This February, HuffPost Black Voices is honoring black men and women who are paving the way to a better future for black America. We are highlighting the work of deserving individuals who are striving to make the world a more inclusive place across their respective fields.
This week, we’re honoring some of the trailblazers in the world of sports and entertainment.
From a groundbreaking sabre fencer to a multi-hyphenate actor, the following men and women who have ― inadvertently or not ― used their talents for the betterment and advancement of black culture.
Here are seven entertainers and athletes we believe have been making noteworthy cultural strides.