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Popular African American authors include Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, Fredrick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois and Alice Walker. Hughes wrote poetry, novels and plays during the 1920s, becoming the leader of the African-American Harlem renaissance literary movement.


Some important African Americans from U.S. history include Booker T. Washington, Fredrick Douglass and Martin Luther King, Jr. Each man fought for civil rights and other African-American causes at various stages in American history.


Popular African American actors as of 2015 include Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and Will Smith. Freeman and Washington each have been awarded an Oscar for their performances.


The popular comedian Ron White is still alive; he is in the middle of his "Rontourage" comedy tour as of May 2015. He and fellow performer Larry the Cable Guy have recently mourned the death in 2014 of fellow country genre comedian Tim Wilson.


According to the 2010 Census, the U.S. cities with the highest African-American populations were New York City; Chicago, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Detroit, Michigan; and Houston, Texas. When accounting for the population of surrounding metropolitan areas, the largest African-American pop


Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler was the first African-American woman to become a doctor. Born in Delaware in 1831, she began her medical career as a nurse despite the fact that, as was typical for the time, she had no formal training.


The United States Census estimated that in 2014 there were 10,174,472 African Americans under the age of 18. This is about 14 percent of the total child population at the time.


Some famous male comedians are Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. These men are famous for their performances on television shows, movie roles and stand-up comedy acts.


Some famous living comedians include Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy, Louis C.K., Chris Rock and Sarah Silverman. Late comedians of note include Robin Williams, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield and The Marx Brothers.


Living Proof No Frizz Restyling Spray, Kiehl's Sunflower Color Preserving Deep Recovery Pak and Wen Cleansing Conditioner are good products for African-American hair, according to Essence. These products nourish the hair and discourage frizz.