin's death brought lawyer Benjamin Crump to international prominence.