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Vanessa Daou MP

"Vanessa Gibbs-Daou"

Vanessa Daou is an American singer, songwriter, poet, visual artist, and dancer. Most notably a musician, her work is known among electronica, nu jazz, and trip hop circles for her trademark spoken wor...

9/6/2017 9/6/2017

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born on February 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to Alfred and Mary Silvina (née Burghardt) Du Bois.[2] Mary Silvina Burghardt's family was part of ...

7/6/2014 9/3/2017

Lester Holt MP

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

Lester Holt is an American journalist who anchors the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News . He is also the anchor for Dateline NBC . On February 9, 2015, he became the interim weeknight NBC Nightly New...

8/28/2017 8/28/2017

Stefan Holt MP

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

Stefan Holt is an American broadcast journalist. He graduated in 2009 from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and was the morning news anchor at NBC-owned WMAQ-TV in Chicago. In 2016, Holt mo...

8/28/2017 8/28/2017

Beyoncé Knowles MP

"Beyoncé Knowles Carter", "Beyonce Knowles"

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 3/16/2017

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

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Quartermaster Third Class August P. Teytand, United States Navy, for extraordi...

3/2/2012 3/11/2017

Wyclef Jean MP

"Wyclef Nell Jean"

Wyclef Jean is a Haitian rapper, musician, actor, and activist. At the age of nine, Jean's family fled the Duvalier regime in Haiti for the United States. He first achieved fame as a member of the accl...

5/11/2010 1/27/2017

Rosanna Carter MP (1918 - 2016)


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

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

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

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 2/7/2016

Claude McKay MP (1889 - 1948)

11/15/2015 11/15/2015

Vera Francis MP (1925 - 2014)

"Vera M. Francis", "Vera Mae Handwerk"

ITEM: You are bidding on a very rare vintage pin up photograph of African American 1955 Hollywood sensation, and later boulevard of broken dreams archetype Vera Francis and a number of other showgirl...

1/17/2007 10/31/2015

Stephen Russell Mallory (1812 – November 9, 1873) served in the United States Senate as, Senator (Democrat) from Florida from 1850 to the secession of his home state and the outbreak of the American ...

1/29/2012 10/6/2015

Jon Lucien MP (1942 - 2007)

Jon Lucien (January 8, 1942 – August 18, 2007) was a vocalist and musician, born on the island of Tortola, the main island of the British Virgin Islands. Born Lucien Harrigan, and raised in Saint Thoma...

9/25/2015 9/25/2015

Mini Bio (1) Georg Stanford Brown was born on June 24, 1943 in Havana, Cuba. He is an actor and director, known for The Rookies (1972), Bullitt (1968) and Stir Crazy (1980). He was previously marri...

4/14/2015 4/14/2015

Carmen Mercedes McRae MP (1920 - 1994)

Carmen Mercedes McRae (April 8, 1920 – November 10, 1994) was an American jazz singer, composer, pianist, and actress. Considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century, it wa...

4/12/2015 4/12/2015

Gilbert Scott-Heron MP (1949 - 2011)


Official website for I'm New Here by Gil Scott-Heron via The DISH online at Vol. 12 No 13...Dedicated to the Dialogue on Race... 03-29-09 Born April 1, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, Gi...

5/29/2011 4/12/2015

Judah Philip Benjamin MP (1811 - 1884)

Born to a Sephardic family in the West Indies, Judah P. Benjamin was the most highly placed Jew in the Confederacy. Benjamin spent his adolescence in Charleston and briefly attended Yale University. ...

3/19/2012 4/9/2015

Denis Simpson MP (1950 - 2010)

Denis Simpson (born Dennis Anthony Leopold Simpson in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, November 4, 1950, died October 22, 2010) was a Canadian actor and singer, best known as a host of the TV series Polka Dot D...

10/26/2012 11/19/2012

Gloria Reuben is a Canadian singer and actress of film and television, known for her role as Jeanie Boulet on the popular medical drama ER and for her role of Rosalind Whitman in the TV show Raising th...

10/26/2012 11/17/2012

Gabrielle Monique Union (born October 26, 1972) is an American actress and former model. Among her notable roles is as the cheerleader opposite Kirsten Dunst in the film Bring it On. Union starred op...

6/6/2012 6/6/2012

Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known by her stage name Nicki Minaj ( /mɪˈnɑːʒ/), is a Trinidadian-born American musician. She was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, and moved to th...

3/6/2012 3/6/2012

Rihanna MP

"Robyn Rihanna "Rihanna" Fenty"

Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988), better known as simply Rihanna (pronounced /riˈɑːnə/ ree-YAH-na, also pronounced /riˈænə/), is a Barbadian R&B recording artist and songwriter. Born in Sai...

2/10/2009 1/24/2012

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA. DAR Ancestor # A204689 Alexander James Dallas (June 21, 1759 – January 16, 1817) was an American statesman who served as the U.S. Treasury Secre...

8/19/2008 12/28/2011

Hazel Dorothy Scott MP (1920 - 1981)

Hazel Scott was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Alma Long Scott, a musician. They moved to New York City when Hazel was four. Recognized as a child musical prodigy, the young Scott was aw...

6/20/2007 11/13/2011

Samuel Fraunces Samuel Fraunces: Black Man or White Man? Samuel Fraunces: A Revolutionary Tavern Keeper Black Samuel Fraunces: Patriot, White House Steward and Restaurateur Par Excellence

3/11/2011 9/6/2011

Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow initially gained fame for her real-life role as Brad Pitt's girlfriend. She went on to build a solid reputation as one of the leading actresses of...

3/1/2007 9/6/2011

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 9/6/2011

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 9/6/2011

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 9/6/2011

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 9/6/2011

DAR Ancestor #: A050054 NEW YORK, PATRIOTIC SERVICE, LIEUTENANT COLONEL Find A Grave Memorial Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was the first United States Secretary of th...

8/20/2007 8/10/2011

Links "Jamaica Farewell" (original version on Youtube) - Harry Belafonte Harry Belafonte - A Site of Sites Harry Belafonte at Wikipedia Harry Belafonte AKA Harold George Belafonte at nndb B...

4/17/2008 8/10/2011