Black Celebrities With Republican Ties

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  • 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
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Black Republicans

Wilt Chamberlain

The NBA legend was a registered Republican through his adult life. He notably supported Richard Nixon in the 1968 and 1972 presidential elections, an endorsement that sparked a feud with then-teammate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a member of the Nation of Islam and supporter of the Black nationalist movement. (Photo: Brian Bahr  /Allsport)