Photos: BET and ICON MANN Celebrate 28 Men of Change

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  • Dr. Steve Perry
  • Raymond McGuire
  • Ron Finley
  • Lonnie Bunch III
  • Sanford Biggers
  • Swizz Beatz
  • Quincy Jones
  • Alonzo Mourning
  • Wayne Brady
  • Steve McQueen
  • Lee Daniels
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Leland Melvin
  • Ron Kirk
  • Nnamdi Asomugha
  • Robert K. Ross, MD
  • Nick Cannon
  • Ndaba Mandela
  • DeVon Franklin
  • Dr. Robert Gore
  • Steve Pemberton
  • Edward Lewis
  • Louis Carr
  • Pastor Charles Jenkins
  • Nile Rodgers
  • Dr. Courtney Hollowell
  • Steve Harvey
  • Marcus Samuelsson

Ron Finley

Nicknamed the “gangster gardener” and the “guerilla gardener,” Ron Finley planted organic vegetables inches away from his South Los Angeles curb and a revolution was started. His belief that “gardens build community” led him to give a TED Talk in 2013 garnering over 300,000 views on YouTube. When he is not away speaking to audiences from Qatar to Watts, you will find Ron Finley with his shovel in the garden. Follow his movement on

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