Inspirational People

Inspirational Quote Malcolm XThis 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.

Inspirational People Quote of the Day

“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


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  1. Barack Obama

    Who They Are: 
    President of the United States 2004 - 2012
    August 4, 1961 -

    In one of the most unlikely and inspirational stories in history, Barack Hussein Obama has gathered his collective life experiences to include his multi-racial background, humble upbringing, international education and varied professional career and translated it all into an amazing career that currently finds him as the undisputed leader of the free world and the two-term President of the United States.

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

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