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Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg is a young Biracial actress whom Time Magazine named one of the 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015. Born of a Black mother and a Danish father, Stenberg has been in the entertainment industry since age four. She is best known for playing Rue in The Hunger Games. Stenberg being cast as Rue […]

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President Barack Obama

Barack Obama was born Barack Hussein Obama II in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1961. Obama is the 44th President of the United States and the first Black man to be elected to the Oval Office. Obama was born to a White mother from Kansas and a Kenyan father. Obama’s parents divorced in 1964, and he was […]

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Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys was born Alicia Augello Cook in New York City in 1981. She is an American R&B singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. Keys’ father is Black and her mother is White, of Italian, Irish and Scottish heritage. Keys’ unique style has led to 35 million album sales and 30 million singles worldwide. In […]

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Carol Channing

Carol Channing was born in 1921 in Seattle, Washington. Now 94 years old, she held a long career as an actress, singer, dancer, comedian and voice actress. Channing’s mother was White, and her father was half White and half Black but passed for White. Channing’s mother told her about her father’s ethnicity when she was […]

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Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz is an American singer, musician, songwriter and actor. He was born Leonard Albert Kravitz in Manhattan in 1964. His mother was Roxie Roker from the television show, The Jeffersons, who was of Bahamian and African-American descent, and his father was an NBC news producer of Russian Jewish descent. Kravitz’s accolades include four Grammy […]

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Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis is a British singer and songwriter, as well as a campaigner for animal welfare. She was born in London in 1985. Her father is of Afro-Guyanese descent, and her mother has Welsh, Irish and Italian heritage. Lewis won the reality show The X Factor in 2006, which launched her music career. In 2008, […]

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Ariana Miyamoto

Ariana Miyamoto was born in Japan in 1994 to a Japanese mother and Black father. Her father had been stationed in Sasebo in the United States Navy and later returned to Jacksonville, Arkansas. Aside from spending two years in Arkansas in her early teens, Miyamoto has remained in Japan. However, per Japanese tradition, which largely […]

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Alessandro de Medici

Alessandro de Medici was the first duke of Florence, from 1532 to 1537. Alessandro’s mother was a Black serving woman for the Medici family, and his father was most likely the then-17-year-old Cardinal Giulio de Medici. The cardinal later became Pope Clement VII and was the nephew of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Alessandro fled for two […]

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Will Demps

American football player Will Demps was born William Henry Demps, Jr. in South Carolina in 1979. Demps grew up in California with his Black and Puerto Rican father and Korean mother, and he can speak conversational Spanish and Korean. Demps was a former American football safety for the Baltimore Ravens from 2002 to 2005. He […]

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Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt, born in South Carolina in 1927, was a dancer, actress and singer who got her start in cabaret. She is probably most known for her role as Catwoman in the TV series Batman, as well as for her Christmas song, “Santa Baby.” Kitt was born to a Black and Cherokee mother. Her father […]

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