This might explain why some Scandinavian genes are showing up in a few DNA test results of African descendants. –Sea expeditions of the Viking Age Three burials from early medieval Britain that have been identified as those of African women on the basis of an examination of their skeletal remains. One of the burials in […]Read More
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Nationality: (Sherman, Texas) American Ethnicity: African descent Sherri Frances Howard is a former athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres. She is the older sister of 1988 relay teammate Denean Howard. More fascinating is she has a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University. She competed in the 1980 Olympic trials in the […]Read More
The back story: The Chief of the Bechuanaland Protectorate (now known as Botswana) Seretse Khama & his English wife, Ruth Williams that he married in 1948. It was a whirlwind romance. Seretse didn’t seek consent from his uncle because he knew it would be denied, but Ruth had to ask her father George, who argued that […]Read More
Nationality: (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) American. Ethnicity: French mestizo & African descent. She is 5’10 Ft Tall. Cherina a perfect face for the advertising campaigns , particularly for makeup. ” Revlon ” has understood this and that is why she has become one of the brand faces. The model is also praised by other cosmetics brands such […]Read More
Nationality: Ethiopian Place of birth: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ms. Kebede stands at 5’10 Ft Tall. She speaks English & French. Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede became this first woman of color in Estee Lauder’s 57-year history to sign a contract with the cosmetics giant. She has a 3 million dollar a year for 3 years deal with […]Read More
Nationality: American Ethnicity: Mexican, Latina. Ms. Pavon speaks English & Spanish. How did you start modeling? In Mexico, I was always the tallest one in my classroom and really skinny. People would always tell me, “You should try modeling.” But when I came to New York, I didn’t know anyone and I didn’t know anything about […]Read More
With English subtitles. Geographic location West Indies/Caribbean. Hispaniola is the site of the first European settlement in the Americas by Christopher Columbus on his voyages in 1492 and 1493. Based on a true story, this is an official selection of the Toronto International film festival. In a shantytown of Santo Domingo, Haitians and Dominicans struggle amidst a […]Read More
Negus is an Amharic word for King. The Negus was the Christian king of Abyssinia in the seventh century. Negus is a royal title in the Ethiopian Semitic languages. It denotes a monarch such as the Bahri Negus of the Medri Bahri in pre-1890 Eritrea and the Negus in pre-1974 Ethiopia. The title has subsequently been used to translate […]Read More
Tribe: Carthage Region: North Africa The elite force: Clad in bronze armor, the Carthaginians are a highly cultured tribe with a developed military and navy. Hannibal Barca, born c. 247 B.C., was the son of the great Carthaginian general, Hamilcar. The Barcas were a family of military leaders, the greatest generals of the Carthaginian armies. […]Read More
She became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. In 2006, Jemison participated in African American Lives, a PBS television miniseries hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., that traced the family history of eight famous African Americans using historical […]Read More
“Who knew that Nichelle Nichols sizzled in the local cabaret scene before taking up her earpiece on the starship Enterprise.Read More
Nationality: German Ethnicity: Kampala, Uganda, African She currently lives in Berlin. Ms. Kasumba portrayed as a Security Chief in Captain America: Civil War. She stole the whole movie with one line ” Move. Or you will be moved”. The public can’t get enough and would like to see more of her character evolve in the […]Read More
The daughter of a sheikh from the African Sudan Princess Kouka arrives in London, 1937. After starring in the Jericho movie with Paul Robeson, she was in several Egyptian films and went by simply as Kouka. She played a character named “Gara” in a movie with Paul Robeson. It was released in 1937 and called “Jericho” […]Read More
Prince presenting Halle Berry – 42nd NAACP Image Awards. Halle Berry was recognized as best actress in a motion picture for her role in Frankie & Alice. She is an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in the romantic drama […]Read More
Nationality: Canadian Ethnicity: She is African American and German. Born Denise Katrina Matthews, Vanity is a glamorous Canadian ex-model and lead singer of the all-girl group “Vanity 6” of German and African/American , she specialized in playing sultry female characters often in trouble with the law. (CNN) Vanity fronted the group Vanity 6 but was best […]Read More
There are numerous talented black actors that can play the role of Kings and Queens, whether it’s based on Historical Facts, Legends, Fantasy & Sci-Fi futuristic movies. For instance this photo above is Thulsa Doom he is a fictional character first appearing in the Kull short story “Delcardes’ Cat” by Robert E. Howard. He has […]Read More
Please keep in mind that Egypt was invaded numerous times in the past. –“The Sorceress”, illustrated by Chris Dacus They could cast actors that looks similar to the people in the Maghreb Region & as far down the Nile River which is an international river that flows through 11 countries that include Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, […]Read More
Nationality: American Ethnicity: West Indies/Caribbean. Her parents were both of multiracial Cuban descent. She is 5’10 ft tall. She is an American television and movie actress. She has appeared in many television series, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (as Nebula), Xena: Warrior Princess (as Cleopatra), the short-lived Cleopatra 2525, Alias (as Anna Espinosa), Firefly (as Zoe […]Read More
List of Famous People Who Are Half-Black. Every year, more and more people are born of parents of different races. Some very famous people have one black parent and one white parent, or any other ethnicity. Many of these celebs identify with both of their unique cultures. Several half-Black celebrities have gone on to have […]Read More
Whoopi Goldberg , is an American actress, comedian, and television host. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television, and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. She was only the second black woman in the […]Read More
Nationality: Brazilian Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Ethnicity: African, Austrian and Portuguese descent. Brazil’s population includes the largest number of people of African descent in the entire Western Hemisphere. Ms. Araújo became the first black actress to be a leading character of a telenovela in prime time of the largest Brazilian television network, Rede Globo. An artist rendition of her beauty below – @_jd_m […]Read More
A South African-born actress (of Cape Coloured descent) who is based in Auckland, New Zealand, and Los Angeles, United States. She speaks English and Afrikaans. You’re probably still asking what makes a “Colored”, “Colored”. Well like the name suggests, it is someone of many colors. My heritage consists of German, ( my last name), Indian, British and […]Read More
The film focuses on the battle to overturn laws against mixed-race marriages. Seven years after a marriage that Virginia deemed illegal. The case was brought by Mildred Loving, a black woman, and Richard Loving, a white man, who had been sentenced to a year in prison in Virginia for marrying each other. Their marriage violated the state’s […]Read More
Bowie married the supermodel in a romantic ceremony in Florence, Italy on 24 April, 1992. The couple were often regarded as one of the most stable in the public eye having been married for 24 years. They have one daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, born 15 August 2000. Iman is now a single parent raising a teenage daughter on […]Read More
This time period is supposed to be in the old kingdom/5th dynasty (2494 B.C. – 2345 B.C.). ‘Gods of Egypt’ Director, Studio Apologize for Lack of Diverse Casting: ‘We Can Do Better’ Lionsgate also acknowledged the need for more inclusive casting in a statement obtained by Variety, which reads: “We recognize that it is our responsibility […]Read More
Legendary black American stage performer who took pre-World War II Europe by storm but found constant racial harassment in her homeland.
Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920’s and 1930’s. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, and follows to her death in 1975.
Today in history, June 3rd, 1906… dancer, singer and actress Freda Josephine McDonald (aka Josephine Baker), who gained fame in Paris, France, thanks to her “risque” cabaret and musical hall performances, was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
While Ms Baker did perform on screen in a number of films – Siren of the Tropics (1927), Zouzou (1934) andPrincesse Tam Tam (1935), notably – she’s probably more universally recognized for her vaudeville stage musical acts which helped her become maybe the first international black female celebrity.
She was also politically active, making contributions to the Civil Rights Movement here in the United States, and assisted the French Resistance during World War II, becoming the first American-born woman to receive the French military honor, the Croix de guerre.
She died on April 12th, 1975 at age 68.
Since then, there’s really been only 1 true attempt to tell her story on film – the 1991, HBO movie, The Josephine Baker Story, which starred Lynn Whitfield as Baker. Whitfield would go on to win an Emmy Award for her performance!
In 1943, Oscar Hammerstein Jr. took Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen, rewrote the lyrics, changed the characters from 19th century Spaniards to World War II-era African-Americans, switched the locale to a Southern military base, and the result was Carmen Jones. Dorothy Dandridge stars as Carmen Jones, tempestuous employee of a parachute factory. Harry Belafonte plays Joe (originally José), a young military officer engaged to marry virginal Cindy Lou (Olga James). When Carmen gets into a fight with another girl, she is placed under arrest and put in Joe’s charge. Succumbing to her attractiveness, Joe accompanies Carmen to her old neighborhood, where, after killing a sergeant sent to retrieve him, he deserts the army. Carmen tries to be faithful, but fortune-telling Frankie (Pearl Bailey) warns her that she and her soldier are doomed. Enter Joe Adams in the role of boxer Husky Miller (a play on Carmen’s bullfighter Escamillo), who sweeps Carmen off her feet, ultimately with tragic consequences. Alhough both Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte were singers, their opera voices were dubbed in by LeVern Hutcherson and Marilyn Horne.Read More
Nationality: American. Ethnicity: Mother Caucasian & Father African American. Catwoman is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Pitof and stars Halle Berry, The film is loosely based on the DC Comics character of the same name, who is traditionally an anti-heroine and love interest of the vigilante hero Batman. The catsuit was designed by […]Read More
Nationality: American Ethnicity: Mother is Cherokee & African American & Father Dutch or German descent. Her surname Kitt is said to be of Dutch or German origin. In the late 1960s, Batman featured recurring villain Kitt as Catwoman after Julie Newmar had left the role, in season 3. She had sung and danced her way out […]Read More
In Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams, Donald Bogle tells–for the first time–the story of a place both mythic and real: Black Hollywood. Spanning sixty years, this deliciously entertaining history uncovers the audacious manner in which many blacks made a place for themselves in an industry that originally had no place for them. Through interviews and the […]Read More
Akasha was played by Aaliyah Dana Haughton , she was an American singer, dancer, actress, and model. The a fictitious character was written by Famous author Anne Rice. Queen Akasha was the first vampire in existence that came from Egypt. She was known among vampires as the “Queen of the Damned”. The Queen of the Damned (1988) is […]Read More
Nationality: American Ethnicity: Caribbean Hispanic/Afro-Latina Her father is of Dominican descent and her mother is Greek/Puerto Rican. A Brooklyn native, Vasi signed to Ford Models at the age of 12. Quote: For modeling they said I was too tiny, I wasn’t Caucasian enough, I wasn’t African enough, I wasn’t Latina enough. They kept saying no but I kept moving […]Read More