African Americans From Massachusetts

Famous black celebrities from Massachusetts, include Terrence Clarke, Jasmine Guy, Joyner Luca.
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Donna Summer
(Singer-Songwriter)
Donna Summer
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 17, 2012
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 2 
Joyner Luca
(Known for Remixing Popular Hip Hop Songs)
Joyner Luca
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Joyner Lucas, previously known as “Future Joyner,” soared to fame with the tracks Lucky You and I'm Not Racist, and earned a Grammy nomination each, with them. He is also known for the popular track Ross Capicchioni and for his infamous feud with Canadian artist Tory Lanez. 
 3 
Coi Leray
(Rapper whose music video for 'Huddy' was viewed more than half a million times on YouTube)
Coi Leray
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 4 
Jasmine Guy
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role in the Series 'School Daze' and 'A Different World')
Jasmine Guy
13
Birthdate: March 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Jasmine Guy gained recognition as Dina in the film School Daze. She also won six NAACP Image Awards for playing Whitley Gilbert-Wayne on A Different World, a spin-off of The Cosby Show. She has also played a recurring role in The Vampire Diaries and has released a few R&B hits.
 5 
Ralph Tresvant
(Singer)
Ralph Tresvant
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roxbury
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 6 
Uzo Aduba
(Actress)
Uzo Aduba
23
Birthdate: February 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 7 
Shar Jackson
(Actress)
Shar Jackson
16
Birthdate: August 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 8 
Terrence Clarke
(Basketball player)
Terrence Clarke
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 6, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 22, 2021
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 9 
Michael Bivins
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 10 
Chosen Jacobs
10
Birthdate: July 1, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 11 
Pooch Hall
(Actor)
Pooch Hall
2
Birthdate: February 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Zara Cully
(Actress)
Zara Cully
1
Birthdate: January 26, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 28, 1978
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 13 
Traci Bingham
(Actress)
Traci Bingham
3
Birthdate: January 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 14 
Chirlane McCray
(Writer, Social Activist)
Chirlane McCray
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
 15 
Patrick Ewing Jr.
(Basketball player)
Patrick Ewing Jr.
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 16 
Mary Eliza Mahoney
(First African-American to Work as a Trained Nurse in the USA)
Mary Eliza Mahoney
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1845
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 4, 1926

Mary Eliza Mahoney was an African-American nurse. In 1879, she became the first African American to successfully complete her course from an American school of nursing. She helped eliminate racial discrimination in the nursing profession. Mahoney was made an inductee of the American Nurses Association Hall of Fame and the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1976 and 1993 respectively.

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Nerlens Noel
(Basketball player)
Nerlens Noel
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 18 
Darius Bazley
(Basketball player)
Darius Bazley
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 19 
Noah Vonleh
(Basketball player)
Noah Vonleh
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 20 
Christian Wilkins
(American football player)
Christian Wilkins
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 21 
Crispus Attucks
(First person killed during the Boston Massacre)
Crispus Attucks
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1723 AD
Birthplace: Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1770 AD
 22 
Prince Amukamara
(American football player)
Prince Amukamara
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 23 
Marcia Hines
(Singer, Actress)
Marcia Hines
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 24 
Wayne Selden Jr.
(Basketball player)
Wayne Selden Jr.
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 25 
James Van Der Zee
(Photographer)
James Van Der Zee
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: June 29, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lenox, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 15, 1983
 26 
Dana Barros
(Basketball player)
Dana Barros
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Dorothy West
(Novelist)
Dorothy West
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 2, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 16, 1998
 28 
Ifeatu Melifonwu
(American football player)
Ifeatu Melifonwu
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 2, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grafton, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 29 
Sandy Saddler
(Professional Boxer)
Sandy Saddler
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 18, 2001
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 30 
Lois Mailou Jones
(American Painter and Educator)
Lois Mailou Jones
1
Birthdate: November 3, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 9, 1998
 31 
Travis Best
(Basketball player)
Travis Best
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 32 
Joe Ragland
(Basketball player)
Joe Ragland
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 33 
Harry Carney
(Saxophonist)
Harry Carney
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 8, 1974
 34 
Ziwe Fumudoh
(Comedian and Writer known for her satiric commentary)
Ziwe Fumudoh
3
Birthdate: February 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 35 
Michael Carter-Williams
(Basketball Player)
Michael Carter-Williams
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamilton, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 36 
Chris Ivery
(American Music Producer)
Chris Ivery
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
 37 
Benzino
(American Urban Media Proprietor, Television Personality, Rapper, and Record Producer)
Benzino
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 38 
Shabazz Napier
(Basketball player)
Shabazz Napier
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 39 
Bruce Brown
(Basketball player)
Bruce Brown
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Aaliyah Jay
(Beauty Vloggers)
Aaliyah Jay
3
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: June 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 41 
Alex Newell
(Actor)
Alex Newell
13
Birthdate: August 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 42 
Stephen Silas
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Stephen Silas
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 43 
Mace
(American Professional Wrestler)
Mace
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: North Easton, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 44 
Maurice Hurst Jr.
(American football player)
Maurice Hurst Jr.
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canton, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 45 
Harry Flournoy
(Basketball player)
Harry Flournoy
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 27, 2016
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 46 
Harvey Mason Jr.
(Record producer, Basketball player)
Harvey Mason Jr.
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 47 
Fantastic Negrito
(Singer-songwriter whose music spans blues, R&B, and roots music)
Fantastic Negrito
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
 48 
John Thompson III
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
John Thompson III
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 49 
James Ihedigbo
(American Football player)
James Ihedigbo
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 50 
LeVelle Moton
(Basketball coach)
LeVelle Moton
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States