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1. Deray McKesson

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(civil rights activist)

2. Barack and Michelle Obama

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(former president and first lady)

3. Colin Kaepernick

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(football quarterback)

4. Yara Shahidi

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(actress, model and activist)

5. Celebrating Womens History Month and the Black Press

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Tamika Mallory, Co-President of the Womens March, at the Stateswomen for Justice luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,females,washington dc,lunch,human interest,meeting,month,national press club,2018

6. Killer Mike

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(rapper, actor and activist)

7. Common

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(rapper, actor and activist)

8. Angela Rye

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(attorney, political advocate and commentator)

9. Rep. Maxine Waters

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10. Jesse Williams

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(actor and activist)