African-American businesspeople

2017-08-01T21:51:01+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Barbara McKinzie, Kirt Bennett, Lee Wilder Thomas, Pimp C, Randal Pinkett, Raymond V. Haysbert, Ted Ellis (artist), Troy Carter (music industry), Wally Amos, Willie Davis (defensive end), Franklin Raines, Al Benson, William Still, Norris Wright Cuney, Urias McGill (merchant), Doris E. Saunders, Demmette Guidry, James A. Dallas, Jane Johnson Endsley, Ardie Clark Halyard, David Bullock, SupaCrankIt, Mathew Knowles, Nate Robinson, Jerry Lawson (engineer), African-American Civil Rights Movement (1865–95), Alonzo Herndon, Amos Fortune, Amzie Moore, John Parker (abolitionist), Johnson C. Smith, Slick Pulla, Sonny Digital, Karyn Calabrese, Benny Napoleon, Zedekiah Johnson Purnell, John H. Johnson, Homer B. Roberts, Chaka Pilgrim, Herman Cain, Eunice W. Johnson, YC (rapper), Magic Johnson, Ivenue Love-Stanley, John C. Bowers, Quentin Riggins, Joe Von Battle, John L. Estrada, Romeo Miller, Harold Pierce, Nicole Mitchell Murphy, Channing Dungey, Paula Williams Madison, Annie Malone, DJ Bobcat, Freeman Ransom, George B. Jackson, George W. Gibbs, Jr., Oliver "Power" Grant, R. Donahue Peebles, Stephanie Jones, Jeremiah Hamilton, Cornelius Johnson (American football), Sarann Knight-Preddy, Eric Thomas (motivational speaker), JayFrance, Derrius Quarles, Philip A. Payton, Jr., William Johnson (barber), Junior Bridgeman, Ben Montgomery, Stedman Graham, Maggie Anderson (activist), Manuel Seal, Rose Catherine Pinkney, OJ da Juiceman, Buffie Carruth, Vicki Vann, Chris Lighty, Rocko (rapper), Damon Dash, Charles Clinton Spaulding, Chosen Effect, Clarence Otis, Jr., Don Vito (producer), Earl G. Graves, Sr., Tracey Edmonds, Buddy Fletcher, Cheryl Contee, Kenneth Chenault, "Freeway" Rick Ross, Samuel B. Fuller flashcards African-American businesspeople
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  • Barbara McKinzie
    Barbara A. McKinzie was from 2006 to 2010 the twenty-seventh International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women.
  • Kirt Bennett
    Kirt Bruce Bennett (December 15, 1967 – May 3, 2010) was an African-American Republican political activist, businessman, and educational leader in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Lee Wilder Thomas
    Lee Wilder Thomas, known as Rev.
  • Pimp C
    Chad Lamont Butler (December 29, 1973 – December 4, 2007), better known by his stage name Pimp C, was an American hip hop recording artist and producer.
  • Randal Pinkett
    Randal D. Pinkett (born 1971) is an American business consultant who in 2005 was the winner of season four of the reality television show, The Apprentice.
  • Raymond V. Haysbert
    Raymond V. Haysbert Sr.
  • Ted Ellis (artist)
    Ted Ellis (born 1963) is an American artist and former environmental chemist.
  • Troy Carter (music industry)
    Troy Carter is an American music manager who is the founder, chairman and CEO of Atom Factory, a talent management and full-service film and television production company.
  • Wally Amos
    Wallace "Wally" Amos, Jr.
  • Willie Davis (defensive end)
    William Delford Davis (born July 24, 1934) is a former American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL).
  • Franklin Raines
    Franklin Delano "Frank" Raines (born January 14, 1949) is an American business executive.
  • Al Benson
    Arthur Bernard Leaner (June 30, 1908–September 6, 1978), who was known professionally as Al Benson, was an African-American radio DJ, music promoter and record label owner in Chicago between the 1940s and 1960s.
  • William Still
    William Still (October 7, 1821 – July 14, 1902) was an African-American abolitionist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, conductor on the Underground Railroad, writer, historian and civil rights activist.
  • Norris Wright Cuney
    Norris Wright Cuney, or simply Wright Cuney, (May 12, 1846 – March 3, 1898) was an American politician, businessman, union leader, and African-American activist in Texas in the United States.
  • Urias McGill (merchant)
    Urias Africanus McGill (c. 1823 – 1866) was an African-American mulatto from the United States who immigrated with his family to Liberia, West Africa, in the 19th century.
  • Doris E. Saunders
    Doris E. Saunders (August 8, 1921 – March 24, 2014) was an American librarian, author, editor, businesswoman, and professor of Journalism.
  • Demmette Guidry
    Demmette Guidry is an American music industry executive, talent manager and label owner, who helped launch the careers of many prominent recording artists including Beyoncé, Lauryn Hill, Maxwell, Cypress Hill, Mary Mary, Alicia Keys and several others.
  • James A. Dallas
    James A. "Jimmie" Dallas, Sr.
  • Jane Johnson Endsley
    Jane Johnson Endsley (1848–1933) was a successful Dallas businesswomen and community leader.
  • Ardie Clark Halyard
    Ardie A. Clark Halyard (1896-1989) was a banker, activist and first woman president of the Milwaukee chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
  • David Bullock
    David Bullock (born June 15, 1993), also known by the nickname Alaska, is an American publicist and tastemaker.
  • SupaCrankIt
    Mario Leon’trez Turman (born August 25th, 1988), professionally known as SupaCrankIt, is an American hip-hop producer from Lithonia, Georgia mostly known for providing beats/instrumentals to the online independent music industry.
  • Mathew Knowles
    Mathew Knowles (born January 9, 1952) is a talent manager and businessman.
  • Nate Robinson
    Nathaniel Cornelius "Nate" Robinson (born May 31, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Hapoel Tel Aviv of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.
  • Jerry Lawson (engineer)
    Gerald Anderson "Jerry" Lawson (December 1, 1940 – April 9, 2011) was an American electronic engineer known for his work in designing the Fairchild Channel F video game console.
  • African-American Civil Rights Movement (1865–95)
    The African-American Civil Rights Movement (1865–1895) refers to the post-Civil War reform movements in the United States aimed at eliminating racial discrimination against African Americans, improving educational and employment opportunities, and establishing electoral power.
  • Alonzo Herndon
    Alonzo Franklin Herndon (June 26, 1858 Walton County, Georgia – July 21, 1927) was an African American entrepreneur and businessman.
  • Amos Fortune
    Amos Fortune (c. 1710 – November 1801) was a prominent African-American citizen of Jaffrey, New Hampshire in the 18th century.
  • Amzie Moore
    Amzie Moore (September 23, 1911 – February 1, 1982) was an African-American civil rights leader, and entrepreneur in the Mississippi Delta.
  • John Parker (abolitionist)
    John P. Parker (1827 – February 4, 1900) was an American abolitionist, inventor, iron moulder and industrialist.
  • Johnson C. Smith
    Johnson Crayne Smith (27 October 1844-20 August 1919) was an early 20th-century businessman from Pittsburgh and the namesake of Johnson C.
  • Slick Pulla
    Renaldo Whitman, better known by his stage name Slick Pulla, is an American rapper from the 4th Ward of Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Sonny Digital
    Sonny Corey Uwaezuoke (born March 5, 1991), professionally known as Sonny Digital, is an American record producer, rapper and DJ from Atlanta, Georgia, who rose to prominence after producing YC's hit single "Racks" in 2011.
  • Karyn Calabrese
    Karyn Calabrese (born April 20, 1947) is an American raw foodist and restaurateur.
  • Benny Napoleon
    Benny Napoleon (born 1955) is an American police officer and politician who is the current Sheriff of Wayne County, Michigan, and a 2013 candidate for the office of Mayor of Detroit.
  • Zedekiah Johnson Purnell
    Zedekiah Johnson Purnell (born 1813) was an African-American activist, businessman, and editor of the literary journal The Demosthenian Shield.
  • John H. Johnson
    John Harold Johnson (January 19, 1918 – August 8, 2005) was an American businessman and publisher.
  • Homer B. Roberts
    Homer B. Roberts (1885–1952) A graduate of Kansas State Agricultural College and veteran of World War I who was the first black to attain the rank of lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps.
  • Chaka Pilgrim
    Chaka Pilgrim is a music industry executive who currently serves as the President of Roc Nation Records.
  • Herman Cain
    Herman Cain (born December 13, 1945) is an American author, business executive, radio host, syndicated columnist, and Tea Party activist from Georgia.
  • Eunice W. Johnson
    Eunice Walker Johnson (April 4, 1916 – January 3, 2010) was the wife of publisher John H.
  • YC (rapper)
    Christopher Miller (born November 6, 1985) better known by his stage name YC Worldwide or simply YC, is an American rapper from Decatur, Georgia.
  • Magic Johnson
    Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr.
  • Ivenue Love-Stanley
    Ivenue Love-Stanley, FAIA, NOMA, is an American architect.
  • John C. Bowers
    John C. Bowers (February 9, 1811 – October 5, 1873) was an African American entrepreneur, organist and vestryman at St.
  • Quentin Riggins
    Quentin Riggins (born April 14, 1966) is a former American football linebacker who played one season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
  • Joe Von Battle
    Joe Von Battle (born Joseph Battle, April 3, 1915 – March 26, 1973) was an American record store owner and pioneer black record producer in Detroit, Michigan, between the 1940s and 1960s.
  • John L. Estrada
    John Learie Estrada (born September 27, 1955) is the current United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago and a former U.
  • Romeo Miller
    Percy Romeo Miller, Jr.
  • Harold Pierce
    Harold Pierce (August 11, 1917 – March 8, 1988) was an African-American entrepreneur who founded the successful Harold's Chicken Shack restaurant chain in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Nicole Mitchell Murphy
    Nicole Mitchell Murphy (born Nicole Mitchell on January 5, 1968 from Sacramento, California) is an American fashion model, television personality, designer, occasional actress and businesswoman.
  • Channing Dungey
    Channing Dungey (born in 1969 or 1970) is an American television executive who in 2016 became the first African American president of ABC Entertainment Group.
  • Paula Williams Madison
    Paula Williams Madison is an American journalist, writer, businessperson, and executive.
  • Annie Malone
    Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone (August 9, 1869 – May 10, 1957) was an American businesswoman, inventor and philanthropist.
  • DJ Bobcat
    Bobby “Bobcat” Ervin (born December 13, 1967), professionally known as Bobcat or DJ Bobcat, is a Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum Producer, songwriter, DJ, artist and music executive.
  • Freeman Ransom
    Freeman Briley Ransom (1880-1947) was born on his family's farm in Grenada, Mississippi as one of sixteen children.
  • George B. Jackson
    George B. Jackson (1850 – November 25, 1900), was a former slave who became a soldier in the United States Army, serving with the Buffalo Soldiers from 1869 to 1875 in Texas.
  • George W. Gibbs, Jr.
    George Washington Gibbs, Jr.
  • Oliver "Power" Grant
    Oliver "Power" Grant (born November 3, 1973) is an American entrepreneur, producer, and actor.
  • R. Donahue Peebles
    Roy Donahue “Don” Peebles (born March 2, 1960) is a real estate entrepreneur, author and political activist.
  • Stephanie Jones
    Stephanie J. Jones (born in Youngstown, Ohio) is deputy chief of staff for the U.
  • Jeremiah Hamilton
    Jeremiah G. Hamilton (sometimes Jerry Hamilton) was a Wall Street broker noted as "the only black millionaire in New York" by James McCune Smith about a decade before the American Civil War.
  • Cornelius Johnson (American football)
    Cornelius Otis Johnson (born July 12, 1943) is a former American football offensive guard who played six seasons with the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League (NFL).
  • Sarann Knight-Preddy
    Sarann Knight-Preddy (July 27, 1920 - December 22, 2014) was an American business leader and gaming pioneer in the U.
  • Eric Thomas (motivational speaker)
    Eric D. Thomas is an American motivational speaker, author and minister.
  • JayFrance
    Javin France (born February 23, 1993), professionally known as JayFrance, is an American hip-hop and R&B producer from St.
  • Derrius Quarles
    Derrius Quarles is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and consultant.
  • Philip A. Payton, Jr.
    Philip A. Payton, Jr.
  • William Johnson (barber)
    William T. Johnson (1809 – June 17, 1851) was a free African American barber, who lived in Natchez, Mississippi.
  • Junior Bridgeman
    Ulysses Lee "Junior" Bridgeman (born September 17, 1953) is a retired American basketball player.
  • Ben Montgomery
    Benjamin Thornton Montgomery (1819–1877) was an influential African-American inventor, landowner, and freedman in Mississippi.
  • Stedman Graham
    Stedman Graham, Jr.
  • Maggie Anderson (activist)
    Maggie Anderson (born Margarita in 1971 (age 45–46)) is an American activist, CEO, and co-founder, with her husband John Anderson, of the Empowerment Experiment.
  • Manuel Seal
    Manuel Seal, Jr. (born September 26, 1960) is an American musician, record producer, composer, singer, songwriter, vocal coach, and arranger.
  • Rose Catherine Pinkney
    Rose Catherine Pinkney (born 1964) is an American television development executive.
  • OJ da Juiceman
    Otis Williams, Jr.
  • Buffie Carruth
    Buffie Carruth (born January 7, 1977), also known by her stage name Buffie the Body, is an American model, fitness instructor actress and writer.
  • Vicki Vann
    Victoria "Vicki" Vann (born Victoria Vann, July 14, 1980) is an American country music artist, model and actress.
  • Chris Lighty
    Chris Lighty (May 8, 1968 – August 30, 2012) was an American music industry executive.
  • Rocko (rapper)
    Rodney Ramone Hill, Jr.
  • Damon Dash
    Damon Dash (born May 3, 1971), also known as Dame Dash, is an American entrepreneur, music producer and actor.
  • Charles Clinton Spaulding
    Charles Clinton Spaulding (August 1, 1874 – August 1, 1952) was a prominent black American business leader.
  • Chosen Effect
    Chosen Effect also known by the name T-Effect, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, musician, DJ, dancer and actor.
  • Clarence Otis, Jr.
    Clarence Otis, Jr.
  • Don Vito (producer)
    Rodney "Don Vito" Richard (born July 9, 1978) is an American record producer.
  • Earl G. Graves, Sr.
    Earl Gilbert Graves, Sr.
  • Tracey Edmonds
    Tracey Elaine Edmonds (née McQuarn; February 18, 1967) is an American businesswoman, media mogul and television personality.
  • Buddy Fletcher
    Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher Jr.
  • Cheryl Contee
    Cheryl Contee is an American blogger, writer, and a businessperson.
  • Kenneth Chenault
    Kenneth Irvine Chenault (born June 2, 1951) is an American business executive.
  • "Freeway" Rick Ross
    Richard Donnell Ross (born January 26, 1960), known as "Freeway" Rick Ross, is an American author and convicted drug trafficker best known for the drug empire he established in Los Angeles, California, in the early to mid 1980s.
  • Samuel B. Fuller
    Samuel B. "S.B." Fuller (June 4, 1905 – October 24, 1988) was an American entrepreneur.