Nia Long

by ethnic on December 27, 2007

Nia Long

Birth Name: Nitara Carlynn Long

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 30, 1970

Ethnicity: Afro-Trinidadian, Afro-Granadian, Afro-Barbadian, African-American

Nia Long is an American actress. Her mother is of Afro-Trinidadian, Afro-Granadian, and Afro-Barbadian ancestry. Her father is of either Afro-Caribbean or African-American descent.

Nia has a son with her partner, professional baseball player and coach Ime Udoka. She also has a son with her former partner, Massai Dorsey.

Nia’s maternal grandfather is Clyde Vernon Gillman (the son of Cyril Graham Gillman and Fezon Adina Harewood). Clyde was born in Belmont, Trinidad and Tobago.

Nia’s maternal grandmother is Pearl Miriam Gittens (the daughter of George Benjamin Gittens and Verona Rhoda Sayers). Pearl was born in Grenada, to a father from Saint Vincent (part of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), and to a mother from Barbados; Pearl was raised in Port of Spain, also in Trinidad and Tobago.

photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

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crunty March 30, 2016 at 8:34 am

She is positively glowing.

xoxo August 6, 2015 at 6:16 am

There’s some Asians living in the Caribbean, I wouldn’t be surprised if she was partially Asian. Her eyes look a bit Asian.

midori29 March 30, 2016 at 4:39 am

You do realize that there are 100 percent Africans with so called ” Asian Eyes” with the epilcathic fold. These eyes occur naturally among millions of Africans. You dont have to be part Asian. Alot of Nigerian, Ghanian, and South Africans have these eyes.

midori29 March 30, 2016 at 4:51 am

However people forget that the aboriginal population of the entire Carribean before the arrival of Africans was Carib Indian similiar to Native Americans of the mongoloid race. Some also argue that black Africans were there first also.

Multiethnicchick April 13, 2015 at 11:08 am

They never have euro as prefix for anything because apparently euro is the default for everything around the world. Ridiculous

Surreal August 3, 2015 at 10:16 pm

It isn’t, but you usually see Afro in front of Latin American countries and countries in the Caribbean. These countries are highly mixed. You get people who are not half or more of any race of are made up of three races equally, some people have four. So when they put Afro- in front that’s just to be specific that it’s a Trinidadian, but one that’s predominately of African descent (because you have some who are predominately Indian, predominately European, predominantly East Asian, etc. even if they are mixed with other things, they still may have the one race they are more of than others).

LucarioCooper November 27, 2015 at 9:50 am

You’re the only one here that makes sense, Surreal.

Nino February 17, 2015 at 10:30 am

I Never liked the term afro- anything, what is afro? Europeans made that shit up..and it stuck how stupid….If you want to use a term appropriate, I think Afri hypenated. In the case of Afri-Caribbean ppl, let’s not forget, the Carib ppl identity by ethnicity and nationalities, hence, Afri-trini, Afri-bardadian.. we don’t use or say afro american, I mean some ignorant and uneducated backwards thinking person who took their lead from dumb whites who came with the term afro..smh…can we practice using the term AFRI-instead of AFRO-. And so around the world, please black and white folks outside of america stop saying afro..you sound real ignorant in 2015..referring to ppl of african dna as Afro. .smdh

flo January 8, 2017 at 1:41 am

Actually we did use to say Afro American. Now it’s African American.

Afro is just a prefix to denote one who is of predominately African descent. The have a prefix for Indians as well (Indo).

Daron August 31, 2014 at 11:44 am

A lot of ignorant comments. Black people have DIFFERENT ethnicities just like White and Asian people. She looks very beautiful and exotic.

SEEXYPUREBLOODLATINA July 5, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Very pretty, even at her age.

WTF January 29, 2015 at 4:52 am

LOL WTF is that supposed to mean, trick? Older people can’t be attractive? I see attractive older people all the time, I even have some in my family.

Lisette February 17, 2013 at 1:58 am

Here’s an interview w/ Nia, Sanna Lathna, and Gabrielle union embracing being African American actress http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St-WO6RYVgA

Have a good day people who are jealous of black women hahaha

Lisette December 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm

For those who don’t know
Although I am trinadian I didn’t Wright this I wiki’d it. Nia long is black so stop the hate and read on…..

Afro-Trinidadian and Tobagonian (or just Afro-Trinidadian) people are people of Trinidad and Tobagonian descent who are largely of African descent. Black, Negro or Creole are common terms used to describe Afro-Trinidadians. Social interpretations of race in Trinidad and Tobago is often used to dictate who is of African descent, e.g. a person might appear “white” in appearance but may still be considered “black” based upon significant African ancestry

Lisette December 31, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Lol…the truth is in yall face yet yall still hate…SHE’S BLaCK….jealous much?

Caribbeangirl November 20, 2014 at 7:51 am

Im trinidadian TOO ! I to be i thought the East indian a Black population who very close ! And they they had white trini’s chinee trini’s etc…………….”them being white in appearence we don’t see them as white they is anything deh want to me nah !

Caribbeangirl November 20, 2014 at 7:52 am

but yep she is black she may not be a 100% black but she black

susan ramsunarine March 4, 2012 at 2:13 pm

you must be crazy if you think that is what trinidadians are
yes they are a melting pot, but not a melting pot of the world.
I live in trinidad and it is not like that. the mix is indian and african descent thats all, most other races like the syrians keep to themselves.

susan ramsunarine March 4, 2012 at 2:10 pm

you must be crazy if you think that is what trinidadians are
yes they are a melting pot, but not a melting pot of the world.
I live in trinidad and it is not like that.

Trinidadian Woman January 23, 2012 at 7:52 am

@ Trini. Thank you, finally the truth about Trinidadians on a posting. Although most non-biracial Trinidadians often identify with one single race of people, the TRUTH is we are of mixed ancestry. People still have a hard time accepting/understanding this but it is the TRUTH.
@ Pooh Mare, what does Barack Obama call himself? Same thing Nia would.

Trini-mon-1980 November 22, 2011 at 9:32 pm

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet – Shakespeare

Black, White, blah blah blah. Let science tell the truth:

It is said that Trinidadian and Tobagonians may be the most heterogeneous people on Earth. Similar to major cities like New York City or ancient civilizations like Ancient Egypt, Trinidad has been and still is a melting pot where people from all over the world meet. With the exception of Antarctica you can find a person that has ancestry from just about every continent on earth.
Most data regarding genetics is mainly focuses on European ancestry opposed to African, Indian, Indigenous American, or East Asian ancestry mainly because the majority of studies done are dealing with European ancestry.

African ancestry 45% to 65% Admixture
Afro-Trinidadians have approximately 45% to 65% African ancestry mainly from West Africa. Afro-Tobagonians have approximately 85% to 95% African ancestry also mainly from West Africa. From the time the French colonized Trinidad French Creoles (primarily white in appearance) were and to an extent still are considered the elite class. French Creoles, for the most part, are isolated from the general of the population. French Creoles (people strong of French European decent) and their Creole servants (Mulattos 1/ 2 black, Quadroons 1/4 black, and Octoroons 1/8 black, originally from France), did marry in high numbers and most “White” Trinidadians today have some degree of African ancestry 2% to 10%.[3][4][5]

South Asian ancestry 25% to 35% Admixture
Afro-Trinidadians have 25% to 35% East Indian ancestry. Some people consider themselves Dougla, and some do not find a need to make reference to their ancestry if they are part Indian and part African.[6]

European ancestry 25% Admixture
A host of European countries have colonized and populated Trinidad over the centuries. Inevitably many different European people have added their genetic distinctiveness to the populous. A series of Afro-Trinidadian and Tobagonians were studied with respect to hemoglobin types, serum protein systems (Tf and Gc subtypes) and red cell enzyme types (AcPh, 6-PGD, AK, EsD, GLO and PGM1). The average Caucasian admixture was estimated at 25% similar to Louisiana Creole people in America, certain populations in Guyana, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Brazil. The similarities are most likely due to the Spanish, Portuguese, and French colonials.
In addition, prior to the African Trans-Atlantic slave trade, The British forcefully enslaved both Irish and the Scottish people. Prior to 1619 (beginning of the African slave trade) the Battle of Kinsale between the Irish and the English resulted in some 30,000 military prisoners, in which they created an official policy of banishment. The policy would mean slavery for the Irish and the Scottish in the Americas. During this time period the importation of African slaves began. Since the white slaves were of very fair complexion and did not do well in the sun it was in the slave masters interest to make sure the African slaves and the Irish/Scottish slaved procreated. European slavery ended in the late 17th century but between 1600 to 1699, more Irish and Scotts were sold as slaves than Africans. Only after the African Slave trade had become more profitable did the Irish and Scottish became Indentured servants and given an option to earn their freedom. As a result of this slave trade the Caribbean has a large amount of people of Celtic and African descent, including Antigua, Nevis, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and most noticeable on the Island of Montserrat where it has the highest population of redheads outside of Ireland, it is also known as the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean . Because of this history it is common for some people to have Celtic last names (Marcus Garvey, Irish last name) throughout the Caribbean.[7] [8][9]

Indigenous American ancestry 2% to 5% Admixture
Afro-Trinidadians have approximately 2% to 5% Indigenous/Native American ancestry. The main groups of indigenous people were the Caribs and Arawaks (also known as Tainos) Amerindians. The Amerindians are a dead culture and most full-blooded Amerindians died during the colonization of the islands, and from malnutrition during slavery. The majority of the people have been absorbed into the population throughout the Caribbean. There are still populations in Trinidad that claim themselves as Amerindian, however most are of Mestizo and/or Zambo extraction or are transplants from Venezuela. [10]

East Asian Ancestry 1% to 2% Admixture
Afro-Trinidadian and Tobagonians have approximately 1% to 2% East Asian Ancestry, mainly from China.

Other ancestry 1% Admixture
Afro-Trinidadian and Tobagonians have approximately 1% ancestry of other descent. Trinidad has had smaller populations of Lebanese, Syrian, and other Arab backgrounds.

Pooh Mare November 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm

What does Nia call herself?

Maria January 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Well i guess she calls herself Trinidadian as that is what she is she probally dosen`t know her exact mix with so much admixture going on there.

iii April 2, 2012 at 4:11 am

HAHAHHAHAHA

PEOPLE ARE FUNNY

TRINIDADIAN ARE BLACK PEOPLE

BAHAMAS ARE BLACK PEOPLE

JAMAICANS BLACK

ALL THOSE

ARE BLACK

mids September 30, 2012 at 10:38 am

Wow you’re ignorant. Thats like saying all Africans are black. Do you believe that myth too?

TriniJan November 4, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I am from Trinidad, and let me correct some things stated previously. Firstly, the native americans in Trinidad were Arawaks and Caribs, the same found all through the caribbean including Guyana. This importing cherokees or whatever from the US is news to me. In fact the largest concentrations of Caribs today are in Dominica (not DR) and Trinidad. Secondly, blacks or afro-trinidadians are made up of two main populations: the more recent immigrants from other caribbean islands who are more or less pure african in make up, and the original colonial populations who are by and large mixed with some form of european blood to varying degrees (known here as Creole).

So depending on which group Nia Long’s parents came from, it is quite possible that she is indeed mixed in recent heritage, but a black woman nevertheless.

Mariposa January 1, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Most of the Caribs in Dominica are obviously mixed. I would say most are not Caribs, but bi-racial/tri-racial people who idenitfy as Caribs. Some do have physical traits of Caribs though, which I cannot think of seeing in anyone else from the Caribbean.

me October 28, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Blasian?

LamarteStaton October 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm

If someone’s Afro-trinadadin,and east Indian then that’s what they r stop calling Nia Long and my Bae Nicki Minaj Black cuz there not.

Dasher October 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm

O_o

Where does it say that Nia is East Indian? She is Afro-Trinidadian. That is it, and like all other ethnicities, that may or may not encompass admixture. Still, she is of one and she is black.

I did not say Minaj is black.

Crystal S. October 13, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Man, Nia Long looks part Chinese or Native American. Period. She has to be mixed wit somethin, if she is Afro-Trinidadian. Duh

Dasher October 28, 2011 at 7:35 pm

I think she looks like a beautiful black woman. Her eye shape is exotic, but there is genetic variation among single ethnicities and races. I have no idea where people get the idea that everyone of a certain ethnicity or race MUST all look the SAME. It’s absurd, impossible, and ignorant.

Mariposa January 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I’ve been told I look like her. The so called native or asian eyes or cheekbones can be found in my family. Not one group owns any physical traits. Although, most non-asians who have “slanted eyes” do not have the epicanthal eye fold found in some Asians. I have almond eyes that get narrower at the corners, as does my mother. There are Africans that have this trait too. So it doesn’t make her mixed. I think almond shaped eyes are typical of West Africans, however the shape does vary some. I saw her on t.v. and she said she was black, and didn’t know of any other ethnicity. There are only 2 other groups besides some Asians that have the epicanthal eye fold. One is Nelson Mandela’s tribe from South Africa, and Icelandics.

M June 6, 2015 at 6:57 am

I’ve always thought she looked mixed with Asian. She looks Blasian.

afrique October 2, 2011 at 12:45 am

i just cnt believe yal worry much about race……..nia’s black…….so is leona.tiger .foxy.riri….minaj and the like……even down here in africa almost everyone has either european or arabian blood but its no big deal…..we all get back in history to common ancestors….it just causes problems look at apartheid in south africa what it caused…….we were seperated according to skin color…..even members of the same family……if you are lighter you would be considered mxed or colored….it sucked….gone from your family……i look black.my sistr is so so light and has blue eyes and light bron hair…..so what…………..we just people…..just black pepple…this has got to stop……please….we AAAAAAALLLL have mixed blood….STOP THE MADNESS

Latinegra October 2, 2011 at 8:00 am

Sorry, but everyone is NOT JUST BLACK…define YOURSELF, and not everybody else.

tracy November 10, 2011 at 12:43 am

Latin negra you would say that because Latins even though yallbare mixed with African you hate blacks and are very brainwashed. Yes all those people are black.

Gigi August 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Lady jone$ idiot how the fuck she gone be black and white when she dark skinned

Laughing August 27, 2011 at 9:39 am

Damn, Gigi….you are extremely ignorant. I am hopingyou are not a black woman making that comment.

Gigi September 17, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Bitch I am puerto rican get it right

dude October 4, 2011 at 10:45 pm

there are plenty of dark skinned people who are half white

Heather Jackson January 9, 2012 at 11:16 am

You Ignorant Moron, My Dad is white and My mother is Black and I AM DARK SKINNED!!!

Tonya July 24, 2011 at 6:26 pm

She is NOT mixed. She is black. Afro-Trini or West Inidan means nothing. It is just where her parents are from. HEr parents are black. If you people consider Nia Long and Nicki Minaj :mixed” then every black person in the world is mixed.

Wake up people, black is black. Period. This woman is beautiful and she is BLACK!

Over900 August 27, 2011 at 12:40 am

Nicki Minaj IS mixed idiot. Both her parents are HALF indian. African-American people, however, are hardly mixed. They are mostly black with maybe a little bit of anglo somewhere down the line (even though interracial relationships were rare) Dont include any other part black people like eg. Nicki Minaj.

Gigi September 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Idiot nicki minaj is 1/4 idian and 3/4 black so anyway I bet you she takes herself as being black so I think you should shut the fuck up cause idian or black either way you got brown skin bitch

Jose Lomba October 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm

If both her parents are half Indian, that makes half Indian.

over9000 October 9, 2011 at 3:29 am

Haha you fucking idiot! im just getting my information from Wikipedia and it says that BOTH her parents are of Indo-Trinidadian descent. Skin colour means nothing! its the race that really counts, get an education. Even if she was on 1/4 i’d still consider her mixed just as i would consider a 1/4 Black – 3/4 white person mixed.

Gigi September 17, 2011 at 7:49 pm

No fucking dumbass she’s 1/4 Indian bitch

Delores September 19, 2011 at 8:41 pm

It is so funny how any village idiot can blog inaccurate information. I do not no what kind of tribal or cave -science you are referencing, but many African Americans are very diluted( so to speak). Rapes of African slave women was very very common. Anyone with semi intelligence can just look at anecdotal evidence let alone ancestral DNA.
The concept of race is so stupid and really unscientific. Blacks and mixed individuals are often very weak minded. They constantly feel a need to define their blackness or every bit of mixture. So pathetic!! 100% human

afrique October 2, 2011 at 1:06 am

i also guess people especially of african descent still have that inferiority complex……but cant you see that black is beautiful?there are very hot women down in africa…..its just that we have the mentality that was instilled in us that being blonde is the big thing……well….fuck that….
gone are the days when we had to look on the color bar of how white you are to get a job or benefits……God made us who we are for a reason…….besides dark skin has more advantages…..and we dont age as fast.and nicer bodies too..the thing is…….lets just focus on the most important things….there is no way you’ll find a pure black person….either a pure white person……..while we are busy arguing….what races they are……they are busy making money………and that wont bring bread on the table…

Latinegra October 2, 2011 at 8:01 am

I think you have the inferiority complex. You feel so uncomfortable about yourself, you try to define other people.

Delores October 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm

afrique, interesting perspective,

Your thoughts are abstract, and unfortunately so many are concrete thinkers. I agree, there are many beautiful African women(or of African descent) with no apparent “admixtures” . For example: Oluchi onweagba, Alek Wek, Aeshia Devore,Teyona Anderson and OMG what about CNN anchor, Isha Sesay.

There are beautiful women of all ethnic backgrounds. I don’t tell tell others how to define themselves regardless of phenotype expression. However, I do take issue or laugh when others are so brainwashed in to believing that the closer one’s features are to “West Africans”, the more unattractive they are. That is a colonial mentality. One that breeds ignorance. All of God’s creations are beautiful. And who are we to say that they are not?

over9000 October 9, 2011 at 3:33 am

Wow, so nice of you to stereotype black people like that. Just so you know, i have mixed cousins and a black uncle and they don’t fit the stereotype that anyone would put them in neither do a lot of black people. Intelligence comes in all forms: short, tall, woman, man, black, white, asian etc. So to everyone being racist on here SHUT THE FUCK UP AND GROW UP!

What the fuck October 28, 2011 at 6:43 am

@Delores. I think that’s funny to saw all these stereotypes. I’m mixted and i’m not the first person who will need to defined my ethnicity. A lot of people are are intrigued by what ethnicity we are. And for the question of intelligence…I didn’t know that people like that (i mean inferiorized black people) still exist…so restrictive and so wrong.

dude October 4, 2011 at 10:46 pm

wow your information on black americans is highly incorrect

Mariposa January 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm

The average African American is 25% European. Is 25% hardly mixed to you? And Black is a color, and East Indians can come in that color too. Black does not equal African. There are people in Asia and the Pacific who have no recent African ancestry within thousands of years, who call themselves black. Or were labeled black by European invaders.

Pooh Mare November 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Correct!

lady jone$ July 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm

i think nia is really pretty she played really good in are we there yet. i always thought that she was mixed with black and white.

Jan July 21, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Nia Long is an American actress, She was in the movies ‘Friday’ & ‘Are We There Yet’ , etc. both w/ Ice Cube . No offense , There are next 2 / 0 Ameridians /Native Americans left in The Carribbean, I’m mixed w/ Native American ancestry, There are Natives from USA that were bought 2 places like Trinidad / Guyana like The Cherokee & Pequots but 2 my knowledge Guyana has an Ameridian population & & either Bermuda/ Bahamas, Belize has Aztecs . Most places besides N/S & Central America & USA /Canada barely have Natives left because they have been deceased since the early 1600’s due 2 harsh slavery , suicide , disease,etc. Like Puerto Rico 0 Native Population , unless they moved there since . I get tired of imposters . No malice towards Miss Long .She appears 2 be African / Asian mixed .–Peace-

African October 19, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Wow!!! You guys are long!!!

rafael June 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm

who is she again ?

sonya June 21, 2011 at 2:37 pm

i dont think that nia long is trying to be anything but what she is. y is that when other race say their german, danish, etc and is white as a so flake people believes it but when black people who are from different parts the world had to be one race only. come on people i still looks at johnny depp as white when he has african american ancentry. look up. but i a proud of Johnny becasue he ws not asham to tell people who he is….and i appreciate that.

sheryl May 22, 2011 at 8:18 pm

she has trinidadian background and that could be anything. she is not hatitian or granian in her interview she always rep trinidad as her roots.

liyah May 15, 2011 at 12:39 pm

when people think trinidad they right away think of an indian person which i find stupid because there are many black people there and it’s a fact that black people were there first then the indians and later on asians. It’s okay to say that there are indians there but don’t define the place as indian cause it’s not.

well August 26, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Nia herself said her heritage is trinidadian and Grenadian. So no haitian heritage in her background.

liyah May 15, 2011 at 12:33 pm

omgosh i can’t believe she has Grenadian in her this is so cool, there are hardly any celebs with Grenadian blood or any that want it to be known.

Anonymous August 7, 2010 at 6:01 am

Nia’s eyes are gorgeous. They are similar to many Asians. Trinidad has a lot of Chinese-Trinidadias. It’s possible she is of Chinese ancestry. Before someone argues that she just looks black… Black people are so many things.

Nia is a natural beauty. She looks the same as 20 years ago. Her freckles are adorable. Her skin is flawless. She has an amazing glow.

Just me. August 7, 2010 at 5:58 am

For someone to get upset over the posibility of her being more than Trini is stupid. Trinidadian people can have other nationalities? What if her grandparents went to Trinidad from Haiti. Or a great grandparent could have come from Haiti and married a Trini. We don’t know. That’s the beauty of this diverse world we live in.

That’s no diff from if she has a grand child down the road and someone lists him/her on this site as American w/ possibly Trinidadian decent. And someone says, “Prove he is Trini. Nia is American. Her son is American.”

LOVE HOLLY July 22, 2010 at 11:15 pm

NIA LONG IS BEAUTIFUL , AND SHE DOES LOOK MIXED, IAM OF MIXED BACKGROUND , FROMS OF BLACK , COME IN MANY DIFFERENT SHADES LETS GET IT TOGETHER PEOPLE , MY FATHER IS SPANISH AND MY MOM IS BLACK, AND MY COMPLEXTION IS YELLOW , GEE GO FIGURE BUT IM STILL BLACK.

lwazikazi June 2, 2011 at 6:51 am

There’s absolutely nothing offensive with people calling themselves who they really are. Mixed people are not people that someone can choose to call them by any race(Black),that suits you. South Africa may be a country that little is thought of, but it can educate the world. The mixed people’s race has a name the same way as Black,White,Indian or Chinese, it’s called Coloured. A proud South African Coloured politician,Trevor Manuel, google him and educate yourself and find some pride in who you are. I’m Black and totally disapprove of your attitude,it reminds me of a stupid SA politician who made a stupid comment about Coloured people. I can tell you are Black,Black Americans are always fighting against the idea of Coloured Americans being recognised as such.Yes Coloureds are extremely beautiful but that shouldn’t make you want them not to recognise and appreciate who they really are, it seems you guys don’t see yourselves Black Americans as beautiful people hence you want Coloured Americans not to recognise recognise and accept themselves for who they really are. I’m so proud to be Xhosa,so proud to be Nguni.

over9000 November 6, 2011 at 1:46 am

Black, White, Asian etc. Who fucking cares? Why do people still insist on saying dumb shit things like “i’m white and proud” or vice versa. It’s fucking primitive. If these people want to be taken seriously they need to GROW UP, stop going by stupid fucking traditions and start worrying about more important things like the SURVIVAL of the HUMAN race as a whole. Be proud of what you’ve achieved and who you are on the inside, because being proud of your skin colour, race, the way you look, just shows that you don’t put much worth on who you are on the inside and your intellect.

Dasher November 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Hypocrite.

For someone who supposedly does not care about race, why are you insisting that one must refer to themselves as mixed even if they have a “drop” of another race in them and why on earth are you on a site that is dedicated to race? You claim to not be racist yet you insist that people must follow the “one drop rule,” in which they cannot be white even if they have one ancestor who was not white, which by the way, is ignorant, racist, and stupid in and of itself.

Then you go on a tangent about how race is not the equivalent to skin color, and some further bullshit about how you have to be “pure white” or “full white.”

You cannot preach that race does not matter while encouraging people to follow a racist ideal that was implemented in order to oppress other races.

You are the only one who needs to grow up.

over9000 November 6, 2011 at 1:57 am

You are mixed, get over it. By your accusations, i can safely guess that you know nothing about human races. The reason why you look more black than white is simple: It is the more dominant gene, so you may look black. But race has nothing to do with skin colour no matter what some people will argue, and you cannot change the fact that you ARE mixed race as you have two races in your blood. Wouldn’t you think it’s stupid if i got called offensive for saying someone was born in Asian because they WERE?

over9000 November 6, 2011 at 1:58 am
Willy Wonka July 13, 2010 at 11:44 pm

It’s funny how she has haitian descent,but,she was born to TRINIDADIAN parents who were also born to TRINIDADIAN parents
themselves,WoW!!.People yuh killin’ me.DO SOME RESEARCH
AND STOP HATIN’.DAMN IGNORANCE IS BLISS.I tell yuh what if she’s
not 100% TRINI-PROVE IT,I WANT FACTS!!.

-IGNORANCE IS BLISS!!

Jose Lomba June 16, 2011 at 2:52 am

If I were Haitian I wouldn’t admit it either!

WTF June 16, 2011 at 4:41 am

@Jose

You really hate dark skin people don’t you?That’s really sad,you come from darker skin people,and yet you seem to hate that fact

Jose Lomba June 16, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Coming from the self appointed guardian of the people of the diaspora, this is a real dumb comment. Are you implying that all Haitians are dark? For shame Hotep, for shame!

Corrector July 10, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Nia long also has haitian decent.

Anonymous May 11, 2010 at 4:39 am

Its not native american though

...Correction June 2, 2010 at 9:32 pm

We are of Carib Indian descent (a type of Native American) and still have a surviving population of black Carib Indians in Tobago (Europeans classified Carib Indians as Yellow- easy to conquer- and black – kicked their a****). We also have Madrassi Indian (from India) in our bloodline.

Although we are technically of mixed heritage, most of us prefer to be called black and see our “mixed” ancestry as just part of our black beauty.

OMG September 17, 2010 at 10:42 pm

technically native american doesn’t mean indigenous people from north america, last time i checked there was a south america and central america as well. all indigenous people are termed natives of america or amerindian, even though how we lump 2 continents worth of people into 1 group is confusing to me. thats like saying a russian and a korean are the same because they share the same continental land mass. lol.

karmelleyez October 29, 2011 at 9:54 am

I can see it, being as though part of Russia is in Europe & the other part is in Asia, but their all still Russian & they’re all caucasian. They just happened to be bi-continental.
(General statement) Race is actually determined by the similar physical look of a people that usually happen to be from the same region. Black people are global, being from Trinidad, Jamaica, Canada, U.S., Europe or anywhere else doesn’t change your race (including Latin countries…cause most of yal def hate to be black. Knowing there is NO why a straight haired European and a straight haired Native mixed together and got your thick curly haired selves. Not to mention yal have actually maintained more of African culture than African-Americans were able to. Look at yals music, style of dance ). We are black because we are descendants of people that have similar physical characteristics from the same region, the Africans/Negriodian/ Black (however you refer to it). If she was not black she wouldn’t be Afro-Trinidadian (which actually she’s not because she was born in Brooklyn, so SHE’S American. Her parents are Trinidadian, Trinidadian-American if they have dual citizenship) .* Afro-*, is a prefix meaning of African descent. If you see ‘Afro-” the people refered to are def of African descent…

Rt April 5, 2010 at 7:57 pm

She aint chinese hell no she black you could tell by her face. Lol

Coming Out October 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm

shes got some asian in her

drexxx March 9, 2010 at 12:20 am

but I agree she’s got chinese eyes, and i wondered if she’s chinese or somethin’

drexxx March 8, 2010 at 9:53 pm

i’m black with a light skin and almond eyes like chinese people,everybody asks me if i have chinese genes, but actully i got my eyes from my mother’s side who is cameroonian from a native cameroonian tribe so … Maybe she hasn’t chinese blood

godfather May 20, 2010 at 5:05 am

were a u staying now?

OMG September 17, 2010 at 10:43 pm

there’s a crap load of south africans and east africans with most asiatic eyes. realize as human beings we ar eall one species. 1 feature does not mean we’r eliterally mixed with a different race, but i guess in a way we all are since we came from 2 original humans.

yashal February 7, 2010 at 5:13 pm

she is q o r q e o u s , i can see the chinese ancestry lookinq at her eyes .

TL January 16, 2010 at 8:30 pm

She’s really pretty. I think she looks black only!!!

Lala January 2, 2010 at 2:31 pm

She’s looks like she has an Asian heritage. Somewhere down the line. Maybe not though. Lots of South Africans without a mixed heritage look the way she does.

Wat??? November 13, 2009 at 5:49 am

I just saw a video on youtube with her and Chris Rock promoting that documentary on African American hair and she is STILL gorgeous!! I mean do she age?!lol

lis October 31, 2009 at 4:56 am

she looks native and maybe some chinese ancesty. he eyes are ery slanted so i believ it.

michelle October 21, 2009 at 8:53 am

she is so beautiful

hi May 20, 2010 at 4:54 am

who u guys talking of

total23 May 25, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Nia Long….She’s Beautiful!

SAY WHAT?! September 30, 2009 at 11:51 am

I love her…she’s so pretty:)

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