For her work in "Selma" (2014), Ava DuVernay was the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. With "Selma", she was also the first black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Valentin Chmerkovskiy is best known for his appearances on the United States version of "Dancing with the Stars", which he won twice. He is a two-time World Latin Dance Champion (Junior and Youth) and a 14-time U.S. National Latin Dance champion.
Bart Baker is an American entertainer, web-based comedian, video producer, singer, and parody artist. He is best known for making parody videos of notable songs, which he posts on his YouTube channel. He was described as one of the most prolific makers.
President and CEO, Edmonds Entertainment and President and CEO, Alright Now
Tracey Edmonds is the President and CEO at Edmonds Entertainment, President and CEO at Alright Now, and co-host on the television show "Extra". She currently sits on the national board of directors for the Producers Guild of America (PGA).
Former Football and Baseball Player
Deion Sanders is a former football and baseball player, who works as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network. He is currently the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill high school. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Comedian and Actor
Eddie Murphy is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and producer. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal in "Dreamgirls".
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States (1967 - 1991)
Thurgood Marshall was an American lawyer, serving as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice.