Best known for his prowess on the basketball court, Earvin "Magic" Johnson is also an entrepreneur whose latest venture, Johnson Development Corporation, develops property in neglected minority urban neighborhoods.
Cleve Jones’s career as an activist began in the 70s when he befriended Harvey Milk. Since then, he founded the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and is an activist for AIDS awareness, treatment and education.
Oscar-winner Louis Gossett, Jr. has reached the heights of success for roles in Roots and Officer and a Gentleman. As Founder of the Eracism Foundation, he is dedicated to fighting racism, ignorance, and social apathy.
Gladys Knight & The Pips transcended countless musical fads and made some of the most memorable records of our time. Following her success, Knight has become a fervent advocate for raising diabetes awareness.
Ndaba Mandela is ensuring that his grandfather’s legacy lives on through his work to brighten Africa’s future. Among Ndaba’s efforts is the Africa Rising Foundation to increase employment and education.
Melyssa Ford has been a fixture in entertainment as the star of Bravo’s hit reality docu-series Blood, Sweat & Heels. She is an advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness and will continue to be until a cure is found.
She skated her way into hearts across the nation when she took home the gold medal at the 1976 Winter Games. Dorothy Hamill is a champion not only in the skating rink but in life as she battled depression.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a world-renowned human rights activist and Nobel Laureate. Beginning with his opposition to apartheid in South Africa, he has worked tirelessly to spread peace, justice and democracy.
Outspoken, energizing and inspirational, Kathy Najimy combines her acting & talents with a passionate commitment to equality, women’s leadership and issues ranging from increasing cancer research to LGBTQ rights.
Jennifer Jako is a certified AIDS educator and award-winning director of True Life: It Could Be You. Infected with HIV as a teen, she channels her insight into talks of AIDS in the media and the meaning of life.
A pediatric endocrinologist and 15th Surgeon General of the US, Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders has a deep concern for young people and teaches that education, prevention, and responsibility are the keys to a healthy life.
A former cast member of MTV's Real World, Mohammed Bilal is a diversity consultant, musician and poet who has delivered diversity presentations and workshops worldwide to the likes of Lucent, Progressive and Boston College.
Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst has been an instrumental part of the reality television show, Survivor. The show has given him the opportunity to travel the world and experience different cultures.
Ralph is no stranger to success. As a woman in Hollywood, not to mention a woman of color, she is an exception to the rule, having achieved critical acclaim in so many areas of the entertainment industry