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Dominique Dawes
Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Gymnast
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John Quiñones
Broadcast Journalist & Host of "What Would You Do?"
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Hill Harper
Actor, Author, & Philanthropist; Best Known for His Roles in "CSI; NY" and "Homeland"
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George Takei
Actor, Best Known for His Role in "Star Trek;" LGBT & Japanese-American Civil Rights Activist
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Donna Brazile
Veteran Democratic Political Strategist, Adjunct Professor, Author, and Syndicated Columnist
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Trevor Noah
Host of "The Daily Show"
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Rich Benjamin
Expert Commentator on America's Politics, Culture, and Race
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Raven Symone
Actress and Singer; Known for "The Cosby Show" and Disney's "That's So Raven"; Co-Host of "The View"
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Uzo Aduba
Emmy Award-Winning Actress for Her Role in "Orange Is the New Black"
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Danielle Brooks
Singer and Actress; Known for Her TV Role in "Orange is the New Black" as well as on Broadway in "The Color Purple"
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Samira Wiley
Actress; Best Known for Her Role in "Orange is the New Black" & "The Handmaid's Tale"
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Dascha Polanco
Actress, Known for Her Role in "Orange is the New Black"
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Selenis Leyva
Cuban-American Actress Known for Her Role as Gloria in "Orange is the New Black"
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Misty Copeland
Principal Dancer With the American Ballet Theatre; Author
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Ava DuVernay
Academy Award-Nominated Director & Producer; Best Known for "Selma" and the Netflix Documentary "13th"
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Ed Sheeran
English Singer-Songwriter Known for "Don't," "Sing" and "Thinking Out Loud"
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Anthony Anderson
Executive Producer and Star of ABC's New Comedy "black-ish"
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Ruby Rose
Australian Model, DJ, Actress & TV Presenter; Stella Carlin in "Orange is the New Black"
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Larry Wilmore
Comedian & Cultural Commentator; Host and Executive Producer of "The Nightly Show"
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Freida Pinto
Actress & Activist
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Taraji P. Henson
Academy Award-Nominated Actress
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Viola Davis
Academy Award Winning Actress for Her Role in "Fences"; Emmy Award Winner for Her Role in "How To Get Away With Murder;" Hunger Is Ambassador
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David Oyelowo
English Actor Best Known for "Selma," "The Butler" & "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
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Common
Award-Winning Artist, Actor, Producer, Musician & Writer
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Jackie Cruz
Actress and Musician Known for Her Role on "Orange is the New Black"
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Alysia Reiner
Actress Known for Her Roles in "Sideways" and "Orange is the New Black"
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Al Letson
Peabody Award-Winning Radio Host, Spoken Word Artist & Playwright
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Wyatt Cenac
American stand-up Comedian and Actor; Former Correspondent and Writer, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
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Janice Min
President and Chief Creative Officer, Entertainment Group The Hollywood Reporter
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Robin Wright
Award-Winning Journalist & Author
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Kimberly Bryant
Founder of Black Girls Code; Aspen Institute Fellow
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Marcus Mitchell
Senior Engineering Director, Google
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Jessica Williams
Actress and Comedian Best Known as a Former Correspondent on "The Daily Show"
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Deeyah Khan
Activist and Emmy Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker, CEO of Production Company Fuuse
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Shirley Frimpong-Manso
Founder and CEO of Sparrow Productions, Film Director, Writer, and Producer
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Madeline Stuart
First Professional Model with Down Syndrome
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John Ridley
Oscar Winning Writer, ’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘American Crime’
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Ki-Hong Lee
Actor Known for "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "The Maze Runner" and "The Nine Lives of Chloe King"
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Nina Tassler
Chairman, CBS Entertainment
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Mark S. Luckie
Author, Technologist, Journalist & Former Manager of Journalism & Media at Twitter
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Lee Daniels
Director, Writer, Producer, Lee Daniels Entertainment
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Maria Teresa Kumar
Host of MSNBC’s Changing America; President & CEO, Voto Latino; Emmy Nominated MSNBC Contributor; Pioneering Thought Leader on Diversity and Demographic Opportunities
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Tristan Walker
Founder & CEO at Walker & Company Brands, Inc. & Former VP of Foursquare
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Taiye Selasi
Author, "Ghana Must Go"
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Jamesha Fisher
DevOps Security Pirate, CloudPassage Inc
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Raymond Braun
Media Entrepreneur, Political Commentator, TV Personality
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Tracy Chou
Software Engineer. Diversity & Inclusion Expert within the Tech Industry.
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Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Joyus
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Spike Lee
Academy Award-Nominated Director, Producer, Writer & Actor; Best Known for "Do the Right Thing" and "Malcolm X"
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Erica Baker
Build and Release Engineer at Slack Technologies, Inc
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Amandla Stenberg
Actress and Activist