Gone are the times when blacks were looked upon with contempt and disapproval. Today, some of the most challenging fields in the world are being dominated and belittled by the authority of blacks. Thanks to the foundation of organizations like NAACP this historically much neglected community is rising to its potential and registering its capabilities and mettle in more diverse forms than imaginable. Adding to the horde of black techies and black geeks taking the tech world for a spin, there are esteemed blacks in entertainment revered in every respect and black businesses have been breaking the barriers of success the world over. There are many renowned accomplishments and honors received by blacks in technology, entertainment, and businesses. Some such faces known to every follower of tech, entertainment, and business world are:
A known face in the Aerospace business, Wanda is the president and CEO of Aerospace Corporation, an organization assisting in major national space programmes in America. Lending credence to the success of blacks in business, she has successfully managed the operations of Engineering and Technology Group with a workforce of over 1000 engineers and scientists working under her leadership in the early years of the 21st Century.
One of the most recognized faces in the entire world; she defines the very meaning of success of Black entertainment. She is an entertainer, talk show host, actress, producer, magazine owner, philanthropist, and what not. The most comprehensive success story of black entertainment and black business, Oprah is one of the leading faces of the power of black in every aspect of life.
Award winning actor and producer, Will Smith is a name taken with great respect in Hollywood. Adding to the scores of successful actors of African American origin, Will Smith defines success for many blacks in entertainment. Record success of various blockbusters to his credit efficiently proves the stature of black dominance in the film industry and lends weight to the strength of character and capabilities irrespective of the origin or ethnicity.
Amongst the black business leaders, the name of Ursula Burns is taken with great deference. Having been born and brought up in New York, she has seen her fair share of the color and ethnicity related disdain and defied all odds to rise to the position of CEO of Xerox, one of the most known names in the paper and copying industry. To add to her burgeoning repertoire, she also has the distinction of being the 14th most powerful woman in the world.
The success of these blacks in technology, world of black entertainment and the business world dominated by blacks underlines the importance of NAACP as an organization and the substance of empowering a people relying on their capabilities and not judging them by the ethnicity, color or religion.