Denzel Washington

"I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given. I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness." - Denzel Washington

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Dr. Mae C. Jemison

Dr. Mae Carol Jemison is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African-American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. Dr. Jemison has a background in both engineering and medical research. She has worked in the areas of computer … Continue reading Dr. Mae C. Jemison

Viola Davis

Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. She is the only black woman to be nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one, and is the only black actress or actor to win the Triple Crown of Acting. She is best known for her work in How to Get Away with Murder, Suicide Squad, The … Continue reading Viola Davis

Barack Obama

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." - Barack Obama

Shonda Rhimes

An American television producer, screenwriter and author. She is best known as the creator, head writer, executive producer, and showrunner of the television medical drama Grey's Anatomy, the political thriller series Scandal, and the legal drama series How To Get Away With Murder. In 2007, Rhimes was named one of TIME magazine's 100 People Who … Continue reading Shonda Rhimes

Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress.   Shirley Chisholm is best known for becoming the first black congresswoman (1968), representing New York State in the U.S. House of Representatives for seven terms. She went on … Continue reading Shirley Chisholm