Black Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With M

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Discover the famous black people whose name starts with M. The list includes people like Michael Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr., Mike Tyson, Marcus Rashford, Megan Thee Stallion and many more. This list of black celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. Black people featured on this list, include football players, political leaders, american football players and basketball players. This list of black celebrities whose names start with M includes people from United States, England, France, Senegal and many more countries.
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 1 
Michael Jackson
(One of the Most Significant Cultural Figures of the 20th Century Popularly Known as the 'King of Pop')
Michael Jackson
255
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: June 25, 2009
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 2 
Martin Luther King Jr.
(African-American Civil Rights Movement Leader Who Used Civil Disobedience to Combat Racism)
Martin Luther King Jr.
87
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: April 4, 1968
 3 
Mike Tyson
(One of the Greatest Heavyweight Boxers of All Time and First to Simultaneously Hold WBA, WBC & IBF Titles)
Mike Tyson
84
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Greene, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Megan Thee Stallion
(The Second Female Rapper to Win Best New Artist at the Grammy's)
Megan Thee Stallion
139
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 5 
Marcus Rashford
(Footballer)
Marcus Rashford
138
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 6 
Marvin Gaye
(Known as the 'Prince of Soul' and Popular for His Song 'Sexual Healing')
Marvin Gaye
28
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: April 1, 1984
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Mr. T
(Actor)
Mr. T
18
Birthdate: May 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 8 
Miles Davis
(Trumpeter and one of the Most Prominent Figures in the History of Jazz)
Miles Davis
16
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States
Died: September 28, 1991
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 9 
Meek Mill
(Rapper Known for His Debut Album 'Dreams & Nightmares' which Peaked at No.2 at The US Billboard 200)
Meek Mill
31
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 10 
Martin Lawrence
(Known for His Roles in the Sitcom 'Martin' & 'Bad Boys' Movie Franchise)
Martin Lawrence
10
Birthdate: April 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 11 
Mary J. Blige
(Rapper, and Actress Known as "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul")
Mary J. Blige
50
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
 12 
Michael Strahan
(Former Professional American Football Player and Television Personality)
Michael Strahan
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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 13 
Madam C. J. Walker
(Entrepreneur)
Madam C. J. Walker
32
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 23, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Delta, Louisiana, United States
Died: May 25, 1919
 14 
Mo Farah
(British Long-Distance Runner and the Most Successful Male Track Distance Runner Ever)
Mo Farah
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 15 
Missy Elliott
(Rapper Known for Singles "Get Ur Freak On," "The Rain," and "Lose Control.")
Missy Elliott
21
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 16 
Mahershala Ali
(The First Muslim Actor to Win an Oscar)
Mahershala Ali
17
Birthdate: February 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 17 
Marcelo
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Marcelo
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 18 
Mario Balotelli
(Italian Football Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Mario Balotelli
39
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 19 
Manute Bol
(Former Professional Basketball Player and the Tallest Player in the History of the NBA)
Manute Bol
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Turalei, South Sudan
Died: June 19, 2010
Height: 7'7" (231 cm)
 20 
Mel B
(Singer)
Mel B
33
Birthdate: May 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harehills, West Yorkshire, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Marcus Garvey
(Jamaican Political Activist, Journalist and Founder and First President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association)
Marcus Garvey
8
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Ann's Bay, Jamaica
Died: June 10, 1940
 22 
Muggsy Bogues
(Basketball player)
Muggsy Bogues
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Mae Jemison
(First African American Woman To Travel To Space)
Mae Jemison
20
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 24 
Minnie Riperton
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Minnie Riperton
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: July 12, 1979
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Mike Colter
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series: ‘Luke Cage’, ‘The Defenders’ and ‘Jessica Jones’)
Mike Colter
9
Birthdate: August 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 26 
Mark Henry
(American Professional Wrestler, Former Powerlifter and Weightlifter)
Mark Henry
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Silsbee, Texas, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 27 
Morris Chestnut
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Ricky’ in the Film ‘Boyz n the Hood’)
Morris Chestnut
14
Birthdate: January 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cerritos, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
Martin Luther King III
(Human Rights Activist)
Martin Luther King III
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama
 29 
Muddy Waters
(Musician)
Muddy Waters
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Issaquena County, Mississippi
Died: April 30, 1983
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 30 
Michael Ealy
(Actor Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘Barbershop’, ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’ and ‘Think Like a Man’)
Michael Ealy
11
Birthdate: August 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 31 
Moses Malone
(Basketball player)
Moses Malone
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Petersburg, Virginia, United States
Died: September 13, 2015
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 32 
Marsai Martin
(Actress)
Marsai Martin
35
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 14, 2004
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plano, Texas
 33 
MC Hammer
(One of the Most Significant Rappers and Dancers of All Time)
MC Hammer
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 34 
Mike Epps
(Known for His Roles in Films ‘Next Friday’,’ The Hangover’ and 'The Hangover Part III')
Mike Epps
10
Birthdate: November 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 35 
Mýa
(Best Known for Her Singles “Take Me There”, "Lady Marmalade" and “Lil' Kim”)
Mýa
3
Birthdate: October 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 36 
Mahalia Jackson
(Singer, Television Personality)
Mahalia Jackson
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died: January 27, 1972
 37 
Mookie Betts
(Baseball Player)
Mookie Betts
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 38 
Maurice White
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: February 4, 2016
 39 
Master P
(Rapper)
Master P
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 40 
Marvelous Marvin Hagler
(American Professional Boxer and Film Actor)
Marvelous Marvin Hagler
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 13, 2021
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 41 
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
(Known for His Roles as Theodore Huxtable on the NBC Sitcom the ‘Cosby Show’)
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
4
Birthdate: August 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 42 
Melvin Franklin
(R&B Singer)
Melvin Franklin
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama
Died: February 23, 1995
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 43 
Michael Irvin
(Sports commentator, former American football wide receiver)
Michael Irvin
10
Birthdate: March 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 44 
Marsha P. Johnson
(Civil Rights Activist)
Marsha P. Johnson
24
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Died: July 6, 1992
 45 
Myles Garrett
(American football player)
Myles Garrett
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 29, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arlington, Texas, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 46 
Mobutu Sese Seko
(President of Zaire (1965 - 1997))
Mobutu Sese Seko
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 14, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lisala, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Died: September 7, 1997
 47 
Monica
(Singer)
Monica
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: College Park, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 48 
Michael Blackson
(Actor & Comedian)
Michael Blackson
9
Birthdate: November 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ghana
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 49 
MC Ren
(Rapper, Songwriter, Record producer)
MC Ren
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
 50 
Macy Gray
(Singer-songwriter)
Macy Gray
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)