AfroAmerica Network Most Influential Black Persons

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MOST INFLUENTIAL BLACK MEN


Barack Obama, President, Law Professor 


Cornell West, Princeton Professor 


Henry Louis Gates Jr., Harvard Professor


Oprah Winfrey, Businesswoman and Entertainer,


Reverend Al Sharpton, Civil Rights Activist


Tyra Banks, Businesswoman, Entertainer


Donna Brazile, Political Analyst, Politician, Teacher


Gwenn Ifill, Journalist, Author


Wynton Marsalis,Jazz Musician


AfroAmerica Black Person of the Year
Year Men Women

2014

Rasheen Aldridge, Jr.

Marie Bamutese

2013

Jakaya Kikwete

Tawanda Jones

2012

Thulani Madondo

Nina Turner

2011

Herman Cain

Dr. Susan Rice

2010

Rev DeForest Soaries

Victoire Umuhoza Ingabire

2009

Roy Foster

Dr. Regina Benjamin

2008

Barack Hussein Obama

Michelle Obama

2007

Geoffrey Canada

Patricia June O'Shane

2006

Jose de Paula Neto

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

2005

Earvin Magic Johnson

Winnie Byanyima

2004

Baraka Obama 

Joyce Mujuru 

2003

Sean "P.Diddy" Combs 

Shoshana Johnson

2002

Chief Moose 

Safiya Husain

2001

Robert Mugabe

Condaleezza Rice

MOST INFLUENTIAL BLACK WOMEN
Cythia McKinney, Political Activist
Condoleezza Rice, Political Scientist, Professor

Williams Sisters, Tennis/Models

Michelle Obama, Attorney, First-Lady
Valerie Jarret, Businesswoman, President Advisor
Susan Rice, Political Researcher, Ambassador
Shawn Corey Carter Jay Z, Entertainer, Businessman
Beyonc? Giselle Knowles, Entertainer, Businesswoman
Willard Christopher "Will" Smith, Jr, Entertainer, Businessman
Denzel Washington, Entertainer, Businessman