Also worthy of mention is Ryan Leslie, hiphop and R&B star, who scored a perfect 1600 on his SATs and graduated from Harvard at the age of 19.
In my opinion, the most impressive black entertainer is David Allen Grier, comic, who was a child prodigy of chess and music and was indoctrinated into MENSA, the society of geniuses. He speaks about 10 languages, an expert diver, and has photography in MOMA, The Guggenheim, and The Louve, and has a few other interests that he’s mastered. He has a Masters from Yale but may be best known as Antoine Merriweather on 'In Living Color'. His father wrote the book 'Black Rage'. And they were so wrong for cancelling 'Chocolate News'.