Yes, Black Folks Live In Iowa! Surprising Celebs From The Hawkeye State

October 31, 2013 ‐ By Meghan Reid

Yes―Black people do live in Iowa! In case you didn’t know, quite a few have grown up in the Hawkeye state. Iowa isn’t the most diverse place, considering African Americans count for 2.9% of the population, but there are a handful. Click through to see who is from the big Midwest state.

black celebs from Iowa

Source: WENN


Femi Emiola

Femi Emiola was born in Iowa City, Iowa, but raised in the Phillipines and Nigeria. When she was a teenager she returned to the US and attended Iowa State University where she studied theatre arts. She has also studied acting in New York City and is best known for her role on “Wicked Wicked Games.”

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  • suganspice68

    T boz and Nia Long are beautiful .

  • Miki

    Can’t stand lolo jones. She’s made some really rude comments lately. I guess she wants ppl to feel as sucky as she does because she choked at the Olympics, her only chance to win a gold medal.

    Its not our fault ya choked lolo so stop lashing out.

  • Reese

    Some of these people visited Iowa for the summer.

  • Philly stand UP

    Iowa-Thats one place I never wanted to visit

    • mike

      Good we don’t miss you.

  • mahogany74

    Three of these people actually grew up in Iowa. I don’t think it counts if you were just born there.

  • mahogany74

    Wow. So they couldn’t find better pictures of these people?

  • A

    I was born in Ames, and lived in Iowa city all my uni days.
    Go hawk-eyes

    Via Libya


  • Imansaray23

    I was born in Iowa City, Iowa and I hear that question all the time.