Rev. Al Sharpton.

GRIO'S 100: REV. AL SHARPTON

theGRIO'S 100 - As a recognized media professional and an avid activist, Rev. Sharpton has proven that he is committed to a cause that brings the issues of injustice to the forefront...
NBA players Jason Collins. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

GRIO'S 100: JASON COLLINS

theGRIO'S 100 - Jason Collins made headlines this year when he became the first openly gay active American athlete in a professional sports league...
Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

GRIO'S 100: SYBRINA FULTON

theGRIO'S 100 - Following the death of her son, Fulton was catapulted to the national stage and she used her new platform to speak out against Florida’s Stand Your Ground laws, racial profiling and gun violence...
Harry Belafonte.

GRIO'S 100: HARRY BELAFONTE

theGRIO 100 - This past year alone, Belafonte was at the forefront of a number of hot-button issues but the most noteworthy of all was his activism in the aftermath of the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin...
Jamie Foxx attends BBVA Compass Concert For Human Rights, hosted by Jamie Foxx at The Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center on September 14, 2013, in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images)

GRIO'S 100: JAMIE FOXX

theGRIO'S 100 - Since become an A-List star, Foxx has used his popularity to be a positive influence through social activism...
Dream Defenders Executive Director Phillip Agnew walks among the audience during an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Washington. (Credit: Photo by Carolyn Kaster/AP)

GRIO'S 100: PHILLIP AGNEW

theGRIO'S 100 - Agnew established the Dream Defenders after he led a many-man 40-mile march from Daytona Beach to Sanford, Fla. where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed...