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Issa Rae Covers TIME’s Inaugural Closer’s List

Issa Rae is the cover profile for TIME’s first-ever “The Closers” list. The magazine’s new annual catalog highlighting 18 leaders working to close the racial wealth gap.

Issa Rae is the cover profile for TIME’s first-ever “The Closers” list. The magazine’s new annual catalog highlighting 18 leaders working to close the racial wealth gap.

The new show will be set in an “alternative present,” and be created in partnership with “Southside” creators Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin.

“I’ve never seen Hollywood this scared and clueless, and at the mercy of Wall Street,” she quipped.

As a result, Issa knows it’s up to her to continue to do well and profit to extend a ladder to other diverse creatives in this continued fight for equity.

“I recognize that I have to do well economically to be able to make change,” she said. “That’s frustrating, that’s ugly. But I recognize that money moves things faster—and so much of what I do is with the intention to help make those moves.”

Elsewhere on the list includes, Adriana Barbosa, president and CEO of PretaHub, Arian Simone and Ayana Parsons, leaders at the Fearless Fund, Aurora James, designer and founder of the Fifteen Percent Pledge, Brian Flores, Vikings defensive coordinator, Darrick Hamilton and William Darity, economists at the New School and Duke, Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, chief of membership, policy and equity at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Erin Horne McKinney, national executive director of the Howard University and PNC National Center for Entrepreneurship, and Imani Ellis, founder of CultureCon.

While the exact figures of the Federal Reserve report have fluctuated over time, it remains undeniable that the racial wealth gap continues to spread far and wide.

Those featured on the list are doing their part in combatting this growing wealth gap through business, policymaking, health care, entertainment, and more.

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Source: Black Enterprise

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