Black Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With B

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Discover the famous black people whose name starts with B. The list includes people like Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bill Russell, Bo Jackson, Billie Holiday, Barry Bonds and many more. This list of black celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. Black people featured on this list, include american football players, football players, basketball players and political leaders. This list of black celebrities whose names start with B includes people from United States, Nigeria, England, France and many more countries.
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 1 
Ben Carson
(U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development (2017 – 2021))
Ben Carson
74
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 2 
Bill Russell
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Bill Russell
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 3 
Billie Holiday
(One of the Greatest Jazz Singers from the 1930s to the 1950s)
Billie Holiday
35
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 7, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 17, 1959
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Beetlejuice
40
Birthdate: June 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey
Height: 4'3" (130 cm)
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 5 
Bo Jackson
(Former Baseball & Football Player, the Only Professional Athlete in History to be Named an 'All-Star' in Both)
Bo Jackson
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, United States
 6 
Bernie Mac
(Actor and Comedian Known for His TV Series ‘The Bernie Mac Show’)
Bernie Mac
16
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: October 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 9, 2008
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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B.B. King
(Singer-songwriter)
B.B. King
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berclair, Mississippi
Died: May 14, 2015
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 8 
Bobby Shmurda
(Rapper and Songwriter Best Known for His Singles: ‘Hot Nigga’, ‘Bobby Bitch’ and ‘No Time for Sleep’)
Bobby Shmurda
26
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 9 
Booker T. Washington
(American Educator Who was the Dominant Leader of the African-American Community Between 1890 and 1915)
Booker T. Washington
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 5, 1856
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Westlake Corner, Virginia, United States
Died: November 14, 1915
 10 
Bow Wow
(Rapper and Actor Known for His Albums ‘Beware of Dog’ and ‘Doggy Bag’)
Bow Wow
36
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 11 
Barry Bonds
(One of the Greatest Baseball Players of All Time)
Barry Bonds
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 12 
Billy Dee Williams
(Best Known for His Role of 'Lando Calrissian' in the 'Star Wars' Film Franchise)
Billy Dee Williams
5
Birthdate: April 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Bryson Tiller
(Best Known for Hit Single 'Don't')
Bryson Tiller
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 14 
Busta Rhymes
(Rapper)
Busta Rhymes
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: East Flatbush, New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 15 
Bobby Lashley
(Professional Wrestler and Mixed Martial Artist)
Bobby Lashley
26
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Junction City, Kansas, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 16 
Brian Tyree Henry
5
Birthdate: March 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Bennet Omalu
(Forensic Pathologist Known for His Research in ‘Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy’ in American Football Players)
Bennet Omalu
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Idemili South, Nigeria
 18 
Bessie Coleman
(American Civil Aviator and the First African-American Woman to Hold a Pilot License)
Bessie Coleman
22
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 26, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Texas, United States
Died: April 30, 1926
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Bob Sapp
(American Mixed Martial Artist, Kickboxer and Actor)
Bob Sapp
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 20 
Booker T
(Wrestler)
Booker T
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plain Dealing, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Berry Gordy
(Record Executive)
Berry Gordy
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Detroit, MichiganDetroit, Michigan, United States
 22 
Billy Ocean
(Recording Artist)
Billy Ocean
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fyzabad
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Brandon Ingram
(Basketball player)
Brandon Ingram
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kinston, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 24 
Bol Bol
(Basketball Player)
Bol Bol
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 16, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan
Height: 7'2" (218 cm)
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Bernard Hopkins
(One of the Most Successful Professional Boxers in American History)
Bernard Hopkins
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 26 
Buster Douglas
(Former professional boxer who competed between 1981 and 1999)
Buster Douglas
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 27 
Big Boi
(Rapper)
Big Boi
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 28 
Bokeem Woodbine
(Actor, Ventriloquist)
Bokeem Woodbine
5
Birthdate: April 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 29 
Bo Diddley
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer)
Bo Diddley
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: McComb
Died: June 2, 2008
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 30 
Blaise Matuidi
(Association football player)
Blaise Matuidi
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toulouse
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 31 
Bubba Smith
(American football player)
Bubba Smith
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Orange, Texas, United States
Died: August 3, 2011
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 32 
Bobby Womack
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician, and Record Producer)
Bobby Womack
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: June 27, 2014
 33 
Ben Vereen
(Actor)
Ben Vereen
0
Birthdate: October 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States
 34 
Betty Shabazz
(Educator and Activist Best Known as the Wife of African-American Activist Malcolm X)
Betty Shabazz
10
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pinehurst, Georgia, United States
Died: June 23, 1997
 35 
Bugzy Malone
(Rapper)
Bugzy Malone
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manchester
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 36 
Big K.R.I.T.
(Rapper)
Big K.R.I.T.
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, U.S.
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 37 
Benjamin Banneker
(Compiler of Almanacs)
Benjamin Banneker
8
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 9, 1731
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore County
Died: October 9, 1806
 38 
Bianca Lawson
(Film and Television Actress)
Bianca Lawson
12
Birthdate: March 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 39 
Bob Gibson
(Baseball Player)
Bob Gibson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 40 
Boris Kodjoe
(Best Known for His Role in the Film 'Brown Sugar' and TV Series 'Soul Food')
Boris Kodjoe
13
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 41 
Brian McKnight
(Singer-Songwriter with Thrid Most Grammy Nominations Without a Win)
Brian McKnight
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
 42 
Blair Underwood
(Best Known for His Role as Attorney Jonathan Rollins in the NBC Legal Drama Series 'L.A. Law')
Blair Underwood
5
Birthdate: August 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 43 
Brandon Marshall
(Former American Football Wide Receiver)
Brandon Marshall
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 44 
Ben Johnson
(Canadian Sprinter Who was the World's Fastest Man During the 1987-88 Season)
Ben Johnson
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Falmouth, Jamaica
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
Bam Adebayo
(Basketball player)
Bam Adebayo
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 46 
Bradley Beal
(Basketball player)
Bradley Beal
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 47 
Big E
(American Professional Wrestler and Former Powerlifter)
Big E
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 48 
Bill Robinson
5
Birthdate: May 25, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: November 25, 1949
 49 
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
 50 
Barbara Jordan
7
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston
Died: January 17, 1996