Famous Black Journalists

Ta-Nehisi CoatesTa-Nehisi Coates
30 September 1975, American
Author
Tamron HallTamron Hall
16 September 1970, American
Journalist

Jemele HillJemele Hill
21 December 1975, American
Journalist

Harris FaulknerHarris Faulkner
13 October 1965, American
News Anchor

Lester HoltLester Holt
08 March 1959, American
Journalist

Komla DumorKomla Dumor
1972 AD, Ghanaian
Journalist
Ayesha RascoeAyesha Rascoe
1986 AD, American
Journalist

Carter WoodsonCarter Woodson
19 December 1875, American
Historian

Matte BabelMatte Babel
13 October 1980, Canadian
TV Host
Akua DansuaAkua Dansua
23 April 1958, Ghanaian
Ghanaian Politician

Herman CainHerman Cain
13 December 1945, American
Businessperson
Don LemonDon Lemon
01 March 1966, American
Journalist

Jason WhitlockJason Whitlock
27 April 1967, American
Journalist

Trevor McDonaldTrevor McDonald
16 August 1939, Trinidadian, British
Journalist

Gwen IfillGwen Ifill
29 September 1955, American
Journalist

Mumia Abu-JamalMumia Abu-Jamal
24 April 1954, American
Journalist, Activist
Larry WilmoreLarry Wilmore
30 October 1961, American
Actor, Screenwriter, Comedian, Television actor,

Deborah RobertsDeborah Roberts
20 September 1960, American
Journalists

Stanley CrouchStanley Crouch
14 December 1945, American
Musician, Novelist, Writer, Music critic,

April RyanApril Ryan
05 September 1967, American
Journalist
Armstrong WilliamsArmstrong Williams
05 February 1959, American
Radio personality, Journalist

Clarence PageClarence Page
02 June 1947, American
Journalist
Keorapetse KgositsileKeorapetse Kgositsile
19 September 1938, South African
Poet, Journalist, Writer

Ben OkriBen Okri
15 March 1959, Nigerian
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Author, Poet

Martin DelanyMartin Delany
06 May 1812, American
Journalist
Charlayne Hunter-GaultCharlayne Hunter-Gault
27 February 1942, American
American journalist

Carole SimpsonCarole Simpson
07 December 1941, American
Broadcaster
Sol PlaatjeSol Plaatje
09 October 1876, South African
Journalist

Max RobinsonMax Robinson
01 May 1939, American
Broadcaster

Ann PetryAnn Petry
12 October 1908, American
Writer
Mary Ann Shadd CaryMary Ann Shadd
09 October 1823, Canadian, American
Activist

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Dany LaferrièreDany Laferrière
13 April 1953, Canadian, Haitian
Novelist
Zororo MakambaZororo Makamba
17 January 1990, Zimbabwean
Journalist

Dennis BrutusDennis Brutus
28 November 1924, South African
Author

Bob HerbertBob Herbert
07 March 1945, American
Journalist

Carl RowanCarl Rowan
11 August 1925, American
Journalist
Eunice W. JohnsonEunice W. Johnson
04 April 1916, American
Businesswoman
Pauline HopkinsPauline Hopkins
1859 AD, American
Novelist

Timothy Thomas FortuneTimothy Thomas Fortune
03 October 1856, American
Orator

Grace OgotGrace Ogot
15 May 1930, Kenyan
Author

Abdias do NascimentoAbdias do Nascimento
14 March 1914, Brazilian
Scholar
Earl LovelaceEarl Lovelace
13 July 1935, Trinidadian
Novelist

Eric D. WalrondEric D. Walrond
18 December 1898, American
Writer

Lewis NkosiLewis Nkosi
05 December 1936, South African
Author

William RaspberryWilliam Raspberry
12 October 1935, American
Journalist

Sam LacySam Lacy
23 October 1903, American
Reporter
Marvel CookeMarvel Cooke
04 April 1903, American
Journalist

Chuck StoneChuck Stone
21 July 1924, American
Newspaper editor
Todd MatshikizaTodd Matshikiza
1921 AD, South African
Jazz pianist

Gerald M. BoydGerald M. Boyd
03 October 1950, American
Journalist

William ModisaneWilliam Modisane
28 August 1923, South African
Writer
Percy QobozaPercy Qoboza
17 January 1938, South African
Journalist

Robert C. MaynardRobert C. Maynard
17 June 1937, American
Journalist
Rui de NoronhaRui de Noronha
28 October 1909, Mozambican, Portuguese
Poet and Journalist