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Rama Yade

by andrew on September 19, 2017

Rama Yade – Rama Yade, French State Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Human Rights, at a Ceremony in Memory of the Victims of the Genocide in Rwanda – Paris – Paris, France – Photo Credit: Pixplanete / PR Photos

Birth Name: Mame Ramatoulaye Yade

Place of Birth: Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal

Date of Birth: December 13, 1976

Ethnicity: Senegalese (Lebou)

Rama Yade is a Senegalese-born French conservative politician and author. She has served as the French Secretary of Human Rights from 2007 to 2009, and as Secretary of Sports from 2009 to 2010, among other duties.

Rama was raised in a Muslim upper middle class family. Her mother, Aminata Kandji, was a professor, and her father, Djibril Yade, a diplomat and also a professor, was the personal secretary of Senegalese President Léopold Sédar Senghor. Rama moved to France with her family at the age of eight, and attended Catholic schools.

Rama’s husband, Joseph Zimet, is Jewish.

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Cardi B

by ethnic on September 15, 2017

Cardi B – 2017 BET Awards – Arrivals – Microsoft Theater – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: phred mosbey / PR Photos

Birth Name: Belcalis Almanzar

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 11, 1992

Ethnicity:
*Dominican Republic (father)
*Trinidadian (mother)

Cardi B is an American reality television star, dancer, and singer. She was born in the Bronx, to a father from the Dominican Republic and a Trinidadian mother. She stated on Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM that she is a Boston Red Sox fan because “That’s where all the Dominicans are at”, that most Dominican players are with the Red Sox.

Source: http://www.thefader.com

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Nikki M. James

by stlucas on September 8, 2017

Nikki M. James – HBO’s “Divorce” TV Series Season 1 New York City Premiere – Arrivals – SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Laurence Agron / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Nikki/Nicole Michelle James

Place of Birth: Summit, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 3, 1981

Ethnicity:
*Afro-Vincentian (father)
*Afro-Haitian (mother)

Nikki M. James is an American actress and singer.

Nikki’s father was from Saint Vincent (part of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines). Nikki’s mother is Haitian.

Nikki has stated:

Both my parents are immigrants, and to them, the American dream was owning a house in New Jersey. […] My mom’s from Haiti, my father’s from St. Vincent. They moved here on their own and made this life for themselves. It was a place where they realized their dreams, and my dreams got to be that much bigger.

Source: http://broadwaystyleguide.com

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Tyler Lepley

by stlucas on August 30, 2017

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 24, 1987

Ethnicity:
*Afro-Jamaican (father)
*Italian (mother)

Tyler Lepley is an American actor.

Tyler’s biological father has Jamaican roots. Tyler’s mother is of Italian descent. Tyler was raised by his mother, Jennifer, and stepfather, Charles Dinnis, from the age of six. A picture of Tyler with his mother can be seen here.

Tyler has stated:

I’m Jamaican and Italian so I’m wired to snap, not in a bad way, but I have a temper and that’s not the way you’re supposed to handle situations. I’m not a dictator, so if things don’t go my way, that doesn’t give me the right to be a crab apple or be rude to someone. I caught myself in certain situations where I wasn’t in control of what I was feeling and therapy helped me to gain that control.

Photo by s_bukley/www.bigstockphoto.com

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Roma Maffia

by andrew on August 26, 2017

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

Date of Birth: May 31, 1955

Ethnicity: German, Spanish, Afro-Caribbean, possibly other

Roma Maffia is an American actress.

Her background is usually described as German and Spanish on her father’s side, and Afro-Caribbean on her mother’s side.

Maffia is the surname of her Italian-American stepfather. Her name was picked out by her mother after a glance at the map.

Roma’s brother, Joseph Maffia, has worked as accountant for boxing promoter Don King.

Photo by s_bukley/www.bigstockphoto.com

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