Meet TIME's Most Influential People of Color

BY: JENNA CALDWELL

Making TIME Magazine's '100 Most Influential People' list is no easy accomplishment. 

Whether recognized as an artist, icon, leader, pioneer or titan, the honorees shape the future for the masses through their work. 

Notably, the people of color on the TIME 100 list have beat all of the odds set against them. The honorees of color were able to overcome the systematic oppression that continues to hinder the success of many of their peers. Many are finally receiving the recognition that they have long deserved and we celebrate their profound accomplishments. 

Below is a list of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of Color: 

Artists
Colson Whitehead
Alicia Keys
Donald Glover
Leslie Jones
Ava DuVernay
Barry Jenkins
John Legend
Kerry James Marshall
Demi Lovato

Icons
Simone Biles
John Lewis
Colin Kaepernick
Jeanette Vizguerra
Neymar
RuPaul
Biram Dah Abeid
Leila de Lima
David Adjaye
Fatou Bensouda
Thelma Aldana
Fan BingBing
Viola Davis
Raed Saleh
Cindy Arlette Contreras Bautista

Leaders
Narendra Modi
Kim Jong Un
Xi Jinping
Rodrigo Duterte
Wang Qishan
Pope Francis
King Maha Vajiralongkorn
Juan Manuel Santos
Major General Qasem Soleimani

Pioneers 
Chance the Rapper
Constance Wu
Demis Hassabis
Hamdi Ulukaya
Jordan Peele
Yuriko Koike
Riz Ahmed
Tamika Mallory
Carmen Perez
Linda Sarsour
Natalie Batalha
Guillem Anglada-Escudé 

Titans
LeBron James
Bernard J. Tyson
Jean Liu
Jeff Bezos
Vijay Shekhar Sharma

 

 

Click here for the entire TIME list.

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