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Top 10 Influential African Americans of 2021


The African-American community has been standing tall and strong despite the long history of discrimination against them. In whatever field, be it sports, business, politics, education, the African-American’s spirit and values shine through. They are now established businessmen and women, presidents, influencers, artists, entertainers, and many morepeople around the world look up to. And their influence grows by the day, helping society in many ways. Here are the top 10 influential African-American individuals of 2021: 

  • Ice Cube

Ice Cube, born O’Shea Jackson, Sr., is from Los Angeles, CA. The phenomenal rapper, who hails from the gangsta rap group N.W.A, rose to fame as a solo artist and is known by many hip-hop critics and fans as one of the most influential rappers of all time. Ice Cube released two hit albums in 1991 and 1992, Death Certificate and The Predator

After his successful bout in the rap scene, Ice Cube went on to establish a reputable name in the film industry, starring in several movies like Three Kings, Boyz N the Hood, Barbershop, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, and many more. 

Currently, Ice Cube has several million following and is estimated to earn over $160 million as of 2020.

Instagram: @icecube

  • Lisa Skeete Tatum

Lisa Skeete Tatum is the founder and CEO of Landit, a growing headquarter for women to take charge of their careers and land jobs that fit their skills. Landit allows women and helps them create playbooks that will aid them to find jobs and companies that best suit their capabilities and foster their skills further. Landit is a healthy place for people, most especially for women of color. The company has been featured by several publications because of its mission, like BBC, INC, CNBC, Vanity Fair, Forbes, and more.

Instagram: @applandit

Website: www.landit.com

  • Jaylin Prewitt

As an African-American entrepreneur, Jaylin has been able to strive and make history by being the first to privately part own a professional basketball organization in Europe called Club Basket Strsljen, hailed as one of the best in Montenegro. 

Jaylin is also a forex trader in IM Mastery Academy. As well as being in network marketing, he is able to build a business of 200+ individuals that are trading and investing in the Foreign Exchange Market. Being an investor has its perks as Jaylin is also invested and now owns a percentage of Hot Head Burritos & Rapid Fire Pizza. Jaylin hopes to also impact more lives as well as invest into a lot more things as well.

Instagram: @themillionairecreator

  • Robert Cannon

Robert Cannon is the CEO of Cannon Wealth Solutions. Robert Cannon, AIFA® has more than three decades of experience working with affluent investors, businesses, and hedge funds across the United States. He is the creator of the Maverick Investment System. The system places a key focus on creating lifetime income plans for retirement, and in doing so, Robert guides his clients through a very distinctive wealth management and investment process that is specifically designed for financially successful individuals, couples, and families.

Website: www.cannonwealthsolutions.com

  • Jamaar Milton

Equipped with a career as a music artist and producer that spans three decades, Jamaar Milton was well poised to claim his position as a revolutionary and cultural influencer. Using his gift for oracle expression to insight social change, Milton created The LightHouse Movement LLC, a company that provides a pathway to link like-minded individuals who aspire to make a difference within their own communities. LHM’s key accomplishments include multiple community service events and raising funds to provide clean water to the residents of Flint, Michigan. 

Most recently mobilizing his large social media following, Milton orchestrated the development of the Nibiru Freedom Bank, a financial institution with a concentrated interest in supplying small business loans to many who have otherwise been excluded from obtaining vital start up capital. Innovation, creativity, and immense drive make Jamaar Milton a rising star to watch in 2021.

Instagram: @jamaar

Website: www.thelighthousemovement.com

  • Jordan Jackson

Comedian/Actor Jordan Jackson is a comedian who travels from place after place to entertain people. Full of energy and personality, this clean comedian is just fun to watch. His videos get millions of views, and you can catch him on tour with Social Media King Kountry Wayne.

Facebook: Who is Jordan Jackson

Youtube: The Jordan Jackson Show

Website: www.thejordanjacksonshow.org

  • Damon Fletcher

Damon is a new artist that discovered his talents during COVID-19 pandemic. Listening to Usher’s words and a by-chance interaction with LL Cool J gave him the confidence to get up and just go after his dreams. During the lockdown, Damon learned how to produce beats for his music, write his own lyrics, and send a message of joy through music during these trying times. He wants to send a message that you can accomplish your goals; it just takes patience and persistence. Damon has been featured in several publications like LA Wire, NY Weekly, The US News, The Chicago Journal, and many more. His future releases are sure to make waves within the music industry this year.

Instagram: @thedamonfletcher

YouTuber: Damon Fletcher

Website: www.thedamonfletcher.com

  • Monique Robinson

Monique S. Robinson received a B.A in Psychology from Wilberforce University, M. Ed in Educational Leadership from Concordia University-Portland, and an Ed. S in Educational Leadership from Northcentral University. 

Robinson is the founder of A Better Chance for Youth Futures Inc., a nonprofit organization that promotes higher learning for all scholars. A highly-educated woman of tremendous caliber, she has become an advocate for Historically Black Colleges and Universities while providing consulting services on grant writing, preparing scholarship letters, and test preparation. In addition, she received the Teacher of the Year award in 2009 for Imagine Schools, district, and region for her contributions to education.

Facebook: A Better Chance for Youth Futures Inc.

Twitter: @abcyouthfuturesinc

YouTube: A Better Chance for Youth Futures Inc.

Website: www.abcyouthfuturesinc.com

  • Josias Jean-Pierre

Josias Jean-Pierre is an example of how setbacks prepare you for having a major bounce back. He went from having a disability and being told by educators and peers to throw in the towel because of the roadblock to now using platforms to change thousands of lives and empowering people, showing them that they can overcome even in the midst of adversity. 

Using platforms to transform minds and lives from hopeless to hopeful, from victim to victor, Josias’ story has given hope and motivation to thousands. They, too, can flourish if they just look with the lens of possibilities and not with the lens of impossibilities. Josias was able to break all odds thrown his way, and he used it as a fuel for his breakthrough and make an impact. The platforms he stepped on empowered people to finish the race and not give up. Josias has been an icon in connecting to different audiences and bringing that passion that restores one to keep on going even in the midst of adversity.

Josias is also an author of two powerful self-help books “The Power of Your Words” and “What is Your Why Behind The Drive.” In 2017, Jean-Pierre became a Board Certified Credit Consultant where he teaches and empowers people about credit and the laws that protect them.

Instagram: @coachwith_josias

  • Willie J

Willie J is an international CEO/artist/author/producer and motivational speaker. Being born and raised in the streets of East Saint Louis Illinois, he has turned his many struggles and pains into his greatest gains.

His company, Pure Mission Entertainment, has been on the move lately with two hit singles geared toward charity! Released through his company, his first single “We Love You Puerto Rico” featured various artists, Jazzy, Jade, Crystal Haywood, and NAACP winners LaTonya and Arthur Flash Johnson! The single hit 3 million plays on SoundCloud and went #2 on the Top 200 Indie European Music Charts produced by the (MuzicDortorz). 

The proceeds were donated to www.sprstlouis.com to assist the Hurricane Maria Victims. And Willie’s latest smash single “In the Morning” is now at over 5 million SoundCloud plays with a massive amount of Spotify streams! The song he wrote is dedicated to all COVID-19 victims. The proceeds will be donated to www.helpingpeople.org.  

Recently, Willie J is planning the Global Release of his much-anticipated EP “Sunshine With the Rain Vol. 1” this Valentine’s Day 2021! Willie will also be releasing new singles about racial injustice next month (TBA). 

Website: www.puremissionent.com

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