African Americans From Texas

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Famous black celebrities from Texas, include Megan Thee Stallion, Jamie Foxx, Patrick Mahomes II.
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Patrick Mahomes II
(The Third African-American Quarterback to Win A Super Bowl)
Patrick Mahomes II
114
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tyler, Texas, United States
NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes II, son of former MLB player Pat Mahomes, led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl win in 2019. He also became the second African-American quarterback to win the Super Bowl MVP award. His $503 million contract extension was the most expensive in sporting history.
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Megan Thee Stallion
(The Second Female Rapper to Win Best New Artist at the Grammy's)
Megan Thee Stallion
126
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

An American rapper, singer, and songwriter, Megan Thee Stallion began rapping while she was still in her teens and used digital media platforms to promote her work. Her talent was appreciated by both fans and record labels and she eventually became the first female rapper to be signed by the American record label 300 Entertainment.

 3 
Jamie Foxx
(Best Known for His Portrayal of Ray Charles in the Biopic 'Ray')
Jamie Foxx
41
Birthdate: December 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Terrell, Texas, United States

Actor, singer-songwriter, and comedian, Jamie Foxx became internationally famous for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the biographical film Ray, a role that earned him an Academy Award. He is also known for hosting his own television sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show. Besides acting, he is also a Grammy Award-winning musician who has released four albums.

 4 
George Foreman
(American Retired Professional Boxer and Two-Time World Heavyweight Champion)
George Foreman
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marshall, Texas, United States

Known to his fans as "Big George,” boxer George Foreman won the world heavyweight champion twice and also gas an Olympic gold medal to his credit. Multidimensional in his pursuits, the international boxing hall-of-famer has also been a Christian minister, invented a fat-reducing grill, and written several books, including cookbooks.

 5 
Liza Koshy
(American YouTube Star)
Liza Koshy
29
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: March 31, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Liza Koshy serves as an inspiration to many social media stars and YouTubers as she went on to become an actress and TV host after starting her career on Vine. She even received an Emmy nomination for hosting a game show called Double Dare. In 2019, she was named in Time magazine's 25 Most Influential People on the Internet list.

 6 
Michael Strahan
(Former Professional American Football Player and Television Personality)
Michael Strahan
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Michael Strahan is a journalist, television personality, and former professional American football player. Strahan helped the New York Giants, where he spent his entire 15-year National Football League (NFL) career, win the Super Bowl XLII. After retiring from football, Michael Strahan co-hosted the talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, for which he received a couple of Daytime Emmy Awards.

 7 
Ciara
(Singer)
Ciara
24
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States

Ciara is an American singer-songwriter whose debut single, Goodies, earned her the title Princess of Crunk&B. Her songs, Goodies and Yeah!, are credited with introducing the substyle of contemporary R&B and crunk music called crunk&B to music lovers. Also a dancer and model, Ciara has had a major impact on the American entertainment industry for the past 10 years.

 8 
Forest Whitaker
(Best Known for His Role in 'The Last King of Scotland')
Forest Whitaker
15
Birthdate: July 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Longview, Texas, United States
Forest Whitaker is best known for his Academy Award-winning performance as real-life dictator Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland. Fans also loved him in Rogue One and Ghost Dog. He is an advocate of the UN’s Global Goals and supports peace-building initiatives and programs that help war victims.
 9 
Nelly
(Rapper and Singer Known for His Hits: ‘Country Grammar’, ‘Hot in Herre’ and ‘Dilemma’)
Nelly
19
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States

Grammy-winning hip-hop/rap artist Nelly began his career with St. Lunatics. He became a household name after the release of his debut solo album, Country Grammar, in 2000. He ranked third on Billboard’s list of the Top Artist of the Decade and has sold 21 million albums in the U.S.

 10 
Erykah Badu
(Singer-Songwriter Know for Her Singles like "On & On," "Honey," and "The Healer.")
Erykah Badu
21
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

Widely regarded as the queen of neo-soul, Erykah Badu is an American singer-songwriter whose debut studio album Baduizm helped popularize neo-soul in the late-1990s. Thanks to her popularity, Erykah Badu serves as a subject for street art in several places, including Greater London, England. Also an actress, Badu has appeared in popular films, such as The Cider House Rules.

 11 
Adrian Peterson
(One of the Greatest Running Backs in American Football History)
Adrian Peterson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Palestine, Texas, United States

Adrian Peterson is an American football player. Widely regarded as one of the greatest running backs in the history of the National Football League (NFL), Peterson became the third-fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 rushing yards in 2013. He is currently playing for the Detroit Lions.

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Jack Johnson (Boxer)
(One of the Most Influential Boxers of All Time)
Jack Johnson (Boxer)
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 31, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Died: June 10, 1946

Jack Johnson was an American boxer and one of the most dominant champions of his generation. Considered one of the most influential boxers ever, Jack Johnson became the first African American to win the world heavyweight championship at the peak of the Jim Crow era. He is often credited with influencing popular boxers like Muhammad Ali.

 13 
Kyler Murray
(American football player)
Kyler Murray
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bedford, Texas, United States
 14 
Mark Henry
(Weightlifter, Powerlifter)
Mark Henry
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Silsbee, Texas, United States

Mark Henry is an American powerlifter, strongman, Olympic weightlifter, and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearance in WWE, where he was often referred to as the world's strongest man. In 2018, he was made an inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame. A three-time USA National Weightlifting Champion, Henry holds several weightlifting records.

 15 
Chris Bosh
(American Former Professional Basketball Player Who Played As a Power Forward / Center)
Chris Bosh
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

Chris Bosh is an American former basketball player who represented The Toronto Raptors and The Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. A key player for the US national team, Bosh helped his nation win a gold medal at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. In 2004, he established the Chris Bosh Foundation to promote education and sports amongst youths.

 16 
Jalen Hurts
(American football player)
Jalen Hurts
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
 17 
Debbie Allen
(Actress Best Known for Her Work in the Musical-Drama Television Series 'Fame')
Debbie Allen
8
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Debbie Allen is an actress, dancer, choreographer, and singer-songwriter.  She appeared in the musical-drama TV series Fame and also worked as the series’ principal choreographer. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards. She runs the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles and is a former member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. 

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Bessie Coleman
(American Civil Aviator and the First African-American Woman to Hold a Pilot License)
Bessie Coleman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 26, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Texas, United States
Died: April 30, 1926

Bessie Coleman was an American civil aviator and the first African-American woman to hold a pilot license. Nicknamed Queen Bess, Coleman became a high-profile pilot in the air shows organized in the United States. Bessie Coleman died at the age of 34 in a plane crash. Her efforts to promote aviation inspired the Native American communities.

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DeAndre Jordan
(Basketball player)
DeAndre Jordan
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
 20 
Loretta Devine
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Adele Webber’ in the TV Series ‘Grey's Anatomy’)
Loretta Devine
11
Birthdate: August 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Loretta Devine is best known for her portrayal of Lorrell Robinson in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls. Her performance as Adele Webber in Grey's Anatomy won her an Emmy. She has also delivered stellar performances in the films Waiting to Exhale and The Preacher's Wife and the series Family Reunion.
 21 
Solange Knowles
(Singer, Songwriter & Performance Artist)
Solange Knowles
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Birthdate: June 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Solange Knowles, younger sister of pop star Beyoncé Knowles, initially performed as a back-up dancer and wrote songs for Beyoncé’s band Destiny's Child. She has delivered Grammy-winning tracks such as Cranes in the Sky and has also won an Impact Award. She also owns a hip-hop-themed children’s merchandise brand.
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Marsai Martin
(Actress)
Marsai Martin
32
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 14, 2004
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plano, Texas
Marsai Martin is best known as Diane Johnson from the series Black-ish. She also starred in and produced the film Little at 14, earning a Guinness record for being the youngest Hollywood executive producer. She has won multiple NAACP Image Awards and was featured on Time 100 Next in 2019.
 23 
Johnny Mathis
(American Jazz and Pop Singer Best Known for His Hit 'Chances Are')
Johnny Mathis
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gilmer, Texas, United States

Johnny Mathis is an American singer and songwriter. Best known for his contribution to popular music, Mathis has been honored with many awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award. Johnny Mathis is also renowned for his philanthropic efforts; he has supported such organizations as the American Cancer Society and Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Lecrae Moore
(Christian Rapper Who was The Co-Founder & President of The Independent Record Label 'Reach Records')
Lecrae Moore
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
 25 
LaDainian Tomlinson
(American football player)
LaDainian Tomlinson
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rosebud, Texas, United States
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Karamo Brown
(Known for His MTV Reality Series the 'Real World: Philadelphia', The First Openly Gay Black Man on a Reality Show)
Karamo Brown
6
Birthdate: November 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

A dynamic talk and lifestyle television host, Karamo Brown is also a reality television personality, actor, author, and an award-winning activist. Beginning his career with a small role in The Princess Diaries, he later switched to television, making his mark with the MTV reality series The Real World: Philadelphia.  Also a published author, he has three titles to his credit.

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 27 
Myles Garrett
(American football player)
Myles Garrett
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 29, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arlington, Texas, United States
William Jackson Harper
5
Birthdate: February 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
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Cade Cunningham
(Basketball player)
Cade Cunningham
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Arlington, Texas, United States
 30 
Bubba Smith
(American football player)
Bubba Smith
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Orange, Texas, United States
Died: August 3, 2011
 31 
Eric Dickerson
(American Football Players)
Eric Dickerson
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sealy, Texas, USA
 32 
Doris Miller
(Navy Man)
Doris Miller
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States
Died: November 24, 1943

Doris Miller was a US Navy cook third class. He became the first black American to be honored with the Navy Cross for saving the lives of many sailors aboard West Virginia by manning an anti-aircraft machine gun to shoot down Japanese planes during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was killed in action while serving in World War II.

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Earl Campbell
(American Football Player)
Earl Campbell
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tyler, Texas, USA
 34 
Kevin Abstract
(Rapper Famous For His Debut Album 'MTV1987')
Kevin Abstract
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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LeToya Luckett
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
 36 
Bobby Seale
(Political Activist Who Co-founded the Black Panther Party)
Bobby Seale
11
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liberty, Texas, United States
 37 
Loni Love
(Stand-up Comedian and Host Known for Her Shows 'The Real', 'I Love the 2000s' and 'Star Search')
Loni Love
5
Birthdate: July 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Loni Love is an American comedian, actress, television host, and author. Love won the prestigious Daytime Emmy Award under the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host category in 2018 for her work in the popular syndicated talk show, The Real. A former electrical engineer, Loni Love has worked in popular companies like Xerox Holdings Corporation and General Motors.

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Julius Randle
(Basketball player)
Julius Randle
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
 39 
Kendrick Perkins
(Basketball player)
Kendrick Perkins
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nederland, Texas, USA
 40 
Vince Young
(Football player)
Vince Young
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
 41 
Barbara Jordan
6
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston
Died: January 17, 1996
 42 
Alvin Ailey
(Dancer)
Alvin Ailey
16
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rogers, Texas, United States
Died: December 1, 1989
 43 
Asian Doll
(Rapper)
Asian Doll
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 7, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

Misharron Jermeisha Allen, popularly known as Asian Doll, is an American rapper. After having endured a poverty-stricken early life, Doll managed to put her rapping skills to good use to earn money and fame. Her journey from being a naive rapper to becoming the first female artist to be signed to the popular 1017 Eskimo Records has been quite inspirational.

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Keith Lee
(Wrestler)
Keith Lee
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
 45 
Tina Knowles
(Businesswoman & Founder of the Fashion Brand ''House of Deréon')
Tina Knowles
8
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 4, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States

Tina Knowles is an American fashion designer and businesswoman. In 2004, she launched House of Deréon, a now-defunct ready-to-wear fashion line. While her fashion brands, such as Miss Tina and House of Deréon, have been generally regarded as one of her most important contributions, her biggest contribution to the society is letting her daughters, Beyoncé and Solange ,follow their passion.

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J. T. Barrett
(American Football player)
J. T. Barrett
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
 47 
Jamaal Charles
(American football player)
Jamaal Charles
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
 48 
Joe Morgan
(Former Professional Baseball Second Baseman)
Joe Morgan
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States
Died: October 11, 2020
Joe Morgan, nicknamed Little Joe for his short stature, was a star second baseman who played MLB baseball for teams such as the Houston Astros, the Cincinnati Reds, and the San Francisco Giants. The Baseball Hall of Fame inductee had won two World Series championships with the Cincinnati Reds
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Michael Crabtree
(American Football player)
Michael Crabtree
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
 50 
Jonathan Daviss
(TV Actor)
Jonathan Daviss
6
Birthdate: February 28, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Conroe, Texas, United States