Famous Members


Business


  • Reginald Lewis * (former CEO of TLC Beatrice International)
  • Michael V. Roberts (Entrepreneur, Chairman & CEO The Roberts Companies)
  • Robert L. Johnson (founder Black Entertainment Television, Inc.)
  • Percy E. Sutton (founder Inner City Broadcasting Corp.)
  • Carl Ware (Senior Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company)
  • Kwame Jackson (Real estate entrepreneur, founder Legacy Holdings LLC, reality television star)

Politics


  • Donald Lee Hollowell * (Civil Rights Activist & Attorney)
  • Dr. Ralph David Abernathy * (Civil Rights Leader, SCLC President)
  • Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. * (Defense Attorney and Activist)
  • Thomas Bradley * (Past Grand Polemarch, former Mayor of Los Angeles, CA)
  • Carl Stokes (First Black Mayor of major US city, Cleveland,OH)
  • W. Wilson Goode (First Black Mayor of Philadelphia, PA)
  • Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (U.S. Congressman (D-GA), Member of Congressional Black Caucus)
  • Rep. Alcee Hastings (U.S. Congressman (D-FL), Senior Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence)
  • Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (U.S. Congressman (D-MI), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee)
  • Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (U.S. Congressman (D-MS), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security)
  • Ambassador Edward J. Perkins (former Ambassador to the United Nations and U.S. Representative to the U.N Security Council)

Entertainment


  • Ed Bradley * (Reporter, 60 Minutes)
  • Tavis Smiley (Talk show host, author, political commentator)
  • John Singleton (Filmmaker)
  • Cedric The Entertainer (Comedian)
  • Smokie Norful (Grammy award winning gospel singer and pianist)
  • Montell Jordan (R&B singer, songwriter and record producer)
  • Ernest Thomas (Actor, What's Happening!!)
  • Whitman Mayo (Actor, Sanford and Son)

Sports


  • Colin Kaepernick¬†(NFL - 49ers)
  • Arthur Ashe * (Tennis Legend, Civic Activist)
  • Wilt Chamberlain * (NBA -¬† Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Oscar Robertson (NBA - Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Bill Russell (NBA - Boston Celtics)
  • Sam Jones (NBA - Boston Celtics)
  • Alex English (NBA - Denver Nuggets)
  • Rolando Blackman (NBA - Dallas Mavericks)
  • Alan Henderson (NBA - Atlanta Hawks)
  • Allan Houston (NBA - New York Knicks)
  • Kerry Kittles (NBA - New Jersey Nets)
  • John S. Newman (NBA - New York Knicks)
  • Bernie Bickerstaff (NBA - Head Coach Charlotte Bobcats)
  • K.C. Jones (NBA Player and Head Coach - Boston Celtics)
  • John Chaney (NCAA Basketball Head Coach - Temple University)
  • Gale Sayers (NFL - Chicago Bears)
  • Rod Smith (NFL - Denver Broncos)
  • Greg Lloyd (NFL - Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Stanley Pritchett, Jr. (NFL - Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Larry Brown (NFL - Dallas Cowboys)
  • Earnest Byner (NFL - Cleveland Browns)
  • Aeneas Williams (NFL - St. Louis Rams)
  • Jim Marshall (NFL - Minnesota Vikings)
  • Mike Tomlin (NFL Head Coach - Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Kenny Lofton (MLB - Cleveland Indians)
  • Emmett Ashford (MLB - First Black Umpire)
  • Jon Drummond (Track & Field Olympian)

Religion


  • Rev. Leon Sullivan * (Baptist minister, civil rights leader, and social activist)
  • Bishop Eddie L. Long (Founder and pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church)
  • Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III (Social/Political Activist and pastor of The Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York, NY)
  • Rev. Thurmond Tillman (Pastor of the first Black Baptist church to be established in America - First African Baptist Church of Savannah)

Military


  • General Daniel "Chappie" James * (General, USAF - first Black 4-star General)
  • Lieutenant General Russell C. Davis (USAF - Chief, National Guard Bureau)
  • Lieutenant General Albert J. Edmonds (USAF - Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency)

* Chapter Invisible