Famous African American Men

The Most Famous African American Men

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Snoop DoggOctober 20, 1971AmericanSnoop Dogg is an American rapper and actor who emerged as one of the best-known figures in gangsta rap during the 1990s
CoolioAugust 1, 1963AmericanCoolio is a well-known American rap artist, musician and record producer
Sidney PoitierFebruary 20, 1927AmericanSidney Poitier is an actor, director and diplomat who was the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor
Kobe BryantAugust 23, 1978AmericanKobe Bryant is one of the most significant contemporary American basketball player who plays for the ‘Los Angeles Lakers’
Satchel PaigeJuly 7, 1906AmericanSatchel Paige was a legendary African-American baseball player
Leon SpinksJuly 11, 1953AmericanLeon Spinks is an American former boxer who became the world heavyweight champion in 1978
NellyNovember 2, 1974AmericanNelly is a Grammy Award winning American rapper and actor
Derek WalcottJanuary 23, 1930Saint LucianDerek Walcott is a West Indian poet and playwright, who won the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature
Spike LeeMarch 20, 1957AmericanSpike Lee is an Emmy Award winning film director and actor known for his films that deal with controversial subjects like racism and politics
Lil TwistJanuary 11, 1993AmericanLil Twist (Christopher Lynn Moore) is an American rapper and hip-hop artist
Elijah Muhammad

Elijah Muhammad

Elijah Muhammad was a black American leader of the religious and social movement known as the ‘Nation of Islam’ (NOI)

AmericanOctober 7, 1897164 views

Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis is one of the greatest track and field athletes that the sporting world has till date witnessed

AmericanJuly 1, 1961204 views

Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson Jr

AmericanFebruary 19, 1940121 views

Bo Jackson

is an American former baseball and football player and the only sportsperson to be named an All-Star in two major sports

AmericanNovember 30, 1962143 views

Bill Russell

Bill Russell is a retired basketball player widely considered one of the best players in NBA history

AmericanFebruary 12, 1934197 views

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is hailed as one of the greatest Basketball players from America

AmericanApril 16, 1947167 views

Ben Harper

Ben Harper is a contemporary American singer-songwriter

AmericanOctober 28, 1969151 views

Barack Obama

Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States

AmericanAugust 4, 1961250 views

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe was a professional tennis player, and the first black man ever to win singles title at at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open

AmericanJuly 10, 1943169 views