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People Are Naming Celebrities Who Are Only Famous To Black People, And It’s Spot On

All black icons 👏🏾!

On Friday, senior writer at The Root Michael Harriot asked "Who is the most 'blackfamous' person of all time?"

“Blackfamous” is the gap between black stardom and white anonymity. For instance: The highest possible rating on the “blackfamous” scale would be someone EVERY black person knew but was unknown by EVERY white person. So I ask: Who is the most “blackfamous” person of all time?

The qualifications were pretty simple: "Someone EVERY black person [knows]" but is "unknown by EVERY white person."

To say black Twitter came through on his request would be an understatement 😂. These are some of the best replies people came up with:

1. LisaRaye McCoy

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2. Leon Robinson

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3. Kiki Shepard

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4. Gerald LeVert and Tom Joyner

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5. Nia Long

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6. The cast of Living Single (sans Queen Latifah)


7. David and Tamela Mann

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8. Loretta Devine

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9. Avant and Keke Wyatt

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10. Phyllis Hyman

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11. Frankie Beverly

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12. Luenell and Sommore

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13. Tasha Smith

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All black icons 👏🏾! Which celebs do you think are 'blackfamous'? Tell me in the comments!