Quvenzhané Wallis is the first African-American child actor to earn an Oscar nomination, and the first person born in the 21st century to receive an Academy Award nomination.

Quvenzhané Wallis is the first African-American child actor to earn an Oscar nomination, and the first person born in the 21st century to receive an Academy Award nomination.

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Michael Jai White (b 1967) is an American actor and martial artist. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. He appeared in the Tyler Perry films Why Did I Get Married? and the sequel, and currently stars in the comedy-drama television series Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse. He also portrayed boxer Mike Tyson in the 1995 HBO TV movie Tyson.

Michael Jai White (b 1967) is an American actor and martial artist. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. He appeared in the Tyler Perry films Why Did I Get Married? and the sequel, and currently stars in the comedy-drama television series Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse. He also portrayed boxer Mike Tyson in the 1995 HBO TV movie Tyson.

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Lena Horne, was an African American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer.

Lena Horne, was an African American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer.

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Actress Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress.

Actress Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress.

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Sidney Poitier, the first African American man to win an Academy Award
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Former child actress (Dee Thomas, What's Happening)  Dr. Danielle Spencer is a graduate of Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and practices veterinary medicine in Beverly Hills, California. Tuskegee School of Medicine is the top producer of African American veterinarians in the United States.

Former child actress (Dee Thomas, What's Happening) Dr. Danielle Spencer is a graduate of Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and practices veterinary medicine in Beverly Hills, California. Tuskegee School of Medicine is the top producer of African American veterinarians in the United States.

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