Black Celebrities Born On May 17

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Sugar Ray Leonard
(One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time)
Sugar Ray Leonard
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Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Tony Parker
(Basketball Player)
Tony Parker
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Bruges, Belgium
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Karrueche Tran
(Actress and Model Known for Her Role as Vivian Johnson in the Web Series ‘The Bay’)
Karrueche Tran
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Kandi Burruss
(Singer-songwriter)
Kandi Burruss
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: College Park, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Chris Henry
(American football player)
Chris Henry
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Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 17, 2009
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Taj Mahal
(Self-taught Grammy Award-winning blues musician)
Taj Mahal
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Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
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Austin Ekeler
(American football player)
Austin Ekeler
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Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Lena Waithe
(Screenwriter)
Lena Waithe
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Danny Manning
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Danny Manning
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Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Channing Frye
(Basketball player, Podcaster)
Channing Frye
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Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
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Terrance Ferguson
(Basketball player)
Terrance Ferguson
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Birth Year: 1998
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Clelin Ferrell
(American football player)
Clelin Ferrell
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Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Cool Papa Bell
(Former Baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball from 1922 to 1946)
Cool Papa Bell
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Birth Year: 1903
Birthplace: Starkville, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 7, 1991
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Daniel Curtis Lee
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Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Hisham Tawfiq
(Role on the hit NBC drama The Blacklist)
Hisham Tawfiq
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Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Hubert Davis
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Hubert Davis
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Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Chris Attoh
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Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Ghana
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Terrance Mitchell
(American football player)
Terrance Mitchell
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Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Will Clyburn
(Basketball Player)
Will Clyburn
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Cheick Kongo
(Mixed martial artist)
Cheick Kongo
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Mose Masoe
(Rugby Player)
Mose Masoe
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Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Daniel Komen
(Athlete)
Daniel Komen
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Kenya
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Martin Olsson
(Footballer left back)
Martin Olsson
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Gävle, Sweden
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Nanu
(Footballer, Plays for ‘FC Dallas’ on Loan from ‘Porto’ and Represents Guinea-Bissau National Team)
Nanu
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Casimir Ninga
(Football Forwards)
Casimir Ninga
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Mandoul, Chad
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Marcus Olsson
(Footballer midfielder and a left back)
Marcus Olsson
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Gävle, Sweden
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Martina Big
(Actress)
Martina Big
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Germany
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Dewey Redman
(Musician)
Dewey Redman
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Birth Year: 1931
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: September 2, 2006
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Jackie McLean
(Musician)
Jackie McLean
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Birth Year: 1931
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: March 31, 2006
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Chérif Sy
(Politician, Journalist)
Chérif Sy
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Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Néma, Mauritania
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Abbas Abubakar Abbas
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Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Kano, Nigeria
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Ira Tucker
(Singer)
Ira Tucker
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Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Died: June 24, 2008
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Vaughan Lewis
(5th Prime Minister of Saint Lucia)
Vaughan Lewis
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Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Saint Lucia
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Isaac Chilemba
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Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Blantyre, Malawi
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Vee Mampeezy
(Musician)
Vee Mampeezy
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Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Hukuntsi, Botswana
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Hawa Abdi
(Human rights activist)
Hawa Abdi
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Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia
Died: August 5, 2020
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Sasa Klaas
(Rapper)
Sasa Klaas
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Gaborone, Botswana
Died: March 5, 2021