Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, Cali.
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The Grio’s Class of 2014: Black leaders making history

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The annual Grio 100, highlighting black leaders making history today, was released Monday. The much anticipated 2014 list includes 10 prominent people in 10 fields: Business, Health, Education, Science & the Environment, Media, Pop Culture, Arts, Service & Activism, Politics and Sports. The list isn’t place for individuals who have already reached the height of their careers – this is the home for people who still have work to do.

Editors looked not just at achievement, but at scale. It’s one thing to influence a small community or a certain group of people. The Grio 100 also honors history makers with the potential to bring change and who offer inspiration not just to one neighborhood or one group but to all America

For the fifth annual list, the editorial team at theGrio.com fielded hundreds of suggestions from around the country. We polled our media colleagues, asked our contributors and queried experts in their respective fields. This year, each honoree is a new comer to the list.

Check out the class of 2014 here: http://thegrio.com/grios-100-2014/

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The Grio’s Class of 2014: Black leaders making history

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