25 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were African American!

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Being racially ambiguous can be a huge plus in the Hollywood scene for our favorite actresses, models, and mega-star crushes. Let’s face it, the less Black you look, the more work you’re probably going to get.

While some fans shun them for not claiming their African American roots, others say the world is no longer about ethnic divide. We will let you be the judge, check out 25 surprising celebrities you didn’t know were African American!

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  1. says:

    If they don’t consider themselves black then I don’t call them black!

    • says:

      I bet they Black when they want them record and movie sales.

      • says:

        actually that’s when i bet they don’t want to be considered black lol White sells…people of color sell but not as good as white folk that’s why some of these celebrities like to remain ambiguous with their ethnicities

        • says:

          a lot of the biggest paid actors are black

          • says:

            really now? A lot of the biggest paid actors are black? please go on. do tell

          • says:

            Denzel Washington, Tyler Perry, Morgan Freeman etc.

          • says:

            Will Smith, Eddie Murphy(Check out how much money this dude’s movies have grossed. IT’S OVER A BILLION), Samuel Jackson, Halle Berry, Terrance Howard

          • says:

            Morgan Freeman is Irish. Didn’t you see Shawshank?

          • says:

            Wow, Phil J. I was feeling you in your earlier post at the top of the page, but now…damn. For someone who seems to know how to navigate through the internet and end up here, you sure fall short beyond that. Google man, google. Plus who really gives a turd about the success or failures of people in the entertainment industry. They couldn’t give two turds about Phil J. You add to their successes when you buy their movies, albums, and clothing lines. You contribute to their success, but they don’t contribute to yours. When the box office sales out number the budget of the next film you’re starring in hit up us. We’d really like to know. No matter the color of their skin or mix mash of heritage that is of the 15 listed above of the black actors that you don’t think are successful, they are more known and people are more aware of their existence than Phil J. who like everyone else, myself included, sits behind a screen blathering on about a topic simply meant to peek our curiosity.

          • says:

            Once again we have another coconut. please preach to someone who cares and learn how to interpret things for what they are, not what they seem.

          • says:

            Yes because my opinion of your post is an attempt at preaching. Just stating the facts. I’ve never seen a movie starring Phil J. I’m also sure I never will.. I’m sorry your life is defined by the success of some and the failure of others.

          • says:

            Dang. This coconut sure is a big one. You should have a degree in missing the point… actually a few of you one here do lol How did you get how i define my life through one joking statement? Please elaborate on that. once more, interpret things for what they are, not what they seem.

          • says:

            Your above statement makes it sound as if every successful black actor can only be found beneath the success of other white actors. As if there aren’t any black actors who are even more successful than their white counterparts. As if the only way to really be successful is to be white. So my question to you… a person who uses the term “coconut”. Do you really believe that the names listed below do not have a height of success as their white counterparts?

          • says:

            i’m not dignifying that dumb question with an answer

          • says:

            You don’t have to validate what I have to say with an answer, because we know that is possible to be black and be successful. If you saying “really now? A lot of the biggest paid actors are black? please go on. do tell” is a joke..you should really work on your approach and the part of that that is supposed to be funny. Haha, like damn dude. What crawled up your butt? Let me guess you catcher, not a pitcher? Too much for the infamous Phil J to stomach in one sitting. I’m not trying to ruffle your feathers, or maybe I am, but either way what we say on here doesn’t change views. What we do in our life and with our life does. If you can’t answer a simple question on “styleblazer” then I’d hate to see how you’d actually handle a real live conversation with faces and people and eyes..all looking waiting, watching. Needing answers from Phil J.

        • says:

          Where do you get your statistics Phil? Oprah is loaded. Tyler Perry. Denzel Washington.

        • says:

          some of these people who are responding to your comment are braindead zombies that have been brainwashed by the entertainment industry..forgive them for they know not what they do.

        • says:

          As far as I know either you black or you white two ethnic group of people!!!

      • says:

        more like food stamps.

        • says:

          Really? Food stamps. Of course, because all black people want, need, or on food stamps. In comparison, I could easily say that almost all paraphilic disorders involve middle aged white males. Statistically I would actually be right though. Come back with something more original than that..middle aged white male…Indiana daddy.

        • says:

          Who Gets Food Stamps?

          The most recent Department of Agriculture report on the general characteristics of the SNAP program’s beneficiaries says that in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2010:

          47 percent of beneficiaries were children under age 18.

          8 percent were age 60 or older.

          41 percent lived in a household with earnings from a job — the so-called “working poor.”

          The average household received a monthly benefit of $287.

          36 percent were white (non-Hispanic), 22 percent were African American (non-Hispanic) and 10 percent were Hispanic (Table A.21).

      • says:

        Correction: I bet they consider themselves black when they expect to receive the record and movie sales.

      • says:

        I bet you’re black when you use the word “them” in a sentence like that -_- hater.

  2. says:

    which idiot wrote this article?

    • says:

      STOP LYING!!! YOU KNOW DARN WELL YOU KNEW that Mariah Carey was Black!!! And you already knew Maya Rudolph was the late, great Minnie Riperton’s daughter!! Who didn’t know that????? You might not have known that Slash was Black unless you looked at him real good, but you can just LOOK AT Vin Diesel and tell he’s Black and YOU BEEN KNEW that Nicole Richie was Black! (IDIOTS)

    • says:

      Just read this today (12-9-13) and was wondering the same thing. What prompted them to single out the Black race to compare with the others? When are people going to learn the color spectrum goes from black to lighter and lighter until it gets to white (or vice versa) and that no human being commands any superiority over another human being because their skin is of a certain shade. Many people who responded to this blog are arguing about the wrong thing.

  3. says:

    I see you are just making it up as we go

  4. says:

    Umm Soledad O’Brian’s mother is Afro_cuban not her father,

  5. says:

    Black Is Beautiful!!!

    • says:

      JUST LIKE A MONKEY TURD!!!!!

      • says:

        Your avatar and comments shows that you are racist and ignorant. Therefore you are not to be taken seriously.

        • says:

          Better take him seriously….whites are getting tired of the black laziness, drain on the economy, higher per capita of criminals, black arrogance, and voter fraud that put the azzclown Obamao in the White House! Lousy POS we’ve ever had for a President!

          • says:

            Black arrogance is right. As a negro, I consider it a sacred duty to never get uppity or forget my place. We of the darker races have much to learn about humility from the white man’s shining example.

          • says:

            Now you know your not Black. Wouldn’t say “As a negro” please stop you undercover racist.

            .

          • says:

            Lanny , a black/African living in America , cannot be racist .

          • says:

            Love the sarcasm!

          • says:

            a67 etc. You are a runner up in the 2013 Racist of the Year.
            Are you always this stupid or are you making a special effort today?

          • says:

            Would you rather be living in Dung huts?

          • says:

            Would you rather be living in those unrine filled caves in Europe?
            I don’t know what makes you so dumb jack and a complete idiot, but it really works.

          • says:

            You are very very very very very very very stupid. Get some facts before opening up your stupid mouth. First and foremost White people are the majority on Welfare…Go pick up a book and learn your facts. Your people was not the ones enslaved. Whites are draining on the economy since your are the majority. DUMBASS

          • says:

            We are tired of the bigotry! The south lost Archie Bunker!

          • says:

            Lazy, drain-on-the-economy Sicko! grow up- hatred and bigotry are so yesteryear! better yet, get ready for the new world- there’s no going back. At least now you won’t have to rely on institutionalized entitlements and protections. I can tell you are one of the losers hoping for affirmative action of yesterday

          • says:

            You don’t have to like the president, but laziness comes in all colors, Namvet. Don’t blame it on one race when everyone has seen evidence of it in all races and various forms.

            The drain on the economy cannot be blamed on any one race, either. The “drains” are in places no one wants to look at: political lobbying, paid-off legistlators on both sides of the fence, and deregulated businesses that take millions of jobs to foreign nations that do not hold them accountable for shady practices and below-standard wages.

            As for “higher per capita of criminals,” there are just as many criminals on Wall Street as there are in the mean streets, but wealthy people, especially wealthy people with the privilege of white skin, have always had better luck buying their way out of legal consequences. Because more prisons are becoming privatized, there is now a greater monetary incentive and opportunity to incarcerate those whom racists in American society has rendered least desirable–African-American and Latino-American males. While I am not justifying criminality for anyone, there are rational explanations and covert motives behind this “higher per capita of criminals” claim that can be found below the surface.

            As for voter fraud, many Americans feel that George W. Bush stole the 2000 election. That can be debated just as easily, if we had the time.

          • says:

            You white people are the
            seeds of Satan. there is no other explanation for the racism cruelty and
            downright evil acts you people have done to every other race on this
            earth. f*** off demon.

          • says:

            …..Agent Orange acting up again huh……………….

      • says:

        Yes, your sure are.

      • says:

        Rastaz,

        I can’t believe that out of millions of sperm cells, you were the one that won the race to the egg.

        Now leave the room and go burn more crosses in your backyard. The grown-ups here want to get back to talking on an adult level.

    • says:

      I agree, in fact sometimes outright delicious.

    • says:

      Only if the eye of the beholder is blind….

  6. says:

    When Mariah Carey was married to that white man she said she was mixed with everything except black. After her divorce and mental breakdown she came out and admitted to having a black father. Black people made her rich!

    • says:

      I doubt black people made her rich, you have to buy her cd’s and buy a ticket to her concerts to put any black dollar revenue in her pockets , i dont see blacks doing much of either – but i did see some afrocano/americans outside a stadium once where she was performing – selling crack-cocaine.

      • says:

        What? “I don’t see blacks doing much of either”… really? Not sure what planet you live on then… I am black and I bought almost all Mariah’s albums. As did many of my black friends and family members. So yeah… I don’t know if that was an assumption… based on a handful (or less) of black people that you know…

        • says:

          I think they mean that the “black” dollars didn’t make her rich. “Whites” make up about 72% of the US, while “blacks” make up about 12%. The majority of her revenue comes from the “white” stream.

          • says:

            As do the majority of welfare recipients, the food stamps, etc so let’s give the Man his due. Using your logic, ‘white” make up 72% so the numerical superority is obvious of those who collect these goodies of US scoiety, Be praised. The Empire always strikes back says Ted Cruz

          • says:

            thank you.

      • says:

        And guess who were buying the product – you!

      • says:

        Gawd, you are such a waste of time.

    • says:

      When she first became famous it was well known that her father was black and her mother was white. Nice of you to make up your “facts”, Paul.

  7. says:

    your article some of it is bullshit plain and simple!!!! please do your research before post in accurate stories plsss. there are white trinidadians fyi !!!

  8. says:

    Ummm…just because someone’s parents are from Trinidad doesn’t mean they’re automatically black. There West Indies is made up of Black, White, Portuguese, Chinese and Indian. You can be Trinidadian and still be white.

    • says:

      anything to separate yourself from black lol

      • says:

        No he/she is not. That is a valid argument. People from the Caribbean are made up of every God almighty thing. Tessanne Chin who is currently on the Voice is Jamaican of, Chinese, Cherokee, Black and European descent.

        • says:

          Me: Right! If you consider yourself to be Chinese or Gay I will respect your choices!! Me: if you want surgery to remove your Adams’ Apple I will respect that!! Even if you are the biggest Bath House Queen in Alabama & Mississippi!

        • says:

          always hating what you won’t be and can’t have – oreo

        • says:

          When people claim American Indian descent its almost always Cherokee and I think that its because its a chic or colorful sounding name. But there were and are so many other tribes that I seriously doubt these genealogical claims.

          • says:

            Depends on what state your from.

          • says:

            This is just because they’re coastal, and were integrated earlier, the relationships with colonists were very different, and culture different from the Apache, Crow, Sioux… the Cherokee tribe was also organized differently and was HUGE. Around here everyone’s Arapaho, Sioux (Dakota), Blackfoot, nobody here is Cherokee. Also, even today there are a lot of people from local tribes who are intermarrying, it’s variable of course, but there’s a lot of staying on the reservation out here, it’s a different culture from the east coast where the history of the tribes are very different.

          • says:

            cherokee weren’t “coastal.” are northern Alabama and Georgia on the coast????

          • says:

            Georgia is on the coast. Go look at a map buddy

          • says:

            a very small section of Georgia is on the coast…Cherokee land was mostly in the Smoky Moutain Range which included Virginia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina and yes Northern Alabama…they were NOT a costal peoples although some did live near the ocean…

          • says:

            Prototype: This is just because the Cherokee were coastal, and were integrated earlier, the relationships with colonists were very different, they were a huge and powerful tribe, and had a very different social structure before colonization, and different relationship with the colonists than the native American tribes of the plains. Around here everyone’s Arapaho, Sioux (Dakota), Blackfeet, Shoshone; I almost never hear of someone being Cherokee here. Also, even today there are a lot of people from local tribes who are intermarrying, it’s variable of course, but there’s a lot of staying on the reservation out here, it’s a different culture from the east coast where the history of the tribes are very different.

          • says:

            The majority of the Native Americans were extremely dark skinned. not light brown like the south american natives.

          • says:

            Your know this how?

          • says:

            Don Oberloh… if you read hernando desoto the explorer or conquer ,he describes the people he encountered in the early 1500s where dark skin. not like the indians in the cowboy shows of the 1800s. Christopher colombus call the people he say indians but also call then decendants of the khans which were blacks who ruled spain for 800 years. i know your history books didn’t say that in school.. but look it up for yourself.

          • says:

            what the hell are you talking about? try being coherent. the “descendants of the khans which were blacks?”
            sheesh.

          • says:

            It’s funny how all this you guys are saying, moors, khans, all mixed with black though. What if I said the bible was written by william Shakespeare, ppl believe what they want so it makes them feel important or that they fit themselves in these rubbish conversations. Who cares, why are ppl so focused on black and white. America is so full of crap.

          • says:

            If you told me Shakespeare wrote the KJV of the Bible, I would say Psalms 46. Count 46 words down and 46 words up. However, that could just be coincidental and not encrypted. I understand your frustration but please understand that history is taught for a reason. It not only installs an awareness of why things are the way they are today but also a sence of pride or dignity into a people. Some people need to know that there history did not start on a plantation. Especially, a people who lack historical or ancestrial pride and/or identity, and a people have been told that they contributed nothing to this world or society. You have those who are proud of there heritage (Jewish, Irish, German, Scottish, ect.) and they receive no hostility for their pride in self identity. Yet, a person of color receives plenty of hostility for just suggesting they contributed anything other than sports or entertainment to the world.

          • says:

            These things mentioned is what shapes a healthy and unhealthy “culture”.

          • says:

            Perfectly stated…..

          • says:

            I say the same all the time . All people of color are only good and become truly ‘successful’ through entertainment . No African-Americans ate billionaires , without done type of entertainment . Whites really do have people if color slaved. Blacks are the only ones , who can’t accept where they came from and make fun of it . Everyone had their hand in Africa , making it so poor putting these white faces on t.v. , trying to make themselves seem like they really care what’s going on . Europeans crawled out of their caves suffering . While Africans lived wealthy in Africa , with ask the natural resources . They are jealous and envy anything with melanin . Im not preaching hate it’s facts and its true . It’s sad cause slaves fought through shackles and chains . To the Harlem Renaissance and building our own . While whites were creating drugs and ways to corrupt black neighborhoods , school systems , politics and so on . IT WORKED , STILL DOES , SO I GIVE WHITES THAT ONE !

          • says:

            NO blacks rule Spain. IN fact when it comes to European DNA Spain is one of the whitest nation in Europe.

          • says:

            The Encyclopedia Britannica describes the Moors as Mixed African and Arab people. 1/3 being Arab and the rest from Sudan. I actually posted a long comment with links and references on this but for some reason my post reads “Your comment is awaiting moderation”

          • says:

            This planet we live on is constantly revolving in multiple directions, so who’s to say that Africa wasn’t always in direct sunlight and was more shaded, because they have found it was at one time a lush vegetative area which meant it was a lot cooler that current conditions of the last umpteen millions of years and that true Africans were not dark skinned people but more of a light brown to white color…as plates shifted and the planet rotates on its axis it put Africa were it is now which is in an area were people are known to be of dark skin . There is no proof anywhere in science, the bible, etc. what color original Africans were…so don’t me this black/white bs

          • says:

            Interesting! Placing all “theory” aside, lets just look at geographical locations and people close to the equator compared to those further from it (observe). Done? You say, “There is no proof anywhere in science, the bible, etc. what color original Africans were. Lets start there, shall we? “Scientist” (white scientist) utilizing forensic studies were able to identify a single common gene shared in all participants in this particular study in Matteson Square Garden, New York (melting pot of diverse culture). This common gene belongs to that of the “Bushmen” tribe in so-called “Africa” (which is also a European title). This site tends to place my comments under “moderation” whenever I try to produce links and references, but you can Google these people and just tap the image tab to see what they look like. Done? Should we say the bible is true (..or not. You decide), Moses (a Hebrew) lived amongst the Egyptians (I prefer the name Kemit or Kemet, as Egytian is Greek terminology). Egypt, the country in “Africa”, which I am sure will probaly not be considered “African” by you. Referencing the Bible here, Exodus 4:6-7, God turns Moses’ hand white or some scriptures “leoprous as snow” and then back to his “other flesh”. Whats color is this “other flesh” that is not white?(i know still not evidence enough). He also helped a Hebrew woman at a well, who thought he was Egytian due to his attire (Exodus 2:19). However, this is still all information translated to English and written by man but it makes one wonder does it not (of course not to you)? So back to common observation again. The mass majority whites are found it what continent (Before invasion of the “new world”? Think about. Thats right. Now, one more. The mass majority of darker people are found in what regions of the world? Imagine the color of those people Pre-European invasion. Understand that I am not posting hate nor do I agree with such behavior. I just promote awareness and possiblities that you will never consider “truth”.

          • says:

            Its a lot of proof . From even ‘before Christ’ days .. And they were dark . America doesn’t show it but if you were to really study it . It was in pyramids , paintings and even Churches .

          • says:

            Spain is NOT the whitest nation in Europe! Check IQ levels to believe that. Try traveling to Spain. Compare them to Danes, Sweedes, Brits, Germans, Walsh, Fins, Norwegians and Scots. Also, the British ruled Jamaica for less time than the Moors ruled Spain……do Jamaicans look Anglo? Get the point?

          • says:

            youre a little too proud of that honestly. that was like literally a thousand years ago buddy.

          • says:

            The Moors Ruled Spain! Do Your homework.

          • says:

            Greg, you are thinking of the Moors, which were mixed Arab and African descent, that ruled spain.

          • says:

            Show me the pictures!

          • says:

            takes a low IQ to know these things…….. sorry you got left out

          • says:

            Go read the history of the world. Is all in there. History judge blacks very harshly but the truth is blacks are the original people before different shades of people

          • says:

            Incorrect. Science and archeology have shown that we all came from dark brown, not black. Those who remained in the region became darker and those who moved northward became lighter.

          • says:

            “The Human Race”, documentiary done by “scientist” and aired on the History Channel, showed common DNA links us all to the Bushman tribe of Africa. Please, Google them and tell me what they would be classified as here in America. Oh… and most Blacks are actually just dark brown.

          • says:

            thank u very much for pointing this out. I have bn saying something similar the first ppl were found in Egypt

          • says:

            Egyptians are / were Africans .. They are trying to make them look of an Arab , Indian look .

          • says:

            I am thankful now that DNA can tell exactly what you are. Your heart can prove what you become good or evil.

          • says:

            C’mon…..”black” “dark brown” tan” all semantics.

          • says:

            Dark Brown / Black .. technically it’s the same thing . We still came from Africa .

          • says:

            why then do all religious image show pictures from “Adam and eve” and all folks as white????? Remember, “God created man his own image”

          • says:

            Those are pictures created by Europeans (English, Italian, ect.) in either the Renaissance or Mid evil era. Please, read your History.

          • says:

            I’m guessing you meant “medieval,” right?

          • says:

            And your guess would be correct as I was referring to medieval but I said mid “evil”. On some post I may refer to “history” as “his story”. However, the point was apparently clear.

          • says:

            Over their heads JFK.

          • says:

            I love your way of talk. Proud someone keeps up with this cause it give me a headache, but I was taught all of this at an early age. And you know what I’ve learned, white ppl beat, lied and degraded blacks to where they don’t believe anything that comes from another black person, remember if your white your right, black get back brown get down.

          • says:

            Your right. They even do it to their own people . Look at Hitler .

          • says:

            It’s meant metaphorically, not literally… some of these comments . SMH

          • says:

            Gill Scott Herron fan?

          • says:

            Never heard of him until now. I just Googled him. He is a Jazz muscian, right? Are you recommending him?

          • says:

            Not sure what’s up with the mods but incase my first reply doesn’t show up but search: watch?v=tJEbh3DxLEU

            Be sure to watch it until the end.

          • says:

            I think I am a fan now.

          • says:

            Shows how little you know about the history of religion and the Roman Catholic church…it’s great that you believe in God, but it’s unfortunate you put faith in the commercialized version molded by early Europeans to suit there misguided propaganda.

          • says:

            In this society DNA testing is used as undisputable evidence that someone committed a crime. Yet when that same test has been used to show evidence of the origin of MAN, then you have those that refuse to accept the fact that the origin of Man originated from Africa (The Motherland). Those same people are the first to say “what difference does it make the color of Jesus”. I’ve been around the world and in many countries, black stone or marble is used to depict figures of the Bible! So all this is to say, this is an discussion that will never end because no matter what evidence or proof is provided, some people just won’t accept it!

          • says:

            In high school I asked the nun why were Jesus and all the disciples portrayed as being white as if the stories in the bible were set in Iceland and not the middle east and Africa. After two weeks detention, I was never called on in catechism to answer or asked any questions, Sometimes regardless of propaganda you have to think for your self.

          • says:

            your joking right? those are only the european religious images which have no clear basis to fact. those people would have been black or middle eastern or something like that…as much as you would like to separate yourself from color.

          • says:

            Jesus was black . His name isn’t even Jesus , it’s Huru . It’s facts on that .

          • says:

            Blacks (Africans) are the original people. But in every culture a pale skin is considered to be better…. I am not saying I agree, but this is something we all (Africans, Indians, E Asians and Europeans) have to ask ourselves…. why is it part of our culture to judge a darker skin tone as inferior.

          • says:

            by racial make-up Native Americans were mongolian race (politically correct nitwits today would call this asian). remember chilen’ there are only 3 races : caucasian, negro, mongolian. everything else is ETHNICITY OR NATIONALITY!

          • says:

            There is no such thins as ‘race’. It is a socially constructed term put into existence by Whites to show they were better, in power, and in control. There is only Ethnicity/Nationality. Also Culture.

          • says:

            The human race

          • says:

            You actually fall for that bull? You really must have loved sociology and anthropology. Genetics and bone differences don’t lie, though.

            Give us all the same skin color and you’d still be able to see racial difference, and that’s only what’s on the outside. You seem a little racist pinning everything on white people, though. You and everyone who liked your little post.

          • says:

            Ever heard of Eugenics? Yes, people are genetically different from around the world but specific racial categories (black, white, blah blah blah) were categories created by Anthropologist. Hitler used the theory of Eugenics to justify killing Jews and the U.S. government used it to forcibly sterilize poor people (of all ‘races’) b/c they were considered idiots. You can look up the supreme court case on this if you dont believe it.

          • says:

            European scholars, Buffon and Blumenbach in the 1700 put forth the separation of people by skin color and imagined physical characteristics. RACE is a LIE used in the colonization of other continents. please don’t take my word for it…look those names up.

          • says:

            Actually, you’re wrong. Bioarcheaology and human osteology, and forensics have proven otherwise. Race is a social construct. If your pulling your opinion from these areas you didn’t understand the jargon in the material didn’t have enough info or your sources were antiquated.

          • says:

            yes Julie you are right RACE is a LIE…initiated by so called scientists Buffon and Blumenbach…

          • says:

            Your stupi d put different races with the same skin color and we are all the same color shouldn’t even matter anymore just like people who are prejudice against gay and poor people it’s not that important once people accept that the world will be much better.

          • says:

            say WHAT ????

          • says:

            To ignorance be the glory. I didn’ t have to get a college degree to know my history. Those of Caucasian descent in most.cases.did implement this platitude of being better than anyone who wasn’t Caucasian. Even enslaved their own as indentured servants to pay off their crimes against society. They went on to the indigent Native American, and when that didn’t work, the African man and woman, the African child as well, were stolen from their continent to be worked and beaten to death etc. Of course there were other groups of people who took on this mindset of being more privilege but that is mute. There is no racism here, hun, becoming Muslim took that out of my heart. Get the word ‘ race ‘ out of your vocabulary, try ethnic make up instead of racial difference. Know that you have whatever features you havve because Africans were the first people on this Earth. It is a scientific fact. Also delve into history, yours as well as everyone else’s so you are more cognizant of true facts. Anything you have to question, then throw it out and move on to what is pertinent to what you seek. Enuff said!!!

          • says:

            How where they enslaved in ships when africans black africans would enslave there own people and ship them to the land of milk and honey?

          • says:

            greed knows no skin color.

          • says:

            Think that’s bad? What about their need for 7 continents just so they could have a continent separate from Asia? Really, that continent is Eurasia.

          • says:

            Your so smart

          • says:

            And you used ‘you’re’ incorrectly, so I guess you’re not. Plus you did not use a period.
            The well-known and now long dead writer Sydney Harris once wrote, the secret to good communication between people is the proper and correct use of language–whatever language one is using.

          • says:

            Practice what you preach. There should be quotation marks, and should read:

            Sydney Harris once wrote: “The secret (etc).”

          • says:

            Forgetting quotation marks is not as bad as using ‘you’re’ incorrectly.

          • says:

            anybody have change for a twenty?

          • says:

            one race its the human race

          • says:

            So where did you come up with these facts?

          • says:

            What about the 15th amendment?

          • says:

            You just contradicted yourself in one sentence. No such thing as race, unless you need a scapegoat. Then there’s that pesky evil white race… Smh

          • says:

            Ya’ll know if you got even a smidgen of Black blood you is Negro,of course we all came from Africa,you do know that,don’t ya,cullid peoples!

          • says:

            Ur an a**hole. Prob half prican. sSTAY ON YR ISLAND NO ONE HERE LIKES U

          • says:

            My my My,getting a little uptight,are we!my people were actually here when the thieves from Europe showed up with Germ warfare & terror tactic’s to steal a country to enrich theirselves !if anybody should go anywhere,it should be Youin’s THE WHITE SPAWNS OF SATAN

          • says:

            What an ironic post, coming from a guy with the surname Cortez.

          • says:

            Satice go sit u self down w nice cup of reality. No one like black peepd but back perps done and done

          • says:

            You definitely make no sense here, but do step into your own reality and try to discern what you meant here.

          • says:

            Point considered and taken, however it is the accepted group name, you’ll find it on any Census intake form. I didn’t use that moniker to be ‘ racist ‘ but in the future I’ll just say Caucasian if that makes you feel better.

          • says:

            Well actually then “whites” are better since we have never been enslaved right? People quit bein black and mad for it. Accept it and KEEP IT MOVIN!!

          • says:

            I’m going to let you simmer in your own thoughts here. I believe my recent reply to HumanDiversty answers this. FYI, no one is ‘ black and mad for it’. I love being African American, I grasp my hisyory, I know my roots liein Sierra Leone, Africa, and in the Seminole Native American people. I accept all, I accept he history of our struggle and will keep on promoting the truth. NEXT!

          • says:

            There are plenty of “black and mad for it”. Check out the black-on-black murder rates in any large city in the U.S.. Jump on a city bus in Philly and look at those angry faces as the bus starts to cruise through the suburbs.

          • says:

            Wtf are you talking about? Whites were slaves. Do your research.

          • says:

            In sociological terms, race exists. We can debate it by saying that we are all human…and that is correct, scientifically. Don’t confuse the two sciences. Sociology is the study of society…and we, as a society, have decided to separate ourselves to express the uniqueness of our cultures, which is fine. Just don’t state that one group is superior to another (that is, then, racism).

          • says:

            those are man made separations of the human race…the Lakota saying/prayer is very true…Mitakuye Oyasin…(all my relatives or…we are all related). DNA research has proven beyond a shadow of doubt that we ALL originated in AFRICA…aptly called the MOTHER LAND…from a nomadic tribe of bush men. it’s your turn to check your history… or watch the first video (there are serval since) called “Journey of Man.” don’t be so quick to call someone a nitwit … you may sound like one yourself.

          • says:

            So we are all African Americans of different shades.

          • says:

            *Africans
            An African American is, by all means and purposes, a “black” individual who also happens to be a citizen of the United States of America. With that being said though, either you’re American, or you’re not. I’m so sick of these sub-categories being placed onto EVERYTHING.
            Back to the matter at hand though, no, we’re not all African. At least in the regard that we were all “black”. Dark, yes. Black, no. A more realistic color of origin would be to look at color of modern day Israelies.

          • says:

            Well I call myself Mocha-latte with a sprinkle of Cinnamon. That’s my color.

          • says:

            Sounds like a giant waste of time. We’re all human. We all bleed red.

          • says:

            Yes and no. Africa, yes. But the ancestors to is all were not Khoisan or any other bushmen. They just happen to have some of the oldest DNA among them. What you could say is that they are the group who has moved the least from where our ancient ancestors lived. All humans have evolved and they are no different in that.

          • says:

            More and more research is showing that Europeans tend to have NEANDRATHAL genes. That they blended with the humans. Next thing we will see are articles of famous people that are part NEANDRATHAL. Smh

          • says:

            Neanderthal, humpty dumpty, NEANDERTHAL!

          • says:

            All people, other than black Africans, have neanderthal ancestry. Neanderthals were human as well.

          • says:

            Check out also “The Real Eve”

          • says:

            I’m white tight and right and NO ONE IN MY FAMILY IS FROM AFRICA. GET IT? probably not…

          • says:

            I am Black American and none of my relatives are from Africa either…except my step-father and step-siblings, who are from Ghana. My ancestry, like everyone else in this world, can be traced back to Africa…either by North or East Africa. I think that is what she’s trying to state. Even the most European Caucasians can trace their ancestry to Egypt…ijs.

          • says:

            well not mine they come from china and England and wales and scotland

          • says:

            The Great Britain ancestry can be traced back to Mesopotamia and Egypt. It’s not that difficult. People adapted with the migration from Africa and the Middle East (where the original Caucasians are from). Even now, there are physical differences between Black Americans and Black Africans.

          • says:

            The origional Chinese were African, and had dark skin up until a 150 years ago. Look up the Khoisan people.

          • says:

            The modern human race can trace it’s ancient ancestry back to areas in Africa, skin color does NOT change in just 150 years.
            I fully accept the current science that shows us that modern humans are descendent of human’s coming out of Africa.
            But to think that the skin color of a group of people can change in just 150 years is not scientifically sound and not proven.

            Also, current ancestral research is posing the idea that the original migration out of Africa is true, but there may have been later migration back to the land now called Africa.

            And, the original human’s that migrated out of Africa likely had different features than modern Africans.
            To support that, modern Africa is also made up of people who have different facial features, and other physical characteristics that are not the same across all of Africa. Skin tones are different from very dark to very light, hair texture is different, facial features are different from east Africa to west Africa and from north to south.
            These same variations exist in Europe, the Middle East and in eastern Asian countries.

            The Human race is very varied in coloration and superficial physical appearances. This is the great variety that has allowed our human populace to thrive on planet Earth, where we ALL come from. The variety we have is linked to the climatic regions and physical land make up our ancestors lived in for VERY very long periods of time.
            These variations are the beauty that makes up our human race and we should respect it and not use it to instill superiority or fear.
            Our collective history shows us that we don’t want to go back there again. Haven’t we had enough of this “racial superiority” ridiculousness especially over the past 400+ years?

          • says:

            That’s not you told me last night.

          • says:

            I bet you’re one of those who would never open your mouth if you were face to face with someone. In response to your comment that was moderated on another article, you can drop to your knees kiss my educated back side, internet tough guy.

          • says:

            Thank u so VERY much for voicing the sound of truth in a sea of misconceptions, misinformation and just plain IGNORANCE & lack of EDUCATION!!

          • says:

            THANK YOU !!!!

          • says:

            You have hit the nail on the head. That is so correct to all you so called history buffs.

          • says:

            Those aren’t races. They are descriptors being incorrectly used outside of an bioarch/forensics lab. They aren’t full proof.

          • says:

            Actually Chinese don’t mind being Asian–as long as you don’t also classify India as Asia (which has a totally different culture and different ethnicity)–and which is also slightly crazy.

          • says:

            Actualy being technical, Caucasians are black white and Asian. Look up the definition of theword

          • says:

            : I’m not black. I’m caucasian. Same as my husband from Peru. We have no negro or asian in our blood. Thank you and good night.

          • says:

            I dint say you were. But not all white people are Caucasian. It is a misused term to describe one race. It was not meant to offend but rather inform. A man from England, Norway, Ireland, etc. is not a Caucasian by definition of the word. By definition of the word, a Caucasian can be black or Asian. Actually the only true Caucasian white people are from Russia. Turn on your Olymoics channel for 5 minutes and you will see Caucasia! Those are the big mountains in the background on NBC.

          • says:

            Maybe you show get a DNA test done!! Lol….you will be surpised ; ) Trust everyone has African in them. I know this truth hurts.

          • says:

            Negro really

          • says:

            No such thing as these colloquial races.

          • says:

            There is only ONE RACE; the human race. Scientists have classified the different features related to identifying someone’s ethnic origin as the three “races” that are actually caucazoid, mongoloid, and negroid. DNA proves it.

          • says:

            more BS,how in the hell do u create a name for a group of people from the Africian con as NEGRO what the hell is that u sound real stuipid is that?

          • says:

            Thank you for stating that. That is Sociology 101, but most people never took Sociology, including the author(s) of this article. Being West Indian or Black African does not make one “American” either. Technically, Wentworth Miller is an bi-racial-Brit.

          • says:

            You are sadly incorrect. Native Americans identify strongly with west coastal Africans that migrated.

          • says:

            NO, THERE IS ONLY ONE (1!) RACE ON THIS PLANET, IN THIS UNIVERSE, THAT WE HUMANS KNOW OF: THE HUMAN RACE!!! Race is NOT determined by COLOR, by neither Nature, GOD, science or biologically!! ONLY BY THE RACIST SO-CALLED WHITE RACE!!!! CHECK IT OUT!!!!

          • says:

            incorrect Hiram…just as is your use of ‘chilen’) in the 1700’s European scholars, Buffon and Blumenbach conceived of the notion of RACE…it is a man made theory…RACE does not exist any more than the construct of time! both are used to justify the actions of one group of HUMANs in relationship to others. when taught with authority (be it humane or violently) these constructs are taken as reality…losing the memory of the fact that it was all just made up…usually to establish superiority of one group over another…like in colonization. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS RACIAL MAKE-UP. (if I were you I wouldn’t be so quick to call anyone “nitwit”)

          • says:

            Check your facts on ” the majority of NA r extremely dark skinned” All of you stop reading and listening to american book written by white people…. Oh and Roz Dotson right on bro Trail of Tears nobody wanna acknowledge that.

          • says:

            One note here–about the dark skinned thing–being in the outdoors a lot will turn one’s skin very dark. But then you look at that tummy-if it’s been covered by clothing–it will be very white.

            I know all this because my family is very diverse–Mexican, black, (remember Native Americans are Asian) 4 or 5 Asian ethnicities, Jewish, umpteen different white ethnicities. Our family reunions look like a meeting of the UN.

            Also I lived in Taiwan for 2 years. The only difference between the light skinned people and the dark skinned people there was that one worked outdoors and the other indoors.

            In older times this was seen as a class divider. Actually in some countries such as India it still is and they use lotions to bleach their skin.

          • says:

            Anyone born in America is a Native American. It is not a race. American Indian is correct. None of us know who was here first any damn way. Just another way toblame everything on those evil white folks.

          • says:

            I hate when people come voice their opinion .. and try to put it against and argue with facts .

          • says:

            Lol. Load of hogwash. There is a variation of skin color, but no darker than Central American and Mexican Natives.

          • says:

            Indigenous people come in all colors, shapes and sizes…everywhere…there is no set category according to the color of the skin…anywhere!

          • says:

            I’m do happy people know of the Blackfoot Tribe!”” My grandpa was fullblood and carried the surname of Sturgis!!

          • says:

            The neighboring tribes hated the Blackfeet: Salish/Kootenai/Pend O’Reille/Crow etc.

          • says:

            This is great….we have gone from if Mariah Carey is black or NOT, to a history lesson on Native Americans & IF they r REALLY Native Americans & who is Native-American & all the tribal names & where they lived!!! The exchange of information is LIBERATING! FOR US ALL & ALLOWS US TO CONNECT WITH OUR OWN HUMANITY!!

          • says:

            My greatgrsnd father was born on the reservation in montana full blooded blackfoot sn hsted his heritage

          • says:

            I bet he didn’t pass down his talent for spelling, right?

          • says:

            I thought the same thing.

          • says:

            STOP IT!! We can be CIVIL towards one another, cannot we? SO DON’T GO THERE!!

          • says:

            Cherokee land ranged from Georgia to Tennessee, Virgina, North and South Carolina…they were not just coastal…Home was the Smokey Mountains where the reservation is still. ..those that left on the Trail of Tears followed their clan Chief to Oklahoma…my ancestors did not leave..they remained in acestral homelands… the Smokies…and BTW…Cherokees were farmers.

          • says:

            They (all native Americans) migrated across the barren straight, so they can’t be called native Americans since they didn’t start in the Americas.

          • says:

            It’s the Bering straight BTW

          • says:

            LOL!!!! NONE OF US R PERFECT, R WE??

          • says:

            It’s Bering Strait!!! LOL

          • says:

            Stop being SO ANAL! As far as RECORDED history knows, the ONLY peoples in this land BEFORE! EVERYBODY ELSE came OVER, WERE the NATIVES, who, of course were NOT Americans because the country back then had NOT BEEN NAMED: AMERICA!!!

          • says:

            this is an unproven theory…contemporary archeologists have established that Natives WERE here before the Bering Straight theory period of time. there is the reality that some did cross the Straight but there where Natives here to greet them.

          • says:

            (Proudly 1/8 Mi’kmaq)

            If you want to be stupid about it, Asians can’t call themselves Asians because they didn’t originate there. We’re all bloody Africans. Happy now?

            I think the fact that the ancestors of most indigenous people arrived on this continent from 12,000 to 30,000 years ago gives them the right to call themselves native, aboriginal, indigenous to these lands. Whether they want to call themselves “Americans” is up to them.

            There’s also a chance they didn’t all cross the BERING STRAIT, or come from Asia.

            Put THAT in your peace pipe and smoke it.

          • says:

            Bering Strait not barren straight…

          • says:

            That Bering Strait issue is a red herring argument used to justify the conquest of the Native Americans and theft of their ancient continent. In other words, the contintent did not belong to them because they were immigrants too just like the later settlers from Europe, especially England. So it was their fault for living in a country that did not belong to them! Some writers/academics even claim the earliest known human settlers bones show they had European features not native american! they were living in the contintent far longer before England, Spain, Portugal came into existence as nation states. They native americans have no oral history or tales off migrating from asia and their language and culture is totally different. Some say the native canadians and eskimos look oriental but their language and culture is totally different to china/mongolia. Final nail in the coffin of this argument, is no one asks who were the first to discover or setlle in England? Spain? Portugal? France, Holland or any of the colonial powers? Also the ‘definiton’ of who contitutes an ‘American’ in the library of congress, and American Webster dictionary: ‘is a descendant of the founding fathers’ Native Americans (also add African Americans) are not officially recognised even though they were there thousands of years before the so called founding fathers

          • says:

            I’ve always wondered… When we’re finished giving North America to Mexico. Do you think they’ll return the lands once inhabited by the Indians? Me either. All that really matters at this point is who’s here/there now. Prepare to to protect it, or prepare to lose it.

          • says:

            THIS IS WHY I LOVE HISTORY!!! Thanks for the info!

          • says:

            Where is “here”? You didn’t specify your location, other than to imply “the plains”.

          • says:

            Very interesting!! This is why the American Government REQUIRES that ALL Native American tribes requesting federal grants, etc. MUST show proof of ACTUALLY belonging to a FEDERAL RECOGNIZED tribe!!! IMAGINE THAT!! after what was done to the Native Americans by the so-called white man!! The so-called white people have NEVER been short on GALL!!!!

          • says:

            go back far enough in history as with the Cherokee and Lakota who were of one Nation before Europeans arrived, you will find that we are all related. The Cherokee after initial European contact took on the role of farmers and those who are later called the Lakota continued following the traditional routes of seasonal hunting.

          • says:

            +Prototype Agreed Agreed Agreed Agreed! THANK GOD someone said it!

          • says:

            You thank god for making morons as stupid as you are? Weird.

          • says:

            So many people claim to be defended from Cherokee because they are, myself included. It wasn’t at all unusual for Scottish immigrants and Cherokee to merge cultures.

          • says:

            Got one here!!!

          • says:

            come on. the whole “cherokee” thing is a way for bored white people to make themselves seem more interesting. they don’t have to pay the price of being a minority, but it’s cool to say “I’m 1/14th Cherokee!”

          • says:

            Nick, you are so funny and on point. I love it. the discussion is great but everyone cannot be Cherokee. I find it hard to believe that other tribes were willing just “blend” with the Cherokee nation when many different tribes fought for territory.

          • says:

            That maybe how you see it…and yes there maybe those who aren’t “really” Cherokee but chances are it is only an assumption that they are not…and a definite insult to the Cherokee people…let’s put it this way…what are YOU?…bet your definition of your lineage contains some 1/3, 1/4 stuff also…jealous cause you can’t say Cherokee too?

          • says:

            If I say I am 1/16 Quapaw, not sure how interesting it makes me to recognize a tribe with only handful of people who can still speak the language. The culture is dying and traditions are fading as well, but clearly the tradition of racism is still very strong in the lands outside the reservations. Most of the arguments expressed by the participants in the discussion are doomed to fall into the same dangerous trap that people use to identify fellow humans as Jews. How many times have we all heard, “by Jewish law you are a Jew if your mother is a Jew”? And why do countless non-Jews follow the law of a people they love to hate? If you mother is a Jew and your father is 100% Navajo and you grew up as a baptized Catholic, are you a Jew? Or are you simply just another multi-cultural earthling? And which answer to that question is best to build a civilized world in which respect for each other is woven into the fabric of our very existence?

          • says:

            ya-te-hay! I am 1/32 cherokee and 1/64 african, so as a “person of color”, I am in complete agreement with you.

          • says:

            I don’t know what percent of this or that I may be, and don’t really care to waste time trying to find out. I am me, however that came to be, and that is good enough.

          • says:

            where is this in the history books , the cherokees and other natives tom tribes did not want anything to do with the scottish culture, REALLY? NO WHITE CULTURE THE INDIANS WANTED TO BE APART OF!

          • says:

            The family trees of ma,y many Scottish Cherokee people prove otherwise. Do your research. Do you really trust history books? You really should dig deeper than that.

          • says:

            This planet we live on is constantly revolving in multiple directions, so who’s to say that Africa wasn’t always in direct sunlight and was more shaded, because they have found it was at one time a lush vegetative area which meant it was a lot cooler that current conditions of the last umpteen millions of years and that true Africans were not dark skinned people but more of a light brown to white color…as plates shifted and the planet rotates on its axis it put Africa were it is now which is in an area were people are known to be of dark skin . There is no proof anywhere in science, the bible, etc. what color original Africans were…so don’t me this black/white bs

          • says:

            Bottom line is that there is no pure bloodline. We are all brothers and sisters underneath it all.

          • says:

            wow…where have you been? Check North and South Carolina, havens for the Scottish, German and Irish…who heavily married into Tribes…there is Scottish and Irish in my family and i am definitely Cherokee…

          • says:

            If you watch the Documentary “We Shall Remain” they talk about the intermarriage between people of the Cherokee Nation and whites. Some Cherokee farmers even had slaves. I am sorry, but your emotions has nothing to do with what actually happened. They wanted to survive under duress and under duress they were. How can we begin to understand or judge the decisions they made. So I just gave you a source, now you can educate yourself.

          • says:

            Very hateful comment on your part. Whatever happened between their ancestors, they are family by blood now. So quick to judge and tell others they don’t belong and are not family. If you have anyone in your family who is mixed, god help them. Please try to follow what your name suggests.

          • says:

            Escaped Scottish slaves found refuge with Native Americans.

          • says:

            Can you rewrite this, in a way that makes sense?

          • says:

            Is that what you call it ? I call it merging flesh and bodily fluids.

          • says:

            Hi Origamigirl, You may very well be of Cherokee descent, but the point is when a group of people are oppressed so bitterly and only have their culture and ethnicity left – it cannot be so easy to claim this. Have you ever invested the time or money into testing this claim genetically? Do you know about your heritage, do you care to? Intermarriage isn’t necessarily “merging cultures.” There was definitely a lot of intermarriage between Cherokee and whites but it was mostly on terms of Cherokee people giving up their culture and assimilating to white culture, which is very unfortunate in my opinion.

          • says:

            Have you investigated yours, or is that just for people that are considered worthy of claiming their ancestors? Why not let others be who they are and celebrate all parts of their heritage. My son is half black, but most people are shocked when they hear that. He definitely favors me, and looks nothing like his sisters. Are they the only ones permitted to accept that part of themselves?

          • says:

            And you know this, how?

          • says:

            Escaped Scottish slaves had to hide somewhere.

          • says:

            In the Tennessee side of the smokies many many Scot and Irish immigrants took Cherokee women for wives. That’s why Sevier county Tennessee in particular have so many white people of with Cherokee ancestors. It was filled with lots of Scottish, Irish and some German immigrants who had to take Cherokee wives because the men out numbered the women. My great grand mother was Cherokee and her husband was Scott/Irish. It is not rare at all in Appalachia in fact it is very common.

          • says:

            You only think that because you’re 100% pure blooded stupid. Your parents were stupid, your grandparents were stupid, and all your extended family are morons.

          • says:

            We are all related and we are all one.

          • says:

            When I was researching my heritage i found out that most of the smaller tribes were combined into the Cherokee Nation during the Trail of Tears. When they were forced to leave their areas and go onto reservations the Cherokee Tribes were larger and helped to keep others a safe as possible in such a time. So most people say they are Cherokee because that is where most records trace back too. To know for sure you should get a genetic DNA test done. They can trace back to the exact tribe you come from

          • says:

            what you heard is unbelieve incorrect. there is no DNA that can tell you what Nation you are. there is a Native American genatic marker and then identification by location…not by Nation. The move to Okaloma was not to reservations. and to this day there is only ONE reservation in Okaloma…the Osage Reservation…if i remember correctly…can’t swear it’s Osage but can to the fact that there is only one. the Cherokee were actually NOT forced…but left the Smokies and Cherokee lands following their Chief under the promise of land ownership. the attempted genocide that occured on the Trail was to reduce the number of Natives the government would have to provide land for. at the same time there was a major publized announcement made to freed black slaves…who would be awarded land as the Natives were if they moved to Oklahoma. There were Natives of all Nations on that walk…again on the promise of land ownership…but they did not become Cherokees. they maintained their Nations which included Choctaw, Osage, Ponca, Chickasaw, Ponca, Apache, Comanche, Chickamauga…etc…it is often refered to as the 500 Nations of Okaloma. the intent of the removal was complete asimalation of the Native Nations into the ‘white man’s way of life” it was almost successful.

          • says:

            Roz, sorry to tell you, but YOU need to dig a little deeper into Cherokee history.. The Cherokee were indeed FORCED out. One man was shot to death in front of his family because he would not leave his ancestral land. And a quote from Rebecca Neugin, a Trail of Tears survivor: “They (soldiers) drove us out of our house to join other prisoners in a stockade.” Further “…my father wanted to fight but my mother told him that the soldiers would kill him if he did and we surrendered without a fight.” The true reason for driving the Cherokee out was that gold had been discovered in Ga. Andrew Jackson turned his back on John Ross, leader of the Cherokee nation at the time and supposedly Ross’s good friend, and allowed the Cherokee to be removed.

          • says:

            Tell it girl…lol..but very true. I say it again ppl believe lies before the truth.

          • says:

            Region, not nation.

          • says:

            The trail of tears or long walk across much of the USA was forced due to the Indian Removal Act. It in THEORY was to be a voluntary removal but it was in fact a FORCED removal. There is really no question of this. Witness the forced removal of the Seminoles from their native lands to Ok. The goal in THEORY was assimilation but in reality it was GENOCIDE by intention of many if not most and in it’s actuality.

          • says:

            you are mistaken

          • says:

            Interesting. So you are saying the Cherokee nation, before the Trail of Tears, was not one nation? I never heard that and I interested to look into it. I do believe that with all that indigenous people have had to endure that people should get a DNA test before they claim a heritage. Unless they were adopted and raised or some other special circumstance.

          • says:

            I know what you mean. I am a descendent of the Black Foot tribe from my paternal grandmothers side.

          • says:

            And you are you are probably considered white, correct?

          • says:

            You just claim to be indian, because it gives you a valid reason to be a genuine american, and steal the culture from natives, because you have no culture of your own, beings like you are white, correct? What tribe do you live with??

          • says:

            Other than the flora and fauna, there are no natives to America.

          • says:

            I am of American Indian descent. No!! not Cherokee but Powhatan Indian. My Grandmother was full blood Powhatan and a descendant of Pocahontas. Proud, you better believe it. Yep that is me with my number 5 grandson. My mother was English……I’m not jumping your bones, albeit, we can be proud when in fact we are of American Indian blood. Happy New Year.

          • says:

            Pocahontas had half white children. Her husband was John Rolf, an Englishman

          • says:

            Oh my Gawd, if I had half a penny for every white person who said they were a descendant of Pocahontas… damn, I’d be a Rockefeller. Yeah, YOU’RE of American Indian descent. Blonde hair and blue eyes tell everything. Where is your blood? In your imagination?

          • says:

            check out Oklahoma…the land of the blond hair, blue eye Cherokee…and yes they are Cherokee…there are white and black looking Natives in ALL Nations…as the saying goes…INDIANS COME IN ALL COLORS, SHAPES AND SIZES.

          • says:

            Thank you for your helpful insight. So good to see someone who understands. Why is it in this country people picked on for not being a full race? People from South American countries can simply claim hispanic with no questions asked whether they are native, black, or white. Even if fully white they are not denied the right to a hispanic heritage. Why is it so different here. If I wanted to explore my native ancestors heritage, based on many posts I would be ostrisized.

          • says:

            Where have you been? Many many people are not easily identified by their features. How do you know what lays in anothers family tree? Those types of comments pull people apart and are incredibly hurtful. Going to a family reunion on my son’s fathers side is very much like a rainbow. We can’t pick and choose who is and isn’t part of ethnicity based on shade. That would be disregarding a large part of where we came from. People should not have to be ashamed to say they have native blood because biased people tell them they are the wrong shade. How must you feel about yourself to say such things.

          • says:

            Well, how are you doing, John D.?

          • says:

            How ignorant are you? hahaha! Do you really think that just because someone has blonde hair an blue eyes, they can not be American-Indian? I bet ,in your world, all American-Indians have black pig-tails, deep redskin, and feathers in their hair! Stupid, dumb racial profiler!!!!

          • says:

            cherokee nation had slaves my grandma was of that tribe! so who cares what u think

          • says:

            Most Native American tribes had slaves as a result of territorial wars. Who they did not kill, they enslaved.

          • says:

            What are you? The short answer is, who cares. The main thrust of this story is “black celebrities.” The ones I’ve heard of are well known, as being black. The others, who the hell are they? How much celebrity do you have if no one has heard of you?

          • says:

            I am not sure what your point is. I think it is quite refreshing that a discussion about celebrities has turned to the important topic of indigenous peoples, claims of ethnicity, and history. And for the other part, just because you, whoever you are, doesn’t know who the other people are doesn’t mean that others don’t. We live in a plural culture with many different people and lifestyles. You aren’t the point of reference here, and why would you want to be?

          • says:

            OK so if everyone came from a pile of ooze some where in Africa, it would seem that there aren’t by definition any “indigenous” people anywhere. We are all African Americans and entitled to the term “bro”.

          • says:

            That’s what my Pawnee and Seminole friends say too. But then they usually add that the Cherokee were a bigger nation and inter-married and assimilated a lot more than other nations. But it’s still a joke to them.

          • says:

            Ignorance is often bliss…judging someone by the color of their skin is a very ‘White’ thing to do…so where does that leave any Native that does so? assimilated or at least strongly influenced by the White culture…oops.

          • says:

            “Judging someone by the color of their skin is a very “White” thing to do.” … REALLY? REALLY? You’re right. Ignorance is bliss. Judgmental a**holes come in all shapes, sizes, and color!!!!!

          • says:

            In my experience judging someone by the color of their skin is universally human. Cultures that are successful, stable and prosperous are always the target of envy and bigotry. I certainly hear a lot more anti-white hate these days than anti-brown. I wonder if the people hating think of themselves as racist.

          • says:

            No it is not universally human…it did not exist until slavery became big business in the “new world”…slaves were of ALL races but Africans became a target here in this country because they were easily identifiable. travels outside of the US dispel this fallacy…the concept absolutely spread…like any bad disease around the world…but it was and is not universally accepted. one is and was more likely to contact bigotry/racism based on education, wealth, religion or family trees.

          • says:

            Whatever you say. (not) In my experience it’s universally human. I think you’re a little deluded about both reality today and the history of slavery. Slavery was imported to European nations and their “colonies” by the moslem world. African tribes had conquered and enslaved each other on a regularly recurring basis for generations long before the white man showed up in Africa and started in on it. At some point some African kings started selling fellow-Africans to moslem north african traders who eventually used the Portugese and the Spanish to create new markets for their trade. So if you want to hate on anyone you should hate on Islam and the slave-trading African tribes (Like the Zulu for instance, forever enslaving the Xhosa, read your African history).

          • says:

            So true, you never hear people claiming to be from the blackfoot tribe or the Sioux nation. Everybody cant be Cherokee. What about the Seminole tribe. I doubt a lot of these results well. To say someone is afro Cuban just means there are a dark skinned Cuban. Not all Cubans are dark. I live in Florida and I have met several Cubans that will make you do a double take.

          • says:

            Several Cubans in Florida? That many, really. A significant percentage of Cubans are white. That’s why white people are now classified as White/Non-Hispanic in the Census.

          • says:

            There is a difference between the people in Cuba. There are the whites, the blacks, and the people in between, (also considered black.) Most of the whites left Cuba after the revolution and went to the United Staes.

          • says:

            Most wealthy Cubans are white with a background from Spain.

          • says:

            Indias from the Americas came from the tip of Canada, and in between to all the way down to Tierra del Fuego in Chile and Argentina. ALL OF THEM were NATIVE American Indians.

          • says:

            I know what you mean. When someone wants to know what tribe I’m descended from, I say Seminole. They just look disappointed after that.

          • says:

            There is good reason to doubt the genealogical claims, but it is also a historical fact that the Cherokee Nation took part in an assimiliation and intermarriage project on the east coast for some time while other nations did not. These kind of claims are often of complicated origin. It certainly isn’t right to appropriate a minority status because it is trendy, but it isn’t always a good response to assume the worst in people and not attempt to dig a little deeper into these claims and perhaps use them to introduce the people to the real history and proud culture of the indigenous nations of America. Why alienate people more? Use it to get them involved.

          • says:

            I’m part Kickapoo.

          • says:

            My family is Blackfoot, and proud of it.

          • says:

            When people claim Cherokee it’s because when slaves were brought over here they came in on the east where the cherokees were at the time. Many blacks and cherokees mixed in and around Georgia. Then you had the mixing from Georgia to Ohio during the trail of tears. My grandfather’s mother was Cherokee. You shouldn’t make comments about being colorful or chic unless you’ve done your research. I know Blackfoot dependents too but Cherokee are the ones most widely mixed with. I guess slavery was chic and colorful too? Spoken like a true racist

          • says:

            Then you should study American History again. Don Cheadle is a decent ant of Slaves owned and mixed with Native Americans in the Midwest with no other outside influences even after slavery because emancipation didn’t apply to reservations. He’s darker than me but probably has a deeper genetic link than me who can trace back to my Soiux great grandmother.

          • says:

            To be considered a true Cherokee you have to prove your ancestors on the books from the trail of tears. It took us 2 years to go through the process and get my husband and our children their Cherokee Indian ID cards. We even got verification of the land that his grandma owned and died on.

          • says:

            well who knows. but I trust a white person versus a black person who says that since its proably from that WHITE ancestor!

          • says:

            I am actually Cherokee, my grandfather was full blooded Cherokee ._.

        • says:

          I agree with Phil j. When someone have to explain their race most of the time it is because they don’t want to be called Black. We all are mixed, some more, some less, because of slavery. Paula Patton is the only one who will actually say she’s Black no matter what other race she is. She know that’s how society will always see her and she is not ashame of it.

          • says:

            Not all of us are “mixed” in terms of race. Some of us are all Western European for hundreds of years, dating back hundreds of years., My family emigrated from Germany on a sail boat in the 1800s, long before there was an Ellis Island, raising 13 white children that spoke English, and did not marry anyone who wasn’t Western European.

          • says:

            Post civil war and sometimes before, many “mixed” descendants of former slaves “passed” meaning they claimed to be white. Often claiming to be “exotic” European descent – Mediterranean (Italian, Spanish, Jewish, Eastern European, French Creole, heck gypsy (Romanian)). So there are indeed “white” families with black blood because frankly they just don’t know any different.

            They only way you can absolutely claim, or rather positively prove, not to be “mixed” having lived and married in the United States for generations is through a DNA test that shows negligible African heritage.

          • says:

            Wow, you better jump on that!

          • says:

            In YOUR dreams….Possibly. In MY points of facts; NEVER!! In your “mixed descendents”, It may be ‘wishful thinking’ on your part….As my mother used to tell me; BLOOD NEVER LIES!!

          • says:

            Ha Ha. “Blood never lies”?. That’s right up there with the Tooth Fairy.

            Given your defensiveness, you’ve got a whole lot of hoping going on yourself.

            Clearly your mother was wishful thinking…Hoping more like it.. Just ask the white suprem@cist/Neo N@zi who wanted to start a white only colony up in the Dakotas somewhere. Guess what? His DNA came back with a whole lot of black blood in it.

          • says:

            Are you saying that those of us who are Caucasian, should be ashamed that we are? Sounds like it!

          • says:

            Then you might want to get your hearing checked. I never mentioned shame at all. How you feel about your r@cial purity or possible lack there of is on you.

            My comments have specifically been directed at the notion that one isn’t necessarily as “pure” as one believes. And I presents reasons why that might be.

            The only shame has been from the poster who got defensive about factual history.

          • says:

            No such thing as black blood. when ever you hear of people having DNA tests to see what race they are. they always say ” i found out i am such and such” the problem is that all genetic differences are on an individual level not a entire race level. ie blacks whites asians etc have no genetic differences You can not get a DNA test that tells you for sure if you are say Mexican or east African they can look for geographical markers in your DNA based around high probabilities of geographic spread but nothing that is definitive in proving race

          • says:

            I’m sorry I felt in this arena the phrase “black blood” was more illustrative than something like “25%”sub Saharan African.” As for an ancestry DNA test determining if one is Mexican, you are absolutely right since a typical “Mexican’s” DNA would show varying percentages of “Indigenous American”, “European” and smaller percentages of a variety of other geographical groups. But so would anyone whose ancestry lies in what we call Latin America.

          • says:

            IT IS A GOOD THING TO KNOW WHERE YOU COME FROM,ONE OF MY CHILD HOOD FRIENDS IS SEMINOLE AND THE STORY OF THE TRAIL-OF TEARS RACES BLENDING THROUGH OUT THE CREATION IS SOME WHAT A MIXTURE OF WHAT BEEN COVERED EXCEPT ALL THE KNOWLEDGE -SOMUCH UN SAID THE POWER OF PURE-BLOOD,THERE ARENT ANY,WARS AND CHILDREN BEING RACED BY ALL PEOPLE FROM ALL CULTURES -EVEN IN THE PASS FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE….

          • says:

            cradle too the grave from what we know all the tribes that was lost from many reasons of the earth are being studied then based on dna approximate the genes of the area it none according to todays imfo.

          • says:

            Argentinians dont have Indian or blacks in them. Most of them are a mix of pure European: Spanishs, Italians, German etc In fact that Latino nation is WHITER than the USA.

          • says:

            You might want to try going beyond the surface of things and note that DNA and population genetics show we all originate from a common source. Your mother was close, but just a little bit off in her homily, if we combine Science with what Muhammad(see surah 96), Jesus, Baha’u’llah(“The Hidden Words”(#68)), and all the other Messengers have taught.

          • says:

            There is no genetic differences between so-called races. ie blacks do not have different genetic markers than whites etc etc. the only thing a DNA test can tell is the high probability of race based on geographic spread. and how they do that is gather samples of DNA from around the world and compare genetic markers that are left behind by geographic spread it can not tell you that you are definitely from say asia but can tell you that there is a high probability that an ancestor lived there or was born there but not for certain that you are say Chinese

          • says:

            no…there is a Native American genetic marker…but you are correct is saying that that marker cannot indicate a tribal affiliation …only a location. a documentary on the first global DNA hunt is a really good one…”The Journey of Man” find it and watch it…gave the first evidence of the fact that we are all related…and that the Mother Land really is in Africa with us decending from a tribe of bushmen…:-)

          • says:

            So you want to make sure everyone knows there is no black linage in your roots. Does that make you extra special?

          • says:

            Ha! subhumanity?!?!? sounds like a sandn66er looking for friends!!! Go move to 1 city-state-or county so you inbreeds can breed yourselves out of existence. lol

          • says:

            Does it really matter that much to you? Do you feel so inferior that you have to try to prove that others have black lineage to make yourself feel better?

          • says:

            Actually people…Donald Bellisario’s heritage is MEDITERANEAN as his father was of Italian heritage, BORN in Italy, and his mother though SERBIAN, born in ABRUZZO, ITALY…so this argument is MUTE….Magazine Editers; I think maybe you should get your story right before you start a debate like this…

          • says:

            What a sad piece of crap you are Justin. You probably have some Black Heritage in your family & don’t know it! You are in the minority…so hating ain’t getting you anywhere.

          • says:

            People like Justin serve no purpose in humanity . This world is diverse and will never be about only one race . The fact that its a constant topic of discussion is ridiculous . We as a race ( human race ) have bigger things to concern ourselves than the color of skin. Justin what makes you or people like you any better than any other person ? The only thing being slaughtered in this world is the hate from people like you. Your views are from a dieing breed.

          • says:

            Apparently ignorance of grammar is not a dying breed though huh “guest”.

          • says:

            U have issues and l understood what that person wrote. It was respectful and u are filled with hate and u think that u r superior to my race. It is good and bad in all races but the majority of black people that I know works and are the most forgiving and helpful ppl on earth
            especially with dealing with ppl like u and others on here that think less of my ppl. I’m not making a big deal of who was the first person on earth but as long as it was another race, everything is ok? SAD…I feel sorry for u and ppl like u. I can sleep with a clear conscience.

          • says:

            White PEOPLE YOU COME FROM AFRICANS and THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE!! SO KEEP DIGGING UP YOUR HISTORY IT WILL LEAD YOU BACK TO AFRICA. lol

          • says:

            You are Epically ignorant. The Cradle of Civilization is NOT Africa, it was in the Persian region. The people there were not “African”. They were somewhere between caucasians and blacks. All the races evolved over thousands of years, and no one race is the root of all the others. As the civilizations divided and breed within themselves, the races became more defined.

          • says:

            Where did you study history? Yes the Cradle of Civilization, named by European anthropologist is in the region currently called Iraq and Iran (formerly known as Persia) ; however the oldest bones of the homo sapiens sapiens is found in the Olduvai Gorge found in Sub-Saharan Africa. This fact can make the most logical argument that all humans that walk the planet today got their DNA origins from Africa. No big deal, just fact.

          • says:

            Not any more. An older African/Asian no holds the title as oldest human being.

          • says:

            Wrong the oldest remains were in fact found in side israel that pre date the oldest remains found inside Africa by over 200,000 years

          • says:

            • a day ago

            Randell: How come I can’t see a women’s Adam’s Apple? Randy: if you have been dating a women with Adams Apples, I got news for you! Randy: you have been dating a man baby!!

          • says:

            a few seconds ago

            Randell: How come I can’t see the women’s Adam’s Apple? Randy: if you have been dating a women with Adams Apples, I got news for you! Randy: you have been dating a man baby!!

          • says:

            yeah so far, Im sure in another 25 years well find older DNA somewhere else and well all be confused once again

          • says:

            Before you publicly declare someone as ignorant, you may wish to do a little research in how all of humanity is intimately related, and how we all began our journey out of east Africa.
            Unless, you have evidence to the contrary, to show that Persians, and others you refer to as originators of civilization, just popped up out of the ground like plants sprouting from seeds.
            I eagerly look forward to such evidence.

          • says:

            First, he didn’t say that the cradle of civilization was in Africa, he said that white people come from Africa, and he is absolutely, 100% correct. All human beings came from Africa in several waves of migrations. In fact, multiple species of humans have existed, and all of them ultimately came from Africa. The neandertals and Denisovans split from homo erectus in Eurasia, but they (1) died out, and (2) were technically not unique human species since they could interbreed with other groups, including homo sapiens. Second, Persia was certainly an early center of civilization, but not the absolute earliest. Writing was first developed in Sumeria. Farming was first developed in the fertile crescent. Third, “Persia” as a civilization comes much, much later than the cultures that lived in the Iranian plateau near the fertile crescent as civilization was first being developed there. Finally, there have been several such nuclei of civilization all over the world, including in the Indus valley, in China, and, yes, in the New World. So maybe instead of calling someone ignorant, you should check your own facts.

          • says:

            A couple years ago they found Remains in Israel that predate any other remains ever found by atleast 200,000 years

          • says:

            “white people come from Africa”
            humans originating in Africa, yes. But a group of people with certain characteristics in common, coming from subSaharan Africa directly, I doubt it.

          • says:

            ffjsh- I couldnt agree woth you more… ou are soo right on. Seems like some people positing stopped learning.

            Folks… learn a little about biology and genes. First of all I agree no one race is the main race, no not even african, although they try to be the first in everything, its evalution over thousands of years. People who tend to be predominately dark skinned evolved to the region and conditions they lived in. Black was not the main color years ago. Im not being racist but white is the main gene in people and black is an evolutionary response to the surrounding and conditions. Darker skinned people predominately live in hotter regions. The bodys response is to create more melatin to protect you from the harsh sun. Grant it there has been migration over many years and there are white people in hotter regions too, however if you compare them to a relative in say Chicago, they will be a little darker skinned compared to their counterpart in the north. Again, there is migration and you will see darker people in colder regions, but thats migration…I cant stress that part enough. Predoniantely you see fair skinned white people in Iceland because why? they dont need the extreme protection from the sun as in people like Africa.

          • says:

            any effect of evolution on people’s skin color happened eons before people got to Iceland.

          • says:

            Your idea of evolution is a little off on the time span required. I could move to Florida, but I’m still never going to be darker than my own mother even if you keep her out of sunlight for the rest of her days!

          • says:

            civilization and origins of humans as a species are two different things. The Iranian Plateau had early civilizations, but it was not the “cradle of civilization.” that would more likely be the Fertile Crescent.

          • says:

            PLEASE TELLL EM WHAT HISTORY AE YOU TALKING ABOUT WOW, PEOPLE ARE REALLY HATING THE TRUTH… WHATEVER. WOW!

          • says:

            Nope…the film “The Journey of Man” will explain it to you..it is the first DNA trace that says yep we are all related and that started in AFRICA…only one race is the root of all the others…sorry if that is hard for you to take..but that doesn’t make it any less true. we are all related…

          • says:

            Anthropologist Lewis Leaky (remember him?) stated that only until such time as we uncover an older example, the oldest man found was in Africa. Your rationalization is not only inaccurate, but also ignorant; one of the stereotypes used to describe “your” people.

          • says:

            How do you explain the older skulls of humans found in Asia, found since Leaky?

          • says:

            HOW IS IT IGNORANT? THATS THE TRUTH. THE OLDEST LIVING BONES WERE FROM AFRICA BRUH. THE INDIANS WOULD TELL YOU THE SAME DARN THING!NOTHING IGNORANT ABOUT THAT BUT TRUTH.

          • says:

            Excuse me, but I think you should read a little before you post. You are referring to “close to human” skull found in Africa. Oldest human skulls were found on the European continent and the middle East.

          • says:

            THANK YOU AFRICAN History Scholar , OH Snap wait…..your not. Either way Whites are white because of evolution, why havent blacks done the same, Black Africa is like the lazy didnt want to get a job like the rest of the world that went threw evolution still to this day collection welfare. ok Black PEOPLE

          • says:

            Racist much? Are you really stereotyping ALL black people as lazy recipients of welfare? Really?

          • says:

            Dear Iam_Enlightened,
            Tell it like it is!!!!! Their problem is. White folks do not want to
            admit it. Most of them have ALWAYS feared the TRUTH!!!!

          • says:

            im scaaaared!!!!

          • says:

            So you do not believe in God?

          • says:

            no one knows what your talking about!!! And if you think you are Western European German decent then you would know that the Germans were a central point of trade that included a mix from all over Europe and Africa of traders. They mix heavily with the Persians and Huns and Africans. The Majority of Germans get dark in the sun, no suntan lotion needed. they have African features or subsuharian features. The blond hair – blue eyes are in completely differet countries like Poland, Netherlands, and such.. and those countries have always been into heavy race mixing.

          • says:

            What are you smoking? All Europeans are Caucasians unless a foreigner goes there and marries a local but that is a very small %. IT happens more in the USA or Latin America with the exception of Argentina which is whiter than the USA.

          • says:

            You sound like a middleeastern sand n66er Justin.. lol-rofl

          • says:

            Note just the opposite is true. More times than not racial mixing
            “lightens” the features.

          • says:

            You are so right! Not all of us are mixed, a current word being used today instead of Mulatto. I know my bloodline, too. And if I had Negro/Black, I’d say so. But here in the U.S. today, even black folks are being encouraged to aspire to be white instead of claiming their ancestry. So again, Not All Of Us Are Mixed or Mixed Up!

          • says:

            No such thing as black DNA if you did a blind test with 100 whites and 100 blacks and had a doctor tell you which DNA belonged to the white men and which one belonged to the black men the Doctor would say i have no clue.. all Genetic variations are on an individual level not a racial level

          • says:

            So right. Look all the black women getting cream to get the skin lighter or getting their hair straight. What happened to the AFro? Guess it was too black.

          • says:

            LOL @ this post.
            look at all the white women getting lip injections to make their thin a$$ lips fuller(a feature that black women naturally have)
            Ya’ll white h0ez wear weaves, too. Ive seen ya’lls hair brittle af lmao. Ya’ll wanna act black, look black but ya dont wanna have anything to do with being black. Getting our hair straight? How about more manageable, more healthy! Today more and more black women are going “natural” with their hair and thats something you probably never heard of. What about the whites who get ethnic hairstyles thinking that it looks cool? And to “fit in with the necessary culture” And what about tanning? You whites are so contradicting. Ya’ll will purposely go sit in the sun, “tan”, read comic books or whatever is u people do lol and have the nerve to say negative things about naturally darker skinned people, when ya’ll literally make products to “darken” ya’lls skin so it can look “healthy”?? Tanning, Bronzer?? LOL

          • says:

            Blacks are mentally slaved by this white world . When you step someone off their selves you get lost mother fuckers .

          • says:

            lol
            “hundreds of years” is a drop in the bucket of human history. people migrated too. wars. they didn’t even accept jewish as european for hundreds of years. grow up.

          • says:

            you should not be on this site at all. you are completely racist, but you must have love for black people since this is a discussion about black people. Everyone up here claims to know everything, when clearly no one has all the answers. We weren’t even thought about back then so we will never really know. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. If your parents or grandparents tell you that you are half this or a third that, thats what you are.

          • says:

            I think he meant all the white red headed children… that is supposed to happen in about 100 years or so,, there won’t be any more of them

          • says:

            when someone HAS to explain their race….. no ebonics allowed here!!!

          • says:

            Not true…I always claim i am black. However, I have numerous times been asked about my racial background. People sometimes explain their racial heritage because they’re asked or people make assumptions about them based on how they look.

          • says:

            youre wrong! if ppl ask you where youre from..you know damn well youre not black! no shaniqua gets asked if she’s Italian,lebanese,german,carribean!

          • says:

            I’m not wrong since this HAS happened to me many times. I get why people ask me that. However I never claim to be anything other than what I am. I was responding to a statement that someone else made, stating that every time a person had to explain their racial heritage it’s because they are trying to say they’re not black. I disputed it because I never do that. Not sure where YOUR hostility toward me comes from but it seems misplaced and unable to support itself.

          • says:

            What do you mean when you say “We?”

          • says:

            perhaps they dont want to be called african american! that term really annoys me because what are ppl actually from africa supposed to call themselves? the article states “african american” yet most of these ppl have black blood from overseas. no matter how much ppl hate to admit it, being a person of color from abroad is not the same as being a person of color from the states. life was not perfect perfect for blacks anywhere but it seems like the longest negative effects are in the US.

          • says:

            people from africa don’t use the continent as their national identity. they’re born in countries that are located in africa and thus, use that nation to describe their heritage, just like europeans

          • says:

            stop being hypocritical. if one of those very light-skinned black people insisted on being “black,” dark-skinned black people would mock them and tell them that they aren’t “really” black but “mixed.” who do you think you are kidding? and people can have several ethnicities- Asian, Middle Eastern, European, etc. w/o being African in the mix.

        • says:

          Exactly. The West Indies are mixed with everything, a history book will tell you that. People came over to be indentured servants and never left.

        • says:

          How do you know?

          • says:

            Because, Lee Mun Lim, some people feel that stating the obvious in a forum of this majestically endowed, is not only warranted, but necessary.

          • says:

            Not all blacks are endowed! its how it works not how it looks

        • says:

          Just because you come from a certain country doesn’t mean anything!

        • says:

          she looks like a pure china woman to me!! Don’t know about that!!!

        • says:

          So true Phil. In most states, one drop of black means legally your are Black.

        • says:

          All the people you mentioned are blacks don’t let the skin shade fool you. Go back to original people even Chinese scientist confirmed it that Chinese people are Africans. You failed to mention where in Europe are people came from but she’s still black. It’s a fact!

        • says:

          The same is true of African Americans in the USA! African Americans in the USA are a mixture of a variety of African groups along with European and Native American. It is a fact. The ONLY difference between African Americans in the USA and the Caribbean or South America or even Canada is country of origin NOT DNA.

          Everyone on the list is African American. African American means being of a TRACEABLE, definable African ancestry. All are a part of African diaspora regardless of speaking English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Papiamento or Patois.

          Racist try to put African Americans in a box that they do not attempt to place European Americans in.

        • says:

          The real question should be what is “black”? If it is African American meaning a person of a traceable, definable African ancestry born in the Americas then YES 99% of Trinidadians as well as most Caribbean countries are “black”/African American.. Most Dominicans, Haitians,Arubans, Puerto Ricans and most Cubans also fit into that category. Not to mention most Brazilians, Guyanese, a great,many if not most Venezuelans and Colombians. African Americans born in the USA have a mixture of various African, European and Native American ancestors no matter how dark or light. The mixtures started before Columbus and continued on the trans Atlantic journey and through the years in the Americas. It is fact, proven by DNA as well as history.

        • says:

          At the end of the day Americans PERIOD are made up of a million things. Americans are the most ignorants when it comes to race but they also are the most mixed outta any other country in the world. Idiots immigrants make the U.S.A.

        • says:

          Cherokee? We have Cherokees in Jamaica, Must be since I left.

        • says:

          I saw her documentary she said that she was black and so what if she is.

        • says:

          Yes, but what does she LOOK like?? Just asking since I don’t watch the Voice!!

        • says:

          Yeah But her dad is some serious Dark Chocolate. Tessanne is amazing I don’t care what color she is.

        • says:

          @dingo & MeDone, what both of you simpletons fail to realize is that the article made a very clear reference to “Afro Trinidian” not simply Trinidian…..”Afro” is the difference here. Dingo’s taking exception here would be similar to someone mentioning an “Afro-American” heritage, and then someone else attempting to refute it by saying, “Ummm….just because someone’s parents are from America, doesn’t automatically make them black, there are whites there too….” Completely missing the key distinction, learn to read more carefully…..both of you.

      • says:

        Idiot…have you been to Jamaica? I’ve been plenty of times. My family is from there. Yes there are blacks and there is no denying it, but there also pure bread Chinese, Indian and White who speak patois.

        And just in case you still don’t get it. Think someone who looks like Bill Clinton or Bruce Lee, but speaks with a Jamaican accent. I’m not talking about the mixing of races to deny anything.

        …Ignorance.

        • says:

          Sorry sir you don’t get it…it was a joke dumb a@@…ppl like you are the reason i’m pro choice

          • says:

            Very ignorant “joke” indeed.Keep you day job.

          • says:

            I’m sorry i didn’t know you were attached to the dingo’s penis it was a joke so lighten up…a(*hole

          • says:

            Sorry Phil, but you take the “L” on this one. The only one with penis on their face is YOU. Read a book or travel and see the world. It’s not just black and white.

          • says:

            oh god…that attempt at a comeback really, REALLY hurt my head.

          • says:

            I read often and I have a degree I don’t need a lesson I know a lot about the world and its many diverse cultures f*ck an l

          • says:

            Jamaica sucks!

          • says:

            Never could tell u have a degree by your bad vernacular, ALL these people look beautifully tan, I am 3/8 SEMINOLE & believe it’s what’s INSIDE a person that matters. You seem kinda dirty inside because of your ignorant choices of speech.

          • says:

            You are the biggest hypocrite and do not know it. How can you say, “…beautifully tan” and then say what’s inside a person that matters? Is tan the only color that is beautiful? You know that tan is closer to white that black on a color chart? You have some soul searching to sort out. Also, what part of your body represents 3/8 Seminole?

          • says:

            You took that way too literally. And yeah there are tons of beautiful physical features found in all people, but at the end of the day if they are ugly inside that doesn’t matter. You sound like a self-hating black person looking to get offended because you’re insecure.

          • says:

            I thought your joke was funny.
            True
            But also funny.

          • says:

            I actually think you were serious and started backtracking when you realized you looked stupid.

          • says:

            if you notice I joked all up and down this post. I have no problem looking stupid or making mistakes that’s life! I really don’t have a problem doing it one the internet b/c I’ll never see any of you lol trust me it was a joke

        • says:

          All one has to one has to do is watch The Voice on NBC. I believe there is a Asian/Jamaican leading the show. And he’s correct. I’ve been to Jamaica at least 50 times. There is actually an entire town of white Jamaican’s of German/Dutch decent. A lot of blue eyed blond haired, patois speaking, thick Jamaican accented white people/JAMAICANS. As he pointed out, Jamaica also has a large Asian population.

          Jamaican Motto

          OUT OF MANY ONE PEOPLE

          • says:

            Only in “America” would it even matter.

          • says:

            …lol. obviously you have not been anywhere.

          • says:

            My thoughts exactly. As I was reading this I just kept thinking “who cares?” I guess people in suburbs that are majority one race or another get hung up on this stuff. But at least in NY, LA, Miami, SF, etc. residents are every color of the rainbow and from every corner of the earth. We have better things to worry about than if someone we consider to be white has 25% black ancestry or if someone we consider black is half white. They’re just labels.

          • says:

            I live in the suburbs and there’s plenty of diversity here. Bagging on the suburbs is elitist propaganda. Being too poor to afford downtown highrise living doesn’t make someone racist. The suburbs you’re speaking of haven’t existed for the last decade, update your stereotypes. Also, it’s important for people to feel represented in media, so yes, race can matter. Finding out you have the same race, heritage, ethnicity as someone you admire can be a boon to the self esteem. And learning that someone has a diverse background is good to shut down stereotypes. Maybe some racist some where just found out there favorite athlete isn’t 100% white, now maybe that person will have to reconsider some previously held beliefs. Now maybe you should reconsider whether someone’s address defines them.

          • says:

            First off, this article was stupid. I was surprised to see a few people on the list but I could really care less lol. Second off, I agree with you guy, I live in the suburbs as well and we have a lot of diversity going on around here. I almost feel like the people that act like WE (those of us that live in the suburbs, drive a range rover/ Mercedes / hybrid SUV/ whatever and have enough money for a nice house) must be living in some dream world where we have all joined an all-white clan or something. Come on people. Just because I live in a nice neighborhood doesn’t mean I don’t see blacks, whites, chinese, indian or whatever else. Actually you saying that I do not have diversity in my neighborhood – is kind of racist of you (not you guy, the person above you). That’s like saying only white people can afford to have a nice car, house, etc. lol. I think sometimes people should just keep their mouths shut.

          • says:

            I’m black and we live in a very nice OC city (CA not FL) where we just hit 2% blacks a couple of years ago. Most of my life our city was 1% and my HS stats said 0% black when I went there 10 years ago…which was kind of a slap in the face IMHO! I mean come on, sure there were less than 10 in a school of 2,500 (which btw was the most amount of black kids outside of my family, that I was ever around until college…that was a culture shock for me); but we still existed! Couldn’t you put point something? As for Hispanics, I think they’re at about 2% as well. We had a large extended family that brought the statistic to 1% at the HS. We didn’t know until my Senior Year that they were all cousins. Even the ones that were mixed white and Hispanic were cousins! Which is ironic since there were people that assumed all of us black kids were siblings or cousins o.O (none of us were. Those of us with siblings were too young or old to go to school with us). Just a fact that there are a lot of high end suburbs that are extremely segregated. Actually on the flip side of that, as a teenager after a very difficult identity crisis, I was crying and asking my parents why they didn’t raise me in an affluent black neighborhood that I knew of, their response was, “First off you’re not going to live in a mostly black world so you need to learn to cope in this one and second, we couldn’t afford to live there!”

          • says:

            so negro, you didnt count? you went to high school, is clearly black yet it says 0%? the things inferior blacks are proud of. lol

          • says:

            I didn’t understand all of what you said. Please feel free to rewrite that in proper English. Too bad you couldn’t go to a half way decent school so you could be proud of it too. But I think you’re saying I’m proud of living in a predominately white area. Not really, I am blessed for what I had. And I know plenty of blacks that live in much more affluent black neighborhoods. I just stated a fact. Now what am I proud of? Being accepted into one of the best undergrad business schools in the country, putting together a National winning business project for Future Business Leaders of America, being a Speech and Debate regional champion in two different categories, earning an internship for a major worldwide corporation in Germany and subsequently winning a merit based scholarship to pay for my living expenses, packing up and moving to a foreign country for half a year with less than a months notice, and I’m graduating this year with my MBA with an A average while working two jobs and mentoring as a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Oh yeah and surprising my family with a week in Puerto Rico this year for my parents anniversary and I’ll still be debt free (except student loans) and approaching $10,000 in savings this year. And that was just some of what I did in the last 8 years of my life. What have you done with yours?

          • says:

            I beg to differ. I live in a suburb that is 95% white. Now just to clarify that doesn’t mean I have any problem with people who are not white, I just happen to live in a place where the majority of people are white.

          • says:

            not so much anymore about SF. no diversity there anymore. #SFsucks #Oaklandiswhereitsat #notforlong #whitepeoplearecoming

          • says:

            …walking in on your mother with a black man really f*&^ed you up, for life……………..or was it your father………………

          • says:

            I totally agree Tiavic….only in American would it matter. Who cares? I doesn’t matter to me what nationality a person is. What does matter is the character of the person.

          • says:

            Y-O-U care enough to post – so you don’t matter then?

          • says:

            sames goes to you janice and you mean the united states.. be more specific.. america covers more territory.. which america are you speaking of? duh!

          • says:

            well why do US nationals call themselves American and Mexicans, the original American can’t?

          • says:

            Mexicans are Central Americans. “Americans” refers to nationality, not heritage, nor race, nor ethnicity. The first Americans were/are Native Americans aka American Indians.

          • says:

            Technically, Mexico is in North America. And anyone who lives in the three American continents is also American, just like a Frenchman, a Spaniard and a German are European. They are of the continent.

          • says:

            America is the name of the Western Hemisphere exclusively. America is comprised of two continents, North America and South America and the island of Greenland. Greenland could be called a continent, but is part of North America. There is only one American Native, which is subdivided into several American Native tribes. Originally some of these native tribes were as big as nations, i.e. Inca, Maya and Aztec were considered empires. The American Native is often referred to as the Red Race. Geographically, the Earth is divided into 5 continents, America North, America South, Antarctica, Australia, Asia, India and Europe are basically subcontinents of Asia, often referred to Indo-Asia and EurAsia. Europe is not a true continent. The races are White (European), Yellow (Asian), Black (African) and Red (American). Whites born in America are European. Whites born in the United States by exception often refer to themselves as American by nationality but are not American Native (Red Race) origination. There is no such thing as an American Passport, but you can get a U.S. Passport. The European colonization of America was particularly racist because the Catholic Church considered all people that were darker in skin color to be negros (Latin pronounced Ne Gro not (Knee Grow). The American Natives, Polynesians i.e. (Hawaiian, Samoan, Tahitian, Maori), Chamorrro, Phillipinos, Indonesian, Malaysian, were all Ne gros. The Roman Catholic Church order the mandatory conversion of these people religious beliefs to Catholic because the Catholic Church believed itself to be the only true religion. Respectfully

          • says:

            yes and no. language is about communication and if you as most people who understand english where do american’s live, they’ll point to the 50 states…

          • says:

            Americas in the true sense of the word refer to people born in the American continent(North, Central, South) just like Asians cover Indians, Chinese, Japanese, and the rest of the countries and islands.

          • says:

            Mexico is part of NORTH America

          • says:

            …is geography supposed to be taught in home schooling too…..or was it replaced with noose making and rifle cleaning?

          • says:

            :sounds a buzzer:, American Indians were preceded by whom? Asians ring a bell?

          • says:

            Native Americans covers all the natives from the tip of Canada all the way down to Tierra del Fuego in Argentina and Chile. When they say, “Columbus, but he was known as Colon, and the Spanish discovered America. That means the whole 9 yds. The USA isnt America.

          • says:

            only “americans” use the label it seems. I have never heard Latinos. Mexicans, or Guatemalan people refer to themselves as south American, or central American except when speaking to white people.

          • says:

            And most SAmericans I know are WHITE of pure Spanish stock. In fact Argentina is whiter than the USA. THey dont have blacks and very few native Americans down there and are a mixed of Euro Spanish, Italian, German etc blood.

          • says:

            says the person who read the article about race

          • says:

            I’m an atheist and I do read articles about all religions. Is that wrong?

          • says:

            Nationality and ethnicity are different things.

          • says:

            ….and race! Correct!

          • says:

            And here I thought we were all of the same race…Human! I hate when people ask me what race I am (surveys, etc)…because a color “white” is NOT a race! And others mix the nationality/ race / ethncity thing up into one list. So idioic. When “other” is a choice, I write in “Human”. And so far I haven’t seen anyone bring up the title of this article. “African American” yet they are listing Jamacians, one was born in the UK, Afro-cuban…since when are Jamacians, Brits, or cubans considered Americans??!!!??? This politically correct crap is just that….crap! The only interest I have in someone’s heritage is family tree realated. Now that IS interesting. And we should all be proud of our roots. No mater what ‘color’ those roots are!

          • says:

            The “human race” may be singular but Mongoloid, Caucasoid and Negroid are always distinguishable on the medical examiner’s table.

          • says:

            No they are not. Mongoloid Caucasoid and Negroid are not genetically different. the only distinguishable factors are skin color and bone structure there is no genetic variations to the so-called races. ie blacks do not have genetic markers that whites and asians do not have. we all have the same markers. and the only variations that occur are on an individual level not on a racial level

          • says:

            there are only 3 so-called races

            Negroid caucasion and Mongoloid
            i say so-called because on a genetic level there is no such thing as race. no DNA test can say for sure what so-called race you are

          • says:

            nationality, ethnicity and race are different things.

          • says:

            True, Janice. If only the rest of the world thought the way you do, the world would be a peaceful place.

          • says:

            MIss Janice, I guess you don’t have mirrors in your house.
            I guess you’ve never seen your own skin and hold your head down when you encounter other people so you won’t see their skin tone. That is the only way I will believe you when you say it doesn’t matter. It matters because some people like EVERYTHING about themselves.

          • says:

            NEver been to Japan?

          • says:

            Nationalities are interesting because of their unfamiliarity. Race and culture are interesting also. Often times you cannot tell person’s nationality, only their racial origin.

          • says:

            thats only a physical thing not a genetic thing and DNA tests can not tell genetic variations in race but geographical variations when you live some where your body gets saturated with minerals and other such materials that can tell a probable geographical spread of humanity

          • says:

            don’t like it – do us both a favor – go back to whatever banana nation you fell out of

          • says:

            we must all go back to “whatever banana nation we fell out of”- there are no exceptions, got it?

          • says:

            hey tiavic, no one cares what you hate about the united states.

          • says:

            it matters in many places, @tiavic:disqus

          • says:

            AMEN. It’s sad, really. Why should it even matter?

          • says:

            Hey! Listen people, no matter what color you are, we all bleed same color RED. We’re all human, right? And that’s how the heavenly Father made us. Be thankful of who you are. :)

          • says:

            That’s because for so long, it did matter to those who hated black people.
            It’s hard to argue with America’s Eurocentric, racist history. If you delve into it further, you will find there were laws in place in order to prevent both inadvertent and voluntary racial mixing. Look up the “one drop rule” and “anti-misegenation laws” on Wikipedia and you will see why it mattered for so long. It was pure racism that started these rules, and their negative effects run deep and long. Wherever there was European colonization, you can usually find documented proof of the subjugating and dehumanization of non-whites. In these environments, it is no wonder why so many who passed for white purposely did so. They knew what hell awaited them and they lacked the courage to admit the truth.
            Yes, it did matter in America and in many other nations. Further, it mattered for all of the wrong motives.

          • says:

            I could not agree more. This is sad…

          • says:

            Real Americans don’t care… only racists care about the color of someone’s skin.

          • says:

            I got lots of black friends. Nothing wrong with them. But if you got a beef then blame white Spain and Portugal since they brought the slaves to the Americas. But hey all of those folks are now dead. So deal with it and live in peace.

          • says:

            Yes. because there are people that make money off of the classification of others, its engrained in the American psyche.

          • says:

            this is the way it is in all places ,

          • says:

            Marvelous…one of the t places I’d like to see before I get too old and die.. I’ve known a lot of people from there, and they’ve all been really nice. Skin color is only a man’s idea of differentiating people and setting classes. It’s really stupid when you get down to it.

          • says:

            and one of the MOST homophobic places in the world – too bad those ‘many’ people are so eager to be haters …

          • says:

            descent, descent please! get a grip folks: ‘thick Jamaican accented…’ what is that? Never could quite grasp what a ‘thick’ or ‘thin’ accent entails. This smacks of ethnocentrism: I am the center you are not; I am the norm you are not! Indeed, these distinctions are crucial to some people’s sense of being and/or superiority complexes

          • says:

            oh new York city lmao

          • says:

            95% of Jamaica is black though. black people always want validation and looking for approval from these people like it makes them any less racist. these Jamaicans that you speak of have been there hundreds of years and have not mixed into the black population. it has only been the black people when they acquire wealth marry down to non blacks. that’s why we have a mixture. all other races like being themselves, blacks want to watered down and lighten up their genes. when black people talk about this out of many crap its because they feel inferior. 95% of Jamaica is still black. i am sure asian countries have black people but you dont hear them bragging about it. only black people who have been made to feel inferior does this. do you think blacks are not in asian and the middle east? do you hear them bragging? majority of Jamaica is still black bragging that there is 5% other doesn’t change this.

          • says:

            um no 76% of my country is black. i’m sick of the 90% BS being thrown around.

          • says:

            No,its blacks who are trying to claim everyone black!!! jamicans are mulattos and Asians/Indians/Europeans!!! lok at the blonde woman from one of the JAMES BOND FILMS..shes of Jamaican blood!!!!
            I seen many Caucasian Jamaicans!! you just want to stick others with you! this is why people hate black americans

          • says:

            Um , people hate us . Cause white people created race to separate us . You guys are so greedy and took everything . We have nothing , not even Africa . So sorry if we try to goat about something.

          • says:

            True. There is a place in Jamaica called German Town that has some white looking people, but most of them have some black in them. There is a poem by Jamaican poet Louise Bennett who refers to them as souvenirs left behind by German soldiers. Today it is hard to find families of just one race in Jamaica. In Trinidad you are more likely to find straight up East Indians, unmixed. That is because at least up to the 1990s (when I left the WI) the caste system was still very strong; there was color prejudice (against darker Indians by lighter ones) and race prejudice. (Read the book A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul). Saying someone is 1/2 Trinidadian and 1/2 caucasian could easily mean 1/2 east indian and white.

        • says:

          dingo_egret:

          Speaking of ignorance, the term is “purebred,” not “pure bread.”

        • says:

          I think you are the ignorant one because there are no such thing as pure bread or do you mean bred Chinese, Indians, Whites etc. I know a Chinese person who owns a store and even he stated that they are descendants of Africans. I am assuming this is something he must have been taught in China because i know was not told that here.

          • says:

            ah ha, he knows his history! chinese and blacks are closer in DNA than any other human being and no, this is not taught in American schools, all they teach you is whites are superior and everyone else is inferior, basically.

        • says:

          “pure bread” Chinese: no such creature, by the by. These are figments of your imaginations. Anybody and everybody is a mutt, simple. Do the math if you must

        • says:

          And don’t forget the generational mixes. you know…pure English, mixes with black, mixes with Chinese, mixes with Indian, mixes with black, etc.
          Ludicrous to think because one ifs from Kenya, Ireland…or in this case, Jamaica, for example,,THEY MUST be “those” kinds of people.
          And you are OF COURSE right that there are PURE (for lack of a better term), that live in each country and DO NOT MIX with other groups …yet are still of THAT country.

        • says:

          Pure “bread” Chinese? Yes, them Chinese do know how to bake.

        • says:

          @dingo….I believe you meant “pure bred” rather than “pure bread”
          and I totally agree with you!

        • says:

          What racial make up did Bruce Lee enjoy? Dis you know his grandmother was White?

        • says:

          If a person is pure Chinese then they will not Look like Bruce lee. Bruce was in fact born to a full Chinese Father and a Chinese German mother

      • says:

        Phil: that is Ding’s choice! If Ding wants to be a White KKK or the President of the Hitler Youth that is choice! & in the US he has the freedom to do that even if he is a Black Jew Gay Latino who dresses up as a Female Prostitute who services are half price!!

      • says:

        I agree Phil sad but still true for some.

      • says:

        No.. Are you a racist idiot? Just like the term Asian includes people from India, Afghanistan, and Russia.

      • says:

        will you marry me?

      • says:

        The article mixes up race with ethnicity–Cuban, Jamaican and Trinidad are not races, these are countries. Cuba, Mexico, Trinidad, like the US, is are ‘countries’ made up of different races. Those celebrities are black because they originate from Africa, more precisely, black Africa or the African race.

        • says:

          oh god is everyone on that stupid juice? lol i don’t need a lesson on where ppl originate from or what ethnicity they are.

          • says:

            Obviously you do, the person in the article who was half Trinidadian looked very “white” and he was just stating that she could still be full white and half Trinidadian at the same time. So, no, the Trinidadian woman was not trying to be anything but black because she’s not black! maybe you should actually read the article.

      • says:

        Am mixed Trinidadian and he/she is being truthful, a Trinidadian/west indian is not a race, just like Hispanics aren’t either.

      • says:

        Uh, I was following your lead, and adding to the joke.
        Don’t get out much??

        • says:

          lol sorry. tired of dealing with these idiots on here. i have that “shoot first, ask questions later” mentality. turns out having that sort of mentality isn’t such a bad thing. George Zimmerman where are you? stand up and give us a bow mate.

      • says:

        Don’t even start this “race War” “black/White shaming” crap.

      • says:

        Educate yourself first. I am from Trinidad and am white. And no one is separating themselves from the blacks.

      • says:

        You obviously don’t know anything about the Caribbean Islands or the people.

      • says:

        that’s just ignorant!

      • says:

        Assuming that Trinidadian = Black is as stupid as assuming that American = White. Trinidadian is a nationality, not a race. Matter of fact, the ethnic majority in Trinidad and Tobago is East Indian.

      • says:

        dingo-egret is absolutely correct phil j. i am white and from trinidad. my mother was from netherlands and my father was a causian expat from USA and I am trinidadian all my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • says:

        Which is worse? Anything to separate yourself from black…Or using an Ancestor from 400 years ago as “anything to be a part of black”?

      • says:

        I do not believe that the comment was meant to separate from any particular group. It was to provide information about who lives there. Is there any reason that we should hide this education? Skewing the truth for an agenda never helped anyone.

      • says:

        Right what you said! lol. People kill me wanting to so badly go around telling people all the different cultures that their mixed with!

      • says:

        Ignorance…so sad

      • says:

        Anything to separate themselves from white lol

        • says:

          i’m almost sick of telling ppl to off themselves, but take a bunch of cyanide pills, drink a gallon of bleach and off yourself you dimwit

      • says:

        400,according to stats, agree with this, I am totally disgusted with you “human beings”, LOL that! Ml

      • says:

        There are many races in Trinidad. That does not mean your black. Just think people…….Americans are made up of different races. Trinidadian simply means they are from there. People really need to go back to school and actually learn.

      • says:

        Exactly. You’re a negro stop it. African Americans are mixed with many different ethnicities but we’re still black. It’s this type of brainwashing that separates us to this day. Your prisons are overflowing just like ours West Indies.

      • says:

        i really don’t get it how it is in usa possible that a single drob of “black” blood makes you black forever. all of these celeb mentioned there are mixed, not a single one is black.

      • says:

        Still funny dude

      • says:

        exactly! HAHA

      • says:

        @Phil J., You can not explain to people your comment who have no knowledge of history and the law that is still the law today which is, any drop of black blood in a person DNA, the law requires you to mark on any paper work that ask your race, to mark African-American/Black not white or mexican or Latino. They just don’t know history at all nor the laws.

        • says:

          your dumba$$ should have read the thread, then you would’ve realized what i said was a JOKE, go try to school someone who gives a sh!t because i don’t.

          • says:

            What’s up with the name calling, when I was simply agreeing with you. You totally miss understood, I was for your statement because, you did not comprehend what I was agreeing with you on, I will not stoop as low to the lowest by calling you names I feel will fit you to the “T”

      • says:

        ???????? WTF!

    • says:

      Correct! The West Indies, including Trinidad was a Plantation Society. Big house with white master and black slaves. There are whites (many think they are but have a lick of the tar brush) and various mixtures with blacks, Chinese, indian, etc. Many apparently white Trinidadians, Barbadians and Jamaicans fled their countries for Canada, Australia and New Zealand when politics altered many of the rights and privileges they thought were theirs. There’s rank racism in the Caribbean with its origins similar to that in America. Whites are badly outnumbered so they have to be cool.

    • says:

      Just because Whites, Chinese and other non-black races migrate to the Caribbean doesn’t mean they are actually of Caribbean heritage. Speaking the language doesn’t automatically make you Caribbean. Caribbeans and West Indians are African slaves who were forced to leave Africa and come to the Islands. If you knew your history, you would know that Africa is the mother land.

      • says:

        “Mother” land….to blacks, “mother” is only half of a word!!

      • says:

        Uh, actually you are wrong my friend, like the other transplants to the West Indies as Columbus named them Africans were not the original people, the original inhabitants were the Arawak and Caribe Indians whose populations were decimated by the diseases the Spanish brought to the islands; Columbus did not discover he found/stumbled upon inhabited islands.

      • says:

        You forget that Indians were also brought into Trini and make a large part of the population. Just as there are many races, there are also many religions

      • says:

        So, by your logic, willingly migrating to an area does not make a group part of that society, but being forcefully immigrated makes that area yours?

        Every single culture or society in the world today is made up of immigrants and has been for thousands of years

    • says:

      Yes, i agree except she says specifically her father was black, i think she would know better than anyone else. Funny there was a time if you had one drop of black blood you were black period.

    • says:

      I’m Trinidadian and we are mixed with some of everything. Ah callaloo…lol

    • says:

      It also doesn’t make you AFRICAN AMERICAN either.

    • says:

      Dingo: in the end I think the answer is WHAT DOES THE PERSON CONSIDER THEIR RACE TO BE! Ding: when the US does the census it gives the person filling out the form a choice to put down what Race they are!

    • says:

      It so ridiculous, just because a person has black in him or her or are even half and half, they’re just half black and half white, not “black”. Jennifer Beals for instance doesn’t have a shred of black looks on her face, who would know.

      • says:

        nope she’s BLACK and WE, she knows it that color/race thing was made up by the good ole forefathers of this country

        • says:

          SHE IS NOT BLACK YOU CHIMP!! THERE ARE EUROPEANS WHO ARE MORE ETHNCI LOOKING THAN HER! get out of here! trying to claim everyone and anyone as black

    • says:

      Then go back to trindad

    • says:

      Santa is Filipino

    • says:

      I am from Guyana, and I was just thinking the same thing. Thank you for your knowledgeable comment.

    • says:

      I just sent that exact same thing to a friend who posted this to Fb.

    • says:

      Trinidadian is a nationality not a race

    • says:

      What you have to learn is that other races/cultures that are not Black considers anyone with a drop of Black blood to be Black. Yes they are brainwashed idiots, yet that is the reality. What’s funny is that those same idiots don’t realize that every person’s DNA originated from African. So what does that make everyone? Exactly. “The more you know.”

    • says:

      That is true, in Trinidad there are white, black, east indian, chinese, syrian, lebanese, mixed, the list goes on, another American flaw of limited knowledge of the outside world.

    • says:

      I find the content of description of the pictures racist, just as you mention the one from Trinidad. Racism is embedded in American way of thinking, difficult to eradicate

    • says:

      Same as Jamaicans. Just like it is in America, there are blond blue-eyed Jamaicans, Asian Jamaicans etc. Get over the race thing already for most people. My biggest question is: Is your blood not red? If not, you have larger issues.

    • says:

      But it is highly likely.

    • says:

      That may be true but racist white people think otherwise. One of my colleg friends is biracial, black mom, Irish dad, still gets called the N word.

    • says:

      How dumb is the assumption that her father being Trinidadian automatically makes her black. It would have been fair to say she has Caribbean roots, but that doesn’t mean she is black!

      I live in Jamaica and it is such a melting pot of various people of ethnic backgrounds. Plenty of American, Canadian and European expats live in Jamaica, they normally bring their wives and during their stay they have another child or two. Now that doesn’t mean the child is black!!!!! They were simply born in Jamaica!!!

      In other instances, the single expats sometimes end up falling in love with a Caribbean woman and start a family. In that instance we can say the person has black roots etc.

    • says:

      I agree some of these people are geting nationalities and race confused.Like the pete guy and etc. This list isn so surprising.and if you want to make a list like this you should try go more into details besides listing countries people parents are.

    • says:

      Well she claiming she’s BLACK so what’s the problem and if she want to claim that that’s her business.

    • says:

      this is very true dingo…but if you’re talking about Gabrielle Reece, her father has been described as black…js

    • says:

      Amen. I was going to write that as well. Whoever wrote this article has an article obviously doesn’t understand the difference between race and ethnicity.

    • says:

      The name of the article is 25 celebs you didn’t know were AFRICAN American… Not “black”. Trinidad is a country located in AFRICA… Right?! Soo that would still make her AFRICAN- American.

    • says:

      preach on!! I caught that dumb crap myself!! this thing is stupid!! just because vin diesel has a black stepfather doesn’t make him black!!!

    • says:

      Haha. My dad was very much born in Trinidad when his dad was there for military work, but that doesn’t make him any less white.

    • says:

      Let me guess, you’re one of those “white” Trinidadians that doesn’t want to identify as black.

    • says:

      I would hardly think of being Chinese and Indian as “white.”

    • says:

      NO SORRY THEM ARE EUROPEANS THAT CAME TO THE BLACK ISLANDS AND,TOOK LAND,YES U CAN BE TRINIDADIAN AND WHITE BUT YOUR NOT FROM TRINIDAD,THEIR ROOTS ARE FROM EUROPE DO YOUR HISTORY

    • says:

      Your absolutely right. It’s almost the same as saying that someone is white because his parents are American. Ms. Reece’s dad was actually a black man with fair skin complexion.

    • says:

      This is true but Trinidadian is a nationality not a race. So if they are saying she is half black her dad was a black Trinidadian

    • says:

      dude… Portuguese are white.. there no seed to say “white and Portuguese”.. that sounds stupid.. ..Portuguese people are European!

    • says:

      YOu already said White. Portuguese and Spanish are WHITE :)

    • says:

      Black people in America have been saying that forever so why the choice to differentiate them from the mixed races of the Caribbean?

    • says:

      This is the most rediculous article I have ever read…what possible difference of any significance could any of this make? I have a neighber…blue eyes and blond hair, born and raised in Africa…but a US citizen. He is an African American…! Geeeesh.

    • says:

      Very very true. I have two friends from Trinidad that are Indian.

    • says:

      And just because someone is African American doesn’t mean they’re black either. But based on the tone and trend of this article, I think you’d have to be dumb to not fill in the skin tone blank yourself.

    • says:

      This is exactly what I was thinking! How silly of them to say ‘Trinidadian’ and expect us to know what that individual looks like!

    • says:

      Sweetie, white is European. Know the difference.

    • says:

      That is so true. Trinidadians make up a wide range of ethnicities. So to say she is part Trinidadian does not tell her what her ethnicity is, this is just part of her nationality.

    • says:

      Again, judged by COLOR OF SKIN!!! This is what makes RACISM & PREJUDGING SO DEADLY & JUST WRONG!!!

    • says:

      Total denial. Self-hatred. Typical of African Americans still enslaved not by chains but by ideologies. Nobody ever wants to be Black. Your statement is pathetic!

    • says:

      Most Trinidadians are either Afro Trinidadian or Indo Trinidadian the white population is very small.

    • says:

      Well I guess they checked DNA and should some negroid in the DNA

    • says:

      Your splitting hairs it states Afro-Trinidanian, not Caucasians, Portugese or even Chinese. Afro if you don’t know is short hand for African.

    • says:

      That is true I am from Trinidad I come from a mixed family I have cousins that are part portugese, some are half Chinese , my grandmother was French my mother wasborn in Venezuela , the list goes on andwe have whites that are very prejudice also ,
      so there you go

  9. says:

    I didn’t KNOW most of these “celebrities” at all, let alone know that they were “Black” – which obviously most of them are not…

  10. says:

    who did not consider them black? African ?? NO. I think they were probably fooled more than most. America black. Yes

  11. says:

    We knew that they were African American I dont think they know they African American..or maybe just won’t admit it..

    • says:

      Since all blacks are from africa drop the term african american, your either one or the other lol. How often does one hear african canadian, or african swedish you don’t. Redundant y’all.

      • says:

        ..the term is African american because there American born of an african decent..this is what some of the great leader fought for..to not be called black or Negro..and it not my term it society term..go tell your government that

        • says:

          Does that make me a French Canadian American?

          • says:

            IDK ask your mama..On all my application and every I fill out say African American…

          • says:

            TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION; YES.
            You see, EVERYONE that lives in North America is AMERICAN. That would include the country to the South of the U.S called The United Mexico States of America (Mexico’s REAL name). So yes, If you’re French Canadian, aka CANADIAN; YES, you would be an American. Kind of like if you live in Europe, you’re European, If you live in African you’re African, and if you live in S.American you’re South American. Although calling South Americans; Americans isn’t out of line. It’s only confusing to Dumb Americans.

            Now, back to your regularly scheduled stupidity.

        • says:

          African would mean your from Africa, a continent, American would mean your from the USA (country) not north America which is a continent, or South America which would also be a continent, I have seen the term black used many times on many forms, whats the big deal y’all are black, would be like a white person getting mad because someone called them white, foolish makes no sense, this tells me your not proud to be an American or black. No one answered my question—why do I never hear african Swedish, or African Brazilian, or African Irish?

          • says:

            Listen your opinion is yours, keep it,I could care less if you called yourself alien american..I prefer to be African American my choice..now GTFOH

          • says:

            I’m sure it bothers some people because it’s their history, not yours. If you had a name you preferred to go by I’m sure the majority of people in your life you would refer to by that name. You probably don’t any other terms because you surround yourself with other ignorant people that can only relate to the struggles of “hoosier daddy”. Swedish African or Afro-swedes. There’s an association called the National Association of Afro-Swedes, so yes, it’s a thing..it’s a term. You can call people black all you want, do whatever the hell you want. No one here is going to change anyone’s mind or make some meaningful impact. You and me included. Hey! Look common ground.

            Could you tell me why the suicide rate for white males is so high? Can you tell me why a middle aged white male is more likely to molest a young boy than any other race?

          • says:

            Actually you’re wrong. African American refers to 2 CONTINENTS. Here in The Americas it’s now used to determine if someone is black from the U.S as opposed to black from somewhere else (Canada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico). The problem is that to do that, the word AFRO should be used. But i’ll touch on AFRO later. But In other words, is a black Canadian African American? THEY ARE FROM NORTH AMERICA. SO, YES. The main confusion comes from what do you call the blacks from the spanish speaking countries here in the Americas? THAT’S A WHOLE DIFFERENT DISCUSSION ON RACISM. But let me end it with this, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Honduras ALL HAD MORE SLAVES THAT THE UNITED STATES. (bet you didn’t learn that in H.S or College).
            To answer your questions….I’ve been to Ireland. Have you? My guess is NO. Because if you had been there, then you like me would have met quite a few people there that were referred to as “Black Irish”. As for African Brazilian…..The words you’re looking for is AFRO. Remember I said I’d touch on that word later. Afro Brazilian, right along with Afro Dominican, Afro Cubano, And Afro American all refer to someone of African decent. Look back up top to learn about Brazil. The issue is that Afro-??? are English words. They don’t don’t exist in latin America UNLESS the person happens to speak ENGLISH. That doesn’t mean people don’t know they’re black.
            I’M QUITE SURE PELE IS AWARE HE’S BLACK.
            Like I posted earlier, Amazing that in Africa everyone is African, In Asia, everyone is Asian, in Europe people are European, but in North American people are Canadian, Mexican, American, Puerto Rican, Jamaican, etc. Mexico by the way’s proper name is United Mexico States of America (bet you didn’t learn that in H.S or College).
            At the end of the day, if you live in the Americas, YOU ARE AMERICAN.

          • says:

            Since when does 12% of the US population
            determine what goes on a census, ID, job, or education application? Last time I checked that was not determined by blacks. African American is code plain and simple. It lets white people know you are a person of color.
            Asian/Pacific Islander
            Caucasian (Not Hispanic)
            Hispanic (Not white)
            African American (Not Hispanic)
            Native American/Eskimo
            Other
            This isn’t perfect, but this usually what I see on applications. WHY? Why do I have tailored my identity to some cookie
            cutter forum to make other people feel comfortable? WHY DOES ANYONE GIVE DAMN!

            With the exception of an ID card, there is no need for this on any forms. This is just divisive and has no true value,
            UNLESS it is necessary for a scholarship for specific ethnicities, etc. I am Nez Pierce and black. I love to keep em guessing. But every time I check anything other than black, if it is a person of color, no prob, if it is a white person processing the information, they change it to AA. WHO are you to tell me how I identify myself. I realize most people fail to understand that race has NOTHING to do with skin color. It is based on common genetic traits, which are why AA varies from Vanessa Williams to Wesley Snipes.

          • says:

            The labels are there to keep us separated (fighting) only in the US is this done (that I know of) and my skin color is not black its brown like 99 percent of AA.

          • says:

            you’re black!

          • says:

            I’m Black!

          • says:

            your is a possessive, you’re is a contraction of you are… trying using the latter in your sentences

          • says:

            you’re = you are ie. the same thing. I find it funny someone would go out to correct someone and then they themselves are wrong. Are you a frustrated English teacher that got fired for bad grades?

      • says:

        African American is referring to 2 continents, not a continent and a country,

      • says:

        Since when does 12% of the US population
        determine what goes on a census, ID, job, or education application? Last
        time I checked that was not determined by blacks. African American is code
        plain and simple. It lets white people know you are a person of color.

        Asian/Pacific Islander

        Caucasian (Not Hispanic)

        Hispanic (Not white)

        African American (Not Hispanic)

        Native American/Eskimo

        Other

        This isn’t perfect, but this usually what I
        see on applications. WHY? Why do I have tailored my identity to some cookie
        cutter forum to make other people feel comfortable? WHY DOES ANYONE GIVE DAMN!

        With the exception of an ID card, there is
        no need for this on any forms. This is just divisive and has no true value,
        UNLESS it is necessary for a scholarship for specific ethnicities, etc. I am
        Nez Pierce and black. I love to keep em guessing. But every time I check
        anything other than black, if it is a person of color, no prob, if it is a
        white person processing the information, they change it to AA. WHO are you to
        tell me how I identify myself. I realize most people fail to understand that
        race has NOTHING to do with skin color. It is based on common genetic traits,
        which are why AA varies from Vanessa Williams to Wesley Snipes.

  12. says:

    They are biracial! Slavery is over!!!!!!!!

    • says:

      I once got in a heated argument with my HR manager over this, she said anyone who is part black isnt LEGALLY considered bi-racial they are BLACK.

      • says:

        Did you correct your HR manager and say no they would be BROWN!

        • says:

          I tried she wouldnt listen. She is stubbornly conservative in her views. HATES obamacare calls the president an “Idiot” Calls the New York Times “garbage”

          • says:

            Sounds like she is doing a good job of what she is told. A follower. Makes sense look at her title. Lol.

          • says:

            When you mix white with black you get brown. Not meant to be a racial comment, its what happens. Physics.

          • says:

            mixing of colors is Chemistry. Not Physics.

          • says:

            Actually not always. My son is mixed..looks nothing like me. He doesn’t look “brown” as you call it..which honestly really..I can’t even, you are such an idiot. I am black, my husband is white..my son which I caught out of own “whoha” looks white. At the store after complimenting on who adorable my son looks the next question is…brace yourself! Is he your son? Yes, yes he is. He’s almost two and still this “brown” you speak of hasn’t shown up on him. People are more predictable than genetics. You are infact one of those predictable people. Life too short to get caught in this mess over skin color and race. People who focus on nothing, but that are truly missing out on some beautiful experiences with people they are too racist or blind to notice. I’m a firefighter paramedic and I see how short life can be. Stop wasting your time.

          • says:

            Bad comment of the food stamps and the color brown.
            Yes you are correct life is short, better to focus on the beauty that surrounds us! Race or color of one’s skin does not determine one’s worthiness or one’s character.

          • says:

            Actually there is a spectrum we are all on and range from darker to lighter shades of brown. I don’t know anyone who is actually black or white.

          • says:

            true, true- we are all mixed; indeed, have never seen a white or black person.

          • says:

            I feel so sorry for your son… and your in laws… what shame they must have that their son procreated w/a primate!

          • says:

            O_O when you mix white and black you get grey. Black people have BROWN skin. I don’t know why they’re called black in the first place, or why whites are called white, when their skin is not absent of color. Back in the day it was just to show the extreme physical differences in the races but now it is quite archaic thinking since so many people are more than one race. Mixed races are sometimes lighter brown, but other times you can’t tell the difference because you have African Americans with very little mixed heritage who can still be on the lighter side. Everyone has some level of mixture but since no one is actually the color white or the color black, this statement makes no sense. All in all I wish these articles stopped getting written.

          • says:

            technically if you mix white with black you get gray. lol

          • says:

            when you mix white and black , you get grey; that’s chemistry.

          • says:

            Conservative has nothing to do with it. I am conservative, ahte Obamacare and the idiot it is named after and concur that the NY Times is barely fit as a fish wrapper. But I know the difference

          • says:

            I would love to work for a boss like that that has common sense to see the truth.

          • says:

            well, technically not my boss, but about 4 people, including the store manager all seam to be conservative.

      • says:

        She is going under that old adage: one drop of black makes you black. Wow! I didnt think people were still that ignorant!

    • says:

      nope sorry they area BLACK and WE no BLACK when we see it

      • says:

        As much black as they are white and they have the parents to prove it. Who should they deny, their mother or their father?

    • says:

      NOPE they are BLACK and that’s that

      • says:

        Just because ur a blackie, doesn’t mean the world is!!!! you are freaken kidding me if u think these people remotely pass as lack! if these people go anywhere in the world…people wouldn’t think therye black! only u blackies who want to claim them as black o up ur numbers! one afrocentric idiot tried to say irish are light skin blacks

      • says:

        be careful who u claim, I wouldn’t claim almost none of these guys, they are all controlled by white interests an money anyway

    • says:

      Slavery never ended my friend .

  13. says:

    Please stop race baiting! It is old! And for blacks who cannot accept people who are biracial that is your problem. It does not mean people are ashamed! The one drop rule is over!

  14. says:

    This article could only have been written by a liberal Democrat. They are the only ones who constantly make an issue of race. Must be because they are trying to cover up their KKK history and their heritage of race-cleansing.

  15. says:

    this is another fine example of a college educated idiot . this is what they went to school for to write stupid stories like this. another fine democrat working hard…..

  16. says:

    I swear, you people want everyone to be black, even if it is a quarter percentage. Get over yourselves.

    • says:

      actually “you people” i.e. ignorant whites created the “one drop rule” meaning if you have even a little black in the mix you’re black so…yeah read a book because according to you people a “quarter percentage” individual would be called a quadroon.

      • says:

        “Read a book”, which one? Never heard of that rule. Not saying you’re wrong, but I’ve never heard that before. The whole idea sounds like a load of crap to me, but I think they way people talk about race is usually backwards. There’s only one race – the human race.

        • says:

          Seriously, you are ignorant. Ignorant in yes you have NO IDEA what you are talking about. The one drop of blood rule is very well known since the days of Slavery and “quadroon” as horribly racist as it is was a term regularly used. Read a book on the history of slavery – it’s not made up fiction. The US school system has done you and further generations after you a disservice.

          • says:

            ….and by “read a book” and your response is “which one?”…….I would think maybe your first place to look would be a HISTORY BOOK, but obviously you’re not much of a scholar.

          • says:

            And which “HISTORY BOOK”?

          • says:

            AFRICANS IN AMERICA: Americas Journey Through Slavery is a good start, its on amazon, look it up. But before you accuse the authors of one-sided race baiting, try this one. It is written by a Caucasian : Howard Zinn’s A Peoples History Of the United States. Its on Amazon as well. Enjoy!

          • says:

            Ah, I see. And you successfully through me off because you referred to it in the present. The way you refer to it I thought you were referring to some new concept (it was also late night on my end). Through all you insults and hyperventilation, you can’t see that your hung up on a 200 year old racist concept as if it happened yesterday. Let it die and move on.

            Relax and re-read. I said the concept was a load of crap. As in racism is crap. As in racial divisions are crap. As in we probably agree on something if you could get over yourself.

          • says:

            Why is quadroon “horribly racist”? It just means one quarter “black”.

        • says:

          actually there are 4 races: caucasoid, negroid, mongoloid, and australoid

        • says:

          The actual rule is 1/32nd black makes you legally black. This was mainly for purposes of segregation. Frankly, when I first found this out I wondered if it worked the other way, If, for instance, you want to claim you are Native American (as many people do) can you do so if you can prove you are at least 1/32nd? Don’t know if this rule is still on the books anywhere, either. The book is about Creoles and is readily available in New Orleans where the lines were very distinct and strictly adhered to.

        • says:

          AFRICANS IN AMERICA: Americas Journey Through Slavery is a good start, its on amazon, look it up. But before you accuse the authors of one-sided race baiting, try this one. It is written by a Caucasian : Howard Zinn’s A Peoples History Of the United States. Its on Amazon as well. Enjoy!

      • says:

        if you have 1 drop of monkey blood, that makes you a monkey, so if you have 1 drop of negro blood, you’re a negro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • says:

      Yeah what K-Hou said. Please read a book. The whole construct of race was something YOU people came up with. PLEASE READ A BOOK. According to what YOU people came up with, someone with LESS than a quarter percentage of black is BLACK. Read a book… PLEASE, educate yourself, and maybe try it again.

  17. says:

    Who cares about these so called famous people and their race. I wouldn’t waste my money, my vision, and my hearing on so called famous people.

  18. says:

    Troian Bellisario father is Italian serbian

  19. says:

    “Down ‘pact’?”

    Is that like ‘axe?’

  20. says:

    Why didn’t tthey put Beyonce’ on here? According to her make up commercial she’s black, french, europolynasian, creole, asian, twakanese, all dat, all dat but just plain black lol

  21. says:

    Everyone’s black when you turn out the lights lol.

  22. says:

    DNA doesn’t determine race

  23. says:

    Was this list supposed to surprise us? Who really cares?

  24. says:

    How about don’t care that they are black

  25. says:

    These people are not Black. They are mixed. Black people are fools for believing in that racist 1 drop rule.

  26. says:

    ONLY A FOOL WOULD NOT KNOW THESE MUTTS WERE NI^^ERS!!!!

  27. says:

    Anybody that has even “one drop” of African blood is considered “black” in this country. It really shouldn’t matter at all. What a retarded and devided nation in which we still live, in this, the 21 century…

    • says:

      AFRICAN DOESNT MEAN BLACK U IDIOT! AFRICA IS THE MSOT DIERSE CONTINENT, U HAVE NORTH AFRICANS WHO LOOK LATINO/EUROPEAN/ARAB..and u have all shades of people,all hair types,etc

  28. says:

    Many of us Mexican/Americans know we have Arabic/Moor i.e. Black ancestry due to the Spaniard being conquered for 800 years, but really who gives a f__K , i’d rather be judged by the content of my character, and not by the color of my skin. M.L.K.

  29. says:

    No Michael Jackson?

  30. says:

    Majority of people know that Mariah carey and the Rock is black. Especially the rock. It is not that hard to tell. Anybody is is irrelevant to me, except for that black dude that is born in England because his father is black. Never knew that. That shock me.

  31. says:

    To tell the truth I just don’t care about someone race. People play to big importance on race when in the long scheme of things it does not matter. What matter is what you think of yourself and what makes you happy.

  32. says:

    Mariah Carey is Latina not African American, Her father is from Venezuela Style Blazer

    • says:

      I assume the logic they use is that she is American in nationality, speaks only English and was not raised in a hispanic household. So they could have better titled it Celebrities of African Descent as being a hispanic is an ethnic classification not a racial one.

    • says:

      Have you ever heard Mariah describe her background? She constantly describes herself as half black, so get over it.

  33. says:

    WHO THE F*CK CARES DAMN WE ARE IN 2013 WTF’s THE POINT ON HATING OTHER RACES DAMN STFU

  34. says:

    If you believe in DNA research, all of mankind is a descendant of ONE black man from Africa.

  35. says:

    the long, thick mane that adorns his head????? Slash?

    You idiot writer. That guys been going bald for years. Who knows how little is left under that ugly hat he’s always worn.

  36. says:

    AT THE END OF THE DAY, EVERYONE HAS SOME AFRICAN DNA IN THEM. WHY IS IT SO SURPRISING THAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE AFRICAN AMERICAN ANCESTORS. I DON’T GET IT. BUT THEN AGAIN A LOT OF PEOPLE DENY THEIR AFRICAN ROOTS.

    • says:

      Not ancestors. It appears to be mostly from their parents. Lol Ancestors!? That was funny. Your comments seem very fuddy duddy/neoliberal and a bit of” I just want everyone to get along” without any idea of purview or real opinion. As well as the comment above yours. LOL made me laugh. Race=Human theoretically just like global equality and class with maniacs like the Imf spewing similar comments. THINK CRITICALLY

    • says:

      HELL NO!! NOT EVERYONE! NOT ME!! I’d have to shoot myself if I were black, even if it were .00000001%

  37. says:

    im with my niece, 5th grade, fills out the space that says race? HUMAN. there is no other!

  38. says:

    Why is Michael Jackson not on here?

  39. says:

    This is why they should carry a card with them to identify their “Blackness”… you just never know with some of “them” hummm

  40. says:

    I knew that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had some black in him. :) Such a fine man!

  41. says:

    She’s half white.. not all black

  42. says:

    This is a joke to black people.. These people are not black..they are mixed nd

  43. says:

    Soo…If we are talking genetics then the last one “Vin Diesel” is not black! His step father is…that does not make him black…plus whooo the haelll caareeess! One of the reasons racism is still here is because BLACK people talk about it aaalll the time! They make it such a point that every advertisement HAS to have a black figure in it or else they are racist!…. if you want equality then stop separating your selves so much and stop making black santas…santa is white…deal with it…

    • says:

      I agree!!!!!!!!!!!! Plus the word NiG3R is still used because .. guess who uses it still…..THEY DO!

      • says:

        Yes, “they” do, but so do many, many “whites”.

      • says:

        Hmm, when you say they you are grouping everyone you don’t know into something you nothing about. I don’t use that word. My mother raised me to have more respect for myself than that. Educated black people don’t use that word dear. Only you seem to be using at the moment.

    • says:

      In my house Santa is Black we buy the gifts to give to our children. No one of the other color is giving anything. Deal with facts!!!!!!!!!!

  44. says:

    “…he too is of ethnic descent…” Everyone is of ethnic descent. Clarify if you are referring to an ethnic minority, otherwise please do not spread ignorance.

  45. says:

    Actually, they are multi-racial.

  46. says:

    This is actually really ignorant. Stop making a big deal out of race. And I’m sorry, most of these people are bi- or more- racial. They are not “black”. They are black, white, and everything else. Grow up.

  47. says:

    Wait most of them are only half black, so does it count then? I don’t think so. It should only count if they are 100% black.

    • says:

      Who is 100 percent black in America? If your family has been here for centuries, more often than not you are a person with a multi-cultural background.

    • says:

      Sorry but most black Americans are not 100% black. A lot of white Americans would be shocked if they had their DNA tested.

  48. says:

    Who said we didn’t know they were black? I’ve known that all of them were of African American heritage.

  49. says:

    Good grief. It appears that all the neo-Nazi bigots found this site. Their posts are predominant on here. Which just goes to prove once again, that racism is not dead in America.

  50. says:

    Tiger Woods the cablanasion or whatever……Cant beleive you all miss that one

  51. says:

    How about 15 celebrities no one should care if they are black.

  52. says:

    Whatever is CONVENIENT ! Let’s see… One day they’re white, the next black ??? WHAT?? I guess it depends on the cause they want to front however this entire article is racist in its presentation anyway. I thought we were all working towards forgetting about race. Guess not huh ??? You should take a person for themselves not their race anyway…. I remember when progress was being made in regards to racism but this present administration and articles like this just love to hack it up, over and over and over……………..

  53. says:

    We didn’t know Slash was black?

  54. says:

    You can tell by looking at them that they are. With the exception of Reece, it’s OBVIOUS. (Not that it matters, btw)

  55. says:

    They left out Justin Timberlake.

  56. says:

    Yeah, Slash reeeeally IDs with “blacks”. That crap he wears and plays SCREAMS the ‘hood. lol I doubt he has much more than a passing nod at being “black”.

  57. says:

    And the point is? I don’t care if they’re black, white, green or yellow. As long as they’re good people.

  58. says:

    Gabby Reese…..riiiiight. Trinidad is made up of so many races I wonder how much she black blood she has in her.

  59. says:

    While the country strives for equality, why is it necessary to define the offspring of a mixed marriage as Black or White ? That in itself is RACIEST !!! If the parents where color blind they raise children who are color blind, why does the Media want to CONSTANTLY try to stir up racism where it does not exist. This a artical could also be titled “15 Celebrities We Didn’t Know Were White American ! ” Or would that then be Raciest ??? Why can;t we ALL just be AMERICANS ???

  60. says:

    Who cares! Oprah, Jay-Z ect, no mixed “Richer!”

  61. says:

    They must think we are stupid, I knew most were black. Maya even plays black characters. A few actors on the list I don’t even know who they are so I won’t count them.

  62. says:

    “While Jessica Alba…….producer Cash Warren, he too is of ethnic descent”……….
    Aren’t we all ‘ethnic’ in one sense or another??? What a classically demented liberal statement.

  63. says:

    “Daniel is half African American and half Caucasian.” Why is everyone so afraid to say ‘Negro’? If he is half African, from what country did his bloodline originate? South Africa? Morocco? Libya? Liberia? Is he Euro-Caucasian? Russo-Caucasian? Middle Eastern-Caucasian?

  64. says:

    No Vanessa Williams?(Black/Welsh/Native American)

  65. says:

    it seems the more ethnically diverse a person is, the more beautiful they are!

  66. says:

    Usually Hair texture says a lot about African genes. Enough said.

  67. says:

    The comments on this site, related to this article, make me sad for our country and our world. One person said something about the human race, and I agree, we are all part of the human race, but that doesn’t negate from a person being proud of his/her heritage. I identify as African-American, although I know that I, as well as many of us born in this country, have other races within us: Native American, European, Asian, etc. What is wrong with wanting to identify with one’s heritage? How many people have I heard speak of their Italian, English, French, Spanish roots? What is wrong with me or anyone like me wanting to identify with his/her heritage? That DOES NOT make us racist.

    If the comments on this site represent the lack of knowledge and level of racism prevalent in this country, we are in a sad state. No wonder other countries are beating us in every area.

  68. says:

    they forgot Micjael Blackson

  69. says:

    “We will let you be the judge” has to be the most disgusting thing on this site, which is saying a lot actually since so much is disgusting here. Blackness is not up for judgment by others to “vote” on, like our race, culture and subcultures are an episode of American Idol. There’s a great deal of history, oppression and sociopolitics involved here and to simplify it into something that your primarily White readers are going to “judge” is utterly disgusting.

  70. says:

    I suppose the “classification” African-American has since changed definitions? There variations of “black” and a good number of the people on this list, all though “black” are not ethnically African-American. Poor really done.

  71. says:

    how can they be black if they are biracial – mixed does not make them one or the other

  72. says:

    This article should be entitled: “Black people we didn’t know were celebrities”

  73. says:

    s%&t and ice cream rule 1.if you mix s&$t with ice cream, it don’t help the s$%t and you fock up the ice cream. rule 2. no matter how little s$%t you mix with the ice cream, you fock up the ice cream.

  74. says:

    African Americans already knew whose black and whose not………

  75. says:

    the most confusing day in niqqer town; fathers day.

  76. says:

    These celebrities are aware of the disgrace there black heritage has brought to the world and hide their backgrounds well. Most of their fathers are dead or in prison as would be expected. No amount of money will buy class..!

  77. says:

    What percentage of black ancestory qualifies you as “black”? Just wonderin’ !

  78. says:

    How did they not know that Nicole Richie is black? Her father is Lionel Richie. Aside from this being somewhat offensive, it is also clueless.

  79. says:

    but he is Black ~

  80. says:

    Odd article. I’ve never heard of most of these “stars”. Except for the Wentworth guy, they all look black or certainly mixed with black. Silly article.

  81. says:

    Did this site actually post that regarding Nicole Ritchie “While Lionel Richie isn’t Nicole Richie’s biological father, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a dose of chocolate in her blood”.
    I am amazed with this sort of terminology.

  82. says:

    A lot of these people are mixed and it should be up to them what they choose to be called.

  83. says:

    There’s one Earth, were all human, if the world dies and other people find our remains would they really differentiate all this?

  84. says:

    LMBO! At this articles racial comments haha..this is terrible.

  85. says:

    Every person in the world has ancestors who originated from Africa, so we all have African heritage to some degree…

  86. says:

    Black Celebrities? I didn’t recognize 12 of them………….

  87. says:

    did anyone really not know these? Other than the 2 people I’ve never heard of on here the list was rather obvious.

  88. says:

    I am from Trinidad and I am of East-Indian/Black/Scottish/Chinese background. Additionally – there are White people from Trinidad – we call them Trinidad White. Google Trinidad and Tobago – we are a melting pot island. Bishop Desmond Tutu called us the Rainbow Island.

  89. says:

    Being mixed, means your evil white half is to be ignored.

  90. says:

    I didn’t know about a lot of these people. I do know that you got Soledad’s parentage wrong. Her father is white Australian and her mother is Afro-Cuban. She only talks about it all the time.

  91. says:

    This article along with prejudice people makes me sick. The article and many ignorant people make it seem like if you have any black in you then you must be tainted. what makes a person tainted is evil, unkindness and judging someone’s worthiness.

  92. says:

    WOW! The lengths people in in this discussion thread are going to declare people DO NOT have African blood in them, is astounding!!! Is it THAT bad of a thing for you all??? accidental racist = racists in denial!!!! Unacceptable in the age of information!!! WOW.

  93. says:

    nicole richie’s real father is half afro mexican and half creole on unsung sheila e. Sheila E. said that back in the day she was black the escovedo children including her brother nicole’s dad didn’t give them selves the title of being latino the media did…Nicole has said it her self numerous times she is black and shes mad no one considers her black…well she has no black friends and her husband is white she cant get mad

  94. says:

    If you didn’t know Mariah Carey was black, you’re not paying attention. I mean, she didn’t exactly keep it secret…

  95. says:

    If they are HUMAN and act like HUMAN WHO THE F— CARES?

  96. says:

    Does it matter, black websites seem to invest much of it’s time concerning itself with comparing to white people or what would white people or why don’t white people like us. Move on from that it remind me of the kid at school that can’t seat near the cool kids and so desperately want their approval.

  97. says:

    Just one comment, Mariah African American mixed heritage is not a news flash!!!!

  98. says:

    r u kidding me? how racist is that? maybe YOU didn’t know, and for some odd reason thought it would be interesting to point that out? get a life!!!

  99. says:

    half breeds……………

  100. says:

    I guess I missed the whole point. I’m just getting old. The people I knew on the list I was well aware of their ethnicity. However, there were more people on this list I didn’t know at all, so their ethnicity was of no concern, to me. Then I realized that none of this was relevant to anything. It’s amazing what age does to one’s perspective. None of this affects me in the least. I just don’t care and wonder why anyone does.

  101. says:

    One has to question the editors decision to print this article.
    I am a 60 year old white christian male.
    What relevance is an actor/actress’s nationality, religion or skin color to their ability , skill and talent ?
    Oh well, maybe I’m to old and out of touch in todays real world.

    • says:

      I am glad for the discussions, but honestly, I am starting to become hateful towards people that want to harm my white men just because they are white.

  102. says:

    This slide show is subtly racist. No one would ever post a slide show saying, “Guess who’s partially white.” If they did post that slide show they would have to put almost every African American actor and actress on the list. Besides, they would never treat being white as something shocking, exotic, newsworthy or worthy of judgment.

  103. says:

    Sometimes people are so silly and full of hate. I wonder if now people realise that some of these people are black, they won’t be their favourite stars anymore?

  104. says:

    Racism is not a “white” thing, it’s a human thing…I grew up poor and lived in areas where there were few Caucasians ((by the by “white” is racist) and I and my brothers and sisters caught hell every day…I grew up loving the culture (Soul Train in the seventies was “church”) and lots of the people…but hating the racism (Roots came out and going to school was so ugly I stopped in the seventh grade just couldn’t go, it took me years to finally get over it and finish school so I could try to get ahead). Daily we were called paddy, pecker wood, cracker, white trash, for a while Patty Hearst (crazy right)…people hitting me in the back of the head as they walked by…not going to the bathroom because you could get jumped..every day brought some new torture..So I know that racism is a people problem…I am not a racist because I learned first hand how much being hated and hurt because of how you look is wrong…also because my family came from Dublin Ireland during the potato famine, starved out by the British and so knew that color (except) the green of money wasn’t the problem…But in the current American culture it doesn’t matter.,,every day got to listen to some idiot (Oprah and Spike anybody?) tell how every Caucasian is just dying to shoot a child wearing a hoodie or deny a rich woman the right to buy a five thousand dollar purse…it doesn’t matter if you never owned anything in this country least of all slaves your guilty and cannot be proven innocent….were you can say anything you want about Caucasians (“whites have to be cool because they are outnumbered” so racist)…I despise those who deny their own racism.and just keep fanning the flames of hatred,…Just saying….

  105. says:

    Didn’t have a clue they were black? Really? Not only are you wrong about that, you should tell someone that could GAF!!!!

  106. says:

    every body knew she was black she just dont recognize it .

  107. says:

    Just because these ppl have some black in them, doesnt men they are black…
    just as Tiger Woods is not Black, he is mostly Asian…

  108. says:

    slash’s hair is a wig, for christ’s sake

  109. says:

    Correction, Soledad’s father is Australian-Irish and her mother is Afro-Cuban.

  110. says:

    I thought I was gonna see names like Jessica Simpson or Anderson Cooper, not Mariah Carey or Vin Diesel.

  111. says:

    how about 25 celebs that we didn’t know were celebs…. i mean i knew a couple of these people. i guess that means my brain hasn’t been pumped full of all this useless junk

  112. says:

    “that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a dose of chocolate in her blood”. Classy writing.

  113. says:

    This article is a STRETCH to say the LEAST..

  114. says:

    Why would one black parent and one white (or non-black) parent give rise to a black offspring? We have been conditioned (mistakenly) to think that even a minimal negroid genetical input makes an individual black, regardless of the ethnicity of the other, non-black parent. A child or offspring of white and black parents is as much a “white person” as he or she is a “black person.”

  115. says:

    Who cares? They are all human beings. Most people are mixed; some are just not aware of their heritage or choose not to acknowledge all of it. I have family members who are passing because the Caucasian people are easily fooled. One of my nieces checked Black on an employment application and was told, by a Caucasian lady, that she had made an error.

  116. says:

    Mariah Carey was never proud. She used to lie to people and tell them she was half Italian.

  117. says:

    Useless race discussion.
    SF 49ers Gay America’s Team will clinch the playoffs this Sunday!

  118. says:

    oldest news ever and everyone on the list is clearly mixed with something. Although Gabrielle Reece’s father in no way looks black at all…he may have lived there but was not “black”.

  119. says:

    Soledad’s mother is Cuban and her dad is Australian. Get the facts right!

  120. says:

    Like, who cares what someone is? Just another racist article. Is somebody low on self esteem and therefore has to build up said self-esteem by promoting some racism?

  121. says:

    Doesn’t anyone care that the authors of these crappy articles can’t spell and have no clue about well known phrases like “that whole rugged Caucasian guy thing down pact” (it’s PAT!!…DOWN PAT!)
    idiots

  122. says:

    Why does this matter? Why is this country so race obsessed? You can blame it on whomever you’d like but everyone is part of this problem. Really though, you didn’t know Maya Rudolph and Mariah Carey were partially black? Interesting because they have both openly talked about it. Why is this interesting?

  123. says:

    What a load of crap.

  124. says:

    People from Cuba, Trinidad , etc may be black but I don’t think they’d ever call themselves African-American because that’s not their heritage so the “We didn’t know were black” title is much more accurate than the secondary “Didn’t know they were African-American”.

  125. says:

    that way in many European countries.

  126. says:

    We are all mixed up. It’s just that certain characteristics are more dominant. If you don’t consider a person who is mixed with black blood along with anyother race “BLACK” than non of us are black. PERIOD! Whe are what you call “HUMAN”. You are what ever race you consider yourself to be. Being Black, White, Asian, or Chinese is not a bad thing. Embrace who you are. Im Black. Not African American, but BLACK. Black is a great thing. I love it. Can’t imagine being anything else. Being Peurto Rican or Cuban or African ect….Doesnt mean your Black or White. Those are Countries. You have White Africans, Black Peurto Ricans, and even Asian Americans. The Problem is that we all need to embrace all people of all different nationalities and take the time to learn from each other in order to UNDERSTAND each others culture. We still have folks prejudging on other groups without knowing who and what they are. We gotta coexist so GET IT TOGETHER….

  127. says:

    My ancestors were Danish, German,Indian,does that mean Im a Danish German Indian American??

  128. says:

    I knew all of these people were mulatto….NEXT!

  129. says:

    Just a heads up, Soledad’s mother is afro-cuban. Her father is Australian. A quick wikipedia check would have told the author this.

  130. says:

    What a stupid article.

  131. says:

    If you didn’t know that Mariah Carey and Dwayne Johnson are half Black then you need to get out more.

  132. says:

    Pete Wentz is not FOB’s frontman. Patrick Stump is. Get your facts straight.

  133. says:

    Actually not only did I know know they were black…. I didn’t know at least half of them !!!

  134. says:

    For the most part, a better headline for this article would have been ’25 Celebrities you didn’t know were celebrities!

  135. says:

    Cash looks Whiter than George Bush!!

  136. says:

    She considers herself to be a Latina!!

  137. says:

    Ding: You are the Race that you want to be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  138. says:

    So know they are just only Black?? They are only African American?? is this what we do these days?? we just discount any other part of our race and only leave the black in? Just like the President. He is only Black.. he refuses to count his white side?? This is ridiculous..So I am not Italian and Irish .. Just white now?? this

  139. says:

    So only if you’re 1/4 Black (Mariah and others), you are considered to be Black?

  140. says:

    Is mulatto a bad word?

  141. says:

    Wrong!!! Soledad O’Brien’s father is white, Australian and her mother is Afro-Cuban.

  142. says:

    Soledad O’Brien’s mom is Afro-Cuban and her dad Australian….

  143. says:

    Ok, so now if you have any “black blood” in you are now black? How about black and anything else in your ancestry? This I why labeling anyone by color or race these days, especially in the USA is ridiculous.

  144. says:

    All these celebrities except the case of one has black fathers. Big dongs attracts these white women to these black men? Once you go black you never go back? White women chase black men with big dongs and mean time white men go to Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, South America, China, Russia to find soulmates.

  145. says:

    White women rob everything they can from white men and meantime they send money to men in Africa they met online. Are these women smart?

  146. says:

    “a dose of chocalote in their blood”? Who wrote this? SMDH

  147. says:

    who gave this Alexis Webb dimwit a job and who is the dingdong that thought this article was worth posting? And what the f*ck am I doing here?

  148. says:

    Soo.. it’s ok being BLACK now? or being black mixed with another ethnicity? Most of us are nothing more than a bag of skittles-some M&M with the nuts. Being Black was cool ever since I was born tah dah :D

  149. says:

    All these celebrities have black fathers.

  150. says:

    We’re supposed to NOT KNOW these stars are black?? With maybe only 2 exceptions, I knew they all were.

  151. says:

    This is ridiculous. Why don’t you also call them white since most of these have a black parent and a white parent. And, who even cares!

  152. says:

    So much for not making a race an issue!!! It’ll never stop.

  153. says:

    Who cares ! stop labeling people black or white. Drop it already. It doesnt matter what fuckin color you are. Stop pointing it out. Why does it always come down to color? Thats why the world is the way it is. Always labeling. You assholes make us notice these things.

  154. says:

    Hey! Derek Jeter is like Harvey Belafonte he’s a caramel colored white guy.

  155. says:

    Where’s Wayne Brady?

  156. says:

    It really seems that Samoans are just naturally big people. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a small Samoan.

  157. says:

    Ummm. . . wouldn’t Hungarian be considered Caucasion? RE: Jessica Szohr.

  158. says:

    Still ignorance on race. Its almost 2014..

  159. says:

    The Melissa Gorga one is sooo racist..LOL… I know Samoans/Hawaiian/ and ITALIANS who have huge noses!!! That one I will leave alone

  160. says:

    Most of these people are white with black mix. That doesn’t make them black. they’re white.

  161. says:

    Doubt very much that these folks would appreciate you pointing out that they are colored. How about respecting some people’s privacy?

  162. says:

    SO THIS IS A STORY FOR THOSE WHO DIDN’T KNOW BUT “WE” KNOW WHEN WE SEE THEM … I GOT AUNTS UNCLES COUSINS THAT “PASS” FOR “FOLK” AND LAUGH AND AGONIZE OVER THE FACT THAT IT CONTINUES TO HAPPEN

  163. says:

    This article is just plain stupid. there is nothing here that makes any of these people African American. All I see is they are all “American”. Enough with the race issues. All most ALL Americans are mixed race, that’s what makes up America.

  164. says:

    Having a black stepfather doesn’t make a “person of color”. How incredibly stupid.

  165. says:

    I’ma let you finish, but this is one of the DUMBEST ARTICLES OF ALL TIME…..OF….. ALL…..TIME

  166. says:

    Hmm…should have just titled the article: “15 African Americans You Didn’t Know Were Celebrities” Who ARE these people?

  167. says:

    There are probably five individuals there that don’t talk/haven’t been quoted as being people of color, and maybe one or two I never heard of. The rest, however, make no secret and are proud of their heritage.

  168. says:

    Soledad O’Brien’s Mother is Cuban and her father is Australian

  169. says:

    A) No duh this is not news… B) Just because someone is from Jamaica or Trinidad doesn’t mean they are African American…

  170. says: