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March 14, 2013

New York Observer’s ‘most influential’ list overlooks black political icons

The New York Observer recently put out an article titled “The 100 Most Influential New Yorkers of the Past 25 Years” and a whopping six black people made the list. Actually, it’s six names and five spots, since Jay-Z and Beyoncé share a slot. Oh and four of those six black people are in the cover image for the piece. Apparently, brown sells.

The other African-Americans who made the cut are Rev. Al Sharpton, Spike Lee, Derek Jeter and non-New Yorker Cory Booker.  The New York Observer says of the piece “What follows is our list of dealmakers, dreamers and visionaries…Their ideas have defined the last 25 years, and quite likely those to come.”

Read the full Story Here: The Grio