African American

Tiffanie Anderson

by andrew on February 16, 2017

Birth Name: Tiffanie Adair Anderson

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth: 15 august 1989

Ethnicity: African-American

Family Background: Tiffanie Anderson is an American singer and dancer. She was a member of the girl band Girlicious, with Nichole Cordova, Chrystina Sayers and Natalie Mejia.

Birth record: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VLBF-H5D

Photo: by prphotos.com

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Al Jarreau

by Manila on February 15, 2017

Birth Name: Alwin Lopez Jarreau

Date of Birth: March 12, 1940

Place of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Date of Death: February 12, 2017

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States

Ethnicity: African-American

Al Jarreau was an American musician. His father, Emile Alphonse (Jarrow) Jarreau, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. His mother, Pearl (Walker), was born in Punta Gorda, Florida. He was married to Phyllis Hall and model Susan Elaine Player.

Al’s paternal grandparents were Emile Jarrow (later Jarreau, the son of Neville Jarrow, later Jarreau, and of Louise Courat) and Ida Perry (the daughter of Melvin Perry and Edith).

Al’s maternal grandparents were Henry William Walker and Laura.

Sources: Marriage record of Al’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Marriage records of Al’s paternal grandparents, Emile Jarrow and Ida Perry – https://familysearch.org
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Al’s mother, Pearl Walker, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Photo by Creativa Images/Bigstock.com

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Joy Villa

by fraciscovargas1545 on February 14, 2017

Birth Name:Joy Angela Villa

Place of Birth:Orange, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 25, 1991

Ethnicity:
*Italian (father)
*African-American and Choctaw Indian (mother)

Family Background:Joy Angela Villa better known by her stage name Princess Joy Villa, is an American singer and songwriter.Villa was born in Orange County, California and started performing at age 5.

She identifies with a multiracial background of Afro American, Italian, and Choctaw Indian. Her father, Rev. Joseph Villa, was Italian-American and her mother Mildred Angela Pierce Villa was African American, and Choctaw Indian. Her great uncle on her mother’s side was jazz vocalist Kenny Hagood.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Villa

 

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Tracy Morgan

by madman on February 12, 2017

Birth Name: Tracy Jamal Morgan

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York, United States

Date of Birth: November 10, 1968

Ethnicity: African-American

Tracy Morgan is an American actor and comedian. He is the son of Alicia (Warden) and Jimmy Morgan, a musician.

Photo by kathclick/www.bigstockphoto.com

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Walter E. Fauntroy

by follers on February 12, 2017

Birth Name: Walter Edward Fauntroy

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: February 6, 1933

Ethnicity: African-American

Walter E. Fauntroy is an American politician, preacher, and civil rights activist. He was pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington, D.C.’s at-large district, from March 23, 1971 to January 3, 1991.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1972 and 1976.

Walter is the son of Ethel (Vine) and William Thomas Fauntroy.

Walter is one of four black Americans to have won a caucus and/or primary for a major American political party’s presidential nomination, having won Washington, D.C.’s primary in 1972. The other winners are:
*Shirley Chisholm (1972; Democratic; won 3 contests, including New Jersey)
*Jesse Jackson (Democratic; in 1984, he won 2+ states; in 1988, he won 9+ states)
*Barack Obama (Democratic; in 2008, he won 29+ states; in 2012, he won 50+ states)

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