Don Lemon Kerry Washington Kevin Fenton Jason Moran Kirk Franklin Ta-Nehisi Coates Alicia Keys Serena Williams T.J. Holmes Christopher 'Ludacris' Bridges Anthony Mackie Steve Benjamin Adam Serwer Michelle Alexander Touré
Troy Carter Elie Mystal Jamal Simmons Audie Cornish André Carson Joshua DuBois Jesse J. Holland Eddie S. Glaude Jr. Robert Battle Paul Q. Judge Edwidge Danticat Will Smith James H. Shelton III Dean Garfield
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Don Lemon

  • Job: News anchor, CNN
  • Age: 45
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Twitter: @donlemoncnn

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Kerry Washington

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Kevin Fenton

  • Job: Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention
  • Age: 44
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Twitter: @CDC_DrFenton

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Jason Moran

  • Job: Musician and composer
  • Age: 36
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @morethan88

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Kirk Franklin

  • Job: Gospel musician, singer and choir director
  • Age: 41
  • Location: Arlington, Texas
  • Twitter: @kirkfranklin

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Job: Senior editor, the Atlantic
  • Age: 36
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @tanehisi

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Alicia Keys

  • Job: Singer
  • Age: 30
  • Location: New York City
  • Twitter: @aliciakeys

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Serena Williams

  • Job: Tennis player
  • Age: 30
  • Location: Palm Beach, Fla., and Westwood, Calif.
  • Twitter: @serenawilliams

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T.J. Holmes

  • Job: News anchor, CNN
  • Age: 34
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Twitter: @tjholmes

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Christopher 'Ludacris' Bridges

  • Job: Rapper and entrepreneur
  • Age: 34
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Twitter: @Ludacris

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Anthony Mackie

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Steve Benjamin

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Adam Serwer

  • Job: Reporter, Mother Jones
  • Age: 29
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Twitter: @AdamSerwer

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Michelle Alexander

  • Job: Professor of Moritz College of Law and author
  • Age: 44
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio

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Touré

  • Job: Cultural critic and author
  • Age: 40
  • Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Twitter: @Toure

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Troy Carter

  • Job: Chairman and CEO, Coalition Media Group
  • Location: Los Angeles

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Elie Mystal

  • Job: Editor, Above the Law
  • Age: 33
  • Location: New York
  • Twitter: @elienyc

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Jamal Simmons

  • Job: Principal, Raben Group consulting firm
  • Age: 40
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Twitter: @JamalSimmons

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Audie Cornish

  • Job: Host, 'Weekend Edition Sunday'
  • Age: 31
  • Location: Washington, D.C., and Maryland
  • Twitter: @npraudie

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André Carson

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Joshua DuBois

  • Job: Director, Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Washington, D.C.

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Jesse J. Holland

  • Job: Reporter, Associated Press
  • Age: 40
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Twitter: @jessejholland

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Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

  • Job: Professor of religion and African-American studies, Princeton University
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Princeton, N.J.
  • Twitter: @esglaude

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Robert Battle

  • Job: Artistic director, Alvin Ailey
  • Age: 39
  • Location: New York

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Paul Q. Judge

  • Job: Chief research officer and vice president, Barracuda Networks
  • Age: 34
  • Location: Atlanta; San Jose, Calif.
  • Twitter: @pauljudge

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Edwidge Danticat

  • Job: Author
  • Age: 42
  • Location: New York

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Will Smith

  • Job: Actor, producer and rapper
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Los Angeles

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James H. Shelton III

  • Job: Assistant deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Education
  • Age: 44
  • Location: Washington, D.C.

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Dean Garfield

  • Job: CEO and president, Information Technology Industry Council
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Not sure
  • Twitter: @ITI_TechTweets

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