African Americans From New Jersey

Famous black celebrities from New Jersey, include Beetlejuice, Derek Jeter, Rubin Carter.

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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Derek Jeter
(Baseball Player)

Derek Jeter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pequannock Township, New Jersey, United States

Derek Jeter is an American former baseball player whose popularity had made him one of the most marketed sportsmen of his generation during his playing career. Since 2017, he has been playing a key role as part owner and the chief executive officer of the Miami Marlins. Also a well-known philanthropist, Jeter created a charitable organization called Turn 2 Foundation.

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Beetlejuice
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Birthdate: June 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey

Despite being born with conditions like microcephaly and dwarfism, Beetlejuice went on to become a popular film, radio, and TV personality. A prominent member of Wack Pack, which is part of The Howard Stern Show, Beetlejuice was named the greatest Wack Packer ever by Howard Stern in 2015.

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Dionne Warwick
(One of the Most-Charted Vocalists of All Time)

Dionne Warwick
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: City of Orange, New Jersey, United States

Dionne Warwick is an American singer, TV host, actress, and former FAO Goodwill Ambassador. Warwick was one of the most successful singers between 1955 and 1999, ranking among the 40 biggest hitmakers according to the Billboard Hot 100. 80 of her singles have been featured on Billboard's music charts, making Warwick one of the most-charted female singers in history. 

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Rubin Carter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Clifton, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 20, 2014

Rubin Carter was an American-Canadian boxer whose boxing career was overshadowed by his murder conviction; after serving almost 20 years of prison term, it was revealed that he was wrongfully convicted of murder. His autobiography, The Sixteenth Round, which he had written during his time in prison, inspired the 1999 film, The Hurricane, where Denzel Washington played Rubin Carter.

 5 
John Amos
(Actor)

John Amos
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Birthdate: December 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

 6 
Paul Robeson
(Singer, Actor, and Black Activist.)

Paul Robeson
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 23, 1976

Singer and actor, Paul Robeson, was as much known for his music and films as he was for his political activism. As a black man who had to endure great difficulties to establish himself, he was actively involved in the Civil Rights Movement and other social justice campaigns. As a performer, he was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

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Marsha P. Johnson
(Civil Rights Activist)

Marsha P. Johnson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Died: July 6, 1992
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 8 
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
(Known for His Roles as Theodore Huxtable on the NBC Sitcom the ‘Cosby Show’)

Malcolm-Jamal Warner
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Birthdate: August 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

 9 
Dwayne Haskins
(American football player)

Dwayne Haskins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Highland Park, New Jersey, United States

 10 
Retta
(Stand-up Comedian)

Retta
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Birthdate: April 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

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Flip Wilson
(Comedian, Actor)

Flip Wilson
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Birthdate: December 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 25, 1998

 12 
Mark Ingram Jr.
(American Football player)

Mark Ingram Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hackensack, New Jersey, United States

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Bam Adebayo
(Basketball player)

Bam Adebayo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

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Jozy Altidore
(Association football player)

Jozy Altidore
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Livingston, New Jersey, United States

 15 
Rotimi
(Actor)

Rotimi
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Birthdate: November 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maplewood, New Jersey, U.S.

 16 
Count Basie
(Former jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer who formed the Count Basie Orchestra)

Count Basie
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 21, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 26, 1984

 17 
Tasha Smith
(Actress)

Tasha Smith
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Birthdate: February 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Jonathan Taylor
(American football player)

Jonathan Taylor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salem, New Jersey, United States

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Herm Edwards
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fort Monmouth, Oceanport, New Jersey, United States

 20 
Nicole Byer
(Comedian)

Nicole Byer
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Birthdate: August 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Jersey, USA

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Dee Dee Warwick
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 18, 2008

Dee Dee Warwick was a soul singer whose career was largely marred by drug addiction. However, she found success later in her career, recording songs for Private Stock Records and RCA Records. In 1999, she was honored by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation with a Pioneer Award. Warwick is also remembered for being one of the first openly gay singers.

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Sarah Vaughan
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 3, 1990

 23 
Amiri Baraka
(Writer)

Amiri Baraka
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 7, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newark
Died: January 9, 2014

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Malinda Williams
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Birthdate: September 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States

 25 
Franco Harris
(American Football Player)

Franco Harris
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Dix, New Jersey, USA

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Jay Williams
(Basketball player)

Jay Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
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Te'a Cooper
(Basketball player)

Te'a Cooper
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States

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Jaren Jackson Jr.
(Basketball player)

Jaren Jackson Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 15, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States

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Mohamed Sanu
(American Football player)

Mohamed Sanu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

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Derek Luke
(Actor)

Derek Luke
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Birthdate: April 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

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Bill Bellamy
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Birthdate: April 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

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Jacob Lawrence
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Birthdate: September 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 9, 2000

A master of what he called dynamic cubism, 20th-century American painter Jacob Lawrence experimented with a variety of media, such as tempera, cardboard, and paper.  His narrative painting consisted of scenes from Black history. The Migration of the American Negro remains one of his best creations.

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Shakur Stevenson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

 34 
D'Lo Brown
(Professional Wrestler)

D'Lo Brown
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burlington, New Jersey, United States

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Micki Harris
(Singer)

Micki Harris
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 10, 1982

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Sharife Cooper
(Basketball player)

Sharife Cooper
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

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Dorian Missick
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Birthdate: January 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: East Orange, New Jersey, United States

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Kevin Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States

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Tamika Catchings
(Basketball player)

Tamika Catchings
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stratford, New Jersey, United States

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David Njoku
(American football player)

David Njoku
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cedar Grove, New Jersey, United States

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Rashan Gary
(American football player)

Rashan Gary
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 3, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States

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Drew Pearson
(American football player)

Drew Pearson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: South River, New Jersey, United States

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Phil Ivey
(Poker Player)

Phil Ivey
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Birthdate: February 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Jersey, USA

 44 
Rosalind Cash
(Actress)

Rosalind Cash
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 31, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
Died: October 31, 1995

 45 
Tim Howard
(Football player)

Tim Howard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Brunswick Township, New Jersey, United States

 46 
Emmanuel Yarbrough
(Martial artist)

Emmanuel Yarbrough
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rahway, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 21, 2015

Emmanuel Yarbrough was an American professional wrestler, martial artist, actor, and football player. Remembered for his achievements as an amateur sumo wrestler, Yarbrough was the heaviest living athlete according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Emmanuel Yarbrough passed away at the age of 51 after suffering a heart attack.

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Orlando Jordan
(Professional wrestler)

Orlando Jordan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salem, New Jersey, United States

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Raghib Ismail
(American Football Player)

Raghib Ismail
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States

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Laurie Hernandez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Old Bridge Township, New Jersey, United States

Born to Puerto Rican-American parents, Laurie Hernandez was homeschooled since third grade and began training in gymnastics at age 5. At 16, she was the youngest of the Final Five that won a team gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Her wide smile has earned her the nickname The Human Emoji.

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David Tyree
(American football player)

David Tyree
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Livingston, New Jersey, United States