18 Black Stars Who Are Trailblazers in the Fight for Racial Equality

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February is Black History Month, an important time to reflect on all the brave people who fought for equality and justice. While we often look back at activists from the 1800s or the 1960s, it's important to remember that the fight isn't over yet. Every day, people are dedicated to creating a safe and equal environment for everyone, one where creativity and expression can flow freely and no one fears being targeted for the color of their skin.

On this list, you'll find some of the celebrities who have devoted their resources to equality, and some who have broken important barriers in their respective fields. Some of them are our most charitable celebrities, while others find more unconventional ways to give back. Just like some of our favorite male celebrities who support feminism, these stars give us some hope that true change is possible.