• Peter Sexford Magubane
    Peter Sexford Magubane was a South African award-winning internationally renowned photojournalist
    and anti-apartheid activist best known for documenting the cruelties of white South African apartheid
    rule, whilst enduring beatings and imprisonment. Magubane developed an interest in photography as a
    child after his father bought him a Kodak Box Brownie. His career as a photographer began in the early
    1950s at Drum as a driver but after six months of odd jobs he was given an opportunity to cov...  more
  • Ruy Mingas
    Ruy Alberto Vieira Dias Rodrigues Mingas, was an Angolan singer, songwriter, diplomat, businessman,
    and politician best known for Serving in the Angolan government as a deputy in the National Assembly,
    secretary with the status of Minister of Sports and ambassador of Angola to Portugal. Mingas belonged
    to a family of influential Angolan musicians. He is credit for the development of various genres, including
    the traditional Semba and the contemporary dance music, Kizomba. His most well known...  more
  • Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah
    Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah, was a renowned British writer, dub poet, actor, musician, and
    professor of poetry and creative writing, best known for his collections of poems including Talking
    Turkeys that often addressed political injustice. Zephaniah discovered his passion for poetry at an early
    age and began writing and performing his own verses. Growing up in a racially diverse and economically
    disadvantaged neighborhood, he experienced firsthand the social injustices and racial discr...  more
  • Ohad "Ady" Barkan
    Ohad "Ady" Barkan was an American lawyer and liberal activist best known for fighting for access to
    universal health care, improved home health support and other reforms to America’s health-care
    system. He was also a co-founder of the Be a Hero PAC and was an organizer for the Center for Popular
    Democracy, where he led the Fed Up campaign. Barkan studied political science at Columbia University,
    where he became increasingly involved in student activism. After graduating from college, Barkan
    ...  more
  • Lebohang Mpayana
    Lebohang Mpayana was a talented South African actress who gained recognition for her role in the
    popular television series DiepCity. Her career in the entertainment industry was marked by her
    exceptional talent and dedication to her craft. Mpayana's journey in the acting world began at a young
    age when she discovered her passion for performing arts. She honed her skills through various theater
    productions and local television appearances before landing her breakthrough role in DiepCity. The
    ...  more
  • Nompilo Dlamini
    Nompulo Dlamini was a South African influential figure in raising awareness about cystic fibrosis (CF), a
    genetic disorder affecting the respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. She dedicated her life to
    advocating for those affected by this genetic disorder and educating the public about its impact. She was
    diagnosed with CF at just three years old, which came with numerous challenges, including frequent
    hospitalizations, medication regimens, and the constant fear of infection. At ...  more
  • Kevin Price Phillips
    Kevin Price Phillips was a prominent American writer and commentator best known for his insightful
    analysis of politics, economics, and history. Phillips gained national recognition with the publication of
    his groundbreaking book, "The Emerging Republican Majority" (1969), which predicted the electoral realignment that would lead to Republican dominance in American politics for the next several decades. This work established him as a leading political analyst and earned him a reputation for hi...  more
  • Michael Chiarello
    Michael Chiarello was a renowned American celebrity chef best known for his Italian-influenced California cuisine and for hosting the cooking show Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello on Food Network, and NapaStyle on Fine Living Network. Chiarello's passion for cooking began at a young age, inspired by the culinary traditions of his Italian family. He honed his skills in renowned restaurants such as The Restaurant at Domaine Chandon and Tra Vigne before he opened his own restaurant, Tra Vig...  more
  • Beverly Willis
    Beverly Willis was a highly influential American architect best known for playing a major role in the development of many architectural concepts and practices that influenced the design of American cities and architecture. One of Willis's notable achievements was her work as the founding director of the San Francisco-based Women's Environmental Art Movement (WEAM) in the 1970s. WEAM aimed to raise awareness about the underrepresentation of women in the architectural and design fields. Under Will...  more
  • Zoleka Mandela
    Zoleka Mandela, was a prominent South African writer and activist best known for being the
    granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, the iconic anti-apartheid revolutionary and former President of
    South Africa. She wrote about her addictions, her daughter's death, and her own battles with breast
    cancer. She was also chosen as one of the BBC's "100 Women&" in 2016. Mandela used her voice to shed light on important social issues and advocate for change. She authored several books that tackled topics
    su...  more
  • Matteo Messina Denaro
    Matteo Messina Denaro, also known as "Diabolik," was a prominent Sicilian Mafia boss from Castelvetrano, Sicily best known as one of the most elusive and feared criminals in Italy, operating as the head of the Cosa Nostra in the Trapani province. Denaro was the son of a mafia boss, his criminal career began in the 1980s when he became associated with the Mafia. He quickly gained a reputation for his ruthlessness and cunning tactics, earning him the nickname "Diabolik" due to his ability to evade...  more
  •  Éva Pusztai-Fahidi
    Éva Pusztai-Fahidi was a Hungarian author and Holocaust survivor best known for her powerful memoirs and contributions to Holocaust education. Her life was marked by the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust, which had a profound impact on her personal and professional journey. Pusztai-Fahidi grew up in a middle-class Jewish family and enjoyed a relatively comfortable childhood. However, her life took a drastic turn with the rise of anti-Semitism and the occupation of Hungary by Nazi German...  more