Bessie Coleman (January 26, 1892 to April 30, 1926), an American aviator and the first black woman to earn a pilot’s license who taught herself French and moved to France, earning her license from France’s well-known Caudron Brother’s School of Aviation in just seven months. She remains a pioneer of women in the field of aviation. Read Bessie Coleman Biography and Profile.
Michael Jordan born February 17, 1963, a professional American basketball player, Olympic athlete, businessperson and actor. Considered one of the best basketball players ever, he dominated the sport from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s. Read Michael Jeffrey Jordan Biography and Profile.
LeBron James (LeBron Raymone James), born 30 December 1984, American basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers. James first garnered national attention as the top high school basketball player in the country. With his unique combination of size, athleticism and court vision, he became a four-time NBA MVP. Read LeBron Raymone James Biography and Profile.
Hoda Muthana was born to a Yemeni diplomat in New Jersey and moved to New York and then Washington, D.C., before finally settling with her family in Alabama as a seventh grader. Hassan Shibly, a lawyer with the Council on American-Islamic Relations Florida, provided a birth certificate for Ms. Muthana that showed she was born in Hackensack, N.J., on Oct. 28, 1994. Hoda Muthana joined the Islamic State. Continue reading Hoda Muthana Biography and Profile.
Justine Greening was born 30 April 1969. She has an MBA from the London Business School and used to work in business. Justine was first elected as the MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields in May 2005. Read Justine Greening Biography and Profile.
Dominic Grieve born 24 May 1956, was first elected as MP for Beaconsfield in 1997, entering Parliament from a career as a barrister and having served as a councillor in Hammersmith and in the Territorial Army. He was appointed to the opposition front bench in 1999 as spokesman on Constitutional affairs and moved to the Home affairs team covering criminal justice in 2001 before being made shadow Attorney General by Michael Howard in 2003. Read Dominic Charles Roberts Grieve Biography and Profile.
José Mourinho was born 26 January 1963 to a large middle-class family in Setúbal, Portugal, the son of José Manuel Mourinho Félix, who was known by the name Félix Mourinho, and wife Maria Júlia Carrajola dos Santos. His father played football professionally for Os Belenenses and Vitória de Setúbal, earning one cap for Portugal in the course of his career. José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix Biography and Profile.
William Ruto, born 21 December 1966, first holder of the Deputy President’s office, Republic of Kenya. Dr Ruto is married to Rachel Chebet. They have six children. Read William Samoei Ruto Biography and Profile.
Gemma Griffiths was born in Cape Town, South Africa, but grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe. The indie/folk singer and composer has performed a variety of music and arts festivals around the world, including the Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA) twice and ‘Miombo Magic’ in Zimbabwe. She headlined for Zimfest London 2015, as well as headlining for the first Performer’s Platform in Bulawayo. Gemma performed at the African Women’s Awards 2015, and was the featured artist at Afrojazzanova that November. Read Gemma Griffiths Biography and Profile.