Nothing will motivate a man to move forward faster than knowing what's behind Him.

1. Lena Horne, Singer/Actress/and legendary beauty (Stormy Weather, Cabin In The Sky, The Whiz)

2. Thomas Sowell, economist, social and conservative political commentator, and author of dozens of books that never reached any best seller list. He often writes as an advocate of laissez-faire economics. He is currently a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

3. Ted Ross, actor who was probably best known for his role as the Lion in The Wiz. He won a Tony Award for the original 1975 Broadway production, and went on to recreate the role in the 1978 film version which also starred Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Ross went on to appear in the films Arthur and Police Academy, and on the television sitcoms The Jeffersons, Benson, The Cosby Show, and its spin-off A Different World. His final role was in the 1991 film The Fisher King.

4. Stanley Clarke, jazz musician and composer known for his innovative and influential work on double bass and electric bass guitar as well as for his numerous film and television scores. He is best known for his work with the fusion band Return to Forever, and his role as a bandleader in several trios and ensembles.

5. David Alan Grier, actor and comedian known for his work on the sketch comedy television show In Living Color.

6. Paris K.C. Barclay, a two-time Emmy winning television director and producer. He has directed over 100 episodes of television to date, for series including NYPD Blue, ER, The West Wing, CSI, Lost, The Shield, House M.D., Law & Order, Monk, Numb3rs, City of Angels, Cold Case, and more recently The Mentalist, Weeds, Sons of Anarchy, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Good Wife, In Treatment, and Glee.

7. Ronald Winans, Gospel singer who gained fame as a member of The Winans. He was a member of The Winans, which consisted of Ron and three of his younger brothers: Marvin, Carvin and Michael. The Winans were discovered by Andrae Crouch. They released their first album in 1981, entitled Introducing The Winans.

8. Al Newman, former infielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Montreal Expos (1985–1986), Minnesota Twins (1987–1991) and Texas Rangers (1992). Newman was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed.[1]

9. Mike Tyson, retired boxer. Tyson was the undisputed heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer, to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. He won the WBC title when he was 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old, after defeating Trevor Berbick by a TKO in the second round. Throughout his career, Tyson became well-known for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style as well as his controversial behavior both inside and outside the ring.

10. Fantasia Barrino, R&B/soul singer, Broadway and television actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. She has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards.


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