African Americans From North Carolina

Famous black celebrities from North Carolina, include Chris Paul, Nina Simone, Seth Curry.

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 1 Chris Paul

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: May 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Chris Paul is a professional basketball player and one of the highest-paid sportspersons in the world. Apart from earning from his career as a basketball player, he also earns by signing endorsement deals with companies like State Farm and Air Jordan. A religious person, Chris Paul attends church whenever possible.

 2 David Alaba

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: June 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

 3 Nina Simone

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Composer
Birthdate: February 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tryon
Died: April 21, 2003

Widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Nina Simone was a pioneering recording artist whose career was characterized by improvisational genius and fits of outrage. Nina continues to be an important musician and has influenced several artists like Elton John, Adele, David Bowie, Madonna, and Aretha Franklin. She was also a civil rights activist.

 4 Seth Curry

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: August 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina
Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard/point guard Seth Curry, son of Dell Curry and brother of Stephen Curry, began his NBA career with the Memphis Grizzlies. He is a two-time NBA D-League All-Star and has had successful runs with the Liberty Flames and the Duke Blue Devils in college.

 5 YBN Cordae

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper, songwriter
Birthdate: August 26, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina

 6 Thomas Sowell

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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: June 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gastonia, North Carolina

One of the few personalities known for his disdain of self-promotion, Thomas Sowell is an important American social theorist and economist. Over the years, he has played a prominent role working as a faculty member of many prestigious universities, such as the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Cornell University

 7 Nate McMillan

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American basketball coach
Birthdate: August 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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 8 Zion Williamson

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: July 6, 2000
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salisbury, North Carolina, United States

Zion Williamson is an American basketball player who plays in the power forward position for the New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA. Also a humanitarian, Zion Williamson promised to pay for the salaries of the Smoothie King Center employees for 30 days as the 2019–20 NBA season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 9 J. B. Smoove

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, North Carolina, United States

 10 Aldis Hodge

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Onslow County, North Carolina, USA

 11 Brian Tyree Henry

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.

 12 Edwin Hodge

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Onslow County, North Carolina, USA

 13 John Coltrane

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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Saxophonist, Composer
Birthdate: September 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamlet
Died: July 17, 1967
Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane is remembered for his significant influence on modern jazz. He was initially part of the Navy band and eventually collaborated with musicians such as Miles Davis. He won a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and was canonized by the African Orthodox Church.

 14 Eboni Williams

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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Attorney & News Personality
Birthdate: September 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Carolina, United States

 15 Afeni Shakur

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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: January 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lumberton, North Carolina
Died: May 2, 2016

Afeni Shakur was a political activist best known as the mother of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur. Afeni Shakur was an important member of the popular political organization Black Panther Party where she mentored new members like Jamal Joseph, Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, and Cleo Silvers.

 16 Thelonious Monk

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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz Pianist & Composer
Birthdate: October 10, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
Died: February 17, 1982

Thelonious Monk was an American jazz pianist and composer who was noted for his unorthodox approach and idiosyncrasy during his performance. Mentored by Mary Lou Williams, Thelonious Monk contributed to bebop and was associated with Columbia and Riverside labels. His run-in with the police affected his performance after his New York City Cabaret Card was confiscated following the discovery of narcotics in a car.

 17 Floyd Patterson

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waco, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 11, 2006

 18 Viscera

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: February 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
Died: February 18, 2014

 19 Derek Brunson

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: January 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

 20 Brandon Ingram

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kinston, North Carolina, United States

 21 Ben Vereen

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States

 22 Melvin Ingram

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamlet, North Carolina, United States

 23 Shirley Hemphill

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina
Died: December 10, 1999

 24 David Thompson

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shelby, North Carolina, United States

 25 Jerrod Carmichael

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

 26 Thaddeus Moss

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 14, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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 27 Berlinda Tolbert

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

 28 Loretta Lynch

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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Attorney General of the United States
Birthdate: May 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

 29 Max Roach

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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pasquotank County, North Carolina, U.S.
Died: August 16, 2007

 30 Dennis Edwards

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fairfield, Alabama, United States
Died: February 1, 2018

 31 Moms Mabley

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Famous As: American comedian
Birthdate: March 19, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brevard, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 23, 1975

 32 Herman Boone

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former Coach
Birthdate: October 28, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States

 33 Anthony Hamilton

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, US

 34 Cedric Alexander

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

 35 Mary McLeod Bethune

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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: July 10, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayesville, South Carolina, United States
Died: May 18, 1955

 36 Harold Nicholas

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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: March 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Died: July 3, 2000

 37 Meadowlark Lemon

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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Basketball player, Actor
Birthdate: April 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wilmington
Died: December 27, 2015

 38 Tamera Young

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

 39 Stunna 4 Vegas

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salisbury, North Carolina, United States

 40 Jack Tatum

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: November 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherryville, North Carolina, United States
Died: July 27, 2010

 41 Clyde McPhatter

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States
Died: June 13, 1972

 42 Tarik Cohen

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: July 26, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bunn, North Carolina, United States

 43 Ayesha Rascoe

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: 1986 AD
Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina

 44 James Smith

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Magnolia, North Carolina, United States

 45 Hiram Rhodes Revels

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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 27, 1827
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
Died: January 16, 1901

 46 Jamison Crowder

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: June 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monroe, North Carolina, United States

 47 Bryce Love

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 8, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

 48 Anna Julia Cooper

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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Author, Educator
Birthdate: August 10, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Died: February 27, 1964

 49 Brandon Spikes

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shelby, North Carolina, United States

 50 Ernie Barnes

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 15, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 27, 2009