African Americans From Michigan

Famous black celebrities from Michigan, include Serena Williams, Ben Carson, Claressa Shields.

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 Serena Williams

Serena Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Tennis player
Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States

With 39 Grand Slam titles and four Olympic gold medals, Serena Williams is clearly amongst the greatest female tennis players in the history. With 23 Grand Slam singles win, she is just a win away from equalling Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slam titles. She has bagged the top spot in WTA’s world ranking numerous times.

 2 Ben Carson

Ben Carson
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development (2017 – 2021)
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is credited with many pioneering neurosurgical procedures. He became a Library of Congress “Living Legend” and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He later contested in the 2016 presidential primaries, has authored numerous books, was a Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and earned 60 honorary doctorates.

 3 Sugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ailey, Georgia, United States
Died: April 12, 1989

Sugar Ray Robinson was an American boxer. Considered one of the greatest boxers ever, Robinson held a 91-fight unbeaten streak from 1943 to 1951, the third-longest in the history of professional boxing. Also known for his flamboyant and classy lifestyle outside the ring, Sugar Ray Robinson unsuccessfully tried his hand at a career as an entertainer after retiring from boxing.

 4 Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA

 5 Jalen Rose

Jalen Rose
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 6 Chris Webber

Chris Webber
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Famous As: Basketball player Power Forward, Businessperson
Birthdate: March 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 7 Sinbad

Sinbad
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: November 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States
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 8 David Alan Grier

David Alan Grier
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Famous As: actor, screenwriter, stage actor, television actor
Birthdate: June 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit

 9 Berry Gordy

Berry Gordy
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Record Executive
Birthdate: November 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Detroit, MichiganDetroit, Michigan, United States

 10 JaVale McGee

JaVale McGee
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, USA

 11 Tim Meadows

Tim Meadows
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: February 5, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Highland Park, Michigan, United States

 12 Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: January 21, 1984

 13 Kenya Moore

Kenya Moore
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Famous As: Actress & Model
Birthdate: January 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Kenya Moore is an American model, actress, entrepreneur, and author. She achieved popularity after winning the 1993 Miss USA contest, becoming only the second African-American woman to do so. Subsequently, she established herself as an actress and TV personality and then used her fame to branch out into entrepreneurial ventures; she is credited with founding Moore Hair, a haircare brand.

 14 Antonio Gates

Antonio Gates
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: June 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

 15 Claressa Shields

Claressa Shields
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: March 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States

Boxer and mixed martial artist, Claressa Shields, reigned as the undisputed female middleweight champion from 2019 to 2020. She has previously held multiple WBA, WBC, and IBF female middleweight titles. She is also the first American boxer to win consecutive Olympic medals. She was named the Female Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2018.

 16 Kash Doll

Kash Doll
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 17 S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson
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Famous As: Film Actress
Birthdate: November 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States

 18 Denise Nicholas

Denise Nicholas
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 19 Xzibit

Xzibit
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper known for his third album, Restless was a certified platinum in the U.S
Birthdate: September 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 20 Brandi Rhodes

Brandi Rhodes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: June 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

 21 Issac Ryan Brown

Issac Ryan Brown
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Famous As: Child Actor
Birthdate: July 12, 2005
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

 22 Roger Mayweather

Roger Mayweather
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Died: March 17, 2020

 23 John Conyers

John Conyers
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Highland Park, Michigan, United States
Died: October 27, 2019

 24 Angel Haze

Angel Haze
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 25 Levi Stubbs

Levi Stubbs
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Baritone Singer
Birthdate: June 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: October 17, 2008

 26 Royce da 5'9

Royce da 5'9
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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 27 Danny Brown

Danny Brown
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 28 Deborah Joy Winans

Deborah Joy Winans
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 29 Sam Richardson

Sam Richardson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

 30 James Toney

James Toney
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

 31 David Ramsey

David Ramsey
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Best known for his roles in series such as Arrow and Dexter, David Ramsey is also a black belt in the martial art Jeet Kune Do and is well-versed in kickboxing and taekwondo, too. Apart from Arrow, he has played John Diggle/Spartan in three other series, including The Flash and Supergirl.

 32 CeCe Winans

CeCe Winans
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: October 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit

Born to a gospel singer father, CeCe Winans and her nine siblings would often sing at church events. The 12-time Grammy-winning artist soared to fame with her debut solo album, Alone in His Presence. She is also known for her collaborative tracks with her brother BeBe and her friend Whitney Houston.

 33 Christian Keyes

Christian Keyes
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: July 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, US

 34 Diona Reasonover

Diona Reasonover
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 35 Allen Robinson

Allen Robinson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 36 Tony Burton

Tony Burton
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 23, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States
Died: February 25, 2016

 37 Jordan Crawford

Jordan Crawford
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 38 Emoni Bates

Emoni Bates
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 28, 2004
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

 39 Donovan Peoples-Jones

Donovan Peoples-Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 19, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 40 Miles Bridges

Miles Bridges
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 21, 1998
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States

 41 Ron Carter

Ron Carter
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ferndale, Michigan, U.S.

 42 Chris Byrd

Chris Byrd
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States

 43 B. J. Armstrong

B. J. Armstrong
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 44 Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: February 4, 2013

 45 Adina Howard

Adina Howard
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

 46 Tony Harrison

Tony Harrison
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 47 Pamela McGee

Pamela McGee
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States

 48 Brian Bowen

Brian Bowen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: October 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States

 49 James Young

James Young
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 16, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States

 50 LaMarr Woodley

LaMarr Woodley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States