Slideshow: TheGrio's 100 top 10 African-Americans in media

These 10 African-Americans have taken the media world by storm.

Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.

These 10 black Americans have taken the media world by storm and ushered in diversity by making sure to tell the stories of African-Americans These among many other reasons, are why they are part this year’s The Grio’s 100.