Singer and activist Harry Belafonte was more than just the “King of Calypso.” At the height of the civil rights movement, he became good friends with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and emerged as an outspoken voice in the fight for Black liberation. Not only did he provide funding for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) but he also helped organize the 1963 March on Washington. Belafonte, 91, continues to be an advocate for racial justice but has shocked some by his choice of lovers, including wives Julie Robinson and Pamela Frank.
Donald Glover aka “Childish Gambino”
Actor/rapper/singer Donald Glover, who also goes by the stage name Childish Gambino, has cemented himself as the woke Black celeb who can practically do it all. Glover is riding high on the success of his award-winning show “Atlanta” and is slated to star as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, a role originally played by Billy Dee Williams. Despite his acclaimed pro-Black entertainment projects, Glover caught some flack after announcing the birth of his second child with his white girlfriend, Michelle.