Famous Friday

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2020-09-25T17:29:27+00:00September 24th, 2020|

Photo Credit:  https://www.dreamstime.com/photos-images/lolo-jones.html Lori Susan “Lolo” Jones was born on August 5, 1982.  Jones is of Native-American, African-American, Norwegian and French descent.  She is a professional track and field and bobsled athlete.  Lori has also been a special guest on several shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and was in the remake of the movie series Left Behind as an airport gate attendant. Jones is a three time Olympian as well as a three time World Champion.  In High School, she set the 100m Hurdles High School of [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-09-22T16:40:33+00:00September 17th, 2020|

Photo credit: complex.com For Famous Friday this week, we are celebrating Naomi Osaka. Last weekend, the 22-year-old tennis star won her second US Open, and third Grand Slam title. Osaka is half Japanese and half Haitian, and in recent years has solidified her status as one of the best tennis players on the planet. At this year’s US Open, Osaka played in 7 matches. When she arrived for these matches, she wore 7 different masks, which bore the following names: Breonna Taylor Elijah McClain Ahmaud Arbery Trayvon Martin [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2018-08-16T08:49:01+00:00August 16th, 2018|

  Barack Obama Barack Obama is one of the most inspiring biracial individuals in American history.  He is known worldwide, for being the 44th President of the United States and is often referred to as, “the first black president.”  While this is partially true, a more accurate descriptor of his racial identity would be to say that he is, “the first Biracial, Black and White president,” of the United States. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4th, 1961, to a black father from Kenya, named Barack Obama Sr. and [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2018-02-16T06:54:28+00:00February 16th, 2018|

Danielle Herrington Danielle Herrington is multiracial and has just been named Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition’s latest cover model. Danielle is from Compton, California. She is an American model who has modeled for Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret. Herrington has not disclosed a lot about her parents or family history. She has known she wanted to model since the age of eight. Herrington is 5 ft 10 in her hair is dark brown and her eyes are hazel. She began modeling at the age of 13 and it became a full [...]

Famous Friday!

2017-11-02T20:04:01+00:00November 2nd, 2017|

Selena Gomez Selena is an American singer and actress. She was born in 1992 and grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her mother is part Italian ancestry, and her father is of Mexican descent. Selena’s parents divorced when she was five years old.  She was raised primarily by her mother. She remembers being very angry due to her parents’ divorce. Her acting career started on the kids show Barney and Friends when she was seven years old. Her music was introduced in 2009 with her debut album “Kiss and Tell”. [...]

Famous Friday!

2017-09-15T11:32:58+00:00September 15th, 2017|

Madison Keys You may have heard about the "Black Girl Magic" at the 2017 U.S. Open Women's Singles Tournament last week. Among the four semi-finalists, the excited media chatter reported, were three black women! This is a first for a sport that has historically been predominately played by white athletes. Well for this week's Famous Friday, we are going to take a look at one of those women - Madison Keys, who is actually multiracial and pretty magical!! When asked about the significance of three of the four women in [...]

Famous Friday

2017-08-25T05:36:57+00:00August 25th, 2017|

Ne-Yo Ne-Yo was born in Camden Arkansas as Shaffer Chimere Smith. He is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. His parents were both musicians. His father is of African American and Chinese descent and his mother is African American. When he was younger his parents separated and he moved with his mother to Las Vegas, Nevada where he was raised and given more opportunities.  Ne-Yo has had great success in the entertainment industry evidenced by hit songs that have topped the charts from all over the world. [...]

Famous Friday

2017-08-18T06:41:35+00:00August 18th, 2017|

Famous Friday: DeShone Kizer Last week my hometown Cleveland Browns played their 2017 preseason home opener against the New Orleans Saints and, man was I excited to get a look at our second round draft pick, DeShone Kizer. He did great. In June, Kizer signed a four-year, $4.94 million contract with the Browns that includes $2.42 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $1.73 million. But the starting QB slot for the Browns is still very much up for grabs. The strong-armed 6'4" Kizer is working hard to grab it [...]

Famous Friday

2017-06-30T05:54:36+00:00June 30th, 2017|

Alicia Keys Alicia Augello Cook was born in New York City, NY in 1981. She is professionally known as Alicia Keys. She is an American Actress, pianist, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Keys father is half African American and half Jamaican; her mother is of Italian and Irish decent. Her parents separated when she was two and she was primarily raised by her mother. At four Alicia got a part in The Cosby Show as one of Rudy’s sleepover friends. Alicia began piano lessons at the age of seven. During [...]

Famous Friday!

2017-06-02T05:41:38+00:00June 2nd, 2017|

Shemar Moore Shemar is a forty-seven year old American actor and model. He is best known for his role in the Young and the Restless, Malcolm Winters. His father is African-American. His mother is white with Irish and French-Canadian ancestry. Shemar has stated his birth name was taken from his parent’s first names which were Sherrod and Marilyn, Shemar. He explained that in his parents were very proud of their interracial relations however, it was still socially inacceptable in the sixties and seventies. His parents wanted his name to be [...]

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