Most Influential Black People

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21 Louis Farrakhan

The greatest leader next to his teacher Elijah Muhammad in modern time

I'm not a Muslim but I think he is the best scholar of all time

A very outspoken and truthful person...

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22 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant Kobe Bean Bryant is an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and is the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history.
23 LeBron James LeBron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Heat and the Cavaliers.

A lot of people dislike him (for no reason) but LeBron is a great dude he gave Miami two rings and hopefully he'll give Cleveland at least one - 9713524179

He's thinks he's the best player in NBA when he's not

24 Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.

Read about this man if you don't understand he should be top10

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25 Kwame Nkrumah

He is idealist and he thinks the black people are capable of managing their own affairs. He also of a holistic independence for all continent. He is a real legend.

He is idealist and he thinks black people are capable of managing their own affairs. He also think of a holistic independent for all oppressed continent..

He helped int he fighting for independence for the African Continent at larege. This man is a true hero

26 Will Smith Will Smith Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He is best known for his acting career overall. He has been in many popular movies, These include, but are not limited to, the Men in Black lineup, Pursuit of Happyness, and After Earth. He is often referred ...read more.

He's a pop culture icon... one of the first rappers to come up and not swear and not only that but giving mostly black kids and kids in general a feeling of collective understanding that "parents just don't understand"

Saved the world three times and defeated the zombies in New york

Garbage

27 Jomo Kenyatta
28 Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman ...read more.

Morgan freeman is like a god

29 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar

K dot u deserve to be higher than Ben Carson - 9713524179

One of the best rappers on the 21st century.big up king kendrick aka king kunta

Honestly one of the most socially, political and economically conscious rappers alive right now. the elegance in which he puts issues that clearly are gripping not only America but the entire world... from slavery to how black lives don't seem to matter in modern times. he really is good.

30 Colin Powell

Should be top 20, becoming a four star general means devoting a majority of your life to serve this country and that's no easy feat.

31 Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente was NOT African American. He was 100% Puerto Rican. Get your facts straight

Puerto Ricans are a mix melting pot. They have African, European and Indian ancestry. I am Puerto Rican and we consider ourselves Latinos yes. Yet Clemente has Afro features. There is a huge American influence in PR and Puerto Rico is currently a U.S. territory. So think about how Clemente could be identified as African-American. And guess what? Rihanna is on this list and no one is saying she is "not" African American or not black and she is born and raised in Barrbaidos, in the carribean sea where many people are mixed too.

32 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. He died on 18 March 2017.
33 W. E. B. Du Bois
34 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop "artist" and is often referred to as one of the worst "rappers" of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career. He's often criticized for constantly ...read more.

Most inspirational rapper. Helped many rappers of today such as: Eminem, Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls, Nas, Fat people

Best rapper of his time

35 Condoleezza Rice Condoleezza Rice
36 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time .

This man was more than just a great singer, his music was more than just a song, & he will always be cherished as a great among black men!

DESERVE SO MUCH BETTER - AndreiSK98

37 Desmond Tutu
38 Robert Johnson Robert Johnson
39 Graca Machel
40 Denzel Washington Denzel Washington Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day.
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