African American Christians

African-American Christians

  • Adia (musician)
    Destiny Adia Andrews, who goes by the stage name Adia, is an American Christian R&B artist and urban contemporary gospel musician. She started her music career, in 2012, with the release of "One Day at a Time" on Emerge Records.
  • A. D. King
    Alfred Daniel Williams King, known as A. D. King, was the younger brother of Martin Luther King, Jr., a famed leader of the Civil Rights Movement. A. D. King was a Baptist minister and a civil rights activist.
  • Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson
    Adrian Lewis Peterson is an American football running back for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He played college football at Oklahoma and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings seventh overall in the 2007 NFL Draft.
  • Aeneas Williams
    Aeneas Demetrius Williams ; is a former American football player, who played with the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He played college football for Southern University and was drafted in the third round of the 1991 NFL Draft.
  • Afroman Afroman
    Joseph Edgar Foreman, better known by his stage name Afroman, is an American rapper and musician. He is best known for the hit single "Because I Got High". He was nominated for a Grammy award in 2002.
  • Ahmad (rapper)
    Ahmad Ali Lewis, simply known as Ahmad, is an American hip hop recording artist, songwriter, motivational speaker and author from Los Angeles, California. He is perhaps best known for the 1994 single "Back in the Day," a nostalgic song that became a fixture for nostalgia in hip-hop culture.
  • Alana Shipp
    Alana Shipp is an American professional female bodybuilder, based in Jerusalem.
  • Alberta Gay
    Alberta Cooper Gay was an American domestic worker, schoolteacher and the mother of American recording artist Marvin Gaye. Born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, she married Gaye's father, minister Marvin Gay, Sr., after relocating to Washington, D.C., in her early twenties.
  • Alberta Williams King
    Alberta Christine Williams King was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s mother and the wife of Martin Luther King, Sr. She played a significant role in the affairs of the Ebenezer Baptist Church.
  • Alexis Spight
    Alexis Spight is an American urban contemporary gospel musician, and runner-up on season five of the BET singing competition, Sunday Best. She started her music career, in 2012, with the single, "Imagine Me", and the song placed on the Hot Gospel Songs chart.
  • Alfred Morris (American football) Alfred Morris (American football)
    Alfred Bruce Morris is an American football running back for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football at Florida Atlantic and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
  • Alfre Woodard Alfre Woodard
    Alfre Woodard is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, and political activist. Woodard has been named one of the most versatile and accomplished actors of her generation.
  • Al Green Al Green
    Albert Leornes Greene, often known as The Reverend Al Green, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including "Take Me to the River", "Tired of Being Alone", "I'm Still in Love with You", "Love and...
  • Alicia Myers
    Alicia Myers, is an American R&B musician. She started her music career with the band Al Hudson & the Soul Partners. Her first solo release, Alicia, was released in 1981 with MCA Records, and it was her breakthrough release upon the Billboard magazine charts, placing on the R&B Albums.
  • Aljamain Sterling
    Aljamain Antoine Sterling is a Jamaican American mixed martial artist. A professional MMA competitor since 2011, Sterling made a name for himself competing in Cage Fury Fighting Championships, where he won and defended the Bantamweight title.
  • Alphonso Jackson Alphonso Jackson
    Alphonso R. Jackson served as the 13th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He was nominated by President George W. Bush on January 28, 2004 and confirmed by the Senate on March 31, 2004. Jackson announced his resignation on March 31, 2008.
  • Alveda King Alveda King
    Alveda Celeste King is an American activist, author and former state representative for the 28th District in the Georgia House of Representatives.
  • Alvin Darling
    Pastor Alvin A. Darling is an American gospel musician. He started his music career, in 1990, with the release of two albums by Savoy Records, I've Learned to Put My Trust in God and Expect a Miracle.
  • Amanda Sudano Amanda Sudano
    Amanda Grace Sudano-Ramirez is an American singer, songwriter and model. She is a member of the musical duo Johnnyswim. She is the daughter of singer Donna Summer and composer Bruce Sudano. She is the younger sister of actress Brooklyn Sudano.
  • Amber Bullock
    Amber Brianna Lawrence-Bullock is an American urban contemporary gospel artist and musician. Bullock won the gospel singing competition, Sunday Best, that airs on BET, during season four.
  • Andraé Crouch Andraé Crouch
    Andraé Edward Crouch was an American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, record producer and pastor.
  • Andre Barnett Andre Barnett
    Andre Nigel Barnett is an American politician and entrepreneur. He was a candidate for President of the United States as the 2012 nominee of the Reform Party of the United States of America. He is the founder of the information technology company WiseDome Inc.
  • Andres Serrano Andres Serrano
    Andres Serrano is an American photographer and artist who has become famous through his photos of corpses and his use of feces and bodily fluids in his work, notably his controversial work "Piss Christ", a red-tinged photograph of a crucifix submerged in a glass container of what was purported to...
  • Andre Thornton
    André Thornton, nicknamed "Thunder", is a former first baseman and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs, Montreal Expos and Cleveland Indians during a 14-year career.
  • Andrew McCutchen Andrew McCutchen
    Andrew Stefan McCutchen, nicknamed "Cutch" is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball.
  • Angela Spivey
    Angela Spivey, is an American gospel musician and artist. She started her music career, in 1995, with the release of Victorious Praise by Aleho International Music.
  • Ann McCrary
    Beverly Ann McCrary is an American gospel musician and Christian R&B singer, who is a traditional black gospel, urban contemporary gospel, and Christian pop recording artist. She started her music career, in 1988, and released one studio album, Ann McCrary, in 2002.
  • Anthony Brown (Gospel musician)
    Anthony Jamar Brown is an American urban contemporary gospel artist and musician, whose background singers are called Group Therapy, stylized group therAPy. He started his music career, in 2012, with the release of, Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, by Tyscot Records.
  • Anthony Brown (gospel musician)
    Anthony Jamar Brown is an American urban contemporary gospel artist and musician, whose background singers are called Group Therapy, stylized group therAPy. He started his music career, in 2012, with the release of, Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, by Tyscot Records.
  • Anthony Clark (actor)
    Anthony Higgins Clark is an American actor and comedian who starred in the television series Yes, Dear, in which he played the character Greg Warner.
  • Anthony Dixon Anthony Dixon
    Anthony Rishard "Boobie" Dixon is an American football running back who is currently with The Spring League. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
  • Antonio Neal
    Antonio Neal Phelon is an American gospel musician and music producer, Christian R&B, Christian hip hop, urban gospel and black gospel recording artist and singer. He started his music career, in 1999, with an independently-made album.
  • Antron Brown
    Antron Brown is an American drag racer, currently driving the Matco Tools Toyota for Don Schumacher Racing in NHRA's Top Fuel division. He is known for winning the 2012, 2015 and 2016 Top Fuel championships. Antron is the sport's first African American champion.
  • Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin
    Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at the church of her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church.
  • Armond White Armond White
    Armond Allen White is an American film and music critic known for his provocative and idiosyncratic film criticism. He currently writes for National Review and Out.
  • Armstrong Williams Armstrong Williams
    Armstrong Williams is an American political commentator, entrepreneur, author of a nationally syndicated conservative newspaper column, and host of a daily radio show and a nationally syndicated TV program called The Right Side with Armstrong Williams.
  • Avery Johnson Avery Johnson
    Avery DeWitt Johnson is an American basketball coach who is currently the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team.
  • Ayiesha Woods Ayiesha Woods
    Ayiesha Woods is a contemporary Christian musician signed to Gotee Records. She has released two studio albums on Gotee: Introducing Ayiesha Woods and Love Like This. Woods is known for the hit songs "Happy" and "Big Enough" from her debut album.
  • Barack Obama Barack Obama
    Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He is the first African American to have served as president.
  • Barbara Johnson Tucker Barbara Johnson Tucker
    Barbara Johnson Tucker is an African American Christian music recording artist.
  • Barbara Jordan Barbara Jordan
    Barbara Charline Jordan was an American lawyer, educator and politician who was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Barry White Barry White
    Barry White, was an American singer, songwriter and composer.
  • Bayard Rustin Bayard Rustin
    Bayard Rustin was an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, nonviolence, and gay rights. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania, where his family was involved in civil rights work.
  • B.B. King B.B. King
    Riley B. King, known professionally as B.B. King, was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer. King introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that influenced many later electric blues guitarists.
  • BeBe Winans BeBe Winans
    Benjamin Winans, best known by his professional name BeBe Winans is an American gospel and R&B singer. He is a member of the noted Winans family, most members of which are also gospel artists.
  • Ben Carson
    Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr. is an American neurosurgeon, author, and politician who is the 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, under the Trump Administration.
  • Benita Washington
    Benita Washington is an American gospel musician and recording artist. She started her music career, in 2004, with the release of Hold On by Light Records. This album was her breathrough on the Billboard magazine charts, debuting at number 6 on the Gospel Albums chart.
  • Benjamin Watson Benjamin Watson
    Benjamin Watson is an American football tight end for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots 32nd overall in the 2004 NFL draft. He played college football at Georgia. Watson has also played for the Cleveland Browns and New Orleans Saints.
  • Ben Revere Ben Revere
    Ben Daniel Revere is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, and Washington Nationals.
  • Bernice King
    Bernice Albertine King is an American minister best known as the youngest child of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. She was five years old when her father was assassinated.
  • Beverly Crawford
    Beverly Crawford is an African American gospel vocalist who is best known for singing with the New Life Singers on Bobby Jones Gospel on the Black Entertainment Television and for having well-known songs such as "Praise Jehovah", "Run to the Water", "He's Done Enough", and most recently "It's...
  • Big Boi Big Boi
    Antwan André Patton, better known by his stage name Big Boi, is an American rapper, songwriter, actor and record producer, best known for being a member of American hip hop duo Outkast alongside André 3000. His work in the duo has produced six studio albums.
  • Bill Moss (musician)
    Bill Moss was an American Gospel music singer.
  • Billy Blanks
    William Wayne "Billy" Blanks is an American fitness guru, martial artist, actor, and the creator of the Tae Bo exercise program.
  • Billy Porter (entertainer)
    Billy Porter is a stage performer, pop singer, film and television actor and vocal coach. He attended the Musical Theatre Program at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School's School of Drama and achieved fame performing on Broadway before starting a solo career as a singer.
  • Billy Preston Billy Preston
    William Everett Preston was an American musician whose work included R&B, rock, soul, funk, and gospel. Preston was a top session keyboardist in the 1960s, during which he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and the Beatles.
  • Bizzle Bizzle
    Mark Julian Felder, more commonly known under the mononym Bizzle, is an American Christian hip hop recording artist and entrepreneur. Previously referred to as Playboy, and Lavyss.
  • Bizzy Bone Bizzy Bone
    Bryon Anthony McCane II, better known by his stage name Bizzy Bone, AKA Li'l Ripsta, is an American rapper and the youngest member of the Cleveland rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
  • Blanche Cobb
    Blanche Arrington Cobb was an American supercentenarian who was the world's eighth-oldest living person, the fourth-oldest living American resident and the second-oldest living Floridian behind Antonia Gerena Rivera.
  • Bobby Brown Bobby Brown
    Robert Barisford Brown is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Brown started his career in the R&B and pop group New Edition, from its inception in 1978 until his exit from the group in 1985.
  • Bobby Jones (singer) Bobby Jones (singer)
    Bobby Jones is a Grammy Award–winning Gospel music singer and television host from Nashville, Tennessee and the host and executive producer of several cable television's gospel music program including Bobby Jones Gospel.
  • Bo Diddley Bo Diddley
    Ellas McDaniel, known as Bo Diddley, was an American R&B singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer who played a key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll, and influenced artists including Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, Eric...
  • Booker T. Washington Booker T. Washington
    Booker Taliaferro Washington was an American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community.
  • Brad Daugherty (basketball) Brad Daugherty (basketball)
    Bradley Lee Daugherty is an American retired basketball player, analyst, and co-owner of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team JTG Daugherty Racing.
  • Brad Smith (American football) Brad Smith (American football)
    Bradley "Brad" Alexander Smith is a former American football wide receiver and kickoff returner. He was drafted in the 4th round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. He played college football at Missouri.
  • Bree Newsome
    Brittany Ann "Bree" Newsome is an American filmmaker, musician, speaker, and activist from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is best known for her act of civil disobedience on June 27, 2015, when she was arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state house grounds.
  • Brent Jones (musician)
    Brent Ray Jones is an American gospel musician, pianist, and choir conductor. He started his music career, in 1999, with the release of Brent Jones & the T.P. Mobb with Majestic Recordings, and this charted on three Billboard magazine charts.
  • Bri (Briana Babineaux)
    Briana Babineaux, who goes by the stage name Bri, is an American urban contemporary gospel artist and musician. She started her music career, in 2015, with releasing a live album, Keys to My Heart, by Tyscot Records.
  • Bridgett Kern
    Bridgette Karen "Bridgett" Kern, is an American worship musician and urban contemporary gospel recording artist. She started her music career, in 2002, and has released two studio album's.
  • Brinson (rapper)
    Anthony James Wright, who goes by the stage name Brinson, is an American Christian hip hop musician. He has released four studio albums, Escaping Me in 2008, OMG in 2010, No Other Heroes in 2012, and Until We Meet Again in 2015.
  • Bruce Morris
    Bruce V. Morris is a four-term Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives representing Norwalk, Connecticut in the 140th assembly district. He is deputy majority whip and vice chair of the Human Services Committee.
  • Bryan Andrew Wilson
    Bryan Andrew Wilson is an American gospel musician. He calls his music Spiritual Soul because it combines the passion of faith with the sound of R&B. Wilson began his career as a child gospel star, belting out "His Eye is on the Sparrow" with the Mississippi Children's Choir in the 1990s.
  • Bryan Stevenson Bryan Stevenson
    Bryan A. Stevenson is an American lawyer, social justice activist, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and a clinical professor at New York University School of Law.
  • B.Slade B.Slade
    Anthony Charles Williams II, better known by his stage name B.Slade, formerly known under the gospel moniker Tonéx, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, rapper, dancer, producer, and activist from San Diego, CA. He has gone by various names and aliases, but his primary...
  • Bun B Bun B
    Bernard Freeman, known by his stage name Bun B, is an American rapper and was one half of the southern rap duo UGK. He is also a guest lecturer at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas.
  • Calvin Bridges (musician)
    Calvin James Bridges is an American gospel musician. He started his music career, in 1988, with the release of, Renew My Spirit, by Word Records, and this was his breakthrough release upon the Billboard Gospel Albums chart.
  • Candice Glover Candice Glover
    Candice Rickelle Glover is an American R&B singer and actress who won the twelfth season of American Idol. Glover is the first winner to have auditioned three times before being cast for the live shows. Her debut album Music Speaks was released on February 18, 2014.
  • Canon (rapper)
    Aaron McCain, better known by his stage name Canon, is an American Christian rap artist from Chicago, Illinois. Canon is best known for his appearance on Lecrae's and his collaboration with Derek Minor then from Reach Records.
  • Carl Everett Carl Everett
    Carl Edward Everett III is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. A switch hitter, he played with the Chicago White Sox on their 2005 World Series winning team over the Houston Astros. He throws right-handed and plays all outfield positions, and occasionally designated hitter.
  • Carol Moseley Braun Carol Moseley Braun
    Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun, also sometimes Moseley-Braun, is an American diplomat, politician and lawyer who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999.
  • Carol M. Swain
    Carol Miller Swain is an American political scientist, former professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, and former television host. She is the author or editor of six books. Her scholarly work has been cited by two Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • Caron Butler Caron Butler
    James Caron Butler is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.
  • Cassandra O'Neal Cassandra O'Neal
    Cassandra O'Neal is an American musician, composer, and producer. Best known as keyboard player with Prince and The New Power Generation, she has an impressive resume of work with major industry artists for over twenty-five years.
  • Cassi Davis
    Cassandra "Cassi" Davis is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Ella Payne on Tyler Perry's House of Payne.
  • Cassidy (rapper) Cassidy (rapper)
    Barry Adrian Reese, better known by his stage name Cassidy, is an American hip hop recording artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • CeCe Winans CeCe Winans
    Priscilla Marie Winans Love known professionally as CeCe Winans is an American gospel singer, who has sold over 12 million records worldwide and won ten Grammy Awards. She is the best-selling female gospel artist of all time, as of 2015.
  • Cedric Ford
    Minister Cedric LeVance Ford is an American gospel musician and leader of Worship Unlimited, and is the currently based out of Houston, Texas because he is the music minister at Reflections of Christ Church.
  • Chad Jones (rapper)
    Chad Dorsey Jones, who used to go by the stage name Conviction, is an American Christian hip hop musician. He released an EP in 2014 with Reflection Music, Keep Up, and it was his breakthrough release on the Billboard charts.
  • Chalmers Archer
    Chalmers Archer was an African-American author and professor. He wrote a memoir about his early experiences in the segregated South, Growing Up Black in Rural Mississippi, and his experiences as a medic in the Special Forces inspired his book Green Berets in the Vanguard.
  • Chance the Rapper
    Chancellor Johnathan Bennett, known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he began to gain recognition following the release of his second mixtape, Acid Rap.
  • Chanté Moore
    Chanté Torrance Moore is an Grammy-nominated American singer, songwriter, actress, television personality, and author. Rising to fame in the late 1990s, Moore established herself as an R&B artist.
  • Charles Bolden Charles Bolden
    Charles Frank Bolden, Jr. is a former Administrator of NASA, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General, and a former NASA astronaut.
  • Charles G. Hayes
    Doctor and Reverend Charles George Hayes, was an American gospel musician and founding pastor of Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer. He started his music career, in 1981, with the release, Everything's Alright, that was released by Savoy Records.
  • Charles Jenkins (American Gospel musician)
    Charles C. Jenkins II is an American gospel musician. He started his music career, in 2012, with the release of The Best of Both Worlds by Inspired People and EMI Gospel. This would be his Billboard magazine breakthrough release.
  • Charles Nicks
    Charles Hercules Nicks, Jr. was an American gospel musician and former pastor, organist, and accompanist of St. James Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan. Rev. Nicks released his first musical project in 1985, Come Unto Jesus with Sound of Gospel.
  • Charlie Ward Charlie Ward
    Charlie Ward Jr. is a retired American professional NBA basketball player, college football Heisman Trophy winner, Davey O'Brien Award winner and a Major League Baseball draftee.
  • Cheneta Jones
    Cheneta Jones is an American urban contemporary gospel artist and musician. She started her music career, in 2012, with the release of the studio album, Transformed, by Habakkuk Music, and this charted on two Billboard charts Top Gospel Albums and the Heatseekers Albums chart.
  • Chingy Chingy
    Howard Bailey, Jr., better known by his stage name Chingy, is an American rapper, singer, and actor.
  • Chris Brown Chris Brown
    Christopher Maurice Brown is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and rapper. Born in 1989 in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age.
  • Chris Cobbins
    Christopher Lee Cobbins, who goes by the stage name Chris Cobbins, is an American Christian hip hop musician and Christian R&B artist from Kansas City, Missouri. His debut album, Hello World, released on October 8, 2013 by Latebloom Records. This album was his Billboard chart debut album.
  • Chrisette Michele Chrisette Michele
    Chrisette Michele Payne, known professionally as Chrisette Michele, is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter.
  • Chris Jasper Chris Jasper
    Christopher H. "Chris" Jasper is an American singer, composer, and producer. Jasper is a former member of the Isley Brothers and Isley-Jasper-Isley and is responsible for writing and producing the majority of the Isley Brothers music and Isley-Jasper-Isley music.
  • Christon Gray
    Christon Michael Gray is an American R&B singer and rapper born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He is a Christian and calls his music ‘about being human'. It's this approach that has allowed him to be successful as a mainstream artist.
  • Christopher Martin (entertainer) Christopher Martin (entertainer)
    Christopher "Play" Martin is an American rapper and actor, formerly the latter half of the late 1980s/early 1990s hip-hop/comedy duo Kid 'n Play.
  • Chris Tucker Chris Tucker
    Christopher Tucker is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is known for playing the role of Smokey in Friday and as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker became a frequent stand up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s.
  • Chuck Berry Chuck Berry
    Charles Edward Anderson Berry was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
  • Cissy Houston Cissy Houston
    Emily "Cissy" Houston is an American soul and gospel singer. After a successful career singing backup for such artists as Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin she embarked on a solo career, winning two Grammy Awards for her work.
  • CJ Pearson
    Coreco Ja'Quan "CJ" Pearson is an American political activist and commentator, and freelance journalist. He has made appearances on television and on YouTube, with his publications seen in a variety of online news sources.
  • Clarence McClendon
    Clarence Eugene McClendon is an American gospel musician, who is the pastor of Full Harvest International Church in Los Angeles, California, and director of Harvest Fire Mega Mass Choir.
  • Clark Kellogg Clark Kellogg
    Clark Clifton Kellogg, Jr. is the former VP of player relations for the Indiana Pacers, the lead college basketball analyst for CBS Sports, and a former player in the National Basketball Association.
  • Clay Evans (pastor)
    Clay Evans is an African American Baptist pastor and founder of the influential Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois famous for its gospel music infused Sunday service and choir.
  • C. L. Franklin
    Clarence LaVaughn Franklin, better known as Bishop C. L. Franklin or The Reverend C. L. Franklin, was an American Baptist minister and civil rights activist.
  • Clifton Davis Clifton Davis
    Clifton Duncan Davis is an American actor, songwriter, singer, and pastor. Davis starred on the television shows That's My Mama and Amen. Davis also wrote several hits for The Jackson 5, including "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Lookin' Through the Windows."
  • Coko
    Cheryl Elizabeth Gamble, better known by her stage name Coko, also known as Cheryl Clemons, is an American R&B recording artist and television personality. Gamble is best known as the lead singer of the American R&B vocal trio Sisters With Voices.
  • Colin Kaepernick
    Colin Rand Kaepernick is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. Kaepernick played collegiate football at the University of Nevada where he was named the Western Athletic Offensive Player of the Year twice and was the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 Humanitarian Bowl.
  • Condoleezza Rice Condoleezza Rice
    Condoleezza "Condi" Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush.
  • Coretta Scott King
    Coretta Scott King was an American author, activist, civil rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1953 until his death in 1968. Coretta Scott King helped lead the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. King was an active advocate for African-American equality.
  • Corey Paul
    Corey Paul Davis, who goes by the stage name Corey Paul, is an American Christian hip hop musician from Houston, Texas. His debut album, Grace Love Mercy, released on July 30, 2013 by Frontline Media Group. This album was his Billboard chart debut album.
  • Cornel West Cornel West
    Cornel Ronald West is an American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
  • Cory Henry
    Cory Alexander Henry is an American jazz organist and pianist, gospel musician and music producer. He started his music career in 2006 by touring with various mainstream and gospel artists.
  • Craig Mack
    Craig Mack is an American rapper, who gained fame on Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Entertainment record label in the 1990s. Although his first single was released under the name MC EZ in 1988, he is best known for his 1994 hit single "Flava In Ya Ear", which was released under his real name.
  • Crystal Aikin Crystal Aikin
    Crystal Renee Aikin is an American gospel singer-songwriter from Tacoma, Washington, and the winner of the first season of Sunday Best. Her eponymous debut album was released on January 13, 2009, through Verity Records.
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.
    Cuba M. Gooding Jr. is an American actor. He gained his breakthrough role as Tre Styles in Boyz n the Hood; he would go on to appear in A Few Good Men, The Tuskegee Airmen, Outbreak and Jerry Maguire, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
  • Cudjoe Lewis Cudjoe Lewis
    Cudjoe Kazoola Lewis, or Cudjo Lewis, was the last known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade between Africa and the United States. Together with 115 other captives, he was brought illegally to the United States on board the ship Clotilde in 1860.
  • Cullen Jones Cullen Jones
    Cullen Andrew Jones is an American competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist who specializes in freestyle sprint events. As part of the American team, he holds the world record in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.
  • Danetra Moore
    Danetra Shari Moore is an American urban contemporary gospel artist and musician. She started her music career, in 2012, by performing on Sunday Best on BET. Her first studio album, Light in the Dark, was released on September 11, 2015 by Tyscot Records.
  • Danielle Brooks
    Danielle Brooks is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, and for her Tony Award-nominated portrayal of Sofia in the 2015 Broadway production of The Color Purple.
  • Darius Brooks
    Darius Lionel Brooks is an American gospel musician. He started his music career, in 1990, with the release of, Simply Darius, by Sound of Gospel, and he would go on to release five more albums with his own label imprint, Journey Music Group.
  • Darlene McCoy
    Darlene Jenise "McCoy" Johnson, is an American gospel singer, songwriter, author, radio personality, and Christian R&B recording artist. She started her music career, in 2005, with the release of Fallen in Love single by EMI Gospel.
  • Darnell Davis
    Freeman Darnell Davis is an American gospel musician and recording artist, music producer, and worship leader. He started his music career, in 2007, and has since released two studio albums. His second studio album, Moving Forward, was his breakthrough release upon the Billboard magazine charts.
  • Darnell L. Moore
    Darnell L. Moore is an American writer and activist whose work is informed by anti-racist, feminist, queer of color, and anti-colonial thought and advocacy.
  • Darrell Green Darrell Green
    Darrell Ray Green is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League who played for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest cornerbacks to ever play in the NFL. Green was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
  • Darrel Petties
    Darrel Darnell Petties is an American gospel musician, worship leader and pastor, while he is an urban contemporary gospel and a traditional black gospel recording artist and singer, with his choir, Strength In Praise.
  • Darryl Strawberry Darryl Strawberry
    Darryl Eugene Strawberry Sr. is an American former professional baseball right fielder and an ordained Christian minister and author. Strawberry is well known for his 17-year career in Major League Baseball.
  • Darryl Tapp
    Darryl Anthony Tapp is an American football defensive end of the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech.
  • Daryl Coley Daryl Coley
    Daryl Lynn Coley was an American Christian singer. At 14, Coley was a member of the ensemble "Helen Stephens and the Voices of Christ". He began performing with Edwin Hawkins in the Edwin Hawkins Singers and then worked with James Cleveland, Tramaine Hawkins, Sylvester, Pete Escovedo and others.
  • David Daughtry
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  • David Garrard David Garrard
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  • David George (Baptist)
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  • David Mann (actor) David Mann (actor)
    David Anthony Mann is an American stage actor, gospel singer, and stand up-comedian who has starred in many Tyler Perry plays, including I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Madea's Family Reunion, Madea's Class Reunion, Meet the Browns, and What's Done in the Dark.
  • David Price (baseball) David Price (baseball)
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  • David S. Wilson
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  • David Tyree David Tyree
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  • David Wilson (Alaska politician)
    David Wilson is an American politician from Alaska. A Republican, Wilson has represented District D in the Alaska Senate since 2017. He formerly served as a city councilman in Wasilla.
  • DeAndre Jordan DeAndre Jordan
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  • Debbie McClendon
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  • Dee-1 Dee-1
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  • Della Reese Della Reese
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  • Dell Curry
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  • Demaryius Thomas Demaryius Thomas
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  • Demond Wilson Demond Wilson
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  • Deniece Williams Deniece Williams
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  • Denzel Washington Denzel Washington
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  • Deon Kipping
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  • Deraj
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  • Derek Fisher Derek Fisher
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  • Derek Minor Derek Minor
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  • Derrick Brooks Derrick Brooks
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  • Derrick Starks
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  • Desmond Pringle
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  • Devin Hester Devin Hester
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  • DeVon Franklin
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  • DeWayne Woods
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  • Diana Ross Diana Ross
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  • Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick
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  • DJ Maj DJ Maj
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  • D-Maub
    Don Errick Montra "Donny" Harper, who goes by the stage name D-Maub, is an American Christian hip hop musician. His first studio album, Timeline, came out in 2005, with One Route Entertainment. D-Maub's second studio album, The Release, came out in 2008, also with One Route.
  • DMX (musician)
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  • DMX (rapper) DMX (rapper)
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  • Doc McKenzie
    Milbert E.S. McKenzie, who goes by the stage name Doc McKenzie, is an American gospel musician. He started his music career, in 1990, with six album releases, that was released by Atlanta International Records, Savoy Records, and Meltone Records.
  • Domo Genesis Domo Genesis
    Dominique Marquis Cole, better known by his stage name Domo Genesis, is an American rapper and disc jockey from Los Angeles, California. He currently signed to Columbia Records and Odd Future Records.
  • Donald Malloy
    Donald Malloy, is an American gospel musician.
  • Donald Vails
    Reverend Donald Raymond Vails, Jr., was an American gospel musician and pianist. He started his music career, in 1977, with the release, Donald Vails Choraleers, that was released by Savoy Records. He would release sixteen albums with two labels, Savoy Records and Sound of Gospel.
  • Donna Summer Donna Summer
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  • Dorinda Clark-Cole Dorinda Clark-Cole
    Dorinda Clark-Cole is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American evangelist and gospel singer. She is best known as a member of The Clark Sisters and as a daughter of pioneering choral director Mattie Moss Clark.
  • Dorothy Norwood Dorothy Norwood
    Dorothy Norwood is an American gospel singer and songwriter. She began touring with her family at the age of eight, and in 1956, began singing with Mahalia Jackson.
  • Dottie Peoples Dottie Peoples
    Dottie Peoples is an American gospel singer.
  • Douglas Miller (musician)
    Douglas Lee Miller, is an American gospel musician. He started his music career, in 1984, with the release of, I Still Love the Name Jesus, that was released by Atlanta International Records. This album along with five others placed on exclusively the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart.
  • Douglas Wilder Douglas Wilder
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  • Doug Williams (musician)
    Douglas LeAllen "Doug" Williams is an American Music Artist. He started his solo music career, in 1995, with the release of gospel album, Heartsongs, that was released by Blackberry Records.
  • Dre Murray
    Andre' Ledarryl Murray, better known by the stage name Dre Murray, is an American Christian hip hop singer-songwriter born and raised in Houston, Texas. He is a member of the rap collective We Live As Kings.
  • Dwight Howard Dwight Howard
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  • Dwyane Wade Dwyane Wade
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  • E-40 E-40
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  • Earl Shinhoster
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  • Eddie Johnson (American soccer) Eddie Johnson (American soccer)
    Edward Abraham "Eddie" Johnson is an American retired soccer player. Johnson played the majority of his fourteen-year club career in the U.S. with FC Dallas, Kansas City Wizards, Seattle Sounders FC, and D.C. United. Johnson also spent three-and-one-half years with several European clubs.
  • Ed Montgomery (musician)
    Edward Lee "Ed" Montgomery is an American author, motivational speaker, gospel musician, and pianist, who is the founder and pastor of Abundant Life Center For Dynamic Living in Houston, Texas.
  • Elizabeth Bolden Elizabeth Bolden
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  • Emanuel Newton
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  • Emmitt Smith Emmitt Smith
    Emmitt James Smith III is a former college and professional American football running back who became the National Football League's all-time leading rusher during his fifteen seasons in the league during the 1990s and 2000s.
  • Erica Campbell (musician)
    Erica Monique Campbell is an American urban contemporary gospel, Christian R&B and contemporary R&B recording artist, musician and radio host. She started her music career in 1998 with her younger sister, Tina Campbell, as part of the gospel music group, Mary Mary.
  • Eric Thomas (motivational speaker)
    Eric D. Thomas is an American motivational speaker, author and minister. Speeches by Thomas have been widely viewed and are popular on YouTube.
  • Erika Harold Erika Harold
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  • Erma Franklin Erma Franklin
    Erma Vernice Franklin was an American gospel and R&B singer. Franklin was the elder sister of American singer/musician Aretha Franklin.
  • Ernie Hudson Ernie Hudson
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  • Eshon Burgundy
    Anton Eshon Hairston who goes by the stage name Eshon Burgundy, is an American Christian hip hop musician. His first album, Blood Rushing to My Head, released in 2012 with Salvation Armie Music Group. He released his second album, 2015's The Fear of God, with Humble Beast Records.
  • Esther Smith (musician)
    Esther Smith, is an American gospel musician and artist. She started her music career, in 1988, with the release of He Loves Me by Sound of Gospel. She has released seven more albums, since her first release, with two more labels A&M Records and Dorohn Records.
  • Evander Holyfield Evander Holyfield
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  • Evelyn Turrentine-Agee
    Evelyn Turrentine-Agee, is an American gospel musician and artist. She started her music career, in 1992, with the release of In God's Own Time by A&M Records.
  • Faith Evans Faith Evans
    Faith Renée Evans is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. Born in Lakeland, Florida and raised in New Jersey, Evans relocated to Los Angeles in 1993 for a career in the music business.
  • F. C. Barnes
    Reverend Fair Cloth Barnes was an American gospel musician, and the founding pastor of Red Budd Holy Church, Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
  • Flame (rapper) Flame (rapper)
    Marcus Tyrone Gray, known as Flame, is an American Christian hip hop recording artist with Clear Sight Music. He has released eight albums including: self-titled Flame, Rewind, Our World: Fallen, Our World: Redeemed, Captured, The 6th, Royal Flush, and Forward.
  • Flex Alexander
    Mark Alexander Knox, better known as Flex Alexander or Flex, is an American actor, comedian and dancer.
  • Frank Ocean Frank Ocean
    Christopher Francis "Frank" Ocean is an American singer and songwriter. Known for his idiosyncratic musical style, Ocean first embarked on a career as a ghostwriter, and in 2010 he became a member of hip hop collective Odd Future.
  • Fred Berry Fred Berry
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  • Fred Carter (artist)
    Fred Carter is an American artist known for his work for Jack Chick's tracts since 1972.
  • Freddie Bruno
    David Frederick Washington, who goes by the stage name Freddie Bruno, is an American Christian hip hop musician and member of the hip hop collective, Deepspace5.
  • Frederica Wilson Frederica Wilson
    Frederica Smith Wilson is an American politician who has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 2011.
  • Frederick Davis (dancer)
    Frederick Davis is an American ballet dancer and former dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem.
  • Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.
  • Fredrick Davis (dancer)
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  • Gabby Douglas Gabby Douglas
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  • Gabriel Hardeman
    Gabriel S. Hardeman, Jr., was an American gospel musician, pianist, and leader of the Gabriel Hardeman Delegation that included his wife Annette. He started his music career, in 1976, with the release of Gabriel Hardeman Delegation by Savoy Records.
  • Gaius Charles Gaius Charles
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  • Gangsta Boo
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  • G. Dep
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  • Geoffrey Golden
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  • George Foreman George Foreman
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  • George Foster (baseball) George Foster (baseball)
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  • George Moss (rapper)
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  • George Washington Carver George Washington Carver
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  • Germany Kent
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  • GFMBryyce
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  • Gilbert E. Patterson
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  • Glenda Hatchett Glenda Hatchett
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  • Glenn Loury Glenn Loury
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  • Gloria Gaynor Gloria Gaynor
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  • Gloria Spencer
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  • Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman
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  • Harry R. Jackson, Jr. Harry R. Jackson, Jr.
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  • Harvey Watkins, Jr.
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  • Henry Babers
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  • Herman Cain Herman Cain
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  • Herschel Walker Herschel Walker
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  • Horace Clarence Boyer
    Dr. Horace Clarence Boyer was one of the foremost scholars in African-American gospel music.
  • Houston (singer) Houston (singer)
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  • Inez Andrews
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  • Iris Kyle
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  • Isaac Bruce Isaac Bruce
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  • Isaac Carree
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  • Ishe Smith
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  • Isiah Williams Isiah Williams
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  • Jackie Hill-Perry
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  • Jackie McCullough
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  • Jackie Winters Jackie Winters
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  • Jackson Tyson
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  • Jacky Cullum Chisholm Jacky Cullum Chisholm
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  • Jai (rapper)
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  • Jalen Rose Jalen Rose
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  • James Brown (sportscaster)
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  • James Grear
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  • James Hall (musician)
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  • James Harden James Harden
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  • Janet Lynn Skinner
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  • Janice Gaines
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  • Janice Rogers Brown Janice Rogers Brown
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  • Japhia Life
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  • Jared Andre Sawyer Jr.
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  • Jaron Marquis
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  • Ja Rule Ja Rule
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  • Jason Avant Jason Avant
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  • Jason Champion
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  • Jason Collins
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  • Jason Nelson (musician)
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  • Javen
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  • Jeff Banks (musician)
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  • Jeff Majors
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  • Jekalyn Carr
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  • Je'kob
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  • Jeralean Talley
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  • Jermaine O'Neal Jermaine O'Neal
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  • Jesse Hill Jr.
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  • Jesse Jackson Jr.
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  • Jessy Dixon Jessy Dixon
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  • JGivens
    Jeremiah Timothy Givens, who goes by the stage name JGivens, is an American Christian hip hop musician. He has released three studio albums: Run in 2011, El v. Envy in 2013 and Fly Exam in 2015.
  • Jimmy Greene
    James Sidney "Jimmy" Greene, Jr., is an American jazz saxophonist, gospel musician, recording artist, record producer, and music professor. He started his music career, in 1997, and has since released eight studio albums.
  • Jimmy Hicks
    Jimmy Hicks is an American gospel musician. He started his music career, in 2001, with the release of, Turn It Around, by Amen Records, and this was his breakthrough release upon the Billboard Gospel Albums chart.
  • Jimmy McMillan Jimmy McMillan
    James McMillan III is an American political activist, perennial candidate, karate expert, and Vietnam War veteran, as well as a former postal worker, stripper and private investigator from Brooklyn, New York.
  • J. Moss J. Moss
    James Moss, Detroit, Michigan, better known by his stage name J. Moss, is an American gospel musician, composer, producer and arranger.
  • Joe Jackson (manager) Joe Jackson (manager)
    Joseph Walter Jackson Jnr is an American talent manager, and is the patriarch of the Jackson family of entertainers which includes the artists Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson.
  • Joe Pace (musician)
    Joseph W. Pace II is an American gospel musician. He started his music career, in 1996, with Colorado Mass Choir. They have released fourteen albums with eleven of them charting on the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart.
  • Joey the Jerk
    Sarpong Siriboe Boateng, who goes by the stage name Joey the Jerk and formerly Joey's Dream, is an American Christian hip hop musician. He has released two studio albums, Average Joe in 2003, and, Catch Me if You Can in 2015.
  • John Dabiri John Dabiri
    John Oluseun Dabiri, is an American biophysicist, professor of aeronautics and bioengineering, currently at the Civil & Environmental Engineering department at Stanford University. He was formerly dean at the California Institute of Technology.
  • John Givez
    John Lawrence Givens, who goes by the stage name John Givez and sometimes Juan Dando, is an American musician, who plays hip hop, R&B, Soul, funk and neo-soul music. He is cousins with fellow rapper JGivens.
  • John J. Sherman
    John J. Sherman is an American professional bodybuilder. John Sherman attended, from 1984 to 1988, the University of Houston.
  • John Kizell
    John Kizell was a first-generation African American of Sherbro origin and a key figure in the early history of Sierra Leone. Kizell was a Black Loyalist and a Baptist who belonged to the David George congregation of African Americans.
  • Johnnie Cochran Johnnie Cochran
    Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. was an American lawyer best known for his leadership role in the defense and criminal acquittal of O. J. Simpson for the murder of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman.
  • Johnny DuPree Johnny DuPree
    Johnny DuPree is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the mayor of Hattiesburg, Mississippi from 2001 to 2017. He was the Democratic Party nominee for Governor of Mississippi in 2011.
  • John Salmons John Salmons
    John Rashall Salmons is an American professional basketball player who last played for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the University of Miami.
  • Jonathan McReynolds
    Jonathan Caleb McReynolds is an American gospel musician. He began his music career in 2012 with the release of Life Music via Entertainment One Music and Light Records. The album charted on three Billboard charts: the Billboard 200, Gospel Albums, and Independent Albums.
  • Jon Jones
    Jonathan Dwight Jones is an American mixed martial artist, who is a three-time Light Heavyweight Champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, having won the title in 2011 and 2017, in addition to the interim title in 2016.
  • Jor'Dan Armstrong
    Jor'Dan Armstrong, is an American Urban contemporary gospel musician and producer.
  • Jordan Winston Early Jordan Winston Early
    The Reverend Jordan Winston Early was an American Methodist african american preacher, considered to have been one of the pioneers of African Methodism in the West and South of the United States.
  • Jordin Sparks Jordin Sparks
    Jordin Brianna Sparks is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame in 2007 after winning the sixth season of American Idol; at age 17, she became the youngest winner in the series' history.
  • Joseph C. Phillips
    Joseph Connor Phillips is an American actor, writer, and conservative Christian commentator. He is best known for his role as Martin Kendall on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show, and as Justus Ward on the soap opera General Hospital.
  • Joshua DuBois Joshua DuBois
    Joshua DuBois was head of the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in the Executive Office of the President of the United States from 2009 to 2013.
  • Jovan Adepo
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  • Json (rapper)
    Jason Christopher Watson, who goes by the stage name Json, is an American Christian hip hop musician. He was a member of Christian hip hop collective, 116 Clique.
  • Juanita Bynum Juanita Bynum
    Juanita Bynum is an American Pentecostal televangelist, author, actress and gospel singer.
  • Judith Christie McAllister
    Judith Christie McAllister is an American gospel musician, and she is the leader of Never Ending Worship. Her first album, Send Judah First, was released by Judah Music Records in 2001. She released, Raise the Praise, with Judah Music Records in 2003.
  • Judy Jacobs
    Judy Jacobs Tuttle, is an American gospel musician and co-pastor of Dwelling Place Church International. She started her music career when she attended Lee College in 1984, singing with the New Harvest singers and releasing her album in 1987 Judy Jacobs: with New Harvest."
  • Julius Erving Julius Erving
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  • Julius Randle Julius Randle
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  • Jupiter Hammon Jupiter Hammon
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  • Kam Chancellor
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  • Kanye West Kanye West
    Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur.
  • Karen Clark Sheard Karen Clark Sheard
    Karen Clark-Sheard is an American gospel four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, musician, and songwriter. The youngest daughter of pioneering gospel choral director Mattie Moss Clark, Sheard began her career as a member of the legendary Grammy Award-winning female gospel group The Clark Sisters.
  • Karen Hunter
    Karen Hunter is an American journalist and publisher, talk show host, and the coauthor of several books.
  • Kathy Taylor (musician)
    Kathy Yvonne Taylor, is an American gospel musician and artist. She started her music career, in 1999 as Kathy Taylor-Brown, with the release of Taylormade by Aleho International. This album was her breathrough on the Billboard magazine charts, which it placed on the Gospel Albums chart.
  • Katie Geneva Cannon
    Katie Geneva Cannon is a Christian theologian and ethicist associated with womanist theology and black theology.
  • KB (rapper) KB (rapper)
    Kevin Elijah Burgess, better known by his stage name KB, is an American Christian hip hop artist and music executive from St. Petersburg, Florida. He is the leader of the hip-hop group HGA, and was signed as a solo artist to Reach Records in 2010.
  • K-Ci (singer)
    Cedric Renard Hailey, known professionally as K-Ci, is an American singer, songwriter and member of K-Ci & JoJo and Jodeci. He started his music career as Little Cedric, in 1983, with the release of, I'm Alright Now, by Atlanta International Records.
  • K-Drama (rapper)
    Anthony Regis Jones, who goes by the stage name K-Drama, is an American Christian hip hop musician. His first studio album, Behind the Glory, came out in 2006. His Billboard chart debut album, We Fit: The Workout Plan, came out in 2010.
  • Keith Pringle
    Roy Keith Pringle is an American gospel musician and organist, who is the founder of Pentecostal Community Choir. His first album, "Let Everything That Has Breath Praise the Lord", was released in 1979.
  • Keith Staten
    Keith Anthony Staten was an American gospel musician. He started his solo music career, in 1990, with the release of, From the Heart, by Lection Records. This was his breakthrough release upon the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart.
  • Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson
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  • Keke Palmer Keke Palmer
    Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer is an American actress, singer, songwriter, presenter and television personality. Palmer was born in Harvey, Illinois and raised in Robbins, Illinois. After Palmer's film debut, Palmer and her family moved to California to help her pursue a career in acting.
  • Keke Wyatt Keke Wyatt
    Ke'Tara Shavon "Keke" Wyatt is an American R&B singer.
  • Kelenna Azubuike Kelenna Azubuike
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  • Kelli Williams (musician)
    Kelli Evon Williams-Malcolm is an American gospel musician. Her first album, Kelli Williams, was released by Sony Music Entertainment in 1995.
  • Kelly Price Kelly Price
    Kelly Cherelle Price is a six-time Grammy-nominated American R&B singer and songwriter, formerly on the Def Soul label.
  • Kelly Rowland Kelly Rowland
    Kelendria Trene Rowland is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Rowland rose to fame in the late 1990s as the second lead singer of Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time.
  • Kel Mitchell Kel Mitchell
    Kel Johari Rice Mitchell is an African American actor, stand-up comedian, dancer, musician, and rapper.
  • Kelvin J. Cochran
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  • Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar
    Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is an American rapper and songwriter. Born and raised in Compton, California, he embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg Entertainment.
  • Kendrick Meek Kendrick Meek
  • Kenneth Dunkin Kenneth Dunkin
    Kenneth Dunkin was a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 5th District. He lost the March 2016 Primary to Juliana Stratton.
  • Kenyon Coleman
    Kenyon Octavia Coleman is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Oakland Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns and the New Orleans Saints. He played college football for UCLA.
  • Keon Raymond
    Keon Raymond is a Canadian football linebacker who is currently a free agent. Raymond formerly played for the Calgary Stampeders and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2006.
  • Kerney Thomas
    Kerney Thomas, Jr. is an American televangelist.
  • Kevin Durant Kevin Durant
    Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
  • Kevin LeVar
    Kevin LeVar Gray is a gifted songwriter, recording artist, musician, author, and speaker. A native to the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, Kevin's ministry has touched many audiences domestically and internationally.
  • Kevin Ollie Kevin Ollie
    Kevin Jermaine Ollie is an American basketball coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the University of Connecticut men's basketball team. Ollie graduated from Connecticut in 1995 with a degree in Communications.
  • Kierra Sheard Kierra Sheard
    Kierra Valencia "Kiki" Sheard is an American gospel singer, fashion designer, and radio host. She is the daughter of gospel singer Karen Clark Sheard and the granddaughter of gospel choral director Mattie Moss Clark. Sheard portrayed Litha in the 2010 Christian-drama film Preacher's Kid.
  • Kim Burrell Kim Burrell
    Kimberly "Kim" Burrell is an American gospel singer from Houston, Texas.
  • Kim Stratton
    Kimberly A. Stratton is an American gospel musician. Her first album, I'm in This Place, was released by Glorious Music in 1994, and this was a Billboard magazine breakthrough release upon the Gospel Albums chart. She released, Live in Chicago with the A.F.C. Choir, with Glorious Records in 1995.
  • Kirk Franklin Kirk Franklin
    Kirk Dewayne Franklin is an American gospel musician, choir director, and author. He is known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God's Property and One Nation Crew, and has won multiple awards, including twelve Grammy Awards.
  • Krayzie Bone Krayzie Bone
    Anthony Henderson, better known as Krayzie Bone, is an American rapper, producer, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
  • K. Sparks
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  • Kurtis Blow Kurtis Blow
    Kurtis Walker, professionally known by his stage name Kurtis Blow, is an American rapper and record producer. He is the first commercially successful rapper and the first to sign with a major record label.
  • LaDainian Tomlinson LaDainian Tomlinson
    LaDainian Tramayne Tomlinson is a former professional American football player who was a running back in the National Football League for eleven seasons. He played the majority of his career with the San Diego Chargers, who selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft.
  • LaKisha Jones LaKisha Jones
    LaKisha Ann Jones is an American singer. She placed fourth on the sixth season of American Idol.
  • Lakita Garth
    Lakita Garth is an African-American advocate of sexual abstinence, public speaker, and a musician.
  • Lalah Hathaway Lalah Hathaway
    Eulaulah Donyll "Lalah" Hathaway is an American singer. She is the daughter of soul singer Donny Hathaway and an alumna of Berklee College of Music. In 1990, Lalah Hathaway released her self-titled album. The album's first single was "Heaven Knows", produced by Derek Bramble.
  • Lamar Campbell (musician)
    Lamar Campbell is an American gospel musician. He started his music career, in 1995, with Spirit of Praise that are based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. They have released nine albums with six of them charting on the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart.
  • Larnelle Harris Larnelle Harris
    Larnelle Steward Harris is an American gospel singer and songwriter. During his 30-plus years of ministry, Harris has recorded 18 albums, won five Grammy Awards and 11 Dove Awards, and has had several number one songs on the inspirational music charts.
  • Larry D. Alexander Larry D. Alexander
    Larry Dell Alexander is an American artist, Christian author and Catechist from Dermott, Arkansas in Chicot County. Alexander is best known for his creations of elaborate colorful, and black & white "pen and ink" drawings in his "crosshatching", or "hatching" technique, and his acrylic paintings.
  • Larry Flash Jenkins Larry "Flash" Jenkins
    Larry "Flash" Jenkins is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter.
  • LaRue Howard
    LaRue Howard is an American gospel musician. Her first album, I'm Free, was released by Tribe Records in 2004. The subsequent album, How Great Is Our God, was released in 2008 by EMI. This album was a Billboard magazine breakthrough release upon the Christian Albums and Gospel Albums charts.
  • Larycia Hawkins
    Larycia Alaine Hawkins is an American scholar, author, and speaker, who in 2013, became the first female African-American tenured professor at Wheaton College, a Christian evangelical liberal arts college. She served as an associate professor of political science at the college.
  • LaShell Griffin
    LaShell Renee Griffin is an American gospel musician. Her first album, Free, was released by Epic Records in 2004. This was a Billboard magazine breakthrough release upon four charts, The Billboard 200, Gospel Albums, R&B Albums, and Heatseekers Albums.
  • Latice Crawford
    Latice Crawford is an American urban contemporary gospel singer and composer. She is best known for using her three-octave, contralto vocal range of to finish third on the second season of the competitive gospel singing television show Sunday Best on Black Entertainment Television.
  • Lauren Green Lauren Green
    Lauren Susan Green is the Chief Religion Correspondent for the Fox News Channel. Previously she was a headline anchor giving weekday updates at the top and bottom of the hour during morning television show Fox & Friends.
  • Lecrae Lecrae
    Lecrae Devaughn Moore, mononymously known as Lecrae, is an American Christian hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and actor.
  • Lee Haney Lee Haney
    Lee Haney is an American former IFBB professional bodybuilder. Haney shares the all-time record for most Mr. Olympia titles at eight with Ronnie Coleman.
  • LeJuene Thompson
    LeJuene Thompson, is an American gospel musician and artist. She started her music career, in 2001, with the release of Soul Inspiration by EMI Gospel. This album was her breathrough on the Billboard magazine charts, which it placed on the Gospel Albums and Christian Albums.
  • Lenny Kravitz Lenny Kravitz
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  • Leonard Scott (musician)
    Bishop Leonard Stephen Scott is an American gospel musician and pastor of Rock Community Church. He started his music career, in 1989, with Tyscot Records releasing Holy, and they have released all of his albums.
  • Leo Welch
    Leo "Bud" Welch, is an American gospel blues musician and guitarist. He started his music career in 2014, with the release of the album Sabougla Voices by Big Legal Mess Records. His subsequent studio album, I Don't Prefer No Blues, also recorded for Big Legal Mess, was released in 2015.
  • Lester Holt Lester Holt
    Lester Don Holt Jr. is an American journalist who anchors the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News. He is also the anchor for Dateline NBC. On February 9, 2015, he became the interim weeknight NBC Nightly News anchor, filling in for suspended anchor and managing editor Brian Williams.
  • LeToya Luckett LeToya Luckett
    LeToya Nicole Luckett, known professionally as LeToya, is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She was a member of the R&B group Destiny's Child, with which she won two Grammy Awards and released many successful commercial recordings.
  • Lexi Allen
    Alexis "Lexi" Marie Nucklos Allen is an American gospel singer, actress and television personality.
  • Lez Edmond
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  • Lil' Kim Lil' Kim
    Kimberly Denise Jones, known by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, living much of her adolescent life on the streets after being expelled from home.
  • Lionel Richie Lionel Richie
    Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the funk and soul band the Commodores and then launched a hugely successful solo career in 1982.
  • Lisa Knowles
    Alescia Nicole Knowles, who goes by the stage name Lisa Knowles, is an American gospel musician. She started her music career, in 2008, with the release of, Experience the Evolution, that was released independently. The second album, The Evolution Continues, released in 2014 by One Voice Media.
  • Lisa McClendon
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  • Lisa Page Brooks
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  • Little Richard Little Richard
    Richard Wayne Penniman, known as Little Richard, is an American musician, singer, actor, comedian and songwriter.
  • Liz Vice
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  • LL Cool J LL Cool J
    James Todd Smith, better known by his stage name LL Cool J, is an American rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur from Queens, New York.
  • Lonnie Hunter
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  • Lovie Smith
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  • Lowell Pye
    Lowell Curtis Pye is an American gospel musician. He started his music career, in 1996, with the gospel group Men of Standard, yet his solo career commenced in 2010, with the release of Finally by Miralex Entertainment. His second album, Transformed, was released by Entertainment One in 2014.
  • Lucinda Moore
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  • Ludacris Ludacris
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  • Luther Barnes
    Luther Barnes is a record producer, director, songwriter, composer and lead singer of Luther Barnes and the Sunset Jubilaires and the Red Budd Gospel Choir.
  • Lynda Randle
    Lynda Tait Randle, alto singer of southern gospel music, was born and grew up in the inner city of Washington, DC.
  • Lynn Davis (singer)
    Lynn Davis is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. She rose to prominence after joining The George Duke Band in 1977. During her time with the band, she sang lead vocals on their one of their biggest hits; "I Want You for Myself", "Party Down", and "Reach Out".
  • Lynn Swann Lynn Swann
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  • Mable John Mable John
    Mable John is an American blues vocalist and was the first female signed by Berry Gordy to Motown's Tamla label.
  • Maceo Woods
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  • Mahalia Jackson Mahalia Jackson
    Mahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". She became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist.
  • Maino Maino
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  • Mandisa Mandisa
    Mandisa Lynn Hundley, known professionally as Mandisa, is an American gospel and contemporary Christian recording artist. Her career began as a contestant in the fifth season of American Idol, in which she finished in ninth place.
  • Marcus Cole (musician)
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  • Marcus Fizer Marcus Fizer
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  • Margaret Bell-Byars
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  • Mariah Carey Mariah Carey
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  • Marilyn McCoo Marilyn McCoo
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  • Marion Williams
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  • Mark Hubbard
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  • Mark Jackson (basketball) Mark Jackson (basketball)
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  • Marla Gibbs Marla Gibbs
    Marla Gibbs is an American actress, comedian, singer, writer and producer, whose career spans five decades.
  • Martin Luther King III Martin Luther King III
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  • Martin Luther King Sr.
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  • Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye
    Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
  • Marvin Gay Sr.
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  • Marvin Winans
    Marvin Lawrence Winans is an American gospel singer, pastor, and member of the musical Winans family. He is also known for his recurring role in the hit show Tyler Perry's House of Payne.
  • Marvin Yancy
    Reverend Marvin Jerome Yancy was an American gospel musician, pastor and Grammy-winning record producer, and former pastor of Fountain of Life Baptist Church. He started his music career, in 1971, with the The Independents, who were an American R&B vocal group.
  • Mase Mase
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  • Mattie Moss Clark Mattie Moss Clark
    Mattie Moss Clark was an American gospel choir director and the mother of The Clark Sisters, a world-renowned gospel vocal group. Clark is credited for creating the three-part harmony, a technique which is prevalent among gospel choirs today.
  • Maude E. Callen
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  • Maurette Brown Clark
    Maurette Brown Clark, is an American gospel musician. She started her solo music career, in 1998, with the release of How I Feel on Verity Records. Her subsequent three album were released by Atlanta International Records, with 2002's By His Grace, 2007's The Dream and 2011's The Sound of Victory.
  • Maxine Waters Maxine Waters
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  • Maynard Jackson Maynard Jackson
    Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. was an American politician and attorney from Georgia, a member of the Democratic Party, and elected in 1973 at the age of 35 as the first African-American mayor of Atlanta, Georgia and of any major city in the South.
  • MC Hammer MC Hammer
    Stanley Kirk Burrell, better known by his stage name MC Hammer, is an American hip hop recording artist, dancer, record producer, and entrepreneur. He had his greatest commercial success and popularity from the late 1980s, until the late 1990s.
  • Meagan Good Meagan Good
    Meagan Monique Good-Franklin is an American actress. Beginning her career in 1985 at the age of four, Good has appeared in numerous television shows, films, and music videos.
  • Melba Moore Melba Moore
    Beatrice Melba Hill, known by her stage name, Melba Moore is an American singer, actress, voice actress, and entertainer. Moore is the daughter of saxophonist Teddy Hill and R&B singer Bonnie Davis.
  • Meleana (musician)
    Meleana Brown, who goes by the stage name Meleana, is an American Christian musician. She started her music career, in 2003, with appearing on American Idol during season 3, where she was eliminated during Hollywood Week. Her next appearance was on the only season of Duets.
  • Melinda Doolittle Melinda Doolittle
    Melinda Marie Doolittle is an American singer who finished as the third place finalist on the sixth season of American Idol.
  • Melinda Watts
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  • Melvin Irvin
    Melvin Irvin, Jr., was an American educator and real estate developer from Gonzales, Louisiana, who was a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 58 encompassing Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, and St. James parishes.
  • Melvin Williams (musician)
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  • Michael Eric Dyson Michael Eric Dyson
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  • Michael Irvin Michael Irvin
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  • Michael Nutter Michael Nutter
    Michael Anthony Nutter is an American politician who was the 98th Mayor of Philadelphia. Elected on November 6, 2007, he was reelected to a second term on November 8, 2011.
  • Michael Oher Michael Oher
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  • Michael Tait Michael Tait
    Michael DeWayne Tait is a contemporary Christian music artist. Michael Tait met Toby McKeehan in 1984 when he was in high school.
  • Michael Taliferro
    Michael Taliferro was an American film and television actor, sportsman and singer.
  • Michelle Obama Michelle Obama
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  • Michelle Williams (singer) Michelle Williams (singer)
    Tenitra Michelle Williams is an American recording artist, record producer, songwriter, and actress.
  • Mike Hill (politician)
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  • Mike Singletary Mike Singletary
    Michael Singletary is an American football coach and former professional football player.
  • Milton Brunson
    Milton R. Brunson was an American gospel musician and former pastor and music director of Christ Tabernacle Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. Rev. Milton Brunson released his first musical project in 1988, Available to You with Word Records alongside Epic Records.
  • Monica Lisa Stevenson
    Monica Lisa Stevenson is an American gospel musician. Her first album, Finally...in God's Time, was released by Monicazmuzik in 2009. The subsequent album, Live in Atlanta, was released in 2013 by Central South Records.
  • Monica Wright Monica Wright
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  • Monique Jones
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  • Montell Jordan Montell Jordan
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  • Morgan Harper Nichols
    Morgan Harper Nichols, is an American Christian musician, gospel music recording artist, songwriter and guitarist. Her first album, Morgan Harper Nichols, was released by Gotee Records in 2015. The albums first song, "Storyteller", was with her sister Jamie Grace featured on the track.
  • Moses Hardy Moses Hardy
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  • Moses Tyson, Jr.
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  • Mr. Del
    Mr. Del, is an American Christian rapper and music producer. He is president of the independent record label Dedicated Music Group/Universal Records. According to an article published by blackchristiannews.com, Del was formerly a member of the Oscar-winning, platinum-selling rap group Three 6 Mafia.
  • Mr. T Mr. T
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  • Mr. TalkBox
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  • Muhsin Muhammad Muhsin Muhammad
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  • Musiq Soulchild Musiq Soulchild
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  • Nancey Jackson Johnson
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  • Naomi Shelton
    Naomi Davis Shelton is an American gospel, blues, funk, and soul musician, who plays a traditional black gospel, deep funk, northern soul and rhythm and blues styles of music. She started her music career, in 1958, after she graduated high school in Alabama.
  • Natalie Sims
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  • Natalie Wilson
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  • Nate Parker Nate Parker
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  • Ne-Yo Ne-Yo
    Shaffer Chimere Smith, known professionally as Ne-Yo, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor.
  • Nicci Gilbert
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  • Nick Cannon Nick Cannon
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  • Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj
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  • Nina Simone Nina Simone
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  • Nina Turner
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  • Niyoki
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  • No Malice No Malice
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  • Norman Hutchins
    Norman Earil Hutchins is an American gospel musician. He started his solo music career, in 1992, with the release of, Norman Hutchins, that was released by Sparrow Records. He has released ten albums, over the course of 21 years, with Sparrow Records, JDI Records, and IR Records.
  • Obadiah Carter
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  • Obie Trice Obie Trice
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  • Oleta Adams Oleta Adams
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  • Omarosa Manigault Omarosa Manigault
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  • Ondrea Gates
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  • Onitsha (musician)
    Onitsha Laquis Shaw, who goes by the stage name Onitsha, is an American gospel musician. Her first album, Church Girl, was released by Stillwaters Records in 2007. This album was a Billboard magazine breakthrough release upon the Gospel Albums chart.
  • Oscar Hayes
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  • Otis Moss III
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  • Paige Miles Paige Miles
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  • Patrick Ewing Patrick Ewing
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  • Patrick Love
    Patrick Shevelle Love is an American gospel musician. He started his music career, in 1994, with the release of, Wait on the Lord, that was released by Crystal Rose Records. His second album, The Vision, was released by Crystal Rose Records in 1998.
  • Patrick Lundy
    Patrick P. Lundy is an American gospel musician and founder/director of Patrick Lundy and The Ministers of Music, based out of Washington, D.C.. His first album, We Sing the Power, was released in 2000. The second album, You Carried Me, was released in 1998.
  • Paul Cuffee Paul Cuffee
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  • Paul Porter (musician)
    Paul Leroy Porter is an American gospel musician. He started his solo music career, in 2008, with the release of, A New Day, that was released by Light Records. His second album, F.R.E.E., was released in 2014, with the backing of Motown Gospel releasing the project.
  • Peggielene Bartels
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  • Penny Ford Penny Ford
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  • Phanatik Phanatik
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  • Philip Bailey Philip Bailey
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  • Phillippi Sparks
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  • Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
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  • Pinball Clemons Pinball Clemons
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  • Preston Taylor
    Preston Taylor was an African-American businessman, minister and philanthropist. In the early 20th century he was considered one of the most influential leaders of Nashville, Tennessee's black community.
  • Priscilla Shirer
    Priscilla Shirer is a world-renowned New York Times best-selling Christian author and motivational speaker. She is also a Bible teacher who starred in the Box Office number-one film War Room. Her father is Dallas mega-church pastor Tony Evans and her brother is Christian entertainer Anthony Evans.
  • Propaganda (musician)
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  • Proud Refuge
    Zachary Mwai Mwangi, known as Proud Refuge, is a Kenyan-American Christian hip hop artist, songwriter, record producer and actor.
  • Qadry Ismail
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  • Qubilah Shabazz
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  • Queen Latifah Queen Latifah
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  • Quinton Jackson Quinton Jackson
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  • Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly
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  • Raghib Ismail Raghib Ismail
    Raghib Ramadian "Rocket" Ismail is a retired player of American and Canadian football.
  • Ray Charles Ray Charles
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  • Ray Dalton Ray Dalton
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  • Ray Lewis Ray Lewis
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  • Ray Parker Jr.
    Ray Erskine Parker Jr. is an American musician-guitarist, singer-songwriter, producer and actor. Parker is known for writing and performing the theme song to the movie Ghostbusters, for his solo music, and for performing with his band, Raydio, and with Barry White.
  • Reconcile (rapper)
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  • Reggie Sears
    Reggie Sears is an American recording artist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist musician and record producer, and a former child prodigy guitarist known for his songs "Dirty Dancer", "Dip My Dipper", and "You Betrayed Me."
  • Richard Arvine Overton Richard Arvine Overton
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  • Richard Arvin Overton
    Richard Arvin Overton is an American supercentenarian who at age is the oldest verified surviving U.S. war veteran and the oldest living man in the United States. He is a veteran of World War II who served with the United States Army. In 2013 he was honored by President Barack Obama.
  • Richard Smallwood Richard Smallwood
    Richard Smallwood is an American Gospel music artist who formed The Richard Smallwood Singers in 1977 in Washington, DC.
  • Rickey Grundy
    Ricky R. Grundy, who went by the stage name Rickey Grundy, was an American gospel musician and leader of The Rickey Grundy Chorale.
  • Rick Ross Rick Ross
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  • Ricky Dillard
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  • Ricky Williams Ricky Williams
    Errick Lynne "Ricky" Williams Jr. is a retired American football running back who played twelve seasons in the National Football League and one season in the Canadian Football League.
  • R. Kelly R. Kelly
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  • Robert Blair (musician)
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  • Robert Griffin III Robert Griffin III
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  • Robin Armstrong
    Robin Armstrong is an African-American politician and physician who served as vice chairman of the Republican Party of Texas from 2006 to 2010.
  • Roderick D. Bush
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  • Ron Kenoly Ron Kenoly
    Ron Kenoly is an American Christian worship leader, singer, and songwriter whose expressed mission is "to create an environment for the manifest presence of God". His musical style is one of jubilant praise and individual excellence on musical instruments.
  • Ron Miller (Maryland politician)
    Ron Miller is an American politician and businessman from the U.S. state of Maryland. He lives in Huntingtown, Maryland, and is the communications director for the Calvert County Republican Central Committee. He served in the United States Air Force from 1983–1992, attaining the rank of Captain.
  • Ronnie Coleman Ronnie Coleman
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  • Ronnie Edwards
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  • Ron Rawls
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  • Rosa Parks Rosa Parks
    Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".
  • Rose Stone
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  • Roy Simmons (American football)
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  • Roy Williams (safety) Roy Williams (safety)
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  • R-Swift
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  • Ruby Terry
    Evangelist Ruby Terry, is an American gospel musician and Christian R&B artist. She started her music career, in 1990 with the release of Chapter One by Malaco Records, and all of her released have been released by that label.
  • Rudolph Isley
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  • Russell Okung
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  • Russell Westbrook Russell Westbrook
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  • Russell Wilson
    Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.
  • Ruth La'Ontra
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  • Sada K.
    Sada Kristin Jackson is an American Christian R&B and urban contemporary gospel artist and musician. She started her music career, in 2009, with the band Press Play, where she was the lead vocalist for two years.
  • Sarah Dudley Pettey
    Sarah Dudley Pettey was an African American political activist in North Carolina devoted to the causes of gender and racial equality, temperance, and women's participation in the public sphere.
  • Sara Jordan Powell
    Sara Jordan Powell is an American gospel musician. Her first works, "Touch Somebody's Life" and "When Jesus Comes," were released in 1972, and got significant radio airtime.
  • Seagram (rapper) Seagram (rapper)
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  • Sean Slaughter
    Sean Martin Slaughter is an American Christian hip hop musician. He started making hip hop music in 1991 but did not release a commercial album until 1999.
  • Seth Curry Seth Curry
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  • Shai Linne Shai Linne
    Shai Linne is an American East Coast Christian rapper. Shai Linne has been collaborating with other Christian Rap artists and releasing studio albums since 2002. As of 2005, Shai Linne has recorded studio albums under the Lamp Mode Records label.
  • Shari Addison
    Shari Ann Addison, is an American gospel musician and artist. She started her music career, in 2009 with the release of Shari Addison by Verity Records, Zomba Records, and BET Records.
  • Sharon Weston Broome
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  • Shaun Alexander Shaun Alexander
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  • Shavar Ross Shavar Ross
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  • Shawn McLemore
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  • Shawn Ray Shawn Ray
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  • Shea Norman
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  • Sheila Jackson Lee Sheila Jackson Lee
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  • Sheri Jones-Moffett
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  • Sherman Andrus Sherman Andrus
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  • Sherri Shepherd Sherri Shepherd
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  • Shirley Caesar Shirley Caesar
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  • Shirley Chisholm Shirley Chisholm
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  • Sho Baraka Sho Baraka
    Amisho Baraka Lewis, better known by his stage name Sho Baraka, is an American Christian hip-hop artist and writer who has recorded both independently and as a founding member of the 116 Clique. He was originally signed to Reach Records until leaving in March 2011.
  • Shuree
    Shuree Rivera, who goes by the stage name Shuree, is an American Christian musician. Her first extended play released by a label, Be the Change, was released in 2014 by BEC Recordings. The song, "Be the Change", charted on the Billboard magazine Christian Airplay chart.
  • Sinbad (comedian) Sinbad (comedian)
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  • Sister Lucille Pope
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  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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  • Sivion
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  • Slick (wrestling) Slick (wrestling)
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  • Sojourner Truth Sojourner Truth
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  • Soup the Chemist
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  • Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas
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  • Star Parker Star Parker
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  • Stephanie Mills Stephanie Mills
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  • Stephanie Tubbs Jones Stephanie Tubbs Jones
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  • Stephanie Wilson Stephanie Wilson
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  • Stephen Curry
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  • Stephen Hurd
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  • Stephen the Levite
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  • Steve Harvey Steve Harvey
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  • Steven Jackson Steven Jackson
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  • Steve Smith Sr.
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    Lawrence Allen Swoope II, mononymously-known as Swoope, is an American hip hop singer-songwriter and producer born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He was a member of the rap collective W.L.A.K. and High Society with Sho Baraka.
  • Sy Smith Sy Smith
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  • Taelor Gray
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  • Tamara Johnson-George Tamara Johnson-George
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  • Tamera Mowry Tamera Mowry
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  • Terry Crews Terry Crews
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  • The Ambassador (rapper) The Ambassador (rapper)
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  • The Clark Sisters The Clark Sisters
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  • Thi'sl
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  • T.I. T.I.
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  • Tim Bowman
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  • Tim Bowman, Jr.
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  • Tim Scott Tim Scott
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  • Tina Campbell (musician)
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  • Todd Dulaney
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  • Tonya Anderson Tonya Anderson
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  • Tony Evans (radio) Tony Evans (radio)
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  • Tony Tillman
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  • Troy Sneed
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  • Twinkie Clark Twinkie Clark
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  • Tye Tribbett Tye Tribbett
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  • Vickie Winans Vickie Winans
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  • Y'Anna Crawley
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  • Yolanda Adams Yolanda Adams
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  • WNYC
    Black Christians with White Pastors Seek a Reckoning on Race
    WNYC
    Jurrita Williams often finds herself grieving alone when she sits among the crowded pews of her church. Following tragic events — like the shooting massacre of nine African-American Christians at a church in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015, or the ...
    Published on: Tue, 12 Sep 08:47:16 3 31

  • PBS NewsHour
    White Christians are now a minority of the US population, survey says
    PBS NewsHour
    Jones said growth among Latino Christians, and stability in the numbers of African-American Christians, had partly obscured the decline among white Christians. The survey also found that more than a third of all Republicans say they are white ...
    Published on: Wed, 06 Sep 17:38:20 29 842

  • Southern Poverty Law Center
    Hate in God's name: White supremacists
    Southern Poverty Law Center
    During 2015, the FBI arrested three men in Chesterfield, Virginia, for plotting to blow up African-American churches and Jewish synagogues as part of their plan to incite a “race war.” In 2014, Larry Steven McQuilliams fired more than 100 bullets into ...
    Published on: Thu, 14 Sep 15:44:14 1 10

  • Baptist News Global
    Many Trump evangelicals worship 'Old Testament God,' researchers find
    Baptist News Global
    Eight years with a black president capped by state-by-state victories for same-sex marriage didn't sit well with white evangelicals already feeling like victims in American society. The result ... It is also marked by a strong belief that the U.S. is a ...
    Published on: Thu, 14 Sep 15:03:03 0 10

  • The Daily Cougar
    16 years later, people still forget Islam's peace
    The Daily Cougar
    Before converting, Bavi was agnostic while his mother was a Black American Christian and his father was an Iranian Muslim. Unless they are wearing certain clothing or speaking Arabic, most people don't associate Islam with Black people. However, Bavi ...
    Published on: Wed, 13 Sep 21:30:32 1 11
  • White Christians dip below 50 percent
    The Columbian
    Jones said growth among Latino Christians, and stability in the numbers of African-American Christians, had partly obscured the decline among white Christians. The survey also found that more than a third of all Republicans say they are white ...
    Published on: Fri, 08 Sep 10:41:15 0 27
  • Who Are We? Hate and Love in America
    Sojourners
    I saw a terrified older white woman on the steps of her flooding house jump onto the back of a strong African-American man who piggy-backed her to safety. I read a story about a top mixed-martial arts heavyweight fighter — Derrick Lewis, who is black ...
    Published on: Thu, 14 Sep 16:40:32 40 867

  • ChristianityToday.com
    Stay Woke: A Q&A with 'Faithfully Magazine'
    ChristianityToday.com
    Initially a digital outlet focusing on minority women in ministry, Faithfully Magazine has since grown to encompass a podcast and print publication that covers everything from depression among African Christians to Trip Lee's latest album. “I realized ...
    Published on: Mon, 11 Sep 13:42:29 16 251

  • ChristianityToday.com
    Louis Farrakhan's Jesus Is Not Our Jesus | News & Reporting ...
    ChristianityToday.com
    Experts say don't be misled by Nation of Islam's Christian references—on Facebook or elsewhere.
    Published on: Wed, 30 Aug 21:32:40 5 483

  • Washington Post
    Trump pastor Paula White: The president '100 percent is a Christian … a person of repentance'
    Washington Post
    But I can tell you right now, as a white person, I don't think any of us who are white can fully understand what it is to be a black person in America today. What I do know is our nation has such work to do, and I believe it has to start with the ...
    Published on: Sat, 09 Sep 19:43:13 34 371

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