Location: Malcolm X College – 1900 W. Jackson  

Shannon Shaw

“I would say Michelle Obama. She is really putting forth her efforts to keep our children in health and good shape. She is challenging McDonalds and others in the world that our children are our future, and if we don’t look out for them then our future really isn’t going to go anywhere.”

Raven Smith

“My mother because she is independent and strong. She is a good role model. She keeps going even though times are hard. She keeps going, and that kind of pushes me to keep doing what I’m doing.” 

Rakita Hughes

I admire Toya Wright because she inspires us young women to get out and follow our dreams, and to not let our background or things we have been through stop us from achieving our dreams. Toya Wright is a writer and Lil Wayne’s baby mama.”

Eric Towner

“Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X’s wife because it’s always about the woman behind the man. She stood behind Malcolm X through those turbulent times and they led the way for black folks.” 

Lameeka Winn

“I admire my mother, Tracey, because she raised six children alone, and we always had everything we needed, and I love her.”