Most Influential Black Women

Mary J. Blige, Issa Rae, Ketanji Brown Jackson, and 13 other Black women have been named in the 2022 TIME100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people serving essential roles in entertainment, politics, sports, and business, among other fields.

“When our team gets together to choose the TIME100, we have one barometer: influence. Who shaped the year? Who stood up? Who stood out? Influence, of course, may be for good or for ill—a dichotomy never more visible than in this year’s TIME100, which includes both Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky. They are the poles of this list, and of this moment. The Russian dictator behind a brutal war, and his foe, the Ukrainian President, whose leadership has made him a rare heroic figure in our divisive time.”

Mary J. Blige

Quinta Brunson

Oprah Winfrey

Jazmine Sullivan


Zoë Kravitz

Issa Rae

Candace Parker

Letitia James

Ketanji Brown Jackson

Faith Ringgold

Ariana DeBose

Mia Mottley

Samia Suluhu Hassan

Nadine Smith

Elizabeth Alexander

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