Black History Month: Top African-American Television Characters

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  • In Living Color
  • Jasmine Guy/Kadeem Hardison
  • Michael K. Williams
  • Queen Latifah
  • Jackée Harry
  • Jaleel White
  • Sherman Hemsley/Isabel Sanford
  • Good Times
  • Martin Lawrence
  • The Game
  • Will Smith
  • Tracee Ellis Ross
  • Diahann Carroll
  • Bill Cosby
  • Danielle Spencer
  • Diahann Carroll
  • Redd Foxx
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  • Soul Food
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  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Viola Davis
  • Kerry Washington
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Jussie Smollett
  • Chandra Wilson

Omar Little (Michael K. Williams) in The Wire

Far from your average stick-up man, Omar blasted every stereotype of inner-city criminals out of the water — from his strict moral code to his sexual preference — and was one of the most memorable characters in arguably the most groundbreaking show in cable history.

(Photo: Courtesy HBO)

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