Nicole Ari Parker

by ethnic on March 7, 2008

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 7, 1970

Ethnicity: African-American

Nicole Ari Parker is an American model and actress. She is known for her role on the television series Soul Food. Her parents are both black. She is married to actor Boris Kodjoe, who is of mixed background. The couple has two children.

Nicole has said:

I’m just light-skinned and from Baltimore… My mother’s from North Carolina and she has green eyes and freckles. So, I’m sure there’s a whole lot of white and Native-American mixed-in there. But I’m only claiming African-American, because that’s really what I know.

A picture of Nicole with her father can be seen here. A picture of Nicole with her mother can be seen here.

Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

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typepope May 29, 2018 at 5:43 am

Fact check:
She is biracial and heavily admixed with Caucasian ancestry.

Multiethnicchick May 7, 2017 at 11:41 am

Typical internalized racist mixed american. Like Barack Obama, she doesn’t bother to claim her mixed ancestry. She

Hill July 18, 2017 at 4:22 am

Did you read the quote? Nice iq.

Multiethnicchick November 25, 2017 at 10:39 am

Please she could easily get a dna test if she cared. I’ve gotten two and don’t have the income that she does

xoxo July 30, 2015 at 10:30 pm

She’s mixed, probably hates the fact that she is. I don’t know why she wants to be just Black. Not racist by the way, alright?

Freerk January 26, 2016 at 7:44 pm

Racist? I’m sure, when she says, “I’m only claiming African-American, because that’s really what I know,” she only refers to her experiences with American white racists.

She obviously is mixed, but in fewer years many Americans tend to call any person “black”/African-American with partly African-American descent and let them know this. When they don’t want to integrate you, you sh*t on them.

midori29 February 9, 2018 at 5:40 am

@XOXO WRONG we black women can look like her Nicole, without alot of admixture. Normally we range from 5% to 50% admixture in the Americas to be African American. BUT you can be not very mixed and look just like Nicole and be majority black subsaharan African. Everyone comes out of Africa therefore black Africans can range from very light skinned to dark skinned . Both her parents (Nicole) are blacks.

cwm85 July 17, 2015 at 2:20 pm

She is obviously mixed but hasn’t looked into her DNA or just wants to acknowledge her African side. Black is not a race, it’s a color.

pookerella May 18, 2015 at 8:12 am

I think you should be proud of your heritage, both ethnicity and racial. There is nothing wrong with her feeling more connected to her African-American ethnicity. That’s her socialization and that’s fine, but you can’t deny your racial heritage, especially when it’s so obvious. Look, that is the story of America, embrace it, be proud.

cimetina April 2, 2015 at 1:22 am

I really wish people would stop talking about how some Africans are this light in southern Africa or have hair like that in eastern Africa. The large majority of slaves did not originate from those areas. Sure there may have been some admixtures, but slaves on the American continent came mainly from West Africa.
Parker herself admits that there must be a lot of European and Native American in there, so why do some people on here try to prove how she can be only black??
“African-American” is a culture that she identifies with and grew up in, but does not mean that she is of pure African descent.
I live in Europe and there is no way she would be considered black here. She would be considered mixed race, especially by Africans.

thomas1987 March 25, 2015 at 3:22 am

She looks Like vera famiga from bates motel.

Dogg March 17, 2015 at 5:58 am

She looks very biracial.

midori29 February 28, 2015 at 11:44 am

People forget that there are subsaharan black Africans who look like this
http://i-cias.com/e.o/tuareg.htm

midori29 February 28, 2015 at 11:50 am

Most are from Niger and Mali which is considered subsaharan black West Africa. Africa as a continent was not divided in the past , with a subsaharan black line. So the entire African continent consisted of highly diverse light and dark skinned people, with all different hair textures from wavy to curly. The dessert Africans developed smaller features and looser hair than the forest Africans of Ghana, etc.
Niger and Mali West Africans have a different look.

WestIndiangrl March 20, 2015 at 2:18 pm

The people who look like this is west africa or any part of africa is MIXED

midori29 March 20, 2015 at 4:19 pm

@WestIndiangrl, NOT TRUE, there are light skinned full blood Africans who are black. Stop the mixed agenda you are promoting. Africa has ALWAYS BEEN a continent with dark, light and near white people to the North. All Africa was unified. There was no dividing line between south and north Africa until white Europeans got there. Fulanis, Igbos Nigerians, Ethiopians, San Bushmen of South Africa, North Africans, Tanzanians can have light skin.

fuzzybear44 March 20, 2015 at 9:44 pm

What do you mean by near white? Do you mean like the bushmen with their yellowish skin? However since forms of albinism are common in Africa, and most likely were common back then, who knows(I never thought about it before)

(There was no dividing line between south and north Africa until white Europeans got there. )

You’re right, that was all a European invention

andrew March 21, 2015 at 6:26 pm

@ fuzzybear

LOL. Do European invented the desert of Sahara too?

@midori

off topic again. The chick here is heavily European influenced, showing Caucasoid Tuaregs isn’t best way to justify her features

fuzzybear44 March 21, 2015 at 10:34 pm

@Andrew

(LOL. Do European invented the desert of Sahara too?)

No Andrew, they didn’t invent the Sahara. however what they did invent was the misconception that black people were somehow confined to one part of Africa, which was a complete lie. Those country borders weren’t there in the past. Also during colonialism Europeans pushes as many of the native populations off their lands as they could, just like they did everywhere else.

midori29 March 20, 2015 at 4:22 pm

@WestIndiangrl, sadly to this day there are still black people who know absolutely nothing about Africa and their own race. Other races study black Africa more than blacks do. Promoting ignorance. The bones found in Ethiopia East Arica are some of the oldest on earth and scientists have proven that the facial structure and skin tone o the Ethiopians and other East Africans came BEFORE white European Caucasians. So no their look is not from admixture.

fuzzybear44 March 20, 2015 at 9:18 pm

@midori29

(sadly to this day there are still black people who know absolutely nothing about Africa and their own race. Other races study black Africa more than blacks do. Promoting ignorance. )

Well thanks to the African studies programs at varies colleges, that’s changing. You’re right, the Caucasoid traits were around long before the pale skin mutation appeared

memphis March 21, 2015 at 7:57 am

True. A lot of people of Niger and the Sahel have mixed ancestry that go back thousands of years. Tuaregs are Berbers (who are indigenous to North Africa and have been in Africa since before written history) but Sub Saharan Africans don’t always have the stereotypical big nose, lips etc. Fulani and Woddabe tribe have slender noses and long features. Dinka people of Sudan are pitch black but can have blue eyes. San Bush men are light red skin with seemingly “Asian” features but have some of the oldest dna of human kind. Humans moved back and forth in and out of Africa due to climate change resulting in a wide variety of DNA and facial types. European admixture is a very recent occurrence.

midori29 March 23, 2015 at 9:06 pm

@Fuzzy bear, I totally agree with you

@Andrew, no this woman is not heavily European influenced. What I meant is before the dividing sub-Saharan African line, Africa was one continent with light and dark peoples from the North to the South. People were just AFRICAN. Whites came in and divided ALL of Africa, with their labels like “Caucasian” and “negroid”. Black people did not do this. These whites came from Europe not Africa. There were light skinned peoples already living in North Africa. Africa by itself was a continent that had different skin tones, facial features and hair textures. I am not using the tauregs to justify this woman but people need to realize that West Africa is not all dark skinned.

midori29 March 23, 2015 at 9:07 pm

@Andrew , in Baltimore MD there are PLENTY of black women who look like Nicole Ari Parker, plenty

midori29 March 23, 2015 at 9:10 pm

@Memphis, who divided and labled Africa? White Europeans did, they divided the people by skin tone but before the Europeans came to Africa, THEY WERE ALL AFRICANS LIGHT AND DARK. So West Africa was a mega diverse place even before Africans came to America as slaves.
Whites invented the name Berber, black people did not. You are believing history as told by a white European and Not an African. You should believe the Africans, they were there first.

Dogg March 17, 2015 at 5:59 am

Tuaregs are mostly a Caucasian Berber people mixed with Sub-Saharan African ancestry.

memphis March 21, 2015 at 8:11 am

Berbers are indigenous to North Africa and did not originate in the Caucasus (Central Asians,Armenia,Georgia). To call them “Caucasians” is misleading. Implying a “whiteness” which has its social advantages because racism is huge among Africans. Indeed many North Africans have Turkish, some Arab, Roman, distant Vandals, Jews and Sub Saharan ancestors depending on the country. Tuaregs were pretty much conquered and were hijackers and slave traders but they would enslave anyone.

midori29 March 23, 2015 at 9:13 pm

@Memphis , I agree. But I do not know why people cannot fathom that West Africa was skin tone diverse to begin with because people migrate. The north Africans light skinned people likely ventured down and mated with the darker ones. And vice versa. Its only modern day Africa that white Europeans came in and told the people from the North that they were different from the Southern blacks because they had straight wavy hair and narrow features. of course whites did the same thing to the African slaves in America.

Nino February 17, 2015 at 10:58 am

She’s African American, married a blackman born in germany who’s half German and African.. whose nationality is german, so he’s African German, they have a couple of kids who look totally white by american standards..however, both parents are raising them as african-german american..goggle a photo of the kids and husband.

PhillyS July 20, 2015 at 6:54 am

Actually their kids are a medium brown and would not be considered white by american standards they would be considered black

Check7t February 17, 2015 at 1:30 am

Beautiful black woman.

midori29 February 6, 2015 at 8:38 am
noneofyourbusiness January 31, 2015 at 7:50 am

She looks biracial, maybe even less than half black. How is she just black? She looks even whiter than Halle Berry who is biracial. I googled pictures of her mother and she looks very mixed and could be mistaken for white. I don’t understand why some white passing black people label themselves as black. If she were to go to Africa they would probably think she’s Italian or Greek.

midori29 February 6, 2015 at 7:00 am

@noneofyourbussiness, you cannot base your judgement in skin tone complexion as some blacks get very very light skinned. My BLACK uncle is actually pink skinned and both his parents are mostly black. Skin tone is the least detrminant of racial admixture. You cannot base your analysis on Halle Berry because is one of the darkest biracial woman I have ever seen. Halle Berry plays so many African American solely roles becaus eshe looks black.

PhillyS July 20, 2015 at 6:58 am

@midori29 I have seen mixed women darker than Halle Berry who had one white parent and one black, and light skinned people with two dark parents, color is not a good determination of race but people always try to make it.

midori29 February 6, 2015 at 7:08 am

@noneofyourbussines, she just came out that way but she is BLACK, just accept it. And No in black Africa she would not be Italian or Greek. She wears hair weaves and straightens her hair, yes it is kinky and naturally black textured. Black people know there own people no matter how light skinned they are. She would be accepted.
This woman below is a light skinned Nigerian West African
http://www.skincaretalk.com/t/25966/nigerian-celebrities-and-their-flawless-skin/220

WTF August 17, 2014 at 4:50 am

and her mom looks white af too

midori29 February 6, 2015 at 7:03 am

@WTF the issue with many biracials is that they may look black but they often do not know black people. Many times the black parent is extremly dark or just African black so they do not know the history of intermixing during slavery in America and the British carribean. African black slaves were mixed 200/300 years ago , so they and thier ancetors can take on any skin tone, hair texture, eye color , etc. and stil lbe BLACK. Black Americans do not mix in large number, there are very few interracial marriages, so YES she is black.

WTF August 17, 2014 at 4:49 am

she looks almost white in this picture. i don’t consider her black. she looks white af

midori29 January 23, 2015 at 7:34 am

She is definitely BLACK and was born around and is from where I live. It depends on where in America you live , in the North East of America there are some super light skinned black people. If you do not live around many of these types of blacks you woud not know. I have a ton of friends who had her look growing up and they were defintely blacks. People only look at skin tone.

andrew January 31, 2015 at 8:27 am

she looks like a white tranny (no offence) in this pic.

memphis March 21, 2015 at 8:22 am

Yeah she’s ” white” until she’s arrested then she is “black”. Of course she has more than African recent ancestry. She probably don’t know her ancestry, regardless she is socially “black” in the U.S. but in a place like Kenya or middle east she could be “white”.

mia123w June 19, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Lol it’s such a shame that white people think just because you are light skin, good hair, and light eyes you are mixed. I know so many biracial people who is light skin but with coarse hair, I know a dark skin man with coarse hair who mother is white and Cherokee and his father is black. And I also know many BLACL people who are light skin with good hair or is dark skin with good hair. Just because you are light skin and/or have good hair and/or have colored eye does not ALWAYS mean your mixed. The black culture knows this but for some reason white people have a hard time believing it. GET OVER IT PEOPLE. She’s black and she said she is. Back then white people HATED biracial people now y’all get sad if they wanna just say they are white. Y’all are all some idiots. Crazy how things change.

mia123w June 19, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Oops I meant to say * now y’all get upset if they wanna say that they are just black

midori29 January 23, 2015 at 7:36 am

And people also think if you are dark skinned that you are not mixed. My mothers friends daughter is literally the color of Wesley Snipes, coarse hair and all and her grandfather is 100% white. Its my mothers best friends daughter. You can be mixed and come out dark skinned with coarse kinky hair too.

midori29 January 23, 2015 at 7:38 am

@Mia123w, I totally agree with you. I know soooo many light blacks with two black parents.These days because of Halle Berry, lots of uneducated non-black sthink everyone with her look and lighter is mixed and they do not understand the diversity of black people. You do not have to be recently mixed to have very light skin and wavy hair, even light eyes and be black.

PhillyS July 20, 2015 at 7:06 am

Exactly I have hazel eyes that change colors but I’m brown skinned while my daughter is a darker skinned with regular brown eyes but the prettiest curly hair that is considered good hair in the black community. We know that because of slavery we have capabilities to come out all colors and not be just one color and because of these genes we hold in our DNA we can produce babies with different color eyes…..THE JOYS OF BEING BLACK AMERICAN

andrew August 13, 2013 at 12:52 pm

I dont know who is this woman and watching this photo I would have never wondered what her background was . She actually reminds Rosanna Arquette in Pulp Fiction LOL (just in the pic above)

http://www.morethings.com/fan/quentin_tarantino/pulp_fiction/pulp_fiction2100.jpg

Erica August 13, 2013 at 10:06 am
DA X mann April 9, 2012 at 10:10 pm

This site is so stupid. She is obviously mix. Who is this site trying to fool by saying she’s just African American.

noneofyourbusiness January 31, 2015 at 7:51 am

I completely agree with you. She looks more white than black.

gloria April 9, 2012 at 9:48 pm

VERY WELL PUT! THE SMARTEST AND THE MOST WELL THOUGHT OUT RESPONSE IN A LONG TIME!! BRAVO! I AM A PROUD BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVOURED, (loving self), AFRICAN AMERICAN/CHEROKEE, BORN IN THE USA, WOMAN!!!

jonas March 1, 2012 at 3:10 am

beautiful black woman,i like her

noneofyourbusiness January 31, 2015 at 7:53 am

She’s not a black woman. A black woman is Regina King, Angela Bassett, Mary J Blige, etc…

Nicole hardly looks black.

PhillyS July 20, 2015 at 7:11 am

She is black because she has 2 biological black parents so that makes her black, my best friend is lighter than her and guess what she has 2 black parents also while her twin brother is a darker brown skin go figure…… Unlike white people because of slavery black people have DNA that is coded with white features and you never know when and if it will pop out. I’m brown skinned with naturally light eyes and 2 black parents but my dad has greyish green eyes and dark skin so is he mixed too? LOL

angela February 24, 2012 at 8:56 pm

She is a beauty!

felli February 17, 2012 at 11:51 am

Her mother is black with freckles and green eyes. There are a lot of black people who look like that but, when people say some is black automatically people assume that person is of darker skin with dark hair and eyes.

jennifer January 2, 2012 at 9:33 am

if i had a biracial child i would raise it to love all of what she or he is i would be saddened if she oe he would acknowledge just half of her or his being!

MochaLadyMJJ December 25, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Wow, I’ve been reading comments for a lot of celebrities on this site for a few weeks or so, quietly spectating, and passively giving a thumbs-up here or a thumbs-down there. But, now I feel it’s time to speak my own piece on this whole race issue…Race is a social construction formed by humans to seperate people for social and political reasons, i.e., creating a superior vs. inferior social hierarchy for the benefit of one group and the expense of the “other” group. Nationality simply refers to what part of the world we are from. I can be a Black British woman from the UK if I happen to have majority “Black” ancestry and also live in the UK. A White man can be a White South African if he has majority European blood but happens to live in South Africa. We are usually categorized within a race based on the most salient phenotypical traits we express along with our direct ancestry…Ok…I’m pretty sure that each and every person, especially in a place with a diverse populace such as America, has ancestors who have come from different parts of the world. However, majority of ancestors, if not almost all of them, probably represented more of a specific “race” over others. I am a Black woman who was born in and resides in America, so I’m Black or African-American or whatever other label society has put on me. This means that MAJORITY of my genetic lineage passed from both parents is majority, but not solely, African if I were to trace my lineage of ancestors as far back as possible. Race CANNOT put us in a box, however. Just cuz I’m categorized as a Black American doesn’t mean that I’ve never had a White or Asian or Native American or Hispanic ancestor. I have medium-brown skin, jet black curly thick long hair, full lips, a semi long-wide nose, dimples, and tight eyes. Looking at me would probably give you the impression that I’m Black with some close Native-American ancestry. The other hints of ancestry are simply distantly obscured. It’s almost impossible to pinpoint EVERY single race or ethnicity you or any celebrity is made of, in most cases where ancestors were displaced during slavery and trading and broken families. Now, some White ppl may not wanna read this, but they most likely don’t have homogenous blood of only European ancestry – The other tinges of ethnic ancestry may be so small that they are not obvious nor detected, and are thus obscured to the point that a White person may look “purely” White. However, due to history of slavery and trading and interracial copulation, even “White” ppl may have an undetectable tinge of non-European blood from a single distant obscure ethnic ancestor. Just like ppl with MAJORITY indirect African ancestry are considered Black, ppl with MAJORITY indirect European ancestry are considered White. This should not imply pure ancestry or pure blood so to speak. “Biracial” or “mixed” ppl, IMO, are ppl who have parents who are considered TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT RACES, i.e. Black-White, White-Asian, Black-Asian, Asian-White, Hispanic-Black, Hispanic-White parents, and so on. I think that any cultured adult who has a remote sense of intelligence should know by know that alot of ppl have bits and pieces of ancestral racial diversity, but to society, in political and demographic terms, we aren’t considered directly “mixed” automatically. All in all, we are original and exotic in our own ways: God took the time to ensure that we were all specially created with our own phenotypic and personal identity, down to the fingerprint. Love yourself!

someone from somewhere December 17, 2011 at 9:50 pm

her mom is white, idk why she’s denying her white heritage. it’s wrong. i feel sorry for her mom.

Yo! December 27, 2011 at 1:33 pm

She didn’t deny her mother. What she basically stated is that her experience in the US has been that of a black person. I’m not sure why that is so hard to grasp for some people.

Saedra January 30, 2012 at 12:32 am

HER MOTHER IS NOT WHITE SHE STATED IT SO PLEASE LEARN TO READ

storm February 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm

her mother is not white. did you bother to read what she said?

Me December 16, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Wow this ***** has the nerve to deny her own mother? Her mother is White, and her father is Black. If I were her mom, I’d slap this ***** to the next century!

angie January 2, 2012 at 9:28 am

i agree i have a biracial daughter and she would never deny me i carried her for 9 months she loves her black side to but she accepts all of her

Saedra January 30, 2012 at 12:35 am

Are you serious? She stated her mother is not white so stop trying to make every black person biracial and i am biracial too but i only acknowledge my black side because i was raised by a single black mother in a predominatley black neighborhood

storm February 24, 2012 at 10:07 pm

she’s not denying her mother. she clearly says that her mother is not white. I sometimes wonder if some of you can read.

APGifts November 16, 2011 at 11:33 am
Anonymous July 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm

she is definitely mixed those green eyes give it away my father has green eyes and he is mixed and people on my side have weirc colored eyes i even have hazel eyes and we are all mixed though everybody is mixed with something and i understand her just wanting to represent her black heritage but when you do not recognize every ethnicity that made what you are it makes a person wonder if he or she is ashame of there other ethnicities or heritage however he or she views it

anonymous November 28, 2010 at 8:38 am

I wouldn’t say that she’s ashamed of her heritage. it’s just hard to claim an ethnicity other than the one you’ve been aware of/identified as all of your life. my siblings and I are varied shades of light skin with light hair and eyes and half have slanted “chinky” eyes but if anyone asks we just say we’re black since we didn’t know that chinese grandfather and wasn’t raised within spanish culture.

total23 June 19, 2010 at 7:10 pm

KW: I read somewhere that you were part Cherokee.

NP: [laughs heartily] “I’m just light-skinned and from Baltimore, Kam. My mother’s from North Carolina and she has green eyes and freckles. So, I’m sure there’s a whole lot of white and Native-American mixed-in there. But I’m only claiming African-American, because that’s really what I know.”

http://www.dallasblack.com/entertainment/nicole_ari_secondtime

ethnic June 19, 2010 at 8:10 pm

thanks for the quote.

fuzzybear June 19, 2010 at 10:45 pm

To total23

Hey man,Did you ever e-mail your stuff to Ethnic so I could read it?

total23 June 20, 2010 at 8:36 am

Soon I Will. I On Exam Mode. Thursday Is The Last Day Of Exam, So I’ll Do It Den!

Sorry For The Wait!

ethnic June 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm

The stuff? sounds intriguing

ms ladii February 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm

First…u get compensation from your tribe..and in order to get it the minimum is 1\4th dependin on da tribe…u can have n.a from generations back but that dont mean u will qualify for benefits…haha I should know im 1\4th choctaw n dey pay for half my schooling

Anonymous January 7, 2010 at 12:03 am

wtf clark you prat,and actually n e body can get that f r e a k i n g “indian card” its not hard.and black is the most exotic thing there is.

clart kent January 6, 2010 at 10:39 pm

americans are so stupid.

Samm December 27, 2009 at 7:22 pm

And we blacks need to stop with this “indian” b.s. I bet if y’all would take a genetic test there would be NO indian blood found. So stop the b.s. And if you’re so indian, where’s your compensation from the goernment, do you carry a indian card? So blacks, you aint fooling no one. Just beccause your great-great grandmother’s niece cousin’s nephew was “cherokee” doesn’t mean that you are. Blacks are silly when it comes to this, love yourselves, stop the self-hate.

Layla October 5, 2010 at 11:59 am

Some blacks have taken the test and the blood is there. Some blacks never had to take the test because they have met or have pictures of their Native American grandparents. So for the blacks who have traced your back and found your Native American ancestry don’t be afraid to claim it. It’s a part of you that’s your right. As for as getting a government from the grant for money that if you did your research instead of just blurting out the first thing that reaches your mouth from the pockets of air in your brain. Actually grants are few and in-between even for 100% Native American’s the money they recieve is minimal and the government even gives some tribes a difficult time recieving benifts because “the white man” won’t acknowledge certain smaller Native American tribes. Perhaps you should spend less time being an ignorant azzwhole judging people and pick up some history books educate yourself so you sound like less of a jack azz.

Samm December 27, 2009 at 7:18 pm

Wow. Do we still live in a slave-mentality state of mind? Doesn’t mean that you have green eyes or light skin that you’re mixed, or have dark skin and dark eyes isn’t. Get over yourselves. Nicole is NOT mixed…both parents are BLACK! read the Essence and Jet magazine article that she gave…HER OWN WORDS. Lets not be ignorant people…BLACK COMES IN ALL SHADES, AND FEATURES some african, some european. I can’t believe we’re still having this discussion in the 21th century.

lwazikazi February 21, 2011 at 5:08 am

I think her parents are both Coloured like Coloureds here in South Africa, and also like Vanessa Williams’ parents(i read somewhere that they are both Coloured), like Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Michelle Bonet(they are Coloured and their child Zoe Isabella Kravitz is Coloured and many others. People should not just consider the skin tone but should also look at the texture of the hair. Hair of a mixed person is naturally silky and doesn’t need a relaxer to make it silky like our beautiful afro hair. Skin tone doesn’t say much, i’m brown-skinned and i have a cousin who’s lighter than most Coloureds, but everyone can tell that she’s Black by looking at the texture of her hair and parents’ hair, she has an afro as rough as any Black person’s. Let Coloured Americans be, just as you Black Americans always say you proud to be “Black”.

Gemini June 18, 2011 at 11:29 pm

To Iwazikazi.

I was with you all the way up until you spoke about hair texture, a person’s texture of hair has very little to do with their genetic makeup. If a person has kinky afro textured hair it is simply because it is genetic, not because they are not mixed. A person can have the worlds kinkiest hair and still be 20 to 40 percent of another race. Silky hair, light skin, bright eyes etc are not indications of more admixture, they are simply phenotypical traits. Dark skinned “black” people are mixed as well.

Fuzzybear June 19, 2011 at 5:44 am

Exactly right

IIAM October 13, 2009 at 11:48 am

I agree this arguement is old, but let me reply to the slavery comment–CHEERS–I am a product of an interacial mix that happened with some of my great, great ancestors. My birth certificate says African American but my mother is full blooded Cherokee and my father is Black. My complexion is what they call high yellow and many have mistaken me to be of other ethnicity; however, I am proud to embrace my BLACKNESS, however, I do not embrace the African American lable that White society uses to exclude all people of color. In other words, I AM AMERICAN!

LMAO September 30, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Black is MIXED…i.e. RAPING OF SLAVES and SECRETIVE INTERRACIAL DATING DURING SLAVERY!! SoOoOoo Your point is?!LOL

I am Woman August 26, 2009 at 5:30 am

This argument is so OLD and so RIDICULOUS. “Mixed”, “bi-racial”, “multi-racial”, “creole”…it’s ALL the SAME. If African heritage is mixed in, you can call it whatever you want, but you are BLACK. That’s the way it’s always been. That’s the way it IS!!! Black IS mixed, or blended….it always HAS been, so GET OVER IT!!!

ethnic July 28, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Creole kid, she isnt part German, her husband is half German.

Creole Kid July 28, 2009 at 5:06 pm

HOW ABOUT YOU ALL GET OVER IT SHE IS BLACK, CHEROKEE, AND GERMAN LOOK IT UP. SHE HAS ALSO SAID THAT.

Barzahd July 16, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Ian Cole; A majority of African Americans ARE mixed. So, what are you saying to get over?

Ian Cole May 13, 2009 at 5:38 am

She is mixed – get over it and stop trying to claim her as an AA.

ethnic April 19, 2009 at 12:09 pm

post updated thanks

ethnic
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mzpreciousz April 18, 2009 at 1:51 am

Her mom is African and Caucasian and her dad is of African descent. references at: wikipedia.org and http://www.blackflix.com/articles/multiracial.html

ummmmm December 1, 2008 at 4:25 pm

She looks mixed.

Missy March 7, 2008 at 9:58 pm

Nicole is not mixed. Both of her parents are black- She’s said several times in different interviews.

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