CLOSE

1. Tracee Ellis Ross

ABC's 'Black-ish' - Season Five Source:Getty

BLACK-ISH – ‘Dreamgirls and Boys’ – Dre and Bow struggle with the changing times of identity politics and gender neutrality. Diane auditions for the school play and scores the male lead part, but her crush starts spending time with another girl. Meanwhile, Junior’s Valentine’s Day date goes awry after Dre and Pops have a talk with him about chivalry, on ‘black-ish,’ TUESDAY, FEB. 5 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Byron Cohen/ABC via Getty Images) TRACEE ELLIS ROSS vertical,photography,arts culture and entertainment,usa,television show,california,city of los angeles,politics,identity,struggle,tracee ellis ross,human gender,politics and government,black-ish – television show

2. Shonda Rhimes

Pennsylvania Conference For Women 2017 Source:Getty

PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 03: Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and Screenwriter, director and producer Shonda Rhimes speak on stage during Pennsylvania Conference For Women 2017 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Pennsylvania Conference for Women) photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,talking,two people,three quarter length,michelle obama,philadelphia – pennsylvania,pennsylvania,former,producer,shonda rhimes,pennsylvania convention center,scriptwriter,stage – performance space

3. Tarana Burke

The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation presents Broadening the Lens: Perspective on Diverse Storytelling Source:Getty

PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 21: Tarana Burke attends The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation Presents Broadening the Lens: Perspective on Diverse Storytelling panel at Buona Vita on January 21, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for The Blackhouse Foundation at Sundance 2018) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,topix,bestof,looking at camera,music,film industry,smiling,fashion,three quarter length,viewpoint,music festival,park city – utah,tarana burke

4. Lena Waithe

WGAW's Sublime Primetime 2017 Source:Getty

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – SEPTEMBER 15: Lena Waithe, ‘Master of None’ Co-writer attends the WGAW’s Sublime Primetime 2017 at Writers Guild Theater on September 15, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,looking at camera,television show,smiling,california,lena waithe,beverly hills – california,master of none

5. Serena Williams

ABC's 'Good Morning America' - 2019 Source:Getty

GOOD MORNING AMERICA – 1/31/19 Serena Williams is a guest on ‘Good Morning America,’ Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, airing on the ABC Television Network. GMA19 (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images) SERENA WILLIAMS vertical,photography,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,television show,guest,good morning america,abc – broadcasting company,serena williams – tennis player

6. April Ryan

Lafayette 148 New York x April Ryan 'Under Fire' Book Launch Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Author and journalist April Ryan speaks during Lafayette 148 New York x April Ryan ‘Under Fire’ Book Launch on September 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Lafayette 148 New York x April Ryan ‘Under Fire’ book Launch) color image,photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,author,topics,topix,bestof,new york city,talking,two people,journalist,book release,april ryan – journalist,lafayette 148 new york

7. Angela Rye

Women's Empowerment 2018 -- Angela Rye Source:courtesy of Angela Rye

Photo courtesy of Angela Rye .

8. Yara Shahidi

24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Red Carpet Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 21: Actor Yara Shahidi attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,looking at camera,actor,smiling,california,city of los angeles,fashion,award,three quarter length,incidental people,awards ceremony,shrine auditorium,screen actors guild,screen actors guild awards,yara shahidi,24th screen actors guild awards

9. Maxine Waters

House Financial Services Committee holds hearing examining the SEC's Agenda, Operations, and FY 2018 Budget Request Source:Getty

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOVEMBER 09: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-MO) speaks during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on November 15, 2016 in Washington, D.C. United States. Outgoing SEC Chair Mary Jo White announced her intent to depart the Commission at the end of the Obamas administration (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) photography,people,one person,horizontal,usa,headshot,politics,washington dc,election,democracy,politics and government,maxine waters

10. Regina King

ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' - Season 16 Source:Getty

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Thursday, January 17 included Regina King (‘If Beale Street Could Talk’), Jon Bernthal (‘The Punisher’), and musical guest Juanes. (Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) REGINA KING vertical,photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,usa,music,television show,california,athlete,hollywood – california,comedian,humor,regina king,guest,jimmy kimmel live,jimmy kimmel,diversity

11. Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, & Danai Gurira (The Women of Black Panther)

25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Press Room Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 27: (L-R) Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira, winners of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for ‘Black Panther,’ pose in the press room during the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images) color image,photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,portrait,film industry,cast member,california,city of los angeles,females,three people,fashion,three quarter length,awards ceremony,winning,shrine auditorium,press room,angela bassett,screen actors guild,danai gurira,lupita nyong’o,winners’ room,black panther – 2017 film,25th screen actors guild awards

12. Regina Hall

2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 25: Actress Regina Hall attends the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,looking at camera,smiling,actress,california,award,the beverly hilton hotel,three quarter length,regina hall,honor,beverly hills – california,hollywood black film festival

13. Stacey Abrams

Former House Democratic Leader and Democratic nominee for Governor Stacey Abrams Source:Getty

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – On a late election night Democratic nominee for Governor Stacey Abrams speaks to cheering supporters and announced that she’ll be in in a runoff with her opponent, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday November 6, 2018. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,hyatt regency,talking,night,competition,cheering,georgia – us state,human interest,election,democracy,supporter,nominee,politics and government,atlanta – georgia,runoff election,stacey abrams

14. Marsai Martin

49th NAACP Image Awards - Non-Televised Awards Dinner and Ceremony Source:Getty

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 14: Actress Marsai Martin attends the 49th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Award Show at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 14, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP) vertical,photography,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,topix,bestof,looking at camera,california,incidental people,awards ceremony,pasadena – california,naacp image awards,pasadena civic auditorium,marsai martin

15. Issa Rae

Issa Rae Insecure Season 3 Episode 1 Source:Merie W. Wallace/HBO

Issa Rae Insecure Season 3 Episode 1 issa rae insecure season 3 episode 1

16. Teyana Taylor

14th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards Source:Getty

THE BROOKLYN BOROUGH OF NEW YORK CITY, NY – NOVEMBER 06: Singer, dancer and actress Teyana Taylor attends the 14th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Weylin B. Seymour’s on November 6, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,new york city,looking at camera,singer,actress,brooklyn – new york,borough – district type,fashion,dancer,teyana taylor,cfda vogue fashion fund awards

17. Michelle Obama

US-POLITICS-STATE OF THE UNION Source:Getty

US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) waves before the arrival of US President Barack Obama before the State of the Union Address during a Joint Session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 12, 2016. Barack Obama will give his final State of the Union address, perhaps the last big opportunity of his presidency to sway a national audience and frame the 2016 election race. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) vertical,photography,usa,arrival,politics,government,barack obama,us president,washington dc,waving,michelle obama,congress,politics and government,us first,us state of the union address,capitol building – washington dc,joint session of congress

18. Beyonce

Beyonce and Jay Z photos December 2017 Source:Courtesy of Beyonce.com

Beyonce, Jay Z, December 2017 beyonce,jay z,december 2017

19. Chloe & Halle

Dreamworks Trolls The Experience Opening Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 14: Singers Halle Bailey (L) and Chloe Bailey of Chloe x Halle attend the Dreamworks Trolls The Experience opening at Trolls The Experience on November 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,pink color,new york city,looking at camera,portrait,singer,orange – fruit,females,two people,three quarter length,top – garment,pants,hooded shirt,long sleeved,opening event,tracksuit,neon colored,chloe x halle,halle bailey – musician,chloe bailey – musician

×