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Richardson Saunders MP (1877 - 1939)

Richardson Saunders was a Bahamian-American businessperson and public official who held a variety of important positions, including: Chief engineer for the City of New York Financial adviser and ...

6/2/2016 3/13/2017

J. Rosamond Johnson MP (deceased)

J. Rosamond Johnson was an American composer and singer during the Harlem Renaissance. Johnson is most notable as the composer of the hymn "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which has come to be known in the...

7/27/2011 1/18/2017

Stepin Fetchit MP (1902 - 1985)

"Stepin Fetchit"

Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry , better known by the stage name Stepin Fetchit , was an American comedian and film actor who had his greatest fame throughout the 1930s. In films and on stage, the...

2/7/2016 1/18/2017

Sydney Tamiia Poitier MP

"Sydney Tamiia"

Sydney Tamiia Poitier is an American television and film actor. She is the daughter of Bahamian-American actor and diplomat Sir Sidney Poitier and Canadian actor and model Joanna Shimkus. Poitier att...

1/16/2017 1/17/2017

The daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, actress Zoe Kravitz took her first major feature bow in the 2007 romanic comedy No Reservations , followed soon after by a turn in the Jodie Foster ...

4/9/2007 1/17/2017

James Weldon Johnson MP (1871 - 1938)

James Weldon Johnson was one of the first African-American professors at New York University. He also accepted the Spence Chair of Creative Literature at Fisk University in Nashville. His famous works ...

7/27/2011 1/17/2017

W. E. B. Du Bois, Civil Rights Activist MP (1868 - 1963)

"W. E. B. Du Bois"

William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Born in Great...

3/21/2012 1/17/2017

Estelle Evans MP (1906 - 1985)

Estelle Rolle Evans was a Bahamian American actor during the 20th century. Some of her most famous appearances were in the movies The Quiet One (1948), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), and The Learning Tr...

4/30/2013 1/17/2017

Rosanna Carter MP (1918 - 2016)

"Rosa"

Rosanna Rolle Carter was an Emmy-nominated American television, stage, and film actor. She and her fellow actor sisters, Esther Rolle and Estelle Evans, were of Bahamian descent. During the Harlem Rena...

4/30/2013 1/17/2017

Esther Rolle MP (1920 - 1998)

Esther Rolle was an American actor. She is best known for her role as Florida Evans on the CBS television sitcom Maude for two seasons (1972–1974) and its spin-off series Good Times for five seasons (1...

4/30/2013 1/17/2017

Roxie Roker MP (1929 - 1995)

Roxie Albertha Roker (August 28, 1929 – December 2, 1995) was an American actress, best known for her role as Helen Willis on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons (1975–85), half of the first interracial co...

4/15/2007 1/17/2017

Mathew Knowles (born January 9, 1952) is an American talent manager and businessman. He is best known for being the former manager of Destiny’s Child. He also managed Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, who...

2/1/2010 1/17/2017

Solange MP

Solange Piaget Knowles (/soʊˈlɑːnʒ/; born June 24, 1986),[2][3] also known mononymously as Solange, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, performance artist[4], and actress. Expressing an...

2/1/2010 1/17/2017

Beyoncé MP

New York, New York County, New York, United States

Beyonce's father is African-American, and her mother is of Creole descent (French, African and Native American). Beyonce's maternal grandparents were French-speaking Louisiana Creoles, and Beyonce's na...

12/22/2008 1/17/2017

Leonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and arranger, whose "retro" style incorporates elements of rock, soul, funk, ...

4/9/2007 1/17/2017

Albert Lincoln "Al" Roker Jr. (born August 20, 1954) is an American television personality, weather forecaster, actor, and book author. He is best known as being the weather anchor on NBC's Today . Fro...

4/15/2007 1/17/2017

Emily Morley MP

Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, United States

Emily Morley is a Bahamian rower who is competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Morley is from Nassau, Bahamas and studies at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, United State...

7/29/2016 1/17/2017

Beverly Poitier-Henderson MP

Roswell, Fulton County, Georgia, United States

Beverly Poitier-Henderson is an Atlanta-based writer, producer, and jewellery designer. She has had a varied career, including everything from writing comedic novels to producing life television events...

1/16/2017 1/17/2017

Pamela Poitier is an American actor and entertainment industry figure. Her films include The Jackal (1997), Ghost Dad (1990), Liberty & Bash (1989), and Stir Crazy (1980). Her television work includes ...

1/16/2017 1/17/2017

Sir Sidney Poitier MP

Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author, and diplomat. In 1964, Poitier became the first Bahamian and first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor...

9/7/2009 1/17/2017