ETHNICITY - African American

Basketball player

Michael JordanMichael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American form…more

Baseball player

Ernie BanksErnest "Ernie" Banks, nicknamed "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine", is a retired …more

Activist

Rosa ParksRosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, w…more

Writer

Alex HaleyAlexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley was an American writer. He is best kno…more

Basketball player

James WorthyJames Ager Worthy is a retired American professional basketball player and …more

Lawyer

John JayJohn Jay (December 12, 1745 – May 17, 1829) was an American statesman, Pa…more

Musician

B.B. KingRiley B. King, known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American blues musi…more

Soldier

Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper was an American soldier, former slave, and the first A…more

Bandleader

John ColtraneJohn William Coltrane, also known as "Trane", was an American jazz saxophon…more

Baseball player

Joe CarterJoseph Christopher Carter is a former outfielder and first baseman in Major…more

Singer

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday was an American jazz singer, songwriter, and actress. Nickna…more

Musician

Lenny KravitzLeonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitz is an American rock singer-songwriter, multi…more

Track and field athlete

Marion JonesMarion Lois Jones, also known as Marion Jones-Thompson, is a former world c…more

Rapper

Snoop DoggCalvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., known by his stage names Snoop Doggy Dogg, Sn…more

Basketball player

Shaquille O'NealShaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is an American retired basketball…more

Poet

Paul Laurence DunbarPaul Laurence Dunbar was an African-American poet, novelist, and playwright…more

Basketball player

Clyde DrexlerClyde Austin "The Glide" Drexler (born June 22, 1962) is a former American …more

Singer

Donna SummerLaDonna Adrian Gaines, known by her stage name, Donna Summer, was an Americ…more

Actor

Eddie MurphyEdward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer,…more

Rapper

Jay-ZShawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper, r…more

Composer

Quincy Jones JrQuincy Delight Jones, Jr. is an American record producer, conductor, arrang…more

Musician

Ray CharlesRay Charles Robinson was an American singer-songwriter, musician and compos…more

Basketball player

Kobe BryantKobe Bean Bryant is an American professional basketball player for the Los …more

Rapper

CoolioArtis Leon Ivey Jr., better known by the stage name Coolio, is an American …more

Actor

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor, film director and film p…more

Singer

Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contra…more

Actor

Nick CannonNicholas Scott "Nick" Cannon is an American actor, comedian, rapper, entrep…more

Actor

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved pr…more

Musician

Louis JordanLouis Thomas Jordan was a pioneering American musician, songwriter and band…more

Human rights activist

Malcolm XMalcolm X, born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, …more

Actress

Tyra BanksTyra Lynne Banks is an American television personality, former talk show ho…more

Professional Boxer

Archie MooreArchie Moore was an American professional boxer and the Light Heavyweight W…more

Media proprietor

Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress…more

Basketball player

Charles BarkleyCharles Wade Barkley is a retired American professional basketball player a…more

Tennis Player

Serena WilliamsSerena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player who is cur…more

Activist

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Unio…more

Singer

Fats WallerThomas Wright "Fats" Waller was an influential American jazz pianist, organ…more

Professional Boxer

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali is an American former professional boxer, generally considered…more

Basketball player

Isiah ThomasIsiah Lord Thomas III is a retired American basketball player who played pr…more

Rebel Slave

Nat TurnerNat Turner was an African-American slave who led a slave rebellion of slave…more

Composer

Ornette ColemanRandolph Denard Ornette Coleman is an American saxophonist, violinist, trum…more

Halle BerryHalle Maria Berry (born Maria Halle Berry; August 14, 1966) is an American …more

Singer

Queen LatifahDana Elaine Owens, better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an Amer…more

Actor

Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman h…more

Singer

Lauryn HillLauryn Hill is an American singer–songwriter, rapper, producer, and actre…more

Singer

Alicia KeysAlicia Augello Cook, known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American re…more

Baseball player

Roy CampanellaRoy Campanella, nicknamed "Campy", was an American baseball player, primari…more

Rapper

Ice CubeO'Shea Jackson (born June 15, 1969) better known by his stage name, Ice Cub…more

Poet

Phillis WheatleyPhillis Wheatley was both the second published African-American poet and fi…more

Actor

Wayne BradyWayne Alphonso Brady is an American actor, singer, comedian, and television…more

Singer

Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye, born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr., was an American singer-songwriter …more

Pastor

Fred ShuttlesworthFrederick Lee Robinson was a U.S. civil rights activist who led the fight a…more

American Football player

Walter PaytonWalter Jerry Payton was an American football running back who played for th…more

Rapper

Ja RuleJeffrey Atkins, better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapp…more

Novelist

Alice WalkerAlice Malsenior Walker is an American author and activist. She wrote the cr…more

Film director

Spike LeeShelton Jackson "Spike" Lee is an American film director, producer, writer,…more

Professional Boxer

Floyd PattersonFloyd Patterson was an American professional boxer and former Undisputed He…more

Founder of the Peoples Temple cult

Jim JonesJames Warren "Jim" Jones was an American sect leader and community organize…more

Professional Boxer

Michael MoorerMichael Lee Moorer is a retired American boxer who is one of only four men …more

Baseball player

David JusticeDavid Christopher Justice is a former American outfielder and designated hi…more

Actor

Billy Dee WilliamsWilliam December "Billy Dee" Williams, Jr. is an American actor, artist, si…more

Actor

Bill CosbyWilliam Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, au…more

Singer

Mariah CareyMariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress…more

Educator

Booker T. WashingtonBooker Taliaferro Washington was an African-American educator, author, orat…more

Professional Boxer

Joe FrazierJoseph William "Joe" Frazier, also known as Smokin' Joe, was an American pr…more

Guitarist

T-Bone WalkerAaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker was a critically acclaimed American blues gu…more

Tennis Player

Venus WilliamsVenus Ebony Starr Williams is an American professional tennis player who is…more

Professional Boxer

Mike TysonMichael Gerard "Mike" Tyson is an American retired professional boxer. Tyso…more

Baseball player

Eddie MurrayEddie Clarence Murray, nicknamed "Steady Eddie", is a former Major League B…more

Baseball player

Rickey HendersonRickey Nelson Henley Henderson is a retired American baseball outfielder wh…more

Baseball player

Reggie JacksonReginald Martinez "Reggie" Jackson is a retired American baseball right fie…more

Basketball player

Lenny WilkensLeonard Randolph "Lenny" Wilkens is an American retired basketball player a…more

Rapper

Flavor FlavWilliam Jonathan Drayton, Jr., better known by his stage name Flavor Flav, …more

Professional Boxer

Sugar Ray RobinsonSugar Ray Robinson was an American professional boxer. Frequently cited as …more

Mathematician

Benjamin BannekerBenjamin Banneker was a free African American scientist, surveyor, almanac …more

Baseball player

Andre DawsonAndre Nolan Dawson, nicknamed "The Hawk" and "Awesome Dawson", is a former …more

Politician

Tom BradleyThomas J. "Tom" Bradley was the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, serving from 197…more

Rapper

Dr. DreAndre Romelle Young, known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American record…more

Basketball player

Patrick EwingPatrick Aloysius Ewing, Sr. is a Jamaican-American retired Hall of Fame bas…more

Professional Boxer

Joe LouisJoseph Louis Barrow, better known as Joe Louis, was an American professiona…more

Singer

Ella FitzgeraldElla Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spann…more

American Football player

Emmitt SmithEmmitt James Smith, III is an American former college and professional foot…more

Comedian

Martin LawrenceMartin Fitzgerald Lawrence is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. H…more

Professional Boxer

George ForemanGeorge Edward Foreman (nicknamed "Big George"[2]) (born January 10, 1949) i…more

Singer

James BrownJames Joseph Brown was an American recording artist and musician. One of th…more

Writer

Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer,…more

Tupac ShakurTupac Amaru Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makav…more

Basketball player

Willis ReedWillis Reed, Jr. is a retired American basketball player, coach and general…more

American Football player

Deion SandersDeion Luwynn Sanders, Sr. is an American former football and baseball playe…more

Basketball player

Tim DuncanTimothy Theodore "Tim" Duncan is an American professional basketball player…more

Basketball player

Nate ArchibaldNathaniel "Tiny" Archibald is a retired American professional basketball pl…more

Activist

W.E.B. Du BoisWilliam Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois was an American sociologist, hi…more

Golfer

Tiger WoodsEldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer who is among …more

Baseball player

Derek JeterDerek Sanderson Jeter is an American former professional baseball shortstop…more

Singer

Beyoncé KnowlesBeyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer and actress. Born and…more

Basketball player

Magic JohnsonEarvin "Magic" Johnson, Jr. is a retired American professional basketball p…more

Professional Boxer

Sonny ListonCharles L. "Sonny" Liston was an American professional boxer known for his …more

Rapper

Nicki MinajOnika Tanya Maraj, known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is an American rapp…more

Baseball player

Darryl StrawberryDarryl Eugene Strawberry, Sr. is a former American Major League Baseball ou…more

American Football player

Reggie WhiteReginald Howard "Reggie" White was an American college and professional foo…more

Singer

Mary Jane BligeMary Jane Blige is an American singer, songwriter, model, record producer, …more

Tennis Player

Arthur AsheArthur Robert Ashe, Jr. was an American World No. 1 professional tennis pla…more

American Football player

Jerry RiceJerry Lee Rice is a former American football wide receiver who played 20 se…more

Baseball player

Kirby PuckettAnthony Kirby Puckett was a professional Major League Baseball center field…more

Actor

Mr. TMr. T is an American actor known for his roles as B. A. Baracus in the 1980…more

Musician

Rick JamesRick James was an American musician and composer. Influenced by singers suc…more

Professional Boxer

Leon SpinksLeon Spinks is an American former boxer, who had an overall record of 26 wi…more

Poet

Arna BontempsArnaud "Arna" Wendell Bontemps was an African-American poet, novelist and l…more

Baseball player

Hank AaronHenry Louis "Hank" Aaron, nicknamed "Hammer", or "Hammerin' Hank", is a ret…more

Basketball player

Oscar RobertsonOscar Palmer Robertson, nicknamed "The Big O", is a retired American Nation…more

Track and field athlete

Carl LewisFrederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis is an American former track and field athlet…more

Basketball player

Hakeem OlajuwonHakeem Abdul Olajuwon, formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a retired Niger…more

Minister

Al SharptonAlfred Charles "Al" Sharpton, Jr. is an American Baptist minister, civil ri…more

Baseball player

Ron GantRonald Edwin "Ron" Gant is the current co-host of Good Day Atlanta on WAGA-…more

Singer

Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter,…more

Singer

Whitney HoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer, actress, producer, and mo…more

Singer

Lionel RichieLionel Brockman Richie, Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, musician, re…more

Murder victim

Emmett TillEmmett Louis Till was an African-American teenager who was murdered in Miss…more

Statesman

Colin PowellColin Powell appeared in the 2011 documentary film War on Terror.more

Politician

Hiram R. RevelsHiram Rhodes Revels was a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Churc…more

Construction worker

Rodney KingRodney Glen King III was an American construction worker who became nationa…more

Baseball player

Jackie RobinsonJack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was an American baseball player who became…more

Basketball player

Dennis RodmanDennis Keith Rodman is a retired American professional basketball player, w…more

Basketball player

Nate ThurmondNathaniel "Nate" Thurmond is a retired American basketball player. Dominant…more

Writer

James BaldwinJames Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, …more

Entrepreneur

Berry GordyBerry Gordy, Jr. is an American record producer, and songwriter. He is best…more

Professional Boxer

Larry HolmesLarry Holmes is a former professional boxer. He grew up in Easton, Pennsylv…more

American Football player

Ray LewisRaymond Anthony Lewis, Jr. is a retired American football linebacker who pl…more

Writer

Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth was an African-American abolitionist and women's rights act…more

Actress

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg is an American comedienne, actress, singer-songwriter, poli…more

Entrepreneur

Madame C. J. WalkerSarah Breedlove, known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an American entrepreneur …more

American Football player

Jim BrownJames Nathaniel "Jim" Brown is an American former professional football pla…more

Musician

Tiny GrimesLloyd "Tiny" Grimes was an American jazz and R&B guitarist. He was a member…more

Baseball player

Willie RandolphWillie Larry Randolph is a former Major League Baseball second baseman and …more

Poet

Langston HughesJames Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelis…more

Singer

Grace BumbryGrace Melzia Bumbry, an American opera singer, is considered one of the lea…more

Actor

Will SmithWillard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, producer, and rappe…more

Basketball player

George GervinGeorge "The Iceman" Gervin is an American retired professional basketball p…more

Singer

Stevie WonderStevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an Amer…more

Singer

Janet JacksonJanet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Kno…more

Professional Boxer

Evander HolyfieldEvander Holyfield is a retired American professional boxer. He is a former …more

Singer

Miles DavisMiles Dewey Davis III was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader,…more

Singer

R. KellyRobert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American si…more

Baseball player

Tim RainesTimothy Raines, nicknamed "Rock", is an American professional baseball coac…more

Politician

Shirley ChisholmShirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and a…more

Baseball player

Willie MaysWillie Howard Mays, Jr., nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid" is an American former …more

Basketball player

David RobinsonDavid Maurice Robinson is a retired American professional basketball player…more

Basketball player

Wilt ChamberlainWilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player. He play…more

Singer

Tina TurnerAnna Mae Bullock, known by her stage name Tina Turner, is a singer, dancer,…more

Singer

Leontyne PriceMary Violet Leontyne Price is an American soprano. Born and raised in Laure…more

Professional Boxer

Jersey JoeArnold Raymond Cream, better known as Jersey Joe Walcott, was a world heavy…more

Minister

Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968) was an American …more

Surgeon

Charles R. DrewCharles Richard Drew was an American physician, surgeon, and medical resear…more

Composer

Scott JoplinScott Joplin was an American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for…more

Rapper

Kanye WestKanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, direct…more

Social Activist

Dorothy HeightDorothy Irene Height an American administrator and educator, was a civil ri…more

Singer

Michael JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American …more

Diplomat

Ralph BuncheRalph Johnson Bunche was an American political scientist, academic, and dip…more

American Football player

Lawrence TaylorLawrence Julius Taylor, nicknamed "L.T.", is a Hall of Fame former American…more

Baseball player

Barry BondsBarry Lamar Bonds is a former American baseball left fielder who played 22 …more

Singer

Robert JohnsonRobert Leroy Johnson was an American blues singer and musician. His landmar…more

Tennis Player

Zina GarrisonZina Lynna Garrison is a former professional tennis player from the United …more

Musician

Lead BellyHuddie William Ledbetter was an American folk and blues musician notable fo…more

Basketball player

Elvin HayesElvin Ernest Hayes is a retired American basketball player and radio analys…more

Actress

Jennifer HudsonJennifer Kate Hudson is an American recording artist, actress and spokesper…more

Guitarist

Jimi HendrixJames Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American musician, singer, and songwri…more

Basketball player

Bill RussellWilliam Felton "Bill" Russell is a retired professional basketball player f…more

Rapper

Puff DaddySean John Combs (born November 4, 1969),[1] currently known by his stage na…more

Basketball player

Julius ErvingJulius Winfield Erving II, commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retir…more


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