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Black Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Scientologists  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (HBO Documentary Films)

It’s been said that this Scientology documentary has shined such a major light on the church of Scientology and there’s been a lot of backlash against it. The church has fired back at the docu, calling it a “bigoted propaganda piece” with “at least one major error every two minutes.” While we were fully enthralled by it, we wondered…how many celebrity members are Black? Check out these Black scientologists!

2. Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Hayes started studying Scientology in 2005 and was always very vocal about his involvement. He even put out a Scientology album, The Joy Of Creating – The Golden Era Musicians And Friends Play L. Ron Hubbard. When he played “Chef” on South Park, an episode featured the church and Hayes abruptly quit the show. His character then joined a cult that brainwashed him and killed him off the show.

3. Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan

In an article in The Washington Post in 2006, not naming Scientology, Chaka detailed the rules of her spirituality that included consuming purif and mega vitamins and a strong dislike of psychiatric drugs.

4. Haywood Nelson

Haywood Nelson

Nelson is most famously known as Dwayne Nelson from “What’s Happening,” but the retro actor is a proud member of the church. “Scientology allows me to have certainty about what I know, there’s no more guessing about how to be. Now I am free for the most important thing about me: creativity. What I want is a matter of choice. How I get it is a matter of ‘trust Scientology.’”

5. Jessica White

Jessica White

She’s obviously the sexiest Scientologist of them all! Back in 2013, she tweeted an image of herself entering the church with the caption, “Enlightenment.” And a few hours after, she tweeted, “Haven’t felt this relaxed in so long. Had a beautiful meeting today, feeling like I’m entering into a new realm of understanding.”

6. Doug E. Fresh

Doug E. Fresh

Known as the greatest entertainer of all time, About that Scientology album Hayes put out, well Doug E. Fresh contributed two of the tracks on the album. He told Essence, It changed how I thought. Scientology is not written with disrespect toward God. It doesn’t worship something that is evil. It is scientific, mathematical and spiritual. The Black community has to check it out and see what’s there.”

7. Persia White

Persia White

She’s the most free loving cast member on the BET classic, “Girlfriends.” There’s a list of classes that Scientologists have completed and Persia’s name is on one of the lists that says, “Purification Rundown 84.” So that means she’s pure now?

8. Brandy Norwood

Brandy Norwood

Brandy claims she only took a couple of classes and that she is not a scientologist. Ok girl.

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