International Role Models

We feature black role models who are based outside the UK. Their inclusion is vital as it shows us the vast contributions that these role models have made in other parts of the world.

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Let Nothing Stop You

Let Nothing Stop You

Meet Siza Mzimela, The First Black Woman To Start An Airline. The South African entrepreneur launched Fly Blue Crane in September. I came across this video this morning and my inspiration for the day kicked up [...]

Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal

It is not about how much money you make. The question is, are you educated enough to KEEP it? ~Shaquille O’Neal When Shaquille O’Neal was drafted into the NBA, he spent the first million that he [...]

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

When an elder dies a village loses its library ~African Proverb Maya Angelou is one of America’s leading literary voices of the last 50 years. She is known as a Poet, author and activist. She died [...]

Wash Wesley

Wash Wesley

Wash Wesley is turning 111 years old! Wash is a deacon at his church in Oakbrook Terrace, and still walks and drives without assistance. He also does his own laundry, housework and tends a vegetable garden. [...]

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr

Today, August 28th 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream speech’ King is most famous for his ‘I have a dream’ speech in 1963. ‘I have a dream’ came to [...]

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was the first president of South Africa, after vehemently fighting apartheid. He has been very instrumental in uniting South Africa. It has not been a smooth road to greatness. He was born in Transkei, [...]

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Barack Obama is currently the President of USA, and the 44th to be specific. He is on his second term after making history as the first black president in 2008 where his first term began. He [...]

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is an America media proprietor, talk show host, an actress, producer and philanthropist. She was born in Mississippi, Tennessee on January 29th 1954. She is best known for her two and a half decade [...]