African Americans From Texas

Famous black celebrities from Texas, include Jamie Foxx, Megan Thee Stallion, Ciara.

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 1 
Patrick Mahomes II
(The Third African-American Quarterback to Win A Super Bowl)

Patrick Mahomes II
90
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.

 2 
Megan Thee Stallion
( The Second Female Rapper to Win Best New Artist (Grammy))

Megan Thee Stallion
103
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
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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
(Professional Boxer)

George Foreman
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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 
Ciara
(Singer)

Ciara
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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.

 6 
Michael Strahan
(Former Professional American Football Player and Television Personality)

Michael Strahan
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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 
Forest Whitaker
(Best Known for His Role in 'The Last King of Scotland')

Forest Whitaker
9
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.
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 8 
Nelly
(Rapper and Singer Known for His Hits: ‘Country Grammar’, ‘Hot in Herre’ and ‘Dilemma’)

Nelly
13
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.

 9 
Erykah Badu
(Singer-Songwriter Know for Her Singles like "On & On," "Honey," and "The Healer.")

Erykah Badu
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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.

 10 
Kyler Murray
(American football player)

Kyler Murray
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bedford, Texas, United States

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.

 12 
Mark Henry
(Weightlifter, Powerlifter)

Mark Henry
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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.

 13 
Jalen Hurts
(American football player)

Jalen Hurts
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 14 
Chris Bosh
(Basketball player)

Chris Bosh
8
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.

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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

 16 
Debbie Allen
(Actress Best Known for Her Work in the Musical-Drama Television Series 'Fame')

Debbie Allen
7
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. 

 17 
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.

 18 
Marsai Martin
(Actress)

Marsai Martin
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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.

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Isaiah Washington
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Birthdate: August 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Isaiah Washington is an American actor who achieved popularity after playing Dr. Preston Burke in the popular medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy. After learning about his African roots with the help of a genealogical DNA test, Isaiah Washington traveled to Sierra Leone where he touched the lives of many by building a school and donating supplies to a hospital.

 20 
DeAndre Jordan
(Basketball player)

DeAndre Jordan
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 21 
Lecrae Moore
(Christian Rapper Who was The Co-Founder & President of The Independent Record Label 'Reach Records')

Lecrae Moore
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 22 
LaDainian Tomlinson
(American football player)

LaDainian Tomlinson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rosebud, Texas, United States

 23 
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
2
Birthdate: February 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, U.S.

 25 
Cade Cunningham
(Basketball player)

Cade Cunningham
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Arlington, Texas, United States

 26 
Bobby Seale
(Political Activist Who Co-founded the Black Panther Party)

Bobby Seale
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liberty, Texas, United States
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 27 
Eric Dickerson
(American Football Players)

Eric Dickerson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sealy, Texas, USA

 28 

Johnny Mathis
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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.

 29 
Karamo Brown
(Known for His MTV Reality Series the 'Real World: Philadelphia', The First Openly Gay Black Man on a Reality Show)

Karamo Brown
4
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.

 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 
Kevin Abstract
(Rapper Famous For His Debut Album 'MTV1987')

Kevin Abstract
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

 32 
Earl Campbell
(American Football Player)

Earl Campbell
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tyler, Texas, USA

 33 
Julius Randle
(Basketball player)

Julius Randle
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

 34 
Loni Love
(Stand-up Comedian and Host Known for Her Shows 'The Real', 'I Love the 2000s' and 'Star Search')

Loni Love
2
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.

 35 
Doris Miller
(Navy Man)

Doris Miller
3
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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LeToya Luckett
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 37 
Asian Doll
(Rapper)

Asian Doll
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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.

 38 
Kendrick Perkins
(Basketball player)

Kendrick Perkins
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nederland, Texas, USA

 39 
Keith Lee
(Wrestler)

Keith Lee
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, United States

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Barbara Jordan
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston
Died: January 17, 1996

 41 
Leon Bridges
(Singer-songwriter)

Leon Bridges
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.

 42 
Alvin Ailey
(Dancer)

Alvin Ailey
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rogers, Texas, United States
Died: December 1, 1989

 43 
Jamaal Charles
(American football player)

Jamaal Charles
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States

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Michael Crabtree
(American Football player)

Michael Crabtree
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

 45 
Joe Morgan
(Baseball player)

Joe Morgan
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States
Died: October 10, 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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Jerrika Hinton
0
Birthdate: September 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

 47 
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

 48 
Emmanuel Acho
(American football linebacker)

Emmanuel Acho
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

 49 
Yolanda Adams
(One of the Best-Selling Gospel Artists of All Time)

Yolanda Adams
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Initially a schoolteacher, four-time Grammy-winning contemporary gospel singer Yolanda Adams rocked the Billboard charts with her debut full-length single Just As I Am. She was also part of the Tony-nominated team that created the original score of the Broadway musical SpongeBob SquarePants. She has also penned a book on Christian life.

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Emeka Okafor
(Baseball Player)

Emeka Okafor
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA