Emayatzy Corinealdi

by stlucas on January 30, 2017

Birth Name: Emayatzy Evett Corinealdi

Place of Birth: Fort Knox, Hardin, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: January 14, 1980

*Panamanian (father)
*African-American (mother)

Emayatzy Corinealdi is an American actress. She was born in Fort Knox, Hardin, Kentucky, to a Panamarian father, Edward E. Corinealdi, and an African-American mother, Rosemarie Hilton, who is from Ohio. Emayatzy was raised between Germany and the U.S states of Ohio, Kansas, and New Jersey.

Her name was created by her father as a combination of her grandmother’s name, Emma, and the name of a princess from Panama, Yatzy.

Emayatzy’s maternal grandparents were Daniel Hilton (the son of Daniel Hilton and Ina Dye) and Emma Boone.


Obituary of Emayatzy’s maternal grandfather, Daniel Hilton –

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Aloe Blacc

by madman on February 4, 2016

BRIT Awards 2012 - Arrivals

Birth Name: Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III

Place of Birth: Laguna Hills, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 7, 1979

Ethnicity: Afro-Panamanian

Aloe Blacc is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, record producer, and businessperson. His parents were Panamanian immigrants. His mother’s maiden name is “Carter”. Aloe is married to rapper Maya Jupiter.

Aloe has stated:

My parents are from Panama, so I grew up listening to a lot of meringue and salsa.

Source: Birth certificate of Aloe Blacc –

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Tessa Thompson

by ethnic on January 1, 2016

46th NAACP Image Awards Presented by TV One - Arrivals

Birth Name: Tessa Lynn Thompson

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 3, 1983

*Afro-Panamanian (father)
*Mexican, European (mother)

Tessa Thompson is an American actress. Her father, Marc Anthony Thompson, was a singer/songwriter for the band Chocolate Genius, Inc.

Tessa’s father is of Panamanian descent. Tessa’s mother is of half Mexican and half European ancestry.

Tessa has played the role of an African-American and bi-racial woman in her career. In the 2010 film For Colored Girls, Tessa was one of nine actresses depicting the lives and struggles of women of color. In the 2014 film Dear White People, Tessa played a biracial college student dealing with racial tensions within Ivy league schools.

Tessa’s maternal grandfather was named Bobby Ramos.

Source: Mention of Tessa’s ancestry –

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Rod Carew

by Hippiboy on July 11, 2014

Major League Baseball All Star Game Red Carpet Parade - July 15, 2008

Birth Name: Rodney Cline Carew

Place of Birth: Gatún, Panama Canal Zone

Date of Birth: October 1, 1945

Ethnicity: Afro-Barbadian, Afro-Panamanian

Rod Carew is a Panamanian-born professional baseball player. A player and coach in the MLB, he is in the Hall of Fame.

Rod was born in Gatún, Panama Canal Zone, the son of black parents, Olga Teoma and Eric S. Carew. He has Afro-Barbadian and Afro-Panamanian ancestry.

Rod is married to Rhonda. Rod has three children with his first wife, Marilynn Levy. Marilynn is Jewish. Rod himself has been described as Jewish many times, including in Adam Sandler’s The Chanukah Song. However, he is not of Jewish ancestry, and it does not appear that he has converted to Judaism.

Rod’s paternal grandparents were Lambert Fitzgerald Carew and Viola. They were born in Barbados.


Rod’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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Yaphet Kotto

by fuzzybear44 on May 1, 2013

Birth Name: Yaphet Frederick Kotto

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

Date of Birth: November 15, 1939

Ethnicity: Jewish Cameroonian (African) and Panamanian (Afro-Panamanian)

Yaphet Kotto is an American actor.

Yaphet’s father, Avraham Kotto (originally named Njoki Manga Bell), was a (black) businessman from Cameroon, who was Jewish. He was said to be “the crown prince of Cameroon.”

Yaphet’s mother, Gladys Marie, was a nurse and U.S. Army officer. Gladys was of Panamanian (Afro-Panamanian) descent, and converted to Judaism.

Yaphet is a practicing Jew.