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Black & Republican: 9 Celebrities Down With The GOP

After being postponed a day due to Tropical Storm Isaac, the Republican National Convention is officially in full swing in Tampa, Florida.

A who’s who roster of Republican leaders and politicians will be giving speeches at the convention this week.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, House Speaker John Boehner, New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Mitt Romney’s wife Ann Romney are among those speaking on Tuesday alone.

You may not see them at the RNC, but there are some Hollywood heavyweights that are registered Republicans and known conservatives according to the Federal Election Commission or by their own admission.

Take a look at some prominent African-American celebrities who are down with the GOP:

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Rapper and actor LL Cool J

Comedienne and talk show host Sheryl Underwood

Gospel singer Donnie McClurkin

Actor and professional wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Actor James Earl Jones

Retired NBA star Karl Malone

“Divorce Court’s” Judge Lynn Toler

Boxing promoter Don King

Actor and comic Jimmie “J.J.” Walker (photographed with his conservative girlfriend Ann Coulter)

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17 comments

  1. africa 28 August, 2012 at 14:19 Reply

    WOW!! finally some diversity!! 95 percent of blacks vote democrat! 55 percent of black women are single? why is this ?we put are eggs in one basket and that leaves many of us being taken for granted!!

  2. BlueCornMoon 28 August, 2012 at 16:46 Reply

    It’s good that there are some so the GOP doesn’t ignore us or the DEMs take us for granted. Reagan & the first Bush weren’t bad but “Dubya” put us in a terrible recession as well as 2 wars, & it’ll be hard for ANYONE to get us out of all that,but at this time,looking at the EXTREME IGNORANT views of today’s GOP & the fact that GOP moderates, who favor compromises & bipartisan work for the good of the country can’t get a word in edgewise, I can’t see how any minority can vote for them. About 90% of my white friends, & ALL the blacks & Latinos at my job can’t stand today’s GOP & the local Obama campaign office is LOADED with them. But I guess being a rich celeb puts you in a different category

  3. Triple R 28 August, 2012 at 18:29 Reply

    Believe it or not there are a lot of black Republicans. Anxious to see how this year’s elections turn out. All I can say is if your candidate doesn’t win it’s your own fault. GET OUT AND VOTE!

  4. Leonard Lee 28 August, 2012 at 21:03 Reply

    We must have people in all camps to futher our agenda. Republicans or democrats it really doe not make a diffence,. they both use us when they can to futher there own agenda ,. We need black folk in both camps …… now get out and Vote !!!!!!

    we CAN WIN NO MATTER WHO WINS IF WE PLAY IT RIGHT , ACCESS IS EVERYTHING !!!!

  5. monica m. 3 September, 2012 at 18:05 Reply

    please tell me that ann is not dating J.J. (HILAR). he was just spotted at a nashville airport by a friend of mine. haaaa.

  6. Sandra Clayton 16 October, 2012 at 14:56 Reply

    Who gives a damn? Really, who cares. These black folks are apart of the wealthy population in this country and cannot relate to working folks like myself.

    • miranda 23 January, 2013 at 14:11 Reply

      that was so DAMN mean about what you said about black people….african americans suppose to stick up for each other whether they was takin a picture or not…. .did president obama get on that stage to lose his breath?… i think not

  7. Lev 14 May, 2013 at 12:36 Reply

    A respectable black person usually is a republican. You dont see gangster rappers or raunchy comedians on this list because they are POS’s.

    • Joey Mac 12 February, 2014 at 19:57 Reply

      None Appeared with Mitt, true…However, LL Cool J appeared at several Rally’s for “W” and the Rock donated to the campaign of John Mc Cain. LL also was at W Bush’s Inauguration! Look up, you’ll find it.

  8. Amber 17 March, 2014 at 16:18 Reply

    Most republican black act like they are “holy than thou”, self rightous, judgemental, and know it all and they things they judge others about, those black republicans do it themselves. That is what turns people off about them. I do not care if a person is republican or Demo just as long as they do what it right when it comes to issues. Colin Powell is the kind of Republican many blacks love to support.

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