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Black & Gold: Our 13 Favorite Celebrity Alphas  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Christian Keyes

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Los Angeles premiere of TRAFFIK red carpet

2. Duke Ellington

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3. Omari Hardwick

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4. Eddie Robinson

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5. Thurgood Marshall

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6. Martin Luther King Jr.

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7. Jennifer Lopez is honoured with the 2,500th star

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Jennifer Lopez is honoured with the 2,500th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

8. Lionel Richie

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9. 50th NAACP Image Awards

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10. Stuart Scott

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11. Judge Joe Brown

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12. Donny Hathaway

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13. 2012 Summer TCA Tour – Day 1

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 21: Comedian and Social Activist Dick Gregory speaks onstage at the Independent Lens ‘Soul Food Junkies’ panel during day 1 of the PBS portion of the 2012 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 21, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,television show,california,hold,panel,talking,comedian,beverly hills,the beverly hilton hotel,summer television critics association press tour,portion,day 1,pbs,dick gregory,independent lens,soul food junkies

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