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Ursula M. Burns serves as Chairman and CEO of Xerox. She is the first African-American woman CEO to head a Fortune 500 company. She is also the first woman to succeed another woman as head of a Fortune 500 company.

Sheryl Lee Ralph (60) an American actress, singer, and activist. Born: December 30, 1956

Sheryl Lee Ralph an American actress, singer, and activist has a Jamaican mother.

These seven innovators are having a major influence on technology, healthcare and the government. We've got our eye on these powerful women. You should, too.

These seven innovators are having a major influence on technology, healthcare and the government. We've got our eye on these powerful women.

Phylicia Rashad is an American actress, singer and stage director, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for this part in 1985 and 1986

Happy 64th Birthday Phylicia Rashad!

Phylicia Rashad is an American actress, singer and stage director, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show.

Isaac Murphy, first African American to win the Kentucky Derby three times. My, what fine cheekbones he had!

Isaac Murphy was the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times. He was also the first black jockey to be inducted in the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, Considered to be one of the greatest riders in American racing history.

perfect-blackgirls:  soph-okonedo:     “It’s when you believe in yourself. After landing my first TV show, I found this charming house with a beautiful view. In the distance you could see the building where I used to be a receptionist. And I would tell my son every night: ‘Baby, believe in your dreams and say your prayers…. It’s because Mommy believed in her dream that I don’t work over there anymore.’ That strength and that faith have to come from within,” Taraji P. Henson in Glamour…

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Azie Taylor Morton the first and only African American to serve as U.S. Treasury.

Azie Taylor Morton served as Treasurer of the US during the Carter administration. She remains the only African American to hold that office. Her signature was printed on US currency during her tenure; an honor shared with four African-American men.

black actresses in hollywood | 4th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon (Anika Noni Rose)

Anika Noni Rose Photos Photos: 4th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Anika Noni Rose Jewel Tone Eyeshadow - Anika rocked sapphire blue shadow to the 'Essence' Black Women luncheon.

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