Chance the Rapper Makes NBC’s “NBCBLK” List Of “Black Futurists”

(AllHipHop News) NBC News has revealed their annual list of African-American movers-and-shakers, who are making a difference across the country.

The NBCBLK series will feature African-Americans aged 28-years or younger, including policy makers, athletes, entrepreneurs, activists and others.

This year’s honorees include Chance the Rapper (Rapper/Activist), Kane Brown (Country Music Singer), Yara Shahidi (Actress), Michael Tubbs (Stockton, California’s first and youngest Black Mayor), Derrick Morgan (NFL Player – Tennessee Titans) and Claressa Shields (Olympian).

“The NBCBLK28 list is comprised of Black futurists, young people who are making history right now. They are the household names of tomorrow,” said Amber Payne, managing editor of NBCBLK. “This is NBCBLK’s way of flipping Black History Month. Instead of a throwback, we’re looking to the future and recognizing the up-and-coming, young African-Americans who are social and cultural disruptors.”

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