We got next: 10 up-and-comers to watch – Alexis C. Wilkinson will become the first black female president of the Harvard Lampoon at Harvard University. "When I ran, I actually said, 'Having a black woman president either means that we will be unsuable or the most-sued organization of all time. So let's find out!' " she told New York Magazine. The Lampoon is a humor magazine created in 1876, and boasts former writers like Conan O'Brien and B.J Novak.
We got next: 10 up-and-comers to watch – When Kimberly Bryant was studying electrical engineering in college, she remembers being excited about the study, but "culturally isolated." It spurred her to start Black Girls CODE, which introduces computer coding lessons to a new generation of coders. "The girls take what they've learned in our classes and they use that to escalate their advancement in other things," Bryant said.
We got next: 10 up-and-comers to watch – Nigerian-American Uzoamaka Maduka co-founded literary magazine The American Reader, serves as editor-in-chief and was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list. "Literature, from women of any race and men of any race, besides white, would always be pigeonholed as, 'Now I'm going to tell you my Nigerian story,' " she told The New York Times in 2013, "And it was so tiring."
We got next: 10 up-and-comers to watch – Actress Condola Rashad is a two-time Tony Award nominee. She has already been a part of high-profile theatrical productions like "The Trip to Bountiful" with Cicely Tyson and "Romeo and Juliet" with Orlando Bloom, not to mention her film and television credits.
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Photos:We got next: 10 up-and-comers to watch
We got next: 10 up-and-comers to watch – Comedian Sasheer Zamata made headlines when she became the first black woman in six years to join "Saturday Night Live." The 27-year-old University of Virginia grad has performed with the Upright Citizen's Brigade and as a stand-up comedian.