Nigerian activist advocating for democracy and women's rights in Africa.
Controversial public schools superintendent.
American vocalist dubbed the "High Priestess of Gospel".
Jazz pianist named to "30 Under 30" list of most influential artists.
Influential jazz bassist.
Rapper and member of hip-hop collective Slaughterhouse.
Carter, Herbert E.
Esteemed Tuskegee Airman and educator.
Trailblazing British soccer player.
Chairman and chief executive officer of American Express.
Unsung hero of Zambian soccer.
Incarcerated Jamaican drug kingpin.
Sacramento Kings center who earned suspensions for on-court behavior.
Skilled jazz trumpeter popular in New York and Europe.
Record-setting NFL running back.
Dumpson, James R.
Public servant hailed by the New York Times as "a defender of the poor".
Film actress with roles in Ray and The Help.
Jazz guitarist and former leader of Jay Leno's Tonight Show band.
Ferguson, Vernice D.
Chief nursing officer for the Veterans Administration.
Doo-wop group that charted with "I Only Have Eyes for You".
Prominent executive in the financial arena.
Attorney, community leader, and 1960's Deep South civil rights activist.
Jackson Jr., Jesse
Rising star of the Democratic Party who resigned from Congress in 2013.
High-powered Democratic political consultant and strategist.
Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic and educator.
NFL wide receiver nicknamed "Megatron".
Flamboyant football personality.
Johnson, Le' Andria.
Season 3 winner of Sunday Best
Jones, Jr., Theodore T.
State supreme court and appeals court justice from New York.
Philanthropist, children's author, and mother of basketball legend Michael Jordan.
Award-winning British alto saxophonist and rap artist.
Christian hip-hop artist who achieved crossover success.
Multitalented actor and entrepreneur.
Singer, songwriter, and pianist known for his West Coast blues and R&B.
Pioneering female rapper who led the way for women in hip-hop.
R&B vocal group best known for the 1954 hit "Sincerely".
Inventive American jazz pianist.
Eccentric and troubled Major League Baseball pitcher.
Ralph, Sheryl Lee.
Stage and screen actress with roles in Dreamgirls and Moesha.
Popular American comedian and television actor.
Fab Five basketball player.
Hootie & the Blowfish front man turned country music singer.
All-Star pro baseball player who hit over 500 home runs in his career.
Veteran banker and community development leader.
Stickney, Phyllis Yvonne.
Versatile comedienne and actress.
Baltimore Ravens end named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2011.
Negro League baseball great.
Prolific hip-hop producer who won Grammy Award with Jay-Z in 2011.
World-renowned jazz saxophonist.
TLC singer who brought attention to sickle-cell anemia.
Actor turned host of E! News.
President and chief executive officer of McDonald's.
Philly soul group known for the hit "Disco Inferno".
Self-help guru and author of best-selling books on healing and self-empowerment.
Career army officer promoted to four-star general in 2012.
Four-time Emmy Award-winning actress.