Black History Profiles: Day Twenty-Five

Name: Sheryl Underwood

Basics: A comedian and talk show host, Sheryl is a smart businesswoman and multimedia entrepreneur.  She owns her own production company and is considered to be one of the hardest working comedians today.  A host on CBS’s The Talk, the show received a Daytime Emmy nomination with her as part of the cast.  In 2008, Underwood was elected the 23rd President of the National Zeta Phi Beta sorority.

Why I Chose Her:  Sheryl may not necessarily have been the “first” at anything, but she is a hard worker and certainly has blazed some trails for female comedians.  She’s contributing positively to her community and that’s something to applaud.  Also, she represented thousands of women internationally in her role as President of Zeta Phi Beta.  She’s proof that accomplishments are what we as a people should be aiming for.  Not compliments and the approval of others.

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