Black Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With H

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Discover the famous black people whose name starts with H. The list includes people like Herschel Walker, H.E.R., Harriet Tubman, Halle Bailey, Hakeem Olajuwon and many more. This list of black celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. Black people featured on this list, include political leaders, football players, basketball players and american football players. This list of black celebrities whose names start with H includes people from United States, Namibia, Somalia, Barbados and many more countries.
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Harriet Tubman
(Activist and Abolitionist Known for Her Efforts in Rescuing Slaves and Abolition of Slavery)
Harriet Tubman
24
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dorchester County, Maryland, United States
Died: March 10, 1913
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H.E.R.
(R&B Singer Known for Her Abum 'H.E.R')
H.E.R.
95
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vallejo, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 3 
Hakeem Olajuwon
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Hakeem Olajuwon
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
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Hank Aaron
(One of the Greatest Baseball Players in History)
Hank Aaron
24
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Died: January 22, 2021
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Henry Ruggs
(American football Player)
Henry Ruggs
55
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 24, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 6 
Hannibal Buress
(Comedian)
Hannibal Buress
5
Birthdate: February 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Harris Faulkner
(News Anchor)
Harris Faulkner
10
Birthdate: October 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Hopsin
(Rapper)
Hopsin
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Panorama City, Los Angeles, California
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Halle Bailey
(American Singer and Actress Best Known for Being One Half of the Musical Duo ‘Chloe X Halle’)
Halle Bailey
8
Birthdate: March 27, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 10 
Harry Belafonte
(Singer, Actor)
Harry Belafonte
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Howard Rollins
3
Birthdate: October 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: December 8, 1996
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Harold Perrineau
(Best Known for His Roles as ‘Michael Dawson’ in the TV Series ‘Lost’)
Harold Perrineau
2
Birthdate: August 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York City, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Howlin' Wolf
(Singer)
Howlin' Wolf
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 10, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whites, Mississippi, United States
Died: January 10, 1976
 14 
Herschel Walker
(American football player)
Herschel Walker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wrightsville, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
(American football player)
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 16 
Harrison Barnes
(Basketball player)
Harrison Barnes
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ames, Iowa, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Herm Edwards
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fort Monmouth, Oceanport, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 18 
Hugh Masekela
(South African Trumpeter Known for His Jazz Compositions and for Writing Well-Known Anti-apartheid Songs)
Hugh Masekela
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 4, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Emalahleni Local Municipality, South Africa
Died: January 23, 2018
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Hank Baskett
(American football player)
Hank Baskett
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clovis, New Mexico, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 20 
Hank Gathers
(Basketball player)
Hank Gathers
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 4, 1990
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Henrietta Lacks
(Source of HeLa Cell Line)
Henrietta Lacks
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Roanoke
Died: October 4, 1951
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 22 
Hassan Whiteside
(Basketball player)
Hassan Whiteside
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
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Henry Simmons
2
Birthdate: July 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 24 
Haile Gebrselassie
(Former Ethiopian Long-Distance Track Athlete and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Haile Gebrselassie
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Assela, Ethiopia
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Henry Onyekuru
(Nigerian footballer)
Henry Onyekuru
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Onitsha
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 26 
Hanley Ramírez
(Baseball player)
Hanley Ramírez
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Samaná (town) Samaná, Dominican Republic
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Henry Louis Gates Jr.
(Literary Critic and Scholar Who Became Popular for His Pioneering Theories of African and African-American Literature)
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
5
Birthdate: September 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Keyser, West Virginia, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 28 
Hosea Williams
(Civil Rights Leader)
Hosea Williams
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 5, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Attapulgus
Died: November 16, 2000
 29 
Heavy D
(Leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, he was a popular rapper through much of the 1990s.)
Heavy D
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 24, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mandeville, Jamaica
Died: November 8, 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 30 
Harold Nicholas
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Died: July 3, 2000
 31 
Hubert Davis
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Hubert Davis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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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
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Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud
(President of Somalia)
Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jalalaqsi
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Harold Reynolds
(Baseball player)
Harold Reynolds
2
Birthdate: November 26, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 35 
Herbert Jones
(Basketball player)
Herbert Jones
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 36 
Henry Cele
(Actor, Association football player)
Henry Cele
1
Birthdate: January 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Durban
Died: November 2, 2007
 37 
Hue Jackson
(American Football coach)
Hue Jackson
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
 38 
Horace Silver
(Pianist)
Horace Silver
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.
Died: June 18, 2014
 39 
Hal Greer
(Basketball player)
Hal Greer
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, United States
Died: April 14, 2018
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 40 
Heather Small
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 41 
Harold Carmichael
(American football player)
Harold Carmichael
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 42 
Hunter Greene
(Baseball player)
Hunter Greene
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 6, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 43 
Haddaway
(Singer, Musician)
Haddaway
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port of Spain
 44 
Henri Christophe
(Former Haitian President Who Declared Himself the King of Haiti)
Henri Christophe
2
Birthdate: October 6, 1767
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grenada
Died: October 8, 1820
 45 
Halima Aden
(Being the first woman to wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant)
Halima Aden
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 19, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kakuma, Kenya
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 46 
Haason Reddick
(American football player)
Haason Reddick
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Camden, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 47 
Hakeem Nicks
(American football player)
Hakeem Nicks
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 48 
Herbert Macaulay
(Nigerian Politician Who Was Known as the Father of Nigerian Nationalism)
Herbert Macaulay
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 14, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lagos Colony, Nigeria
Died: May 7, 1946
 49 
Harold Baines
(Baseball player)
Harold Baines
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Easton
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Hector Lombard
(Mixed martial artist, former Olympic judoka)
Hector Lombard
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Matanzas, Cuba
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)