African Americans From North Carolina

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Famous black celebrities from North Carolina, include Pam Grier, Nina Simone, Thomas Sowell.
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 1 
Chris Paul
(One of the Greatest Point Guards of All Time)
Chris Paul
37
Listed In: Sportspersons
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 
Nina Simone
(One of the Most Influential Musical Artists of the 20th Century)
Nina Simone
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tryon, North Carolina, United States
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.

 3 
Sugar Ray Leonard
(One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time)
Sugar Ray Leonard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Sugar Ray Leonard is a former boxer and motivational speaker. Having won world titles in five different weight divisions during his boxing career, Leonard is widely considered one of the greatest boxers ever. Leonard was part of a group of boxers dubbed The Fabulous Four, which is credited with popularizing the lower weight classes in the post-Muhammad Ali era.

 4 
Pam Grier
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Coffy’, ‘Foxy Brown’, ‘The Big Doll House’ and ‘The Arena’)
Pam Grier
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Birthdate: May 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Widely regarded as the first female action star of cinema, American actress Pam Grier achieved popularity for playing important roles in a string of blaxploitation, action, and women-in-prison movies throughout the 1970s. She also serves as an inspiration to those suffering from cancer; she made a recovery after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1988.

 5 
John Coltrane
(One of the Most Influential Saxophonists in Music History)
John Coltrane
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: HaHamlet, North Carolina, United States
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.
 6 
Thomas Sowell
(Economist)
Thomas Sowell
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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 
Brian Tyree Henry
5
Birthdate: March 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
 8 
Aldis Hodge
7
Birthdate: September 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Onslow County, North Carolina, USA
 9 
Brandon Ingram
(Basketball player)
Brandon Ingram
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kinston, North Carolina, United States
 10 
J. B. Smoove
8
Birthdate: December 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, North Carolina, United States
 11 
Thelonious Monk
(Jazz Pianist & Composer)
Thelonious Monk
6
Listed In: Musicians
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.

 12 
Ben Vereen
(Actor)
Ben Vereen
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Birthdate: October 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States
 13 
Floyd Patterson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waco, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 11, 2006
 14 
Dennis Smith Jr.
(Basketball player)
Dennis Smith Jr.
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
 15 
Ariana DeBose
(Actress, Singer)
Ariana DeBose
2
Birthdate: January 25, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
 16 
Jerry Stackhouse
(Basketball Coach)
Jerry Stackhouse
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kinston, North Carolina, United States
 17 
R-Truth
(Wrestler)
R-Truth
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
 18 
Thaddeus Moss
(American football player)
Thaddeus Moss
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 14, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
 19 
John Wall
(Basketball player)
John Wall
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
 20 
Jerrod Carmichael
1
Birthdate: June 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
 21 
The-Dream
(Singer, songwriter, and record producer)
The-Dream
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rockingham, North Carolina, United States
 22 
Coby White
(Basketball Player)
Coby White
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
 23 
Edwin Hodge
3
Birthdate: January 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Onslow County, North Carolina, USA
 24 
Tarik Cohen
(American Football player)
Tarik Cohen
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 26, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bunn, North Carolina, United States
 25 
Nate McMillan
(American basketball coach)
Nate McMillan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
 26 
Berlinda Tolbert
1
Birthdate: November 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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 27 
David Thompson
(American Former Professional Basketball Player)
David Thompson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shelby, North Carolina, United States
 28 
Moms Mabley
(American comedian)
Moms Mabley
4
Birthdate: March 19, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brevard, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 23, 1975
 29 
Patrick Williams
(Basketball player)
Patrick Williams
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 26, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
 30 
Saddiq Bey
(Basketball player)
Saddiq Bey
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
 31 
Harold Nicholas
4
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Died: July 3, 2000
 32 
Max Roach
(Musician)
Max Roach
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pasquotank County, North Carolina, U.S.
Died: August 16, 2007
 33 
P. J. Tucker
(Basketball player)
P. J. Tucker
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
 34 
Eboni Williams
(Attorney & News Personality)
Eboni Williams
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
 35 
Hiram Rhodes Revels
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1827
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
Died: January 16, 1901
 36 
Jack Tatum
(American Football player)
Jack Tatum
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherryville, North Carolina, United States
Died: July 27, 2010
 37 
Melvin Ingram
(American football player)
Melvin Ingram
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamlet, North Carolina, United States
 38 
Alvin Gentry
(Basketball Coach)
Alvin Gentry
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 5, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shelby, North Carolina, United States
 39 
Hassan Whiteside
(Basketball player)
Hassan Whiteside
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
 40 
James Smith
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Magnolia, North Carolina, United States
 41 
Anthony Hamilton
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, US
 42 
Rashad McCants
(Basketball player)
Rashad McCants
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina, United States
 43 
Montrezl Harrell
(Basketball player)
Montrezl Harrell
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tarboro, North Carolina, United States
 44 
Curly Neal
(Basketball Player)
Curly Neal
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Died: March 26, 2020
 45 
Bryce Love
(Football player)
Bryce Love
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 8, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
 46 
Kendall Hinton
(American football player)
Kendall Hinton
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 19, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States
 47 
Hakeem Nicks
(American football player)
Hakeem Nicks
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
 48 
Otis Nixon
(Baseball player)
Otis Nixon
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Evergreen, North Carolina, United States
 49 
Ayesha Rascoe
(Journalist)
Ayesha Rascoe
16
Birthdate: 1986 AD
Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina
 50 
Cody Martin
(Basketball player)
Cody Martin
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States