The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.Kobe Bryant
Tommie Smith is an African American former track & field athlete and wide receiver in the American Football League. At the 1968 Summer Olympics, Smith won the 200-meter dash finals in 19.83 seconds, breaking the  20 second barrier for the first time. His Black Power salute with John Carlos atop the medal podium caused controversy...
American singer, songwriter and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan. She rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group the Supremes, who became Motown’s most successful act during the 1960s and one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years...
American pastor and politician serving as senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta since 2005 and the junior United States senator from Georgia since 2021. Warnock is Georgia’s first Black senator and the first Black Democrat to represent a southern state in the Senate. If the people can’t have their voice in a democracy,...
American singer, dancer, musician, record producer, and bandleader. The central progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century music, he is often referred to by the honorific nicknames “Godfather of Soul”, “Mr. Dynamite”, and “Soul Brother No. 1. Don’t let nobody take care of your business better than you.James Brown
American novelist. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon brought her national attention and won the National Book Critics Circle Award I’m a believer in the power of knowledge and the ferocity of beauty, so from my point of view, your life is already artful –...
Director: Black Panther. Ryan Kyle Coogler is an African-American filmmaker and producer who is from Oakland, California We have a social responsibility not just to entertain but to make people thinkRyan Coogler
American politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, and author who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, serving as minority leader from 2011 to 2017. You don’t get the power you ask for, you get the power you takeStacey Abrams
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a Smithsonian Institution museum located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It was established in December 2003 and opened its permanent home in September 2016 with a ceremony led by President Barack Obama. The NMAAHC is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cultural destination...
American businesswoman, co-founder of BET, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, and the first African-American woman to attain a net worth of at least one billion dollars. When I was younger there was something in me. I had passion. I may not have known what I was going to do with that passion, but there...
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