The 21st century has been a time of social and cultural upheaval, progressiveness, and community consciousness. The emergence of a new breed of celebrity icons is proving that a single person can have a monumental influence over a wide audience of people.
Barack Obama didn’t just become the 44th President of the United States. He was also the country’s first African-American president, and his bold ideas, leadership, and eloquence reverberated through different generations of people worldwide. Obama is a Harvard law graduate who has worked as a civil-rights lawyer, a senator, a husband, and a father. His accomplishments in all these roles culminated in him becoming the most powerful person in the world, taking office at the White House for two terms. He will always be known as the President who went against the grain, who was as smart and sharp as he was approachable and kind, and who had the vision and courage to lead the world forward into the new millennium.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty was a humble island girl from the Barbados Islands who rose to the top of musical fame and celebrity superstardom. Her songs, featuring strong and catchy lyrics, cut across many generations and hit home with those experiencing challenges and troubles in life. Rihanna has always championed female-empowerment, and her success, beliefs, and the way she lives her life are firm testaments to this.