Erik Griffin

by stlucas on November 22, 2017

Birth Name: Erik Graham Griffin

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 12, 1972

*Irish, possibly other (father)
*Belizean, Jamaican and Honduran [African, Indian, Spanish, possibly other] (mother)

Erik Griffin is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actor.

Erik is the son of Sandra M. (Beckford) Crough and David F. Griffin. Erik’s father is American and has European ancestry. Erik’s mother was born in Honduras and raised in Belize, and also has ancestry from Jamaica. She is said to be of Spanish, African, and Indian descent.

One of Erik’s maternal great-grandfathers was likely named Ivan Beckford. Ivan was Jamaican. Ivan married a woman from Belize.

Sources: Birth record of Erik Griffin –

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Monalysa Alcântara

by Manila on November 18, 2017

Birth Name: Monalysa Maria Alcântara Nascimento

Place of Birth: Teresina, Piauí, Brazil

Date of Birth: 24 January, 1999

Ethnicity: Afro-Brazilian

Monalysa Alcântara is a Brazilian model and beauty queen. She was crowned Miss Brazil 2017, and will represent Brazil in Miss Universe 2017.

She is the daughter of Helda Maria (Alcântara) and Rogério Nascimento Sousa.

Monalysa’s paternal grandfather is João Batista Silva do Nascimento (the son of José Rodrigues do Nascimento and Antônia Alves da Silva). José was the son of an unknown father and Luzia Maria da Conceição Nascimento. Antônia was the daughter of Máximo Alves da Silva and Benedita Maria da Conceição.

Monalysa’s paternal grandmother is Liduina de Sousa (the daughter of Evelidio Chavier de Sousa and Selina Mendes).

Monalysa’s maternal grandfather is Raimundo Nonato Alcântara (the son of Pedro José Alcântara and Gonçala Maria das Mercês).

Monalysa’s maternal grandmother is Maria José Cardoso (the daughter of Amaro José Cardoso and Maria Magdalena da Fonseca). Amaro was the son of José Cardoso da Silva and Maria das Virgens da Conceição. Maria Magdalena was the daughter of Alfredo da Fonseca and Maria Luzia da Silva.

Sources: Monalysa’s birth record –

Birth record of Monalysa’s paternal aunt, Simone Sousa do Nascimento –

Birth record of Monalysa’s paternal grandfather, João Batista Silva do Nascimento –

Marriage record of Monalysa’s paternal great-grandparents, José Rodrigues do Nascimento and Antônia Alves da Silva –

Birth record of Monalysa’s paternal great-grandfather, José Rodrigues do Nascimento –

Birth record of Monalysa’s paternal great-grandmother, Antônia Alves da Silva –

Birth record of Monalysa’s mother –

Marriage record of Monalysa’s maternal great-grandparents, Amaro José Cardoso and Maria Madalena da Fonseca –


Nego do Borel

by Manila on November 18, 2017

Birth Name: Leno Maycon Viana Gomes

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: 10 July, 1992

Ethnicity: Afro-Brazilian

Nego do Borel is a Brazilian singer.

He is the son of Roseli Viana and Nelcir Gomes.


Grace Mugabe

by Manila on November 15, 2017

Birth Name: Grace Ntombizodwa Marufu

Place of Birth: Benoni, Transvaal (now Gauteng), South Africa

Date of Birth: 23 July, 1965

Ethnicity: African (Shona, possibly other)

Grace Mugabe is the wife of President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, and, as such, was First Lady of Zimbabwe, from 17 August, 1996 to 21 November, 2017.

Grace’s mother is named Idah Marufu. Grace’s biological father is said to be named Morgan Mugumba. However, it is not clear if this is accurate.

Grace has three children with Robert, and a son with her former husband, military officer Stanley Goreraza.



Robert Mugabe

by Manila on November 15, 2017

Birth Name: Robert Gabriel Mugabe

Place of Birth: Kutama, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)

Date of Birth: 21 February, 1924

*Ndebele (father)
*Shona (mother)

Robert Mugabe is a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician. He was President of Zimbabwe, from 31 December, 1987 to 21 November, 2017. He was previously also Leader of the ZANU–PF Party (Zimbabwe African National Union), from 18 March, 1975 to 19 November, 2017, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, from 18 April, 1980 to 31 December, 1987, Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement, from 6 September, 1986 to 7 September, 1989, and the 13th Chairperson of the African Union, from 30 January, 2015 to 30 January, 2016.

Robert’s father, Gabriel Matibiri, was a carpenter, and was of Ndebele descent. Robert’s mother, Bona (Shoniwa), taught Christian catechism to the village children, and was of Shona descent.

Robert has three children with his wife, Grace Mugabe, and a son with his late wife, Sally Francesca Hayfron. He was married to Sally until her death.

Robert’s paternal grandfather, Constantine Karigamombe (also known as Matibiri), served King Lobengula in the 19th century.

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