English people of African-American descent

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  1. Slash



    Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), better known by his stage name Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the former lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. During his later years with Guns N' Roses, Slash formed the side project Slash's Snakepit. He then co-founded the supergroup Velvet Revolver, which re-established him as a mainstream performer in the mid to late 2000s. Slash has since released three solo albums, Slash (2010), featuring an all-star roster of guest musicians, Apocalyptic Love (2012) and World on Fire (2014) recorded with singer/guitarist Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, along with rhythm section Brent Fitz and Todd Kerns, known on the album as The Conspirators.

  2. Martin Gore

    Martin Gore


    Martin Lee Gore (born 23 July 1961) is an English songwriter, singer, guitarist and keyboardist, and also producer, remixer and DJ. He is a founding member of Depeche Mode and has written the majority of their songs. His work now spans over three decades. Gore's best-known compositions include hits such as "Personal Jesus", "Enjoy the Silence", "I Feel You", "People Are People", "Everything Counts", "Shake the Disease" and "Never Let Me Down Again".

  3. Chaka Khan

    Chaka Khan


    Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens, March 23, 1953) is an American singer-songwriter whose career has spanned four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus. Widely known as the Queen of Funk, Khan has won ten Grammys and has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide. She has seven gold singles, seven gold albums, and three platinum albums.

  4. Rebecca Hall

    Rebecca Hall


    Rebecca Maria Hall (born 3 May 1982) is a British-American actress. In 2003, she won the Ian Charleson Award for her debut stage performance in a production of Mrs. Warren's Profession. She has appeared in the films The Prestige, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe), The Town, Frost/Nixon, Iron Man 3, Transcendence, and The Gift.

  5. Marsha A. Hunt

    Marsha A. Hunt


    Marsha Hunt (born April 15, 1946) is an American singer, novelist, actress and model.

  6. Karis Jagger

    Karis Jagger


  7. Rhashan Stone

    Rhashan Stone


    Rhashan Stone (born November 3, 1969) is an American-born British actor and comedian. He is best known for appearing in many BBC television comedy shows such as Desmond's and Mutual Friends. Stone is also a stage actor who has performed in numerous productions for The Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre, The Royal Court and in London's West End. His roles have included the heroic soldier Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, the drag queen Sanzo in Trance, Hero in the Sondheim musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and the king's brother Clarence in Richard III. Stone is a singer and musician in a wide range of styles, including jazz, soul and gospel. He is also a classically trained singer, musician and composer, and also works occasionally as a playwright.

  8. Errol Barnett

    Errol Barnett


    Errol Barnett (born 3 April 1983) is a British-born American anchor and television presenter appearing on CNN during overnight simulcasts of CNN International. Barnett previously hosted the award-winning cultural affairs program "Inside Africa" traveling to a wide range of countries on the continent including Senegal, Morocco, Ethiopia and Madagascar. He was profiled in GQ South Africa in May 2013 and asked about his extensive journeys.

  9. John Amaechi

    John Amaechi


    John Uzoma Ekwugha Amaechi, OBE (əˈmi; born November 26, 1970) is an English retired basketball player who currently works as an educator and broadcaster in Europe and the United States.

  10. Dina Carroll

    Dina Carroll


    Geraldine Carroll (born 21 August 1968, Newmarket, England), known as Dina Carroll, is a British singer of Scottish and African American heritage who had a string of hits during the 1990s as well as two platinum albums.

  11. Martina Topley-Bird

    Martina Topley-Bird


    Martina Topley-Bird (born 7 May 1975) is an English vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who first gained fame as the featured female vocalist on trip hop pioneer Tricky's debut album, Maxinquaye (1995). She also worked with him on his subsequent albums Nearly God and Pre-Millennium Tension (1996). In 2003, Topley-Bird released her debut solo album, Quixotic, which was critically praised and earned her a Mercury Prize nomination.

  12. Ray Ellington

    Ray Ellington


    Henry Pitts Brown (17 March 1915 – 27 February 1985), known professionally as Ray Ellington, was a popular English singer, drummer and bandleader. He is best known for his appearances on The Goon Show from 1951 to 1960. The Ray Ellington Quartet had a regular musical segment on the show, and Ellington also had a small speaking role in many episodes, often as a parodic African, Native American or Arab chieftain (but also often, with no attempt to change his normal accent, as a female secretary or a Scotsman).

  13. Damon Buffini

    Damon Buffini


    Damon Buffini is an English businessman, who used to head the private equity company Permira.

  14. Oona King

    Oona King


    Oona Tamsyn King, Baroness King of Bow (born 22 October 1967) is a Labour politician and former Chief diversity officer of Channel 4. She had previously served as a Labour Party Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow from 1997 until 2005, when she was defeated by George Galloway, the Respect candidate.

  15. Geoff Love

    Geoff Love


    Geoff Love (4 September 1917 – 8 July 1991) was a prolific British arranger and composer of easy listening and pop versions of film themes. He became famous in the late 1950s, playing under the pseudonym of Manuel and his Music of the Mountains.

  16. Dynamite MC

    Dynamite MC


    Dynamite MC (born Dominic Smith, 7 October 1973, Germany) is an MC from Gloucester, England. He originally gained prominence in jungle/drum and bass, working with Roni Size and Reprazent, but has also released hip hop material.

  17. Amanda Christina Elizabeth Aldridge

    Amanda Christina Elizabeth Aldridge


    Amanda Christina Elizabeth Aldridge, also known as Amanda Ira Aldridge (10 March 1866 – 9 March 1956), was a British opera singer, teacher and composer, under the pseudonym of Montague Ring.

  18. Bradley Johnson

    Bradley Johnson


    Bradley Paul Johnson (born 28 April 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Derby County. His primary position is a left midfielder, but can also play as a central midfielder and as a left back.

  19. Clint Holmes

    Clint Holmes


    Clint Holmes (born 9 May 1946), is a singer-songwriter and Las Vegas entertainer. He was born in Bournemouth, England, the son of an African-American jazz musician and an English opera singer. He was raised in Farnham, New York, a small village southwest of Buffalo, as a child.

  20. Bonnie Greer

    Bonnie Greer


    Bonnie Greer, OBE (born 16 November 1948, Chicago), is an American-British playwright, novelist and critic, who has been living in the UK since 1986.

  21. Tony Dorsey

    Tony Dorsey


    Tony Dorsey (born June 15, 1970 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States) is an American born British professional basketball player, and currently plays for the Mersey Tigers in the British Basketball League.

  22. Jemal Johnson

    Jemal Johnson

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    Jemal Pierre Johnson (born 3 May 1985) is an English-American soccer player who plays for Jacksonville Armada in the North American Soccer League.

  23. Joe Jacobs

    Joe Jacobs


    Joe Jacobs (born Joseph Erawan Jacobs Clarke; 1983) is an English actor. Jacobs has appeared in The Bill, Holby City and is best known for his role as PC Billy Jackson in the BBC police drama HolbyBlue.

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