African American

Patrice O’Neal

by madman on January 21, 2017

Birth Name: Patrice Malcolm O’Neal

Date of Birth: December 7, 1969

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Death: November 29, 2011

Place of Death: Englewood, New Jersey, United States

Ethnicity: African-American

Patrice O’Neal was an American comedian, radio personality, and actor.

Patrice is the son of Georgia A. Whitehall. He never knew who his biological father was. Patrice grew up in Boston, Massachusetts.


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T. Y. Hilton

by bearboy on January 18, 2017

Birth Name: Eugene Marques Hilton

Place of Birth: Miami Springs, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 14, 1989

Ethnicity: African-American

T. Y. Hilton is an American football player. He is a wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL).

T. Y. is the son of Cora Jean Burnett and Tyrone Eugene Hilton. Both of his parents are African-American.



Miles Davis

by madman on January 15, 2017

Birth Name: Miles Dewey Davis III

Date of Birth: May 26, 1926

Place of Birth: Alton, Illinois, United States

Date of Death: September 28, 1991

Place of Death: Santa Monica, California, United States

Ethnicity: African-American

Miles Davis was an American musician, bandleader, and composer. He was the son of Cleota Mae (Henry) and Miles Dewey Davis.

Miles’ paternal grandparents were Miles Dewey Davis and Mary Francis Jones or Luster.

Sources: Genealogy of Miles Davis (focusing on his father’s side) –

Death record of Miles’ father –

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Ezekiel Elliott

by bearboy on January 14, 2017

Place of Birth: Alton, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 22, 1995

Ethnicity: African-American

Ezekiel Elliott is an American football player. He is a running back for the Dallas Cowboys.

Ezekiel is the son of Dawn Renaye (Huff) and Stacy Elliott. Both of his parents are African-American.



Rain Pryor

by madman on January 12, 2017

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 16, 1969

*African-American (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Rain Pryor is an American actress and comedian. She is the daughter of actress and dancer Shelley R. Bonis and comedian Richard Pryor.

Rain’s paternal grandfather was LeRoy “Buck Carter” Pryor (the son of Roy P. Pryor and Rithie Marie Carter). Rain’s great-grandfather Roy was the son of William Henry Pryor and Mary F. Rithie was the daughter of Richard E. Carter and Julia Isabelle Piper.

Rain’s paternal grandmother was Gertrude L. Thomas (the daughter of James Brown and Mary Louise “Josie” Craig). James was the son of Wiley Brown and Mary Williams. Rain’s great-grandmother Mary Louise “Josie” was the daughter of William A. Craig and Nancy.

Rain’s maternal grandfather was Herbert Bonis (the son of Gustaf Bonius/Bonias and Charlotte). Gustaf was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents. Charlotte was a Polish Jew.

Sources: Genealogy of Rain’s father –

Genealogy of Rain’s father (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Rain’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Rain’s maternal grandfather, Herbert Bonis, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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