African Americans From Ohio

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Famous black celebrities from Ohio, include Russell Wilson, Kid Cudi, Tracy Chapman.
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Russell Wilson
(American Football Player Who Plays as a Quarterback)
Russell Wilson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

American footballer, Russell Wilson, plays for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and is considered one of the best players ever. In NFL history, he is one of two quarterbacks with a career passer rating over 100. In October 2020, he was inducted in an exclusive group, the Madden 99 club of the popular ‘Madden 21’ video game.

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Kid Cudi
(Rapper who Rose to Fame with His Debut Mixtape 'A Kid Named Cudi')
Kid Cudi
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Grammy-winning rapper Kid Cudi first came into public consciousness with his mixtape that made Kanye West sign him to his label. Kid delivered a double-platinum debut album, formed the band WZRD, and sold 16 million records in the U.S. He has also dabbled in acting and now owns a label.
 3 
Bow Wow
(Rapper and Actor Known for His Albums ‘Beware of Dog’ and ‘Doggy Bag’)
Bow Wow
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Rapper Bow Wow, earlier known as "Lil Bow Wow,” was discovered by Snoop Dogg. He is best known for songs such as Bow Wow (That's My Name). He has also appeared in movies such as Like Mike and All About the Benjamins, and in series such as Entourage.
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Tracy Chapman
(Known for Her Hit Singles 'Fast Car', 'Talkin' 'bout a Revolution' and 'Baby Can I Hold You')
Tracy Chapman
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

A four-time Grammy Award-winning artist, singer Tracy Chapman is best known for her hit single, Give Me One Reason. Interested in music from a young age, she learned to play multiple instruments as a child. She made her major-stage debut in 1985 and soon became a sensational hit. She is also known for her social activism.

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Toni Morrison
(Novelist)
Toni Morrison
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio
Died: August 5, 2019
Author, editor, and Princeton professor Toni Morrison is best remembered for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved, part of a trilogy. Some of her other notable works include The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon. She received the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. She also wrote several children’s books and plays.
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Charles Woodson
(Football player)
Charles Woodson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fremont, Ohio, United States
 7 
Kareem Hunt
(American football Player)
Kareem Hunt
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 6, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio, United States
 8 
Macy Gray
(Singer-songwriter)
Macy Gray
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States
 9 
Anita Baker
(R&B Singer)
Anita Baker
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toledo
 10 
James Harrison
(American football player)
James Harrison
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
 11 
Aqib Talib
(American Football player)
Aqib Talib
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
 12 
Buster Douglas
(Former professional boxer who competed between 1981 and 1999)
Buster Douglas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
 13 
Arsenio Hall
(Comedian)
Arsenio Hall
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Birthdate: February 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
 14 
Charles Michael Davis
(Best Known for His Roles on the TV Series 'The Originals' and 'Younger')
Charles Michael Davis
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Birthdate: December 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States

Charles Michael Davis is an American actor, producer, director, and model. He is best known for playing Marcel Gerard in the popular fantasy supernatural drama TV series, The Originals. Apart from acting in the series, Davis was also credited with directing a couple of episodes of The Originals.

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Charles Oakley
(Basketball player)
Charles Oakley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Michael Behling
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Birthdate: March 5, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
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Bobby Womack
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician, and Record Producer)
Bobby Womack
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: June 27, 2014

Bobby Womack began his career with his family band The Valentinos, after gaining a record deal with The Soul Stirrers singer Sam Cooke. He later began a solo career and became famous for tracks such as Lookin’ for a Love. He also contributed to the soundtrack of Across 110th Street.

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Cardale Jones
(American football player)
Cardale Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
 19 
David Justice
(Baseball player)
David Justice
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
 20 
Ruby Dee
(Actress and Civil Rights Activist Known for Her Pioneering Work in African American Theatre and Films)
Ruby Dee
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: June 11, 2014

Ruby Dee was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, poet, civil rights activist, and journalist. She is best remembered for playing Mahalee Lucas in the 2007 film American Gangster, which earned her the Screen Actors Guild Award for Supporting Role. Dee also won a Grammy and Emmy during her career. She was also a recipient of the National Medal of Arts.

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LaWanda Page
(Actress)
LaWanda Page
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Birthdate: October 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: September 14, 2002
 22 
Ron Harper
(Former Basketball player at shooting guard position)
Ron Harper
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
 23 
Desmond Howard
(Football player)
Desmond Howard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
 24 
Cris Carter
(American Football Player)
Cris Carter
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Troy, Ohio, USA
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Antoine Winfield Jr.
(American Football player)
Antoine Winfield Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
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Adrien Broner
(American Professional Boxer and Former WBO Super Featherweight Champion)
Adrien Broner
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Adrien Broner is an American boxer. Regarded as one of the best light-welterweight boxers of his generation, Broner has held several world championships in various weight classes, such as super featherweight, lightweight, light welterweight, and welterweight. He is also known for his crazy antics inside and outside the ring.

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 27 
Ronald Isley
(Recording artist)
Ronald Isley
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
 28 
Nancy Wilson
(Notable for Her Single ‘(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am')
Nancy Wilson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
Died: December 13, 2018
 29 
Trey Burke
(Basketball player)
Trey Burke
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
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Shawn Porter
(Former professional boxer who competed from 2008 to 2021)
Shawn Porter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Greg Morris
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Birthdate: September 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died: August 27, 1996
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Carlos Hyde
(American football player)
Carlos Hyde
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Denzel Ward
(American football player)
Denzel Ward
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 28, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Marshon Lattimore
(American football cornerback)
Marshon Lattimore
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: leveland, Ohio, United States
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Antoine Winfield Sr.
(American football player)
Antoine Winfield Sr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
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Nate Thurmond
(Basketball player)
Nate Thurmond
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: July 16, 2016
 37 
Orlando Pace
(American football player)
Orlando Pace
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sandusky, Ohio, United States
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Terry Glenn
(American Football Player)
Terry Glenn
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: November 20, 2017
 39 
Omarosa Manigault
12
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States
 40 
Dorian Harewood
2
Birthdate: August 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA
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Barry Larkin
(Baseball player)
Barry Larkin
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Paula Jai Parker
2
Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Joey Galloway
(American football player)
Joey Galloway
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bellaire, Ohio, United States
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Clark Kellogg
(Former Basketball player who is the lead college basketball analyst for CBS Sports)
Clark Kellogg
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Birthdate: July 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
 45 
David Montgomery
(American Football player)
David Montgomery
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Antwone Fisher
(Director)
Antwone Fisher
0
Birthdate: August 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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CeCe Peniston
(Singer-songwriter)
CeCe Peniston
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
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Granville Woods
(Inventor)
Granville Woods
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Birthdate: April 23, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: January 30, 1910

Granville Woods was 10 when he began working at a machine shop, while continuing his studies at a night school. He grew up to become a steam locomotive engineer and earned the nickname the Black Edison for his countless inventions, most of which were related to electrical systems for railways.

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Jermaine Stewart
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: March 17, 1997
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Aaron Pryor
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Died: October 9, 2016