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Forbes’ Latest ’50 Over 50′ List Features Black Women Trailblazers

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Forbes’ 50 Over 50 honoree Patti LaBelle performs at the BET Awards at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2023. (Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

They range from world-renowned artists to astronauts, and many are the first of their kind. Forbes‘ honoring of these diverse game-changers is a testimony to the work older Black women have put in to ensure the next generation has the opportunity to achieve even more.
While Patti LaBelle is known for her voice and her songs, she was highlighted on this list for Patti’s Good Life, her food enterprise. LaBelle’s successful marketing of her mac ‘n’ cheese, sweet potato pies, and other bestselling goods sold nationwide means her legacy not only lives on but expands.

Claudine Gay is the first Black person, and woman, to become president of Harvard University, and her appointment is a milestone for diversity in educational leadership. A first-generation American, as her parents immigrated from Haiti, the Harvard alumna began her career as a professor of government before rising to the top.

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