6. LeBron James
James is a legendary basketball player. He’s a lot more than that, being a major civil rights activist who frequently speaks out in support of disadvantaged black Americans. Having endured a difficult childhood, he knows firsthand the difficulties and adversity people of color face on a day-to-day basis.
The Lakers’ star has been audible throughout the current period of unrest. He took to Twitter as thousands made their presence felt across the nation. James tweeted:
“Why Doesn’t America Love US!!!!!????TOO.” With almost 60 million Instagram followers and 44 million on Twitter, his message is a loud one.