Ronald Harmon Brown was the 1st black man to serve as the United States Secretary of Commerce during the first term of President Bill Clinton and become chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC); 1989.Read more "Ronald Harmon Brown "
Danyale Price, a black woman, is the Chief Inclusion Officer at Paul, Weiss, a law firm; 2018.Read more "Danyale Price"
Ethiopia Habtemariam, a black woman, was named the Senior Vice President of Motown Records; 2011.Read more "Ethiopia Habtemariam"
Debra Lee is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and the highest ranking black woman at its parent company, Viacom; 2018.Read more "Debra Lee"
Ralph Abernathy Sr. was the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) following the assassination of King in 1968, where he led the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington, D.C.Read more "Ralph Abernathy Sr."
Jade Colin, age 26, is the youngest black women to own a McDonald’s franchise; 2016.Read more "Jade Colin"
Melissa Harville-Lebron is the 1st black woman to own a NASCAR team; The E2 Northeast Motorsports team, 2014.Read more "Melissa Harville-Lebron"
Moziah Bridges, a black entrepreneur, founded Mo’s Bows Handmade Bow Tie at the age of 15 and partnered with the NBA to make custom bow ties for all 30 NBA teams, 2017.Read more "Moziah Bridges"
Maya Penn, the black CEO and founder of Maya’s Ideas, started her company at the age of eight and gives 10% of her profits to charities and environmental nonprofit organizations; 2008.Read more "Maya Penn"
Mary Ann Shadd was a black Canadian and the first woman publisher in Canada and the first black woman publisher in North America, and the first black woman newspaper editor in North America, establishing “The Provincial Freeman” in 1853.Read more "Mary Ann Shadd"