On January 20, 2009, black America got what it always wanted—he came 6′ 1″ tall, with a bright smile and fierce wife. And although President Barack Hussein Obama is still the world’s most powerful man (black or white) we figure we’d peruse the many lists out there to compile our 10 other influential men. Because what’s a strong Madame without a good man?
The list is not in any order of hierarchy, because it’s not based upon gross income or any other hard number. We listed these men for their work in the community, potential to start movements and acceptance/embrace by the general black populous.
So with no further adieu, here are our guys:
1. Steve Harvey – Don’t sleep on Steve Harvey. While you may be wondering why he’s on this list, take a stroll past your book collection… he’s probably in there. His book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment sold over 27,000 copies in its first six days out. Women have broken down this book like quantum physics. And on top of the massive influence of his book, his radio show ain’t bad at all too. Not only does he have major celebrities daily, but also has Dr. Oz and Judge Mathis regularly commentating. You better do your thang, man!