The year has started with the rise of Black women who have reached the pinnacle of success in their chosen field, law.
Here are three Black women we can all look up to with pride:
Asuncion “Sunny” Cummings Hostin, 47, has blazed a considerable trail in law and as a featured journalist for top networks. Born in the Bronx, New York, to a Puerto Rican mother and a Black father, she attended the all-girls Dominican Academy.
Hostin served as a former assistant United States attorney where she specialized in the prosecution of child sex crimes for the District of Columbia. Hostin was so successful in this capacity that she was recognized by the Justice Department with a Special Achievement Award for her prosecution of sex offenders.
After leaving the Justice Department, Hostin was seen regularly on Fox News Network She appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor” as a legal analyst for the show’s “Is it legal?” portion of the program. She left Fox News in 2007 for CNN where she was a featured contributing legal analyst. Hostin has also appeared as a co-anchor on ABC World News Now.