“I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.” - Muhammad Ali
This section is reserved for some of the most inspirational people who touch move and inspire the black community, or the world community as a whole. Some of these people are famous African Americans, but many are not as they are heroes on a much smaller stage. Some have done outstanding things at the community level as organizers or public servants, while others have accomplished incredible tasks worthy of our admiration for their triumph in the face of long odds.
There are so many inspirational black men and women, and there is no way we can find them all. If you want to nominate a person to help round out our list please let us know. It may be your mother or father, a teacher or a mentor - if they inspire you, they may inspire us all.
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Featured Inspirational People Profiles
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Inspirational People Profiles
|Angela Davis , Activist, Scholar, Author||Barack Obama , President of the United...|
|Ben Carson M.D. , Neurosurgeon, Activist,...||Bill Cosby , Comedian, Actor, Author,...|
|Bob Marley , Musician, Revolutionary||Carlton Douglas Ridenhour ("Chuck D") , Founder of Public Enemy|
|Dewey Bozella , Boxer, 2011 Arthur Ashe Award...||Earvin "Magic" Johnson , NBA Player, Entrepreneur, HIV...|
|Edwin Moses , Track Athlete||Frederick Douglass , Orator, Abolitionist,...|
|Glenn W. Holsclaw , Execuive Director, Making...||James Brown , Singer, Entertainer|
|Jay-Z , Rapper, Entrepreneur||Jimi Hendrix , Guitartist, Singer/Song Writer|
|Joe Frazier , Heavyweight Champion Boxer||KRS One , Hip Hop Artist, Activist|
|Lawrence Watkins , Founder of Great Black...||Living Colour , Rock Band|
|Major Taylor , Professional Cyclist||Malcolm X , Minister, Organizer,...|
|Michael Fields , Entrepreneur, CEO||Michael Jordan , 6-time NBA Champion|
|Muhammad Ali , Boxer, Activist, Humanitarian||Prince Rogers Nelson , Musician, Actor, Producer|
|Russell Simmons , Businessnam, Activist||Satchel Paige , Negro League/ Major League...|
|Tupac Shakur , Rapper, Actor, Poet|
Inspirational People and Black History
This section is reserved for articles on our site related to some of the inspirational people profiles listed above. Some feature famous black men and women, while others highlight significant events in black history. As more articles are created we will update this list.