Although Black Americans make up about only 13% of the U.S. population, their contributions and impact in the country and around the world far surpasses their number, and is evident of a long lineage of resilience and excellence, especially over a traumatic slave past. In a U.S. based poll of the most admired people in the world, 25% of the people Americans say they admire the most are Black. The listees – from politics, media, education, and entertainment – are all exemplary and proof of the power of willpower, tenacity, and vision. Check out the list to see if your favorites made the list.
These are the most admired black people in America right now
Bridget Boakye January 02, 2018