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2014 Trailblazers

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    Angela Bassett

    Alluring audiences with emotionally tinged performances is Angela Bassett’s signature. She personifies dignity and pride whenever she performs.
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    Sherri Shepherd

    Whether on stage or screen, Daytime Emmy Award-winner Sherri Shepherd’s magnetic personality and hilarious sense of humor never fails to delight audiences.
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    Kym Whitley

    Raised in both Khartoum, Sudan and Cleveland, Ohio, introduced to the world by Hollywood, California, Kym E. Whitley is a quadruple-threat actress.
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    Earl Jones

    Earl Jones brings more than 25 years of media experience to his responsibility as Market President of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Chicago
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    Doug Banks

    The Philadelphia-born, Detroit-raised Doug Banks began his radio career as an on-air personality for his high school’s radio station.
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    Bishop McKenzie

    Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie serves as the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.
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    Daniel Hale Williams

    Born on January 18, 1856, in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, Daniel Hale Williams pursued a pioneering career in medicine.
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    Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr. Ph.D

    Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. became the 12th President of Livingstone College in February 2006. He has earned the reputation of a “Turn Around Artist”
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    Tina Lewis

    Tina Lewis together with her husband Harold previously owned and operated 10 McDonald’s franchises in San Diego, California.
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    Mayor Karen Freeman

    Karen Freeman-Wilson is the immediate past CEO of The National Association of Drug Court Professionals and Executive Director of The National Drug Court Institute
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    Tim King

    Tim King is Founder, President and CEO of Urban Prep Academies. Urban Prep Academies is a nonprofit organization that operates college-prep boys’ schools
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    Sojourner Truth

    “Ain’t I a woman?” is just one of the many works of Isabella Baumfree, the woman we know as SOJOURNER TRUTH. Isabella, an African American abolitionist
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    Dwyane Wade

    Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr., known as “D-Wade” or “Flash,” was born to Dwyane Sr. and Jolinda Wade on January 17, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois.
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