African-Americans on the 2013 Time 100 List

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  • Barack Obama
  • Michelle Obama
  • Jay-Z
  • LeBron James
  • Beyoncé
  • Kamala Harris
  • Valerie Jarrett
  • Miguel
  • Frank Ocean
  • Shonda Rhimes

Michelle Obama

"The philosophers tell us that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Mrs. Obama is as if it doesn’t touch her. She hasn’t tried to become anybody else’s idea of the first lady. She has remained herself, with her grace, her gentleness and her sense of humor."
Maya Angelou

 (Photo: Chuck Kennedy/The White House via Getty Images)