2 Clarence Thomas(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
The second African-American justice to serve on the Supreme Court of America, the appointment of Clarence Thomas in 1991 was controversial. He was accused of sexual harassment by lawyer Anita Hill in public hearings, but was eventually cleared. He is on the conservative side of the court and has been criticised by liberals for opposing issues like gay marriage.
3 Vernon Jordan(Lawyer)
4 Christopher Darden(Lawyer)
Christopher Darden is a man who dons many hats. He is a lawyer, author, actor, and lecturer with 15 years of experience in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. He was a co-prosecutor in the O. J. Simpson murder case. He resigned after the case and started teaching criminal procedure and trial advocacy to university students.
5 Sunny Hostin(Lawyer, Journalist and Co-Host on ABC's Morning Talk Show 'The View')
Sunny Hostin is an American journalist, lawyer, and television host. She is best known for co-hosting the popular talk show, The View, for which she has received four Daytime Emmy Award nominations so far. Before appearing on TV, Sunny Hostin served as a federal prosecutor; for successfully prosecuting sex offenders, Hostin was honored with a Special Achievement Award.
6 Barbara Jordan(Lawyer)
7 Faith Jenkins(Attorney)
8 Anita Hill(American Lawyer Who in 1991 Accused U.S. Supreme Court Nominee
Clarence Thomas of Sexual Harassment)
9 David Otunga(Professional wrestler)
10 Larry Elder(Radio Host)
11 Judy Smith(Crisis manager)
12 Hank Johnson(Politician)
13 Lauren Lake(Lawyer)
14 Eboni Williams(Attorney & News Personality)
15 Terri Sewell(Politician)
16 Maynard Jackson(Mayor of Atlanta)
17 Star Jones(Lawyer, Journalist, Television Personality & Fashion Designer)
18 Joe Brown(Lawyer, Television personality)
19 Jumaane Williams(5th New York City Public Advocate Incumbent)
20 Mary Ann Shadd(Activist)
The first North American Black woman to publish a newspaper, USA-born Mary Ann Shadd was the founder of the Canadian newspaper, The Provincial Freeman. Concurrently serving as its anonymous editor and contributor, she also became one of the first women to pursue journalism in Canada. She was also one of the first Black women to earn a degree in law.
21 Derrick Bell(Lawyer)
22 Michael Powell(Son of former Secretary of State Colin Powell)
23 Florynce Kennedy(Former activist for feminism and civil rights)
24 Sandra Mason(1st President of Barbados, Lawyer, and diplomat)
25 Edward Akufo-Addo(Judge, Lawyer, Politician)
26 Fatou Bensouda(Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court)
27 Jonathan Luna(Lawyer)
28 Dean Barrow(4th Prime Minister of Belize)
29 Charles W. Chesnutt(Author)
30 P. J. Patterson(6th Prime Minister of Jamaica)
P. J. Patterson is a Jamaican retired politician known for his service as the Prime Minister of Jamaica from 1992 to 2006, the longest term for any prime minister in the history of Jamaica. Patterson also served as the Minister of Defence from 1992 to 2006 and as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade from 1978 to 1980.