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Famous Black Conservatives List

Updated July 6, 2021 868.5k views77 items

List RulesMust have shown or mentioned in interviews public support for Republican candidates or conservative causes at some point in career

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

The African American community tends to lean toward liberal politics, but this list of famous Black Republicans proves that it's not an absolute. Black conservatives are Republican and African American, and proud of both.

So who are they? Famous rapper 50 Cent is one. The Black Republican list includes everybody from the the Black, young and famous to longstanding political forces in the African American community who are Black and conservative. Republican declarations made or public endorsement of Republican candidates constitute the inclusion on this list. These prominent Black Republicans are listed alphabetically by first name and can be sorted by any column. This list includes all Republican Blacks from Black politicians to African American lawyers, athletes, celebrities, and actors.

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  • BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    Condoleezza Rice (; born November 14, 1954) is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, the second person to hold that office in the...  more
  • Candace Owens

    1989-04-29

    BirthplaceStamford, Connecticut, U.S.

    Candace Amber Owens Farmer (born April 29, 1989) is an American conservative commentator and political activist. She is known for her pro-Trump activism that began around 2016 after being initially very critical of Trump and the Republican Party, and for her criticism of Black Lives Matter and of the Democratic Party. She worked for the conservative advocacy group Turning Point USA between 2017 and 2019 as their communications director.

  • Colin Powell

    1937-04-05

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Colin Luther Powell (; born April 5, 1937) is an American politician and retired four-star general in the United States Army. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security...  more
  • Alan Keyes

    1950-08-07

    BirthplaceLong Island, New York, United States of America

    Alan Lee Keyes (born August 7, 1950) is an American conservative political activist, pundit, author and former ambassador. A doctoral graduate of Harvard University, Keyes began his diplomatic...  more
  • Herman Cain

    1945-12-13

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, USA

    Herman Cain (December 13, 1945 – July 30, 2020) was an American business executive, syndicated columnist, and Tea Party activist. Cain grew up in Georgia and graduated from Morehouse College with a...  more
  • Ben Carson

    1951-09-18

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, U.S.

    Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr. (born September 18, 1951) is an American politician, public servant, author, and retired neurosurgeon who has served as the 17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development since 2017. He was a candidate for President of the United States in the Republican primaries in 2016, at times leading nationwide polls of Republicans. He is considered a pioneer in the field of neurosurgery.

  • Don King

    1931-08-20

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxing matchups. He has been a controversial figure, partly due to a manslaughter conviction...  more
  • Larry Elder

    1952-04-27

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Laurence Allen "Larry" Elder (born April 27, 1952) is an American attorney, author, and radio program host. ...  more
  • J.C. Watts

    1957-11-18

    BirthplaceEufaula, Oklahoma, USA

    Julius Caesar Watts Jr. (born November 18, 1957) is an American politician, clergyman, and athlete. Watts was a college football quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners and later played professionally...  more
  • Lynn Swann

    1952-03-07

    BirthplaceAlcoa, Tennessee, United States of America

    Lynn Curtis Swann (born March 7, 1952) is an American football player, broadcaster, politician, and athletic director, best known for his association with the University of Southern California and...  more
  • Sheryl Underwood

    1963-10-28

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, Arkansas, USA

    Sheryl Patrice Underwood (born (1963-10-28)October 28, 1963) is an American comedian, actress and television host. She first rose to prominence in the comedy world as the first female finalist in...  more
  • Karl Malone

    1963-07-24

    BirthplaceSummerfield, Louisiana, United States of America

    Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player. Nicknamed "The Mailman", Malone played the power forward position and spent his first 18 seasons...  more
  • Stacey Dash

    1967-01-20

    BirthplaceBronx, New York, USA

    Stacey Lauretta Dash (born January 20, 1966 or 1967) is an American actress and former talk show host. Dash is known for her co–starring role as Dionne Marie Davenport in the 1995 feature film...  more
  • T. D. Jakes

    1957-06-09

    BirthplaceSouth Charleston, West Virginia, USA

    Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. (born June 9, 1957), known as T. D. Jakes, is a pastor, author and filmmaker. He is the pastor of The Potter's House, a non-denominational American megachurch. Jakes's church...  more
  • Clarence Thomas

    1948-06-23

    BirthplacePin Point, Georgia, United States of America

    Clarence Thomas (born June 23, 1948) is an American judge, lawyer, and government official who currently serves as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He is currently the...  more
  • BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Wilton Norman Chamberlain (; August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player who played as a center and is considered one of the greatest players in history. He played for the...  more
  • BirthplaceMarion, South Carolina, United States of America

    Armstrong Williams (born February 5, 1962) is an American political commentator, entrepreneur, author, and talk show host. Williams writes a nationally syndicated conservative newspaper column, has...  more
  • BirthplaceGreenville, Contiguous United States, Butler County, United States of America, United States

    Janice Rogers Brown (born May 11, 1949) is a former United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She was an Associate Justice of the...  more
  • Jimmie Walker

    1947-06-25

    BirthplaceBronx, New York, USA

    James Carter Walker Jr. (born June 25, 1947) is an American actor and comedian. Walker is best known for portraying James Evans Jr. ("J.J."), the oldest son of Florida and James Evans Sr. on the CBS...  more
  • Tony Dungy

    1955-10-06

    BirthplaceJackson, Michigan, USA

    Anthony Kevin Dungy ( DUN-jee; born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League (NFL). Dungy was head coach of the Tampa Bay...  more
  • Michael Steele

    1958-10-19

    BirthplaceAndrews Air Force Base, Maryland, United States of America

    Michael Stephen Steele (born October 19, 1958) is an American conservative political commentator and former Republican Party politician. Steele served as the seventh lieutenant governor of Maryland...  more
  • Cowboy Troy

    1970-12-18

    BirthplaceVictoria, Texas, USA

    Troy Lee Coleman III (born December 18, 1970), better known by his stage name Cowboy Troy, is an American, Hick Hop/country rapper and songwriter. He is a member of the MuzikMafia, an aggregation of...  more
  • Thomas Sowell

    1930-06-30

    BirthplaceGastonia, North Carolina

    Thomas Sowell (; born June 30, 1930) is an American economist and social theorist who is currently a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Sowell was born in North Carolina,...  more
  • Star Parker

    1956-11-24

    BirthplaceMoses Lake, Washington, United States of America

    Star Parker is an American syndicated columnist, Republican politician, author, and conservative political activist. In 1995, she founded the Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education. In 2010, she...  more
  • Ward Connerly

    1939-06-15

    BirthplaceLeesville, Louisiana

    Wardell Anthony "Ward" Connerly (born June 15, 1939) is an American political activist, businessman, and former University of California Regent (1993–2005). He is also the founder and the chairman...  more