9 Celebrities Whose Parents Spent Their Lives Fighting for Black People’s Rights


Kanye West

While many of the hip-hop mogul’s fans know about his mother, the late Donda West, fewer fans know about his father’s identity. Ray West was a former Black Panther and one of the first photojournalists for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Katt Williams

The pint-sized funnyman is known for his outrageous comedies and flawless perms, but he is also the son of a former Black Panther whose teachings may have pushed the comedian to join the Nation of Islam in the past.

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