theGrio's favorite 'Dancing with the Stars' celebs

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The latest installment of the reality competition Dancing with the Stars premiered last night. Season 14 boasts an impressive list of celebrities, including Jaleel White, Sherri Shepard, Gladys Knight, NFL star Donald Driver, and Disney star Roshan Fegan, all competing to take home the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.

There are several notable stars who have taken part in the show since it began in 2005, however, Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward, and J.R. Martinez are the only African-Americans that can say they were champions of the dance floor.

Check out theGrio’s favorite African-American contestants from Dancing with the Stars.

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