Jada Pinkett Smith is a talented actress, producer, director, author, singer, songwriter and businesswoman whose career showcases the utmost poise and versatility, capturing the hearts of fans and colleagues in the industry with every new project.
The enchanting Grammy Award-winning soul songstress Erykah Badu has opened up a new lane of musical stylings and has provoked a generation of listeners to embrace themselves.
Sundance Film Festival Award-winning director Ava DuVernay has crafted one of the best films of the year, depicting the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and we celebrate her endearing contribution to not only the film world but also our culture.
We honor Cicely Tyson for her range of dynamic roles on- and offstage that have affirmed her pivotal legacy as the astounding actress we have come to know and love.
Dr. Helene D. Gayle dynamic fight against global issues of public health and poverty has earned her the title of "one of the most powerful women worldwide" according to Forbes.
The principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, Nadia Lopez has enriched the lives of many students by making sure they know how much they "matter." Her endeavors have been able to pour into the lives and give opportunities to many students in the inner city.
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