22 Black Celebrities Who Have Publicly Supported Hillary Clinton

With millions of Americans turning up at voting polls today, we’re expecting this year’s presidential election to be nothing short of historic. 

With policies surrounding mass incarceration and social justice at stake, our next president will either continue to shape the trajectory of race relations or help dilute the principles for a progressive America.  

In honor of the 2016 election we’ve rounded up 22 black stars who have publicly supported the Democratic presidential candidate.


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  • LeBron James
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    “When I look at this years presidential race, its clear which candidate believes the same thing. Only one person running truly understands the struggles of an Akron child born into poverty. And when I think about the kinds of policies and ideas the kids in my foundation need from our government, the choice is clear. That candidate is Hillary Clinton.” (Business Insider)

  • Chance the Rapper
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    My daughter and my girlfriend are the most important thing to me in the world and I need them to see [a woman president]…Shes running this battle right now, shes killing this race. But she needs all of our help as American citizens to go out on Nov. 8 and cast our vote. (Tidal)

  • Pharrell Williams
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    “I wanna see a woman break the presidential glass ceiling on November 8. I wanna see that glass shatter on the floor and I want us all to stomp on it together. (HuffPost)

  • Kerry Washington
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    Making calls 4 @HillaryClinton to FL voters while baby sleeps? #CampaigningFromMaternityLeave #ImWitHer (Caller sounded like me? IT WAS) (Twitter)

  • Beyonc & Jay Z
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    Beyonc:I want my daughter to grow up seeing a woman lead our country, and know that her possibilities are limitless. We have to think about the future of our daughters, our sons. And that is why Im with her.

    Jay Z: So many people fought for these rights, so many people lost their lives for us to even have the opportunity to vote. I think we owe it to them. Its a major disservice if we dont get out and let our voice be heard.” (Tidal)

  • Alfre Woodard
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    Hillary Clinton knows a great deal about how to address the increasing corruption in our politics, and I am confident that she will, for example, put forward Supreme Court nominees who will address the catastrophic Citizens United decision, which has done so much damage to the way decisions get made in Washington. (Essence)

  • Russell Simmons
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    “I think Sen. Clinton has been sensitive, supportive of the progressive agenda, she’s realistic about what she can get done, she’s able to beat the Republican candidates.” (CNN)

  • Snoop Dogg
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    “I’ll say that I would love to see a woman in office because I feel like we’re at that stage in life to where we need a perspective other than the male’s train of thought.” (Bravo TV)

  • Angela Bassett
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    “We’re bringing in our next president. One who’s qualified. One who wants to get things done. (NY 1)

  • Samuel L. Jackson
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    “I’m forever a Democrat, you know, and I’m gonna vote for Hillary…I gotta cast my vote for a person that can keep those other people from winning, okay? Not to mention, you know, Hillary kinda knows the job, she can hit the ground running.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Uzo Aduba
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    I remember watching on television and hearing the strong and confident voice of the Democratic candidates wife. Hillary Rodham Clinton. She was her husbands intellectual equal, as well as the intellectual equal of those inside the political sphere, and she had no intention or interest in being demure about that basic truth. Neither her husband nor his male political counterparts ever had to dumb down their professional capabilities, so why must she? (ELLE.com)

  • Oprah Winfrey
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    You dont have to like her. Do you like this country? You better get out there and vote. Do you like freedom and liberty? Okay. Do you like democracy or do you want a demagogue? There really is no choice, people. (TD Jakes Show)

  • Steve Harvey
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    “She has fought for social justice, equality and policies that expand civil rights and economic opportunity out there.” (CNN)

  • Michelle Obama
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    Hillary doesnt play. She has more experience and exposure to the presidency than any candidate in our lifetime yes, more than Barack, more than Bill so she is absolutely ready to be commander in chief on Day 1. And yes, she happens to be a woman.” (The New York Times)

  • 50 Cent
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    Its Hillary time…I like some of the things that Hillary says…I also think Hillary was the president already once. You know what Im sayin? Some of the things she says feel really comfortable, and roll off.” (The Daily Beast)

  • Stevie Wonder
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    “My belief is that Hillary is an experienced person of the government, and she has spent 30 years with a commitment. Not to mention that her parents taught her in a kinder way, to have respect and love for all people. Thats the person I want to govern, to be the leader of this nation.” (Philly.com)

  • Tracee Ellis Ross
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    Her platform is evidence of the evolutionary road of policy. It incorporates a need for refinement and necessitates compromise, but, at its heart, it shows that Secretary Clinton has a steadfast dedication to the core values of equality and a belief in the goodness of our nation. (Cosmopolitan)

  • John Legend
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    “We know how important it is that we elect Hillary Clinton our next president. We know how important it is that we don’t let Donald Trump any closer to the White House than that hotel down the street. We know that he is temperamentally unfit. We know he’s unqualified. We know he’s incurious. We know he is unprepared. We know he is a racist… He’s spent his whole political career demonizing black and brown people, demonizing immigrants, demonizing women, objectifying women. He doesn’t deserve to lead this country. He doesn’t deserve to be elected dog catcher in your local county.” (Billboard)

  • Alicia Keys
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    Im fighting for a woman who was never meant to have a seat at the table. A woman who never quitwho never got too jaded for hope. She endures because she has faith in our kindness. (MoveOn.org)

  • Pusha T
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    I cant dwell into the inner workings of her mind. But the fact that shes speaking on mass incarceration, I decided Im going to support her and Im going to make this my issue that I see through. (Vulture)

  • Deray McKesson
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    “There is much work that lies ahead, and Clinton is ready and prepared to do the hard work. And we can, and will, hold her accountable every step of the way. Im voting for Hillary Clinton.” (The Washington Post)

  • President Barack Obama
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    div class=”listicle__slide-caption” js-image-caption”>She will work, and she will deliver.But she will need your help…We now have the chance to elect the 45th presidentwho will finish the job. (The Wall Street Journal)

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