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Black History Month & MLK Commemoration:

Admiral Michelle  J.  Howard (Retired)
Admiral Michelle J. Howard (Retired)

First Female U.S. Navy Four-Star Admiral

A ground-breaking leader during her 35-year career in the U.S. Navy, Michelle Howard was the first woman to achieve the rank of four-star admiral and the first woman to be appointed to the position of vice chief of naval operations.

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Bakari  Sellers
Bakari Sellers

CNN Political Analyst, Lawyer & Activist

Sellers made history when he became the nation’s youngest African-American elected official. He cites education, civil rights, and equality as cornerstones of our nation’s future.

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Karine  Jean-Pierre
Karine Jean-Pierre

Sr. Advisor & National Spokesperson, MoveOn.org

Progressive activist Jean-Pierre’s professional experience has ranged from presidential campaigns and working in the White House to grassroots activism and local politics.

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Wil  Haygood
Wil Haygood

Acclaimed Biographer & Pulitzer Finalist

Best-selling author, prize-winning journalist, acclaimed biographer and cultural historian Wil Haygood tells the story of America through the lens of history, politics, sports, race and the lives of change-making African-Americans.

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Ilyasah  Shabazz
Ilyasah Shabazz

Daughter of Malcolm X, Professor & Author

Sharing the legacy of her parents, Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, Ilyasah is an inspirational role model, youth advocate and champion of women and girl empowerment.

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Wes  Moore
Wes Moore

NYT Best-Selling Author & Motivational Leader

Moore energizes audiences with his remarkable personal story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility and emerging as an inspirational leader.

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Feminista  Jones
Feminista Jones

Intersectionality Expert & Award-Winning Blogger

Named one of the Top 100 Black Social Influencers and 25 Most Inspiring Women on Twitter, Jones is a feminist thought leader and social media influencer honored for online activism.

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Henry  Louis Gates, Jr
Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Filmmaker, Cultural Critic & Journalist

Harvard professor and host of the popular show Finding Your Roots, Gates is one of the country’s most influential critics on multicultural and African-American issues.

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