10. Michael Jackson - worldwide superstar that changed the world for better
9. Muhammad Ali - great athlete; symbol for so many things to so many people
8. Bill Cosby - his genius promoted the idea of racial equality better than anyone
7. Michael Jordan - his basketball skill and personality dominated sports and Pop culture
6. Jackie Robinson - broke racial barrier in baseball when that sport mattered most
5. Jay Z - Beyonce - hip hop and r&ab legends; married. Leaders of a generation in countless ways
4. Malcolm X - retains the imagination of blacks seeking to improve themselves
3. Oprah Winfrey - ambassador to white America, role model, business mogul
2. Dr. Martin Luther King jr. - He was an excellent leader, and a symbol of peaceful protest towards tangible outcomes. a great speaker and motivator. a necessary figure.
1. Barack Obama - President of United States. Probably only person who thought he could win initially was him. The skill to actually to run the winning campaign. The talent to be an excellent President.