Black History in entertainment


Jamila YoungArts & Entertainment Editor

Nat King Cole – First African-American Network television show host

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Oprah Winfrey – First African-American Female television host

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Robert Johnson -First African-American Billionaire (Founder of BET)

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Vanessa WIlliams -First African-American Miss America

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Ella Fitzgerald – First African-American Female Grammy Award Winner

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Quincy Jones – (Music Producer & Composer) Most nominated Grammy artist

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Photo courtesy: ebony.com

Michael Jackson – Most Top 10 singles from an album / Most #1 singles from an album

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Photo courtesy: m.ranker.com

Whitney Houston – Named most awarded female artist of all time in 2006, by the Guinness World Records

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Photo courtesy: rickey.org

Tyra Banks – first African-American woman on the cover of GQ magazine and the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, and first African-American on the cover of Victoria’s Secret lingerie catalog.

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Photo courtesy: celebrityshoesize.com

The Cosby Show – Highest-ranking sitcom for 5 years in a row

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Photo courtesy: collegefashion.net

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