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The Arts
• Bro. William "Count" Basie - Internationally known pianist, composer, arranger, and band leader.
• Bro. Sterling Brown - Teacher, poet, writer, Professor Emeritus of Literature at
Howard University, has a special foundation for folk culture and jazz music. 
• Bro. Joe Torry - Comedian, actor

   Bro. Lonnie Liston Smith - Jazz Artist

• Bro. Ricky Smiley - Comedian, actor.
• Bro. Steve Harvey - Comedian, actor.
 

Athletics
• Bro. De Hart Hubbart - A University of Michigan sprinter; was the first Black person to win a gold medal for the
United States
in the Olympic Games (1924).
• Bro. Ed "Too Tall" Jones - Outstanding player with the Dallas Cowboys
• Bro. Joe Black - An all-time great Brooklyn Dodger baseball pitcher. In 1952, he had the lowest earned-run average in the Major Leagues. The first African American to win a (non Negro League) MLB World Series Game
• Bro. Charlie Ward - Heisman Trohy winner and NY Knicks guard.
• Bro. Steve "Air" McNair - Outstanding quarterback with the Tennessee Titans.
• Bro. Shaquille O'Neal - Star center with the Phoenix Suns.
• Bro. Jerry Ball - Player with the
Oakland
Raiders.
• Bro. Cedric Maxwell - Outstanding professional basketball player with the Boston Celtics and other teams.
• Bro. Leroy Walker - A
U.S.
Olympic coach (sprinters) for many years.
• Bro. John Salley - Won NBA Championships with the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls
• Bro. Keith Jackson - Outstanding football player with the Miami Dolphins.
• Bro. Mark Duper - Another fantastic Miami Dolphins player. 
 

Business
• Bro. Gillard S. Glover - President, Afro-American Life Insurance Company.
• Bro. Thurman McKenzie - Co-owner of M and M Products (Sta Soft Fro).
• Bro. Otis M. Smith - General Counsel, General Motors Corporation.
• Bro. Nathaniel Bronner - Co-owner of Bronner Brothers Beauty Supplies.
• Bro. Jesse Hill - President of Atlanta Life Insurance Company.
• Bro. William Kennedy III - President of North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company.

• Bro. Earl Graves, President and CEO of Black Enterprise Magazine

 

Civil Rights
• Bro. Grant Reynolds - Played a major role in President Truman's 1948 decision to desegregate the United States Armed Forces.
• Bro. James Nabrit - Former Dean of
Howard University Law School and former president of Howard University. A leader in the training of the early Civil Rights lawyers.
• Bro. Wiley Branton - Attorney of the "Little Rock Nine" and former Dean of Howard University School of Law.
• Bro. Roy Wilkins - Long-time Executive Director of the NAACP.
• Bro. Benjamin Hooks - Succeeded Bro. Roy Wilkins as Executive Director of the NAACP, the most effective of all civil rights organizations.
• Bro. Khalid Muhammad

 

Education
• Bro. Benjamin E. Mays - President Emeritus of
Morehouse College
, writer and lecturer.
• Bro. Herman Dreer - Teacher, minister, writer, and author of The History of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., 1911-1961.

 

Politics
• Bro. Lawrence
Douglas Wilder - Became Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia
in 1990. He also received the Bronze Star for his military heroics in the Korean War.
• Bro. William Hastie - First Governor of the
U.S. Virgin Islands
.
• Bro. George L.P. Weaver - Former U.S. Secretary of Labor.
• Bro. Vernon Jordan
• Bro. Robert C. Weaver - First African American to serve on the Presidential Cabinet when he became Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in 1966 under President Franklin Roosevelt.
• Bro. Clifford L. Alexander, Jr. - Secretary, Department of the Army.
• Bro. Rev. Jesse Jackson - Candidate for the
United States Presidency in 1984 and 1988.

 

Science
• Bro. Dr. Ernest Everett Just - Internationally known biologist and professor at
Howard University
.
• Bro. Dr. Charles Drew - Perfected the use of blood plasma; Professor of Surgery at
Howard University
.
• Bro. Percy Julian - Discovered the use of foam to extinguish fires and discovered a method of producing cortisone synthetically.
• Bro. Dr. Fred Drew Gregory - Astronaut, graduate of the United States Air Force Academy (pilot).
• Bro. Dr. Ronald E. McNair - Astronaut, graduate of M.I.T., Ph.D. in Physics (civilian).
 

Military
• Bro. (
Colonel, USA
) Charles Young. 
• Bro. (General) William "Kip" Ward. 
• Bro. (
Major General, USA
ret.) Mathew A. Zimmerman.  First Black Chief of Chaplains, US Army.
• Bro. (Major General, USA) Abraham Turner. 
• Bro. (Major General, USMC ret.) Charles Bolden - Astronaut, graduate of the
United States Naval Academy
(pilot).