African-Americans on Forbes Most Powerful Women List 2013

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  • Michelle Obama
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Ursula Burns
  • Beyoncé
  • Rosalind Brewer
  • Ertharin Cousin
  • Helene Gayle
  • Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

Michelle Obama

Forbes magazine has revealed their picks for the world’s 100 most powerful women. Eight African-Americans are included among the world’s top politicians, celebrities, philanthropists and CEOs redefining power. – Natelege Whaley

First Lady Michelle Obama comes in at No. 4. The first lady was credited for using her platform to fight childhood obesity and promoting healthier lifestyles for children.

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