Meet the 2019 FACES of Global Black Excellence

Nii Ntreh Dec 26, 2019 at 02:27pm

December 26, 2019 at 02:27 pm | Faces of Black Excellence, Opinions & Features

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Staff Writer

December 26, 2019 at 02:27 pm | Faces of Black Excellence, Opinions & Features

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Ilhan Omar. Photo Credit: TheHill.com

Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar’s rise into a US congresswoman has not only been historic but has revealed quite remarkably what America can swallow but with so much difficulty.

The Somali-born woman went to the U.S. as a refugee. But when she became a citizen, Omar felt there was a new opportunity to help shape the most powerful country into a better force for good.

2019 was her first year in office and while she has supported progressive bills, Omar continues to stand as a tall example of the American promise.

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Trevor Noah. Photo Credit: Comedy Central

Trevor Noah

South African host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Trevor Noah has been anything but underwhelming since taking over the mantle from Jon Stewart in 2015.

Noah is funny, smart and has won plaudits for his intense interviewing style. Some have even said he is a better political and social topic analyst than a comedian.

Trevor has won nods from the NAACP and Emmys in the last few years. In 2019, his comedy show Son of Patricia was nominated for the Grammys Best Comedy Album.

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