As Black History Month draws to a close this week, the learning shouldn't stop when the first of the month kicks in. Get familiar with these four present-day figures, who could be future fodder in studies of Black excellence.
Prior to flashing her signature grin on Corn Flakes boxes, the gymnastics champ became the first black woman to snag an all-around gold at the 2012 London Olympics.
The POTUS’s political twin (dubbed “the female Barack Obama”) boasts a triple threat as Cali’s first female, African-American and South Asian attorney general.
Using household scraps found in dustbins, the 16-year-old self-made engineer made a battery that not only powered his Sierra Leonean home, but also blew away M.I.T.
2012’s young martyr dragged Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law into the spotlight, igniting a new wave of social and racial awareness.