It’s hard to believe that Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas had no plans of being in public office given the ease with which he has traversed L.A. County’s political and civic intersections, engaging and impacting the approximately 2 million residents he has represented since he was elected supervisor of the Second District in 2008
There was little surprise that Dr. Ben Carson and Omarosa Manigault would play key roles in Trump’s transition to the presidency, given their high profile roles in his getting elected. But who are the other Blacks who will likely rise to power or land positions in a Trump administration?
Grammy nominated singer Jamelle Monae parlayed her music success to the big screen last year, making her debut in the critically acclaimed independent film, “Moonlight”. But it is her portrayal of NASA’s first black female aeronautical engineer Mary Jackson in “Hidden Figures” —alongside Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner and Taraji P. Henson—that is turning heads in Hollywood. ’