Throughout Black History Month, BET.com will recognize 28 Black folks who are on the verge of becoming household names. From a young director whose work was applauded at Sundance to Black women determined to change the face of technology, take a look at a few African-Americans who deserve a bit more recognition for their contributions to America. Check back daily to see who else has made our list.
Ryan Coogler, 26, is quickly becoming a name to be recognized in the film industry. At this year’s Sundance film festival, his film, Fruitvale, won the audience award and the grand jury award. Fruitvale tells the story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay area resident who was shot and killed by a Bay Area police officer.
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