Kwame Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director of Baltimore's Center Stage Theater. Richard Anderson/©2011 Richard Anderson Photogra hide caption

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Bunji Garlin. Tee Murphy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Zahra Burton is the Host and Executive Producer of 18 Degrees North. Dave Cross/Bloomberg hide caption

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Belgian music sensation Stromae acts as a mannequin in the music video for "Papaoutai." Benjamin Brolet/Universal Music France hide caption

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In 2013, Yaya Alafia played Black Panther Carol Hammie in The Butler. Beth Rosner Management hide caption

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Jeta Amata attends a Black November screening in 2012. Paul Morigi/Getty Images hide caption

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