Here are the five most influential Black people in the UK right now

Mildred Europa Taylor November 17, 2020
Michaela Coel says thinking about experiences of racism growing up in UK  'brings her to tears' | The Independent | The Independent
Michaela Coel at the ‘Been So Long’ premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, 12 October 2018
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Michaela Coel

The actor, screenwriter and director has appeared on the list for the first time, grabbing the fourth spot. Coel is best known for creating and starring in the E4 sitcom “Chewing Gum”, earning the BAFTA Award for Best Female Comedy Performance. Also known for her role in the BBC One/HBO comedy-drama series “I May Destroy You”, the actress recently revealed that she was once sexually assaulted by strangers. She also highlighted how her own experience of sexual assault influenced the series “I May Destroy You”.


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