The late champion tennis player and HIV/AIDs activist.
Legendary NBA hall of fame center
First black astronaut to perform an extra-vehicular activity (spacewalk)
Reginald L. Lewis
The late black billionaire buisnessman
Talk show host and social activist
(AP Photo/Earl Gibson III)
Eleven-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and Hall of Famer.
(Sipa via AP Images)
President & CEO of the NAACP
Robert L. Johnson
Founder of BET and former owner of Charlotte Bobcats.
(AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
NBA champion (1971, Milwaukee Bucks) and Hall of Famer
(AP Photo/David Kohl)
Daniel “Chappie” James Jr.
The first ever African American four star general
(AP Photo/Jack Kanthal)
(AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Minister and leader in the civil rights movement
Mayor of Los Angeles for 20 years (1973-1993)
(AP Photo/Craig FuII)
Academy Award nominated director (Boyz N the Hood), screenwriter and producer.
(AP Photo/Jennifer Graylock)
High powered defense attorney (OJ Simpson, Michael Jackson, Puff Daddy)
(AP Photo/Nick Ut)
R&B singer (“This Is How We Do It”)
(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Cedric the Entertainer
Actor and comedian
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Today marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most storied and celebrated African-American fraternities Kappa Alpha Psi. As a tribute to this organization, theGrio has compiled this esteemed list of some of its prominent members.