Fortune Magazine released their “50 World’s Greatest Leaders” for 2017 and some notable African Americans made the list.
Check out some of the highlights below:
Lebron James and Ava DuVernay made it into the top 15 respectively. Ava, director of Selma, 13th and the television series Queen Sugar was # 6 on this year’s list. The Oscar nominated director was once a publicist that always wanted to get behind the camera and make a movie. Though only # 11 on the list, to most of Cleveland Lebron James is the #1 leader in their rural world. Lebron James not only retuned back to his home team he once left for Miami, but he brought his hometown their first ever NBA Championship.
688.8k Likes, 4,944 Comments - LeBron James (@kingjames) on Instagram: "One of my favorite pics from last night!! #StriveForGreatness? #RWTW? #TheKidFromAkron? #RingNight?"
Bryan Stevenson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie are not as popular in the entertainment word but made this list as deserving philanthropists and activists. Bryan is a civil rights lawyer that has advocated for justice reform and worked to point out unfair practices in the system. His efforts to improve race relations in today’s heightened racial climate earned him the #16 spot on the list. Chimamanda, best recognized for her feminist poem heard on Beyonce’s hit song Flawless, was ranked at #42. The Nigerian leader is also known for her popular Ted Talks and telling it like it is attitude.
The mentioned poem by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie that Beyonce featured in her track Flawless.
Rounding out the list is everyone’s favorite cool kid, Chance The Rapper. Chance has had an amazing year and managed to come in as #46 on Fortune’s list. This independent artist was acknowledged for winning his first Grammy for an album that was only available for streaming and for his huge contributions to Chicago Public Schools.
502.9k Likes, 1,991 Comments - Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) on Instagram: "Remember who you are."
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