Top 10 Most Influential Black People
Dr. King was great. I don't know much about him, but history says it all. It's thanks to this man that black people are not getting racially discriminated. He was the leader of the Civil Right Movement and one of the most influential leaders of all time.
My opinion is that this man Martin Luther King Jr is the most influential African American in black history, with out him I would be on the streets being treated like crap, but instead I'm in this class room typing this paper about him. He changed the lives go us... The African Americans of america and a cultures around that to
I LOVE this guy! For real! I used to listen to his speech I have a dream all the time. At one point, we where learning about it in class and where split up into groups. We where told to pick someone to read the speech to the rest of the speech and this one guy decided to go. The entire time I was pissing him off by saying the whole speech while he did it! LOL!
This guy is the reason behind the respect of any black man, without him Obama wouldn't have been president, and M. J wouldn't have been a singer.
Think carefully before you vote... this guy changed the WORLD!
He was in my opinion greatest black man of new ages because he has done so much for his nation that no other black man has ever done. He sacrificed his own ego and kept his race and country at first instead of his own revenge, which made his country so powerful and united.
This is a world icon, he should be number 1 because he stated "I have fought against white domination I have fought against black domination and I have an ideal that we all could live as one and if need be my lord it is an ideal I am prepared to die for". He endured 27 years of imprisonment and still forgive the people who put in there. I know I could never endured that pain but if you could then maybe you should on the list!
This man was a true genius, he fought for peace and remains in the heart of not only Africans but people all around the world. Michael Jackson inspired pop artists not precisely African Americans. He's only being voted at the top because of sympathy votes.
Anyone who reads the book or sees the movie, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" would understand that he is much more influential than Martin Luther King. He changed the way white people looked at black people and forgave the whites even after torchering him and putting him in prison for 27 yrs. He is a true inspiration
So fair so just so honorable so truthful so righteous and so noble. Malcom X was a fearless fighter and hero for human rights. From a middle school dropout to taking the case of civil rights to human rights to the UN. Malcom X is a shining example of self-reliance, self-education and self determination. He spoke the truth even to the cost of his safety and eventually his life. He was incorruptible and uncompromising to bring about justice equality and freedom for the oppressed African Americans and all victims of white colonialism and imperialism. Malcom X taught the black man to love himself. To stand up for himself and depend on himself rather than the white man which black people have been brainwashed to love more than their own people due to systematic racism and white supremacy that is still going on today.
The fact that Malcolm X isn't number one is sad. He told the unadulterated, politically incorrect truth about race in America. Whereas MLK talked about a dream, Malcolm preached the ugly reality. He encouraged Black people to learn their true history, be proud of who they are, and to rely on each other. He deserves every bit of the celebration and reverence that King gets.
Clarity of the affects of slavery on a group of enslaved Africans came from this master teacher. He gave African Americans consciousness of true "self worth". Studying his ideology dismiss one's perceived inferior complex manufactured from slavery in the U.S.
If there is a prophet in this century, Malcolm is the man.
He fought for something that is rarely championed by the historical figure..
He fought for the knowledge that people know and understand what they stand for.. not fighting blind..
It is said that he used his fortune amassed from his artistic success to donate over 300 million to charity, and supported around 39 charities. He and Lionel Richie wrote a song that was responsible for saving millions of lives in Africa during the deep famine in the 80's. His legacy is not just his music, it is the message of unity, love, and brother/sisterhood that will last for generations. He also substantially changed the face of popular music and video in America and the world, breaking racial barriers every step of the way. From the chitlin circuit to owning the most valuable music catalogue in the world, to breaking every musical record ever set, this man gave his all, and did it with humility and love.
Although he is no Malcolm X, no Nelson Mandela, and no Martin Luther King Jr, he proved his worth on this Earth, he proved even though he was an artist, he could use it to do a greater good, and while he was on Earth, he was doing the greater good every day for millions of people and children, he was also an activist, but people don't give him credit where it's due. they see him as just the artist, but he was so much more than that, he did so much more than that, his heart was really too big for his body.
Such an amazing man, full of passion and compisition. Even today his greatest hits can still be heard amongst the biggest radio stations across the world. With early fame an success he went on to continue to go from strength to strength with no1. singles such as "Thriller", "Man in the mirror", "Beat it" and such others.
Dude was really influential than Elvis etc. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Beyonce can't hold a candle to him. Always the GOAT.
Shame the AMAs for giving that girl named Taylor Not So Swift AMAs.
Barack Obama should not be higher than Michael Jackson or Ben Carson. He is more like a white liberal than a black African. Using blackness to gain a vote for the Democratic party yet did nothing for the African American community who got him there. He is responsible for the destruction of Libiya, Africa's first wealthy and successful democratic socialist state after European Colonisation. He is a traitor to the black race. Tried to indoctrinate his identity politics/ homosexuality LGBT propaganda in Africa knowing it will destroy the moral of the society. Not going to happen!
I don't like Barrack Obama. I dislike him because he is reposible for doubling our national debt. He is also part of the reason why my dad needed a new job. Obamacare is one of the dumbest things ever. It made it so private practice can't thrive. My family was making it's way to the upper class. Now, we're lower middle class. Also, Obama care is only good if you're healthy and younger than 50. If you are 50 or over you're consider disposable.
Barack Obama is the greatest president of my life "I'm 30" his Health Care Act gave Healthcare to my father for $50 a month. He got the unemployment rate to the lowest it's almost ever been he also save the economy after Bush destroyed it in 2008. And this is coming from a liberal.
I would count him as first over Michael Jackson. He hasn't done too much for people and people will always remember Barack Obama, but Michael Jackson will be long forgotten after 50 years from now. But Obama and Martin Luther King should be tied for first.
I feel as if the fact that she did something about the segregation of blacks and whites back then is just the courage and pride in self that is needed on a daily basis, not to mention the fact that black women were also on they're own being overlooked by society.
She helped M.L. K and was the major push for the civil rights movement when she refused to give up her seat in the black section when then white section was full.
Utter bravery which contributed to a sea change.
All she did was sit her old tired black ass down on a bus and would not
move. MLK did all the work.
Frederick Douglass was really one of the first African Americans to stand up to the slavery institutions and degradations of the US. With his great intelligence and astute manner, he convinced many that his people deserved better. He really was the MLK of his day.
Malcolm X and Martin Luther King JR would probably equate to what Frederick Douglas achieved in 19 th century. See his influence on Jefferson and Lincoln's abolition laws then rate him. Surely in top 5.
Without fredrick, all those people above in the list might still be slaves, no offense.
He was one of the greatest because he solely not only fight against his so many greats but also stood against the dictatorship of US government too and he kept his mind clean and thoughts too. He was the great boxer ever born and despite against all odds he always proved No. 1
He gave so many people confidence in themselves irrespective of what they were going through he just was honestly an ambassador of self worth that if you have love and confidence in yourself you can achieve your goals.
I will vote this fella on this occassion, considering the his funeral today. He inspired me most truly...Not taking anything away from the above greats...Rip.. Ali..I will always love the.
Are you mad? How is tupac ahead of the legend Muhammad Ali?
Beaten and abused, Winfrey is one of the greatest talk show hosts of all time-she was even named the most paid female T.V. entertainer of 2010. She helps women all around the world with her Charities and she is one of the best talk show hosts to walk this earth.
Most people don't even understand the depth of why she has a channel called "OWN" and what she is telling you in that one word. Black people need to take heed to that.
She was a wonderful host
Marley should be on top pf this list because he help me change my views on other races. and he is one of my idols and brought his message all over the world and his gole I want to surpass he reached billions and gave our people a good name and I want my talent to be world wide like his. and who ever is reading this I'm 14 now but remember this name Jasiah Nasier Thomas x creed. I will become the most successful black men I the world.
Couldn't get much more positive than Bob Marley! He's amazing!
Changed my views on the world, he also changed my thought process if I become successful he is partially to blame
He is a great icon! Live that man. He changed my views on this earth
This man changed my life. A man who called it how he saw something, and wasn't afraid to speak his mind. All those that considered him a gangster are wrong- he was not only a rapper, he was an activist. He strived to make a change in the world and to try to bring black and whites together. And boy, did he. His influence follows me every day. Whenever I get angry or sad, I listen to Tupac's music, telling me," You've got to keep your head up." R.I.P Tupac Shakur
Songs like Keep Ya Head Up, Dear Mama, Brenda's Got A Baby, If My Homie Calls, Life Goes On, Changes, Letter 2 My Unborn Child, Lord Knows, I Wonder If Heaven's Got A Ghetto, Trapped, It Ain't Easy, Nothing To Lose, Holler If Ya Hear Me, the' Lunatic, So Many Tears and a lot of others are the perfect example of how this guy was a revolutionary, in the beginning Thug Life was a movement that 2Pac created that had several rules that helped a lot to reduce the rate of crime and murder in a lot of cities and prisons in the USA, the words and poems of this men help a lot of people, more than the best rapper ever he was a visionary with a great future, R.I.P. Tupac
He was really just an intelligent black man, self educated after dropping out of school and still being able to give poetic messages through to the public in his music knowing that media is the best way to have your voice heard, he really inspired more than just one generation.
He was so influential just listen to Brenda's got a Baby or Keep ya Head Up! Those were very Influential songs! Tupac's legacy is still shown today, and he is still making albums 15 years after his death.
Amazing influence and example set by a black man trapped in poverty, who became one of the greatest surgeons ever, and specialized in saving children's lives. Haters need to check themselves.
Worked himself up from extreme poverty to become one of the best surgeons in the world.
A perfect example for others to follow.
Maybe as far as being a surgeon goes. Definitely not as a politician.
The "Historic Revisionists" love to tear him apart.
He is a very charming person who related to everyone. Always friendly and clear about what he wants or is doing.
He is the best. He is my father.
He is the most famous and respected black person every, who else on this list could be know by a image around the world?
He slam dunk his way to black victory, nice one Mike.
Sonia loves this man