Photos: BET and ICON MANN Celebrate 28 Men of Change

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  • 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
  • Dr. Steve Perry
  • Raymond McGuire
  • Ron Finley
  • Lonnie Bunch III

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones’ career has encompassed the roles of composer, record producer, artist, film producer, arranger, conductor, instrumentalist, TV producer, record company executive, magazine founder, multi-media entrepreneur and humanitarian. Perhaps his most remembered charitable contribution was when he produced and conducted the best-selling single of all time, “We Are the World”, in 1985. The charity effort, which raised more than $63 million for Ethiopian famine relief, featured more than 30 popular musicians, including Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Tina Turner and Stevie Wonder. In 1990, Jones started the Quincy Jones Foundation, whose mission is to help children build self-esteem, foster sustainable self-sufficiency and develop those characteristics of leadership that can drive change.

(Photo: Greg Gorman)