Lists of African Americans

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This is a list of African Americans, also known as Black Americans or Afro-Americans. African Americans are citizens of the United States who have full or partial ancestry of any black racial groups of Africa; Black and African Americans form the third largest racial and ethnic group in the United States behind White Americans and Hispanic and Latino Americans. Most African Americans are descendants of American Colonial Era Descendants, which include various Free people of Color ethnic groups who survived the Chattel Slavery Era in the United States. To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article and/or references showing the person is African-American.

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Denzel Washington
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Sanaa Lathan
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  • Trae Young (African-American father) - professional basketball player

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There is a substantial body of literature, much of it by African Americans, that collects biographies of black leaders.[95] Notable examples in this genre are:

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Zazie Beetz talks Donald Glover's new TV series 'Atlanta'". www.nylon.com. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "The Smollett family business: acting and activism". www.nytimes.com. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Zendaya's evolution from disney star to blockbuster darling". www.thisisinsider.com. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  5. ^ [1]"I identify with both my black and white roots, my parents are a mix of Jewish and African American".
  6. ^ "Y&R star Christel Khalil shares on her immigrant ties". www.soapcities.com. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "Lauren London Bio". www.interfaithfamily.com. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  8. ^ "Meghan Markle: I'm more than an other". www.elle.com. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  9. ^ "Paula Patton". www.m.imdb.com. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  10. ^ "10 things you didn't know about Madison Pettis". www.tvovermind.com. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  11. ^ "Glee's Naya Rivera reveals how her mixed-race ethnicity made it tough to land roles". www.wetpaint.com. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  12. ^ "Tracie Ellis Ross and Malcolm Jamal-Warner talk read between the lines". www.hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  13. ^ "Oprah Winfrey: From poverty to America's first African American billionaire". www.theguardian.com. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  14. ^ "Chanel Iman Strikes A Pose for 'the Edit' and speaks out again on Fashion Diversity". m.huffpost.com. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  15. ^ "Miss USA 2017 is Kara McCullough". people.com. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  16. ^ "Sofia Richie touches on Race and Religion in new interview". www.vanityfair.com. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  17. ^ Vardon, Joe (October 16, 2017). "Koby Altman's path from real estate agent to Cavaliers General manager a whirlwind". Www.Cleveland.com. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  18. ^ "Wayne R. Embry". www.hoophall.com. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  19. ^ Debord, Matthew (March 27, 2012). "Magic Johnson buys the L.A. Dodgers for 2 billion". Www.scpr.org. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  20. ^ "Magic Johnson's group buys Los Angeles Sparks". Www.usatodayhss.com. February 5, 2014. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
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  22. ^ "Rosa Parks". www.history.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  23. ^ "Booker T. Washington". www.history.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  24. ^ "Douglas L. Wilder". www.wilder.vcu.edu. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  25. ^ "Valerie Jarrett". www.washingtonpost.com. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  26. ^ "Valerie Jarrett's Extraordinary Family tree". www.cbsnews.com. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  27. ^ "ESPN's Cari Champion calls the shots her way". www.vogue.com. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  28. ^ [2]"As the proud granddaughter of one of the famous African American Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, Duncan doesn't forget her roots."
  29. ^ "Fox News's Harris Faulkner is the only African-American woman in cable news with a daily show: it's a tremendous amount of responsibility". www.businessinsider.com. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  30. ^ "Don Lemon". www.washingtonexaminer.com. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  31. ^ "Former GOP insider on discrimination in her party". www.abcnews.go.com. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  32. ^ [3]"Knowles father, Matthew Knowles is African American, while her mother, Tina Knowles is of Louisiana Creole Descent."
  33. ^ "Tamar Braxton becomes the first African American to win celebrity big brother". www.glittermagrocks.com. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  34. ^ "Alicia Keys Biography". www.m.imdb.com. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  35. ^ "Revolt Sessions Bio: Kehlani". www.revolt.tv. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  36. ^ [4]"Her mother Tina is of Creole heritage, and her father, Matthew, is African American."
  37. ^ "Rozonda Thomas Biography". www.m.imdb.com. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  38. ^ https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/lil-wayne-team-stop-abc-airing-blm-interview-article-1.2857940
  39. ^ "Hank Aaron". Www.baseballhall.org. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  40. ^ "Dee Gordon". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  41. ^ "Curtis Granderson". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  42. ^ "Aaron Judge is showing why more black athletes should start taking their talents to baseball". www.afro.com. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  43. ^ "Derek Jeter's Suprising DNA test". www.blogs.ancestry.com. Retrieved October 8, 2014.
  44. ^ [5]"Jeter's mother Dorothy is of Irish-German descent, and his father Charles is African American."
  45. ^ "Matt Kemp". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  46. ^ "Jackie Robinson". www.baseballhall.org. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  47. ^ "Giancarlo Stanton". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  48. ^ "How Giancarlo Stanton embraced who he is". www.nytimes.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  49. ^ "Quincy Acy". Www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  50. ^ "Jordan Adams". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  51. ^ "Aaron Afflalo". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  52. ^ "Mark Aguirre". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  53. ^ "LaMarcus Aldridge". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  54. ^ "Jarrett Allen". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  55. ^ "Lavoy Allen". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  56. ^ "Ray Allen". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  57. ^ "Tony Allen". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  58. ^ "Carmelo Anthony". Www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  59. ^ [6]"His mother is African American and his father was of Puerto Rican, Venezuelan, and African descent".
  60. ^ "Lonzo Ball". Www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  61. ^ "Charles Barkley". Www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  62. ^ [7]"He was the first son of Henry Barnes, an African-American Marine with a short temper, and Ann, a white Italian mother who taught elementary school."
  63. ^ "Chris Bosh". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  64. ^ "Jaylen Brown". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  65. ^ "Antonio Blakeney". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  66. ^ "Jimmy Butler". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  67. ^ "Kobe Bryant". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  68. ^ "Kwame Brown". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  69. ^ "Trey Burke". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  70. ^ "Reggie Bullock". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  71. ^ "Chauncey Billups". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  72. ^ "Eric Bledsoe". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  73. ^ "Will Chamberlain". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  74. ^ "Penny Hardaway". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  75. ^ "Dwight Howard". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  76. ^ "Grant Hill". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  77. ^ "James Harden". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  78. ^ "LeBron James". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  79. ^ "Magic Johnson". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  80. ^ "Michael Jordan". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  81. ^ "How Michael Jordan became the first African-American superstar athlete". www.bleacherreport.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  82. ^ "Jabari Parker joins a small number of African American Mormons in the NBA". www.theroot.com. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  83. ^ "Bill Russell". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  84. ^ "Bill Russell Celtics Bio". www.nba.com. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  85. ^ "Anfernee Simons". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  86. ^ "Dennis Smith Jr". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  87. ^ "John Salmons". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  88. ^ "Cam Newton". www.pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  89. ^ "Jameis Winston". www.football-reference.com. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  90. ^ "Russell Wilson on race in the NFL". www.si.com. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  91. ^ "Serena Williams, Tiger Woods and racial identity in sports". www.espn.com. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  92. ^ "Simone Biles makes history as first African American woman to win 5 top gymnastics titles". www.essence.com. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  93. ^ "Arthur Ashe becomes first African-American male tennis player ranked No.1 in the U.S." www.theundefeated.com. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  94. ^ "First Lady Michelle Obama". www.obamawhitehouse.archives.gov. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  95. ^ Brown, Hallie Q. Homespun heroines and other women of distinction. Oxford University Press, USA, 1988. pxxxiii

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