Big Thinkers

Top 10 D.C. power players

Tue., Jan. 15, 2013 6:06 PM EST
by Zondra Hughes

D.C. power players: left to right: Valerie B. Jarrett; Jarvis C. Stewart; Kristen Jarvis and Lamell McMorris.

The legacy of the black elite is that if you are accepted by Washington’s black society (with its base in Howard University and government positions), you were accepted everywhere. Today, D.C.’s 10 most powerful fresh faces continue in the tradition of knowing and being known,  influencing the influencers and cultivating an infinite network of high-powered friends and allies.

Take a look.

Angela Rye

10. Angela Rye, Esq., Congressional Black Caucus General Counsel

Seattle University School of Law alum Angela Rye serves as the executive director and general counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus. Rye is tasked with developing the overall legislative and political strategy for the caucus.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/william.landis.5 William Landis

    wow what about thomas sowell?

  • Truth teller

    How did Angela Rye make this list? She’s unprofessional, demeaning in social and professional settings, she is NO LONGER the executive director and general counsel for the CBC (read: is she employed), she is a known bully, her reputation in DC is horrible, and she attended subpar schools.