um lets see - JZ, Oprah, Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan,Denzel Washington, United States PRESIDENT Barack Obama, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. ad infinitude - yup whitey is still holding em down in the united states so they can't accomplish anything
Yes, slavery was a horrendous institution of course - but plenty of our ancestors came here penniless and came well after the slave trade years - I am not saying racism doesn't exist either, but.......
America took in less than 400K in African slaves,
Brazil took in 5 million in African slaves - which group with African ancestors fared worse ?
I also happen to agree with all the commentary on race from Chris Rock, another hugely successful American with African ancestory, and Bill Cosby while we are at it.
I also wish equal rights for blacks had happened after the civil war not one hundred years later, but sometimes good things take time.