Black History Month: 2014 Black Icons

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Mary J. Blige

Black History Month is all about celebrating the contribution of African-Americans in all aspects of life. We're putting the spotlight on six icons who have been influential in entertainment and politics.

Mary J. Blige channeled a tough childhood into an illustrious career as a singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist. Known as the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Blige has sold over 50 million records over the past 20 years.
 
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