African Americans From Massachusetts

Famous black celebrities from Massachusetts, include Terrence Clarke, Jasmine Guy, Joyner Luca.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Donna Summer

Donna Summer
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: December 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 17, 2012

 2 Joyner Luca

Joyner Luca
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Rapper
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 Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 4 Jasmine Guy

Jasmine Guy
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Famous As: Actress
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 Coi Leray

Coi Leray
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper whose music video for 'Huddy' was viewed more than half a million times on YouTube
Birthdate: May 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 6 Crispus Attucks

Crispus Attucks
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First person killed during the Boston Massacre
Birthdate: 1723 AD
Birthplace: Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1770 AD

 7 Ralph Tresvant

Ralph Tresvant
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roxbury
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 8 Shar Jackson

Shar Jackson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 9 Michael Bivins

Michael Bivins
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 10 Chirlane McCray

Chirlane McCray
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Writer, Social Activist
Birthdate: November 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

 11 Chosen Jacobs

Chosen Jacobs
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 1, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts

 12 Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, United States

 13 Pooch Hall

Pooch Hall
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts, USA

 14 Prince Amukamara

Prince Amukamara
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: June 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leominster, Massachusetts, United States

 15 Patrick Ewing Jr.

Patrick Ewing Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 16 Mary Eliza Mahoney

Mary Eliza Mahoney
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Nurse
Birthdate: April 16, 1845
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 4, 1926

 17 Darius Bazley

Darius Bazley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 12, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 18 Zara Cully

Zara Cully
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 26, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 28, 1978

 19 Traci Bingham

Traci Bingham
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

 20 Marcia Hines

Marcia Hines
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: July 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 21 Christian Wilkins

Christian Wilkins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 20, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

 22 Wayne Selden Jr.

Wayne Selden Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 23 Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 24 Dio Maddin

Dio Maddin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: February 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: North Easton, Massachusetts, United States

 25 Ifeatu Melifonwu

Ifeatu Melifonwu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 2, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grafton, Massachusetts, United States

 26 Dana Barros

Dana Barros
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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 27 Sandy Saddler

Sandy Saddler
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: June 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 18, 2001

 28 James Van Der Zee

James Van Der Zee
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: June 29, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lenox, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 15, 1983

 29 Lois Mailou Jones

Lois Mailou Jones
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter, Educator
Birthdate: November 3, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston
Died: June 9, 1998

 30 Harvey Mason Jr.

Harvey Mason Jr.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Record producer, Basketball player
Birthdate: June 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 31 Travis Best

Travis Best
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

 32 Dorothy West

Dorothy West
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 2, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 16, 1998

 33 Michael Carter-Williams

Michael Carter-Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: October 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamilton, Massachusetts, United States

 34 Joe Ragland

Joe Ragland
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

 35 Benzino

Benzino
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Hip hop executive and performer who released his fourth album, The Antidote, in 2007
Birthdate: July 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 36 Noah Vonleh

Noah Vonleh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States

 37 James Ihedigbo

James Ihedigbo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: December 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Northampton, Massachusetts, United States

 38 Ziwe Fumudoh

Ziwe Fumudoh
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Famous As: Comedian and Writer known for her satiric commentary
Birthdate: February 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States

 39 Peter John Gomes

Peter John Gomes
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: May 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 28, 2011

Listed by Time Magazine as one of "Seven Stars of the Pulpit", Peter John Gomes was a much respected preacher and theologian. Also Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard Divinity School and Pusey Minister at Harvard's Memorial Church, he authored two bestselling books and published ten volumes of sermons. A celibate gay, he also worked for acceptance of homosexuality.

 40 Alex Newell

Alex Newell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, United States

 41 Stephen Silas

Stephen Silas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball coach, Basketball player
Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 42 Harry Carney

Harry Carney
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Saxophonist
Birthdate: April 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 8, 1974

 43 Fantastic Negrito

Fantastic Negrito
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter whose music spans blues, R&B, and roots music
Birthdate: January 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States

 44 Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 45 Aaliyah Jay

Aaliyah Jay
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Listed In: YouTubers
Famous As: Beauty Vloggers
Birthdate: June 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

 46 Harry Flournoy

Harry Flournoy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 27, 2016

 47 Terrence Clarke

Terrence Clarke
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 6, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 22, 2021

 48 John Thompson III

John Thompson III
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball coach, Basketball player
Birthdate: March 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 49 Shey Peddy

Shey Peddy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 50 LeVelle Moton

LeVelle Moton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: June 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States