African Americans From Massachusetts

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Famous black celebrities from Massachusetts, include Terrence Clarke, Jasmine Guy, Chosen Jacobs.
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 1 
Donna Summer
(Singer-Songwriter)
Donna Summer
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 17, 2012
 2 
Joyner Luca
(Known for Remixing Popular Hip Hop Songs)
Joyner Luca
12
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
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 4 
Jasmine Guy
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role in the Series 'School Daze' and 'A Different World')
Jasmine Guy
6
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 
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
 6 
Uzo Aduba
(Actress)
Uzo Aduba
13
Birthdate: February 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 7 
Ralph Tresvant
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roxbury
 8 
Shar Jackson
(Actress)
Shar Jackson
7
Birthdate: August 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
 9 
Michael Bivins
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
 10 
Chosen Jacobs
3
Birthdate: July 1, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts
 11 
Chirlane McCray
(Writer, Social Activist)
Chirlane McCray
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
 12 
Nerlens Noel
(Basketball player)
Nerlens Noel
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, United States
 13 
Pooch Hall
(Actor)
Pooch Hall
1
Birthdate: February 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
 14 
Zara Cully
(Actress)
Zara Cully
0
Birthdate: January 26, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 28, 1978
 15 
Mary Eliza Mahoney
(First African-American to Work as a Trained Nurse in the USA)
Mary Eliza Mahoney
2
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.

 16 
Patrick Ewing Jr.
(Basketball player)
Patrick Ewing Jr.
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 17 
Christian Wilkins
(American football player)
Christian Wilkins
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
 18 
Prince Amukamara
(American football player)
Prince Amukamara
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
 19 
Darius Bazley
(Basketball player)
Darius Bazley
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 20 
Wayne Selden Jr.
(Basketball player)
Wayne Selden Jr.
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 21 
Traci Bingham
(Actress)
Traci Bingham
2
Birthdate: January 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
 22 
Michael Carter-Williams
(Basketball Player)
Michael Carter-Williams
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamilton, Massachusetts, United States
 23 
Dana Barros
(Basketball player)
Dana Barros
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 24 
Noah Vonleh
(Basketball player)
Noah Vonleh
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
 25 
Benzino
(Hip hop executive and performer who released his fourth album, The Antidote, in 2007)
Benzino
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 26 
Marcia Hines
(Singer, Actress)
Marcia Hines
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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 27 
Travis Best
(Basketball player)
Travis Best
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
 28 
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
 29 
Bruce Brown
(Basketball player)
Bruce Brown
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 30 
Ifeatu Melifonwu
(American football player)
Ifeatu Melifonwu
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 2, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grafton, Massachusetts, United States
 31 
Lois Mailou Jones
(Painter, Educator)
Lois Mailou Jones
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 3, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston
Died: June 9, 1998
 32 
Dorothy West
(Novelist)
Dorothy West
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 2, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 16, 1998
 33 
Ziwe Fumudoh
(Comedian and Writer known for her satiric commentary)
Ziwe Fumudoh
0
Birthdate: February 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
 34 
Stephen Silas
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Stephen Silas
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 35 
Harvey Mason Jr.
(Record producer, Basketball player)
Harvey Mason Jr.
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 36 
Dio Maddin
(Professional wrestler)
Dio Maddin
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: North Easton, Massachusetts, United States
 37 
Fantastic Negrito
(Singer-songwriter whose music spans blues, R&B, and roots music)
Fantastic Negrito
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
 38 
Joe Ragland
(Basketball player)
Joe Ragland
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
 39 
Sandy Saddler
(Professional Boxer)
Sandy Saddler
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 18, 2001
 40 
Harry Flournoy
(Basketball player)
Harry Flournoy
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 27, 2016
 41 
Alex Newell
12
Birthdate: August 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
 42 
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
 43 
Shabazz Napier
(Basketball player)
Shabazz Napier
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 44 
LeVelle Moton
(Basketball coach)
LeVelle Moton
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 45 
Terrence Clarke
(Basketball player)
Terrence Clarke
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 6, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 22, 2021
 46 
Jair Lynch
(Artistic gymnast)
Jair Lynch
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
 47 
Aaliyah Jay
(Beauty Vloggers)
Aaliyah Jay
2
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: June 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
 48 
John Thompson III
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
John Thompson III
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 49 
James Ihedigbo
(American Football player)
James Ihedigbo
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
 50 
Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
(American publisher)
Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
0
Birthdate: August 31, 1842
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 13, 1924