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Yesterday, the black news site released a list of 20 HBCU graduates who are basically changing the world, celebrating the country’s historically black colleges and the professionals who have attended those institutions.

  1. Stacey Abrams, Spelman College

2. Rev. William Barber II, N.C. Central University

3. Kenya Barris, Clark Atlanta University

4. Rosalind G. Brewer, Spelman College

5. Ruth Carter, Hampton University

6. Raashaun “DJ Envy” Casey, Hampton University

7. Louis Farrakhan, Sr., Winston-Salem State University

8. Andrew Gillum, Florida A&M University

9. Rep Al Green, Howard University, Texas Southern University, Tuskegee University

10. Kamala Harris, Howard University

11. Jesse Jackson, North Carolina A&T University

12. Samuel L. Jackson, Morehouse College

13. Letitia James, Howard University

14. Kweisi Mfume, Morgan State University

15. Marilyn Mosby, Tuskegee University

16. Bakari Sellers, Morehouse College

17. Ruth Simmons, Dillard University

18. Stephen A. Smith, Winston-Salem State University

19. Wanda Sykes, Hampton University

20. Oprah Winfrey, Tennessee State University

The list includes HBCU graduates from the arenas of politics to entertainment to corporate America and well beyond.