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YNW Melly
(Rapper and Singer Best Known for His Songs ‘Murder on My Mind’ and ‘Mixed Personalities’)
YNW Melly
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 1, 1999
Birthplace: Gifford, Florida, United States

YNW Melly is an American rapper whose song Murder on My Mind became a huge hit, especially after Melly was charged with double-murder. In 2019, he pleaded not guilty and is currently awaiting trial. If proven guilty, he could face life imprisonment or even capital punishment. Apart from the double-murder charges, he is a suspect in the 2017 murder of a sheriff's deputy.

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James Brown
(Central Progenitor of Funk Music and Referred to as 'Godfather of Soul')
James Brown
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 3, 1933
Birthplace: Barnwell, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 25, 2006

Referred to by honorific nicknames, such as Godfather of Soul, James Brown was a prominent figure of 20th century music. A progenitor of funk music, Brown influenced the development of many music genres. An inductee of the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame, Brown is ranked seventh in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.

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Chris Paul
(One of the Greatest Point Guards of All Time)
Chris Paul
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1985
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Chris Paul is a professional basketball player and one of the highest-paid sportspersons in the world. Apart from earning from his career as a basketball player, he also earns by signing endorsement deals with companies like State Farm and Air Jordan. A religious person, Chris Paul attends church whenever possible.

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Aaron Judge
(American Professional Baseball Player Who Plays as a Outfielder)
Aaron Judge
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1992
Birthplace: Linden, California, United States
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge became the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year. In 2017, he made a single-season franchise home record with the Yankees. He became the first MLB rookie to win the Home Run Derby. His charity All Rise Foundation focuses on helping children become responsible citizens.
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Romelu Lukaku
(Belgian Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Romelu Lukaku
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium

Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian football player, is known for his goal-scoring abilities. He plays in the forward position and can also play as a winger. He has scored more than 50 international goals while playing for the men’s national team of Belgium. Inter Milan, Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion, Everton and Manchester United are some of the clubs he has played for.

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Meek Mill
(Rapper Known for His Debut Album 'Dreams & Nightmares' which Peaked at No.2 at The US Billboard 200)
Meek Mill
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 6, 1987
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Rapper Meek Mill initially performed with the group The Bloodhoundz. His debut album was featured at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. He has released Billboard-charting tracks such as Amen and Going Bad, both featuring Drake. His brushes with the law inspired the documentary Free Meek.
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Luther Vandross
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 20, 1951
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 1, 2005

Luther Vandross was an American record producer and singer-songwriter. As a background vocalist, Vandross contributed to the success of several songs recorded by artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross, and Judy Collins. Regarded as a singer with one of the greatest voices in recorded history, Luther Vandross' works have influenced many artists like D'Angelo, Jaheim, Ne-Yo, John Legend, and Usher.

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Marcelo
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Marcelo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1988
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian footballer Marcelo Vieira, who now captains the Spanish club Real Madrid, is known as one of the world’s best left-backs. The Rio-born football star has previously had a successful stint with the Brazilian club Fluminense. He also won Brazil a team bronze and a team silver at the Olympics.

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Sugar Ray Leonard
(One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time)
Sugar Ray Leonard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Sugar Ray Leonard is a former boxer and motivational speaker. Having won world titles in five different weight divisions during his boxing career, Leonard is widely considered one of the greatest boxers ever. Leonard was part of a group of boxers dubbed The Fabulous Four, which is credited with popularizing the lower weight classes in the post-Muhammad Ali era.

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Robert Johnson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1911
Birthplace: Hazlehurst, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16, 1938

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson is remembered as a Delta blues legend. Lack of proper documentation of his early life led to various legends surrounding him, such as one that claimed he had made a deal with the Devil to excel in music. He also inspired an award-winning biography. 

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Paul George
(American Professional Basketball Player Who Plays at the 'Small Forward' Position)
Paul George
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 2, 1990
Birthplace: Palmdale, California, United States

A six-time NBA All-Star, Paul George has been an important player in the NBA for the last decade or so. Apart from making his presence felt in the NBA, Paul George also played a key role in helping the United States men's national basketball team win Olympic gold in the 2016 Summer Olympics held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Lil TJAY
(Rapper)
Lil TJAY
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 30, 2001
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Tione Jayden Merritt, better known as Lil Tjay, soared to fame with his Billboard Hot 100-charting tracks Brothers and F.N. He initially gained prominence on SoundCloud. He is also known as the Bronx Justin Bieber. Fans love his signature use of the auto-tune feature in his songs. 

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Djimon Hounsou
(Actor)
Djimon Hounsou
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Birthdate: April 24, 1964
Birthplace: Cotonou
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Darius Rucker
(Singer, Guitarist)
Darius Rucker
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 13, 1966
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina
Darius Rucker gained fame as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish. He then launched a solo career, releasing Billboard-charting hits such as Wagon Wheel and True Believers. He became the first Black American singer to win the Country Music Association New Artist Award.
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Joe Louis
(One of the Greatest and Most Influential Boxers of All Time.)
Joe Louis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1914
Birthplace: Chambers County, Alabama, United States
Died: April 12, 1981
Boxer Joe Louis, or the Brown Bomber, was the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949 and was the longest-reigning (single) heavyweight champion. The International Boxing Research Organization declared him the best heavyweight boxer of all time. He was also a skilled golfer and appeared in a 1952 PGA event.
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Ving Rhames
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Birthdate: May 12, 1959
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
Ving Rhames, mostly seen as the villain in films such as Con Air and Pulp Fiction, won a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of real-life boxing promoter Don King in Don King: Only in America. He is also known as Luther Stickell from the Mission: Impossible franchise.
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Sugar Ray Robinson
(One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time)
Sugar Ray Robinson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1921
Birthplace: Ailey, Georgia, United States
Died: April 12, 1989

Sugar Ray Robinson was an American boxer. Considered one of the greatest boxers ever, Robinson held a 91-fight unbeaten streak from 1943 to 1951, the third-longest in the history of professional boxing. Also known for his flamboyant and classy lifestyle outside the ring, Sugar Ray Robinson unsuccessfully tried his hand at a career as an entertainer after retiring from boxing.

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Emmitt Smith
(Former American Professional Football Player Who Played in the Running Back Position)
Emmitt Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1969
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States

Emmitt Smith is a former American footballer who helped the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League win three Super Bowl championships between 1993 and 1996. He remains NFL's all-time leading rusher and is the only running back to win a Super Bowl. A humanitarian, Smith is credited with founding a nonprofit organization called the Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities.

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Coretta Scott King
(Civil-Rights Activist and the Wife of Martin Luther King Jr)
Coretta Scott King
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 27, 1927
Birthplace: Heiberger, Alabama, United States
Died: January 30, 2006

The American civil rights activist was an ideal foil for her famous husband Martin Luther King Jr. in promoting racial equality. The author and singer led the Women's Movement and fought for the rights of the LGBT community. She was also known for mobilising African-Americans during the 1960 US presidential election. She founded the King Centre, a not-for-profit organization.

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Yaya Touré
(Ivorian Professional Football Coach and Former Player Who Played as a Midfielder)
Yaya Touré
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1983
Birthplace: Bouaké, Ivory Coast
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Sonny Liston
(Professional Boxer)
Sonny Liston
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1932
Birthplace: Sand Slough, Arkansas, United States
Died: December 30, 1970
Renowned as the Big Bear, Sonny Liston became the world heavyweight champion in 1962. Known for his intimidating appearance, formidable punching power, toughness, and long reach, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Widely regarded as unbeatable, he lost the WBC title to Muhammad Ali, in 1964.
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Victor Oladipo
(American-Nigerian Basketball Player Who Plays as a Shooting Guard)
Victor Oladipo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1992
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Professional basketball player Victor Oladipo currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He started playing basketball in high school and went to Indiana University Bloomington, where he played for the Indiana Hoosiers. He began his professional playing career in 2013 and has been going strong since then. He is also a singer.

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Willie Mays
(One of the Best All-Around Players in the History of Baseball)
Willie Mays
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1931
Birthplace: Westfield, Alabama, United States

Willie Mays is considered one of the all-time greats of baseball. His breathtaking catch of Vic Wertz’s fly ball is etched as a great movement in the history of the sport. Associated with New York / San Francisco Giants for about two decades, the former center fielder with record Major League Football putouts, features in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Rubin Carter
(American-Canadian Middleweight Boxer, Wrongfully Convicted and Imprisoned for Murder)
Rubin Carter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1937
Birthplace: Clifton, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 20, 2014

Rubin Carter was an American-Canadian boxer whose boxing career was overshadowed by his murder conviction; after serving almost 20 years of prison term, it was revealed that he was wrongfully convicted of murder. His autobiography, The Sixteenth Round, which he had written during his time in prison, inspired the 1999 film, The Hurricane, where Denzel Washington played Rubin Carter.

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Grace Jones
(Model, Actress and One of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll by VH1 in 1999)
Grace Jones
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 19, 1948
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

Grace Jones began her career as a model in New York and Paris, popularizing her androgynous style. One of VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, she experimented with disco, punk, reggae, and pop, and contributed to the 1980s’ cross-dressing movement. She later appeared in films such as Vamp.

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Etika
(YouTuber)
Etika
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: May 12, 1990
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 22, 2019
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Trey Lance
(American football player)
Trey Lance
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 9, 2000
Birthplace: Marshall, Minnesota, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Busta Rhymes
(Rapper)
Busta Rhymes
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 20, 1972
Birthplace: East Flatbush, New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Coi Leray
(Rapper whose music video for 'Huddy' was viewed more than half a million times on YouTube)
Coi Leray
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 11, 1997
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Cedric the Entertainer
(Actor)
Cedric the Entertainer
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Birthdate: April 24, 1964
Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Reggie Jackson
(Baseball player)
Reggie Jackson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 18, 1946
Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Karrueche Tran
(Actress and Model Known for Her Role as Vivian Johnson in the Web Series ‘The Bay’)
Karrueche Tran
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 17, 1988
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Karrueche Tran is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Vivian Johnson in the popular web series, The Bay. Apart from playing an important role in The Bay, Tran also produced the series for which she won two Daytime Emmy Awards. Before becoming an actress, Karrueche Tran worked as a model and was the face of Lady Crooks.

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Candace Owens
(Conservative Author, Political Commentator & Activist)
Candace Owens
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Birthdate: April 29, 1989
Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut, United States

A political activist of color, Candace Owens first gained visibility as an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party. Having changed her political stance since then, she is now known for her increasingly pro-Trump activism. Her support for Trump and criticism of Black Lives Matter have made her a controversial figure.

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Kemba Walker
(Basketball player)
Kemba Walker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1990
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Patrice Evra
(French Former Professional Footballer)
Patrice Evra
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1981
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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James Harrison
(American football player)
James Harrison
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1978
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Ghostface Killah
(Musician, Rapper, Singer)
Ghostface Killah
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 9, 1970
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Killer Mike
(American Rapper and Actor)
Killer Mike
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 20, 1975
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Master P
(Rapper)
Master P
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Rico Nasty
(Rapper)
Rico Nasty
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 7, 1997
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Rico Nasty is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Renowned for her punk aesthetic and unique delivery, Nasty achieved popularity in 2018 when she released singles, such as Poppin and Smack a Bitch. Over the years, Rico Nasty has been serving as an inspiration for contemporary artists like ppcocaine and Flo Milli.

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Dwayne Haskins
(American football player)
Dwayne Haskins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1997
Birthplace: Highland Park, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Ma Rainey
(Street artist, Musician)
Ma Rainey
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 26, 1886
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Died: December 22, 1939
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Kandi Burruss
(Singer-songwriter)
Kandi Burruss
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Birthplace: College Park, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Madge Sinclair
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Birthdate: April 28, 1938
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: December 20, 1995

The Kingston-born American actress, who began her career with the New York Shakespearean Festival, acted in a number films and television series and won Primetime Emmy Award for her role in the crime drama Gabriel's Fire. Madge Sinclair was also a voice artist in the famous animated film The Lion King, released a year before she succumbed to leukaemia.

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Phillis Wheatley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 8, 1753
Birthplace: West Africa
Died: December 5, 1784
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John Salley
(Basketball player)
John Salley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 16, 1964
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
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Shameik Moore
(Known for Voicing Miles Morales/Spider-Man in the Film 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse')
Shameik Moore
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Birthdate: May 4, 1995
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Best known for his portrayal of Malcolm in the movie Dope, Shameik Moore later began his career with Incredible Crew and later gained fame for voicing Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. A skilled rapper, too, he scored 100,000 downloads with his debut mixtape, I Am Da Beat.

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Ralph Tresvant
(Singer)
Ralph Tresvant
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 16, 1968
Birthplace: Roxbury
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Sherri Shepherd
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Birthdate: April 22, 1967
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Sherri Shepherd is an American actress, television personality, author, and comedian. She is known for co-hosting the popular talk show The View. She co-hosted the show from 2007 to 2014, for which she received several nominations for Daytime Emmy Award, winning the award in 2009. Also known for her dancing skills, Shepherd competed in Dancing with the Stars in 2012.

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Jim Kelly
(American Athlete, Martial Artist and Actor)
Jim Kelly
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 5, 1946
Birthplace: Paris, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 29, 2013

Athlete and martial artist Jim Kelly won hearts with his Afro hairstyle and his roles in action film such as Enter the Dragon and Black Belt Jones. Apart from films, he also excelled in karate, winning contests such as the International Middle Weight Karate Championship. He has also played professional tennis.