Name 10 LIVING African-American Role Models

Since we are now living in an era of lies and dishonesty, I’m curious? Name, in the reply box, 10 LIVING African-Americans you would choose as role models for your children. Share this post with friends and family. Let’s see what the field looks like.


My 10 Living African-American Role Models: (I couldn’t limit my choices to 10.)

Harry Belafonte

Michelle  Alexander

President Barack Hussein Obama

Michelle Obama

Dick Gregory

Marjorie Johnson

Sandy Baker

Arthur Mitchell

Colin Powell

Serena Williams

Jessye Norman

Leontyne Price



3 Responses

  1. Robert 'Leo' Brown
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    1. Dr. Joy Gegruy
    2. Tavis Smiley
    3. Judith Jamison
    4. Jumaane Williams
    5. Spike Lee
    6. Barack Obama
    7. Michelle Obama
    8. Sanford Biggers
    9. Sidney Poitier
    10. Gabby Douglas

    … Of course there are
    many other notable
    African American role
    models. These are 10
    that inspire me right off
    the top of my head.

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    Thanks Leo the encouragement!

  3. Imam Hakim Abdul-Ali
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    Thought provoking and timely question. Routes-mag seems to always challenge its readers to delve into their worlds of remembrances. This article by the routes-mag staff makes you wonder who’s really worthy of merit to Africans & Afro-Americans in their collective mind-sets. In my view, generally speaking, I believe that the role model(s) should be from the reader”s own positive family, community, national and international spheres of admirations and influences. Some may differ, and that’s cool, but many heroes and sheroes are everyday common folk, situated right in your midst and inner circles. There’s a pertinent need to closely look at what’s happening in our worlds first.

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