Famous Black Media Personalities

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
29 January 1954, American
Media proprietor
LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988, American
Singer

W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
23 February 1868, Ghanaian
Civil Rights Activists

Ian WrightIan Wright
03 November 1963, British
Footballer

Mel BMel B
29 May 1975, British
Singer

Harris FaulknerHarris Faulkner
13 October 1965, American
News Anchor
Lamorne MorrisLamorne Morris
14 August 1983, American
Actor

Janet MockJanet Mock
10 March 1983, American
Writer

Tamron HallTamron Hall
16 September 1970, American
Journalist
Stuart ScottStuart Scott
19 July 1965, American
Sportscaster

Jemele HillJemele Hill
21 December 1975, American
Journalist
Mychal ThompsonMychal Thompson
30 January 1955, Bahamian
Basketball Player

Angellica BellAngellica Bell
24 March 1976, British
Television Presenter

Aaron McGruderAaron McGruder
29 May 1974, American
Writer, Cartoonist & Public Speaker

Debra WilsonDebra Wilson
26 April 1962, American
Actress

Faith JenkinsFaith Jenkins
1977 AD, American
Attorney
Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
10 July 1875, American
Educator

Sheryl UnderwoodSheryl Underwood
28 October 1963, American
Comedian

John H. JohnsonJohn H. Johnson
19 January 1918, American
Publisher, Entrepreneur

Mosunmola AbuduMo Abudu
11 September 1964, Nigerian
Talk Show Host, Media Proprietor
Tara SetmayerTara Setmayer
09 September 1975, American
Political Commentator

Maxine SneedMaxine Sneed
 , Canadian
Editor
Komla DumorKomla Dumor
1972 AD, Ghanaian
Journalist

Ayesha RascoeAyesha Rascoe
1986 AD, American
Journalist

Amin ElhassanAmin Elhassan
12 April 1979, Sudanese
Sports Commentator
Matte BabelMatte Babel
13 October 1980, Canadian
TV Host

Carter WoodsonCarter Woodson
19 December 1875, American
Historian
Ros Gold-OnwudeRos Gold-Onwude
28 April 1987, American
Sports Reporter, Basketball Analyst

Akua DansuaAkua Dansua
23 April 1958, Ghanaian
Ghanaian Politician

Don LemonDon Lemon
01 March 1966, American
Journalist
John SalleyJohn Salley
16 May 1964, American
Basketball player

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Ta-Nehisi CoatesTa-Nehisi Coates
30 September 1975, American
Writer
Van JonesVan Jones
20 September 1968, American
Motivational speaker

Larry ElderLarry Elder
27 April 1952, American
Radio Host

Arsenio HallArsenio Hall
12 February 1956, American
Comedian

Loni LoveLoni Love
12 July 1971, American
Comedian
Mumia Abu-JamalMumia Abu-Jamal
24 April 1954, American
Journalist, Activist
Tiffany PollardTiffany Pollard
06 January 1982, American
Television personality

Kevin ClashKevin Clash
17 September 1960, American
Voice actor, Puppeteer

Mo'NiqueMo'Nique
11 December 1967, American
Comedian

Robert SmallsRobert Smalls
05 April 1839, American
Politician
Gwen IfillGwen Ifill
29 September 1955, American
Journalist

Larry WilmoreLarry Wilmore
30 October 1961, American
Actor, Screenwriter, Comedian, Television actor,

Herman CainHerman Cain
13 December 1945, American
Radio personality, Politician, Businessperson,

Michael WinslowMichael Winslow
06 September 1958, American
Actor

Jason WhitlockJason Whitlock
27 April 1967, American
Journalist
Montel WilliamsMontel Williams
03 July 1956, American
Actor, Officer, Television presenter, Radio

Donnell RawlingsDonnell Rawlings
06 December 1968, American
Comedian
Trevor McDonaldTrevor McDonald
16 August 1939, Trinidadian, British
Journalist

Claudia JordanClaudia Jordan
12 April 1973, American
Actor, Model, Television actor

JameliaJamelia
11 January 1981, British
Singer-songwriter
W. Kamau BellW. Kamau Bell
26 January 1973, American
Comedian

Zororo MakambaZororo Makamba
17 January 1990, Zimbabwean
Journalist
Michael WilbonMichael Wilbon
19 November 1958, American
Sports Commentator

Krayzie BoneKrayzie Bone
17 June 1973, American
Rapper

Ronde BarberRonde Barber
07 April 1975, American
American football player

Lauren LakeLauren Lake
12 August 1969, American
Lawyer

Yolanda AdamsYolanda Adams
27 August 1961, American
Gospel singer
Baron VaughnBaron Vaughn
18 December 1980, American
Comedian

Cobi JonesCobi Jones
16 June 1970, American
Football Player

Dambisa MoyoDambisa Moyo
02 February 1969, Zambian
Economist

April RyanApril Ryan
05 September 1967, American
Journalist
Emanuel StewardEmanuel Steward
07 July 1944, American
Boxer

June SarpongJune Sarpong
31 May 1977, British
Television presenter
Ishmael ReedIshmael Reed
22 February 1938, American
Poet

Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis
27 May 1935, American
Radio personality, Jazz musician, Pianist

Ben OkriBen Okri
15 March 1959, Nigerian
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Author, Poet
Maurice AshleyMaurice Ashley
06 March 1966, Jamaican, American
Author

Harold ReynoldsHarold Reynolds
26 November 1960, American
Baseball player
Armstrong WilliamsArmstrong Williams
05 February 1959, American
Radio personality, Journalist

Keorapetse KgositsileKeorapetse Kgositsile
19 September 1938, South African
Poet, Journalist, Writer

Martin DelanyMartin Delany
06 May 1812, American
Journalist
Bobby OlogunBobby Ologun
08 April 1973, Nigerien
sportsperson, tarento, kickboxer

Corey HolcombCorey Holcomb
23 June 1968, American
Comedian
Clarence PageClarence Page
02 June 1947, American
Journalist

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
24 February 1977, American
Boxer

Max RobinsonMax Robinson
01 May 1939, American
Broadcaster

Charlayne Hunter-GaultCharlayne Hunter-Gault
27 February 1942, American
American journalist
Buchi EmechetaBuchi Emecheta
21 July 1944, Nigerian
Writer, Novelist, Sociologist, Playwright, Editor,
Stanley CrouchStanley Crouch
14 December 1945, American
Musician, Novelist, Writer, Music critic,

Ken SingletonKen Singleton
10 June 1947, American
Baseball Player

Carole SimpsonCarole Simpson
07 December 1941, American
Broadcaster

Sol PlaatjeSol Plaatje
09 October 1876, South African
Journalist
D.L. HughleyD.L. Hughley
06 March 1963, American
Actor

Francis BebeyFrancis Bebey
15 July 1929, Cameroonian
Writer

Ann PetryAnn Petry
12 October 1908, American
Writer

Mary Ann Shadd CaryMary Ann Shadd
09 October 1823, Canadian, American
Activist

Gani FawehinmiGani Fawehinmi
22 April 1938, Nigerian
Author
Alice Dunbar NelsonAlice Dunbar Nelson
19 July 1875, American
Poet

Dany LaferrièreDany Laferrière
13 April 1953, Canadian, Haitian
Novelist
Wallace Henry ThurmanWallace Thurman
16 August 1902, American
Novelist

Carl RowanCarl Rowan
11 August 1925, American
Journalist
Bob HerbertBob Herbert
07 March 1945, American
Journalist
Eunice W. JohnsonEunice W. Johnson
04 April 1916, American
Businesswoman