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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Basketball
16-Apr-1947   NBA records for most minutes, most points
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Criminal
23-Apr-1954   Black Panther, sentenced to death
Muhammad Ali
Boxing
17-Jan-1942   Floated like butterfly, stung like bee
Idi Amin
Head of State
17-May-1928 16-Aug-2003 Former dictator of Uganda
Art Blakey
Drummer
11-Oct-1919 16-Oct-1990 Principal bebop instigator and drummer
Emperor Bokassa I
Royalty
22-Feb-1921 3-Nov-1996 Central African Emperor
Omar Bongo
Head of State
30-Dec-1935 7-Jun-2009 President of Gabon, 1967-2009
H. Rap Brown
Activist
4-Oct-1943   Die, Nigger, Die!
Clarence 13X
Religion
21-Feb-1928 13-Jun-1969 Nation of Gods and Earths
Jimmy Cliff
Singer/Songwriter
1-Apr-1948   Reggae musician
Mos Def
Rapper
11-Dec-1973   Black On Both Sides
Bob Denard
Military
7-Apr-1929 13-Oct-2007 French mercenary
Isabelle Eberhardt
Author
17-Feb-1877 21-Oct-1904 Transvestite Muslim author
Keith Ellison
Politician
4-Aug-1963   Congressman, Minnesota 5th
Louis Farrakhan
Religion
11-May-1933   Leader of Nation of Islam
Stepin Fetchit
Actor
30-May-1902 19-Nov-1985 Professional black stereotype
Adam Gadahn
Terrorist
1-Sep-1978   Al-Qaeda terrorist, indicted for treason
Ghostface Killah
Rapper
9-May-1970   Wu-Tang Clan
Rabih Haddad
Religion
1960   Deported imam, purported terrorist
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Musician
18-Jul-1929 12-Feb-2000 I Put a Spell on You
Walt Hazzard
Basketball
15-Apr-1942 18-Nov-2011 UCLA basketball coach 1984-88
David Hicks
Military
7-Aug-1975   Australia's answer to John Walker Lindh
Rex Ingram
Film Director
15-Jan-1892 21-Jul-1950 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Carlos the Jackal
Terrorist
12-Oct-1949   International terrorist
Jermaine Jackson
Musician
11-Dec-1954   The Jackson Five
John Walker Lindh
Criminal
9-Feb-1981   The American Taliban
Malcolm X
Activist
19-May-1925 21-Feb-1965 Nation of Islam
Lee Malvo
Criminal
18-Feb-1985   One of the two Washington Snipers
Abu Hamza al-Masri
Religion
15-Apr-1958   Imam of Finsbury Park Mosque
John Allen Muhammad
Criminal
31-Dec-1960 10-Nov-2009 Beltway sniper
Peter Murphy
Singer
11-Jul-1957   Bauhaus
Queen Noor
Royalty
23-Aug-1951   Queen of Jordan
Jose Padilla
Terrorist
18-Oct-1970   Convicted of conspiracy
Emin Pasha
Explorer
28-Mar-1840 23-Oct-1892 German colonial traveller in Africa
St. John Philby
Government
3-Apr-1885 30-Sep-1960 Sheikh Abdullah, Arabist
Q-Tip
Rapper
10-Apr-1970   A Tribe Called Quest
Rakim
Rapper
28-Jan-1968   Eric B and Rakim
Ahmad Rashad
Sports Journalist
19-Nov-1949   Wide Receiver turned sportscaster
Richard Reid
Terrorist
12-Aug-1973   Shoe bomber
MC Ren
Rapper
14-Jun-1969   NWA
Jack Roche
Terrorist
31-Oct-1953   al Qaeda's man in Australia
Betty Shabazz
Activist
28-May-1936 23-Jun-1997 Widow of Malcolm X
Cat Stevens
Singer/Songwriter
21-Jul-1948   Morning Has Broken
Sharmila Tagore
Actor
8-Dec-1946   Apur Sansar
Mike Tyson
Boxing
30-Jun-1966   Erratic heavyweight champion
Thomas A. Watson
Engineer
18-Jan-1854 13-Dec-1934 Assistant to Alexander Graham Bell
John Whitehead
Musician
2-Jul-1948 11-May-2004 Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
Yahweh ben Yahweh
Religion
27-Oct-1935 7-May-2007 Nation of Yahweh


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