In her first briefing in the post, Jean-Pierre honored the victims of the Buffalo shooting and noted the historic nature of her position as a Black and queer immigrant.
The actress is a standout on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but her interests extend beyond shopping and parties to HIV causes and immigration activism.
An activist, diplomat and groundbreaker, Poitier portrayed Black characters that weren’t stereotypical.
Jenkins's colleagues in Minneapolis elected her unanimously.
Her works examined gender, race, and more, dealing with issues of intersectionality long before most other scholars did.