Black Celebrities With Republican Ties

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  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Black Republicans
  • Zora Neale Hurston, Black Republicans
  • T.D. Jakes, Black Republicans
  • Wilt Chamberlain, Black Republicans
  • Booker T. Washington, Black Republicans
  • Frederick Douglass, Black Republicans
  • Jimmie "J.J." Walker, Black Republicans
  • Colin Powell, Black Republicans
  • Condoleezza Rice, Black Republicans
  • Shyne, Barack Obama
  • Stacey Dash, Black Republicans
  • 50 Cent, Black Republican
  • LL Cool J, Black Republicans
  • Don King, Black Republicans
  • Lynn Swann, Black Republicans
  • Joseph C. Phillips, Black Republicans
  • Karl Malone, Black Republicans

T.D. Jakes

In 2005, the bishop and megachurch leader joined then-president Bush on his tour of areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. In Bush's 2010 memoir, the former president described Jakes as "a kind of man who puts faith into action." (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)