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2019 Notables

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    Congresswoman Maxine Waters

    Congresswoman Maxine Waters is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics today. She has gained a reputation as a fearless and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color and the poor.
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    Sunny Hostin

    Sunny Hostin is the Emmy nominated co-host of “The View” and the Emmy-winning Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News.
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    Rev Richard Allen

    Minister, educator and writer Richard Allen was born into slavery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 14, 1760. Allen converted to Methodism at the age of 17, after hearing a white Methodist preacher rail against slavery.
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    Keisha Lance Bottoms

    Keisha Lance Bottoms is the 60th Mayor of Atlanta. A daughter of Atlanta, Mayor Bottoms strives to continue the city’s progress as a global business hub, and the nation’s cradle for civil and human rights.
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    Dr. Patrice A. Harris

    Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, is the first African-American woman to hold the office of president-elect of the American Medical Association (AMA).
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    Sterling Brown

    Sterling Brown is in his second NBA season playing for the Milwaukee Bucks. Born and raised in the Chicago suburb of Maywood, basketball has always been on Sterling's Mind.
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    Aretha Franklin

    Franklin was a giant of soul music and an American national treasure who continues to be revered around the globe. One of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” created an amazing legacy of more than six decades.
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    Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable

    Jean Baptiste Pointe Dusable, a frontier trader, trapper and farmer, was the founder of the settlement that became Chicago, Illinois. Historians surmise that DuSable was born a free man around 1745 in St. Marc, Saint-Dominique (Haiti).
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    Dr Judy D White

    On January 11, 2017, Dr. Judy D. White was appointed, by the Riverside County Board of Education, to serve as the Riverside County Superintendent of Schools.
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    Rev Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.

    A student of Black Sacred Music, ethnomusicology and African Diaspora studies, Dr. Wright is an historian of religions. Dr. Wright has lectured at seminaries and universities across the United States.
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    Dr. David A Thomas

    Dr. David A. Thomas took office as the 12th President of Morehouse College on January 1, 2018, ushering in a new era of leadership for one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious liberal arts colleges for men.
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    Dr. Kimberly L. Jeffries Leonard

    Dr. Kimberly L. Jeffries Leonard has a life-long commitment to public service and is the 17th National President of The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated.
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    Fred D Mitchell

    Fred D. Mitchell serves as the Vice President of Development for UNCF's Mid-Atlantic/Midwest Division. He oversees the operation of UNCF's 11 offices located in the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest as well as the organization's Workplace Initiative's team.
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