Beverly Johnson is the first African-American supermodel, as well as an
actress, author, activist, businesswoman and TV personality. She was the
first Black model to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine, and her
beautiful face has graced over 500 magazine covers. Though modeling paid the bills, she says that her "business" hat fits her best.
Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a
UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz
Day to be held on April 30 of every year. That date coincides with the
last day of what has been celebrated as Jazz Appreciation Month in the
According to the Office of Minority Health, in 2009, African Americans
were 1.5 times as likely to be as obese as non-Hispanic Whites. So it
goes without saying that African-American should be concerned with their
diet. And according to the many nutritionists, the food pyramid is the
way to go.