Celebrating Africans Americans We Lost In 2016

Bill Nunn {1953}
An actor best known for his roles as Radio Raheem in “Do the Right Thing” and the Duh Duh Duh Man in “New Jack City”

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Gloria Naylor {1950}
An American novelist, known for illuminating the stories of Black women, particularly for her book “The Women of Brewster”  & winner of a National Book Award

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Gwen Ifill {1955}
A  prominent political journalists who was the first African-American woman to host a major political TV talk show, best known for hosting PBS NewsHour

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Kimbo Slice {1974}
A mixed martial artist & boxer

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Maurice White {1941}
A singer/songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger bandleader and co-founder of Earth, Wind and Fire

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Muhammad Ali {1942}
Three-time former heavyweight world champion boxer
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Phife Dawg {1970}
aka Malik Izaak Taylor
Rapper & member of “A Tribe Called Quest”

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PM Dawn {1970}
aka Attrell Cordes
Musician, singer & songwriter

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Prince {1958}
Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer who sold more than 100 million records, won 7 Grammys and inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
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Ricky Harris {1962}
Actor, comedian

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Ron Glass {1945}
Actor & Director

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Sharon Jones {1956}
Soul & funk singer; lead of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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Stanley Dural Jr. {1947}
Accordionist and ambassador of zydeco music originally from Louisiana

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Tommy Ford {1964}
Actor, best known for his role as Tommy in the 1990s hit sitcom “Martin

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Tony Burton {1937}
Actor, who played a tough-talking boxing trainer in 6 of the “Rocky” movies

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Will Smith Jr. {1981}
Athlete, an American football defensive end in the NFL who played with the New Orleans Saints

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