Frederica Wilson

by follers on March 2, 2018

Birth Name: Frederica Patricia Smith

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

Date of Birth: November 5, 1942

Ethnicity: African-American, Afro-Bahamian

Frederica Wilson is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, she has been a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida, since January 3, 2011.

Frederica is the daughter of Beulah (Finley) and Thirlee Smith. Her maternal grandparents were from Nassau, Bahamas. She was married to Paul Wilson, until his death, and has three children.

Frederica’s paternal grandparents were Ed Smith and Agnes.

Frederica’s maternal grandfather was John E. Finley (the son of Walter Finley and Ephelia Jones).

Frederica’s maternal grandmother was named Frederica (Roberts) Sawyer.

Source: Genealogy of Frederica Wilson –


Al Roker

by stlucas on February 12, 2017

Birth Name: Albert Lincoln Roker, Jr.

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

Date of Birth: August 20, 1954

*African-Bahamian (father)
*African-Jamaican, possibly African-American (mother)

Al Roker is an American television personality, weather forecaster, actor, and author.

Al is the son of Isabel Bernadette (Smith) and Albert Lincoln Roker.

Al’s paternal grandfather was Albert Roker. Albert was born in Exuma, the Bahamas.

Al’s paternal grandmother was Remilda/Remelda Sullivan Johnson. Remilda was born in the British West Indies.

Al’s maternal grandparents were Charles Alfred Smith and Leila Maud Howden. Charles was from Pennsylvania. Leila was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to Afro-Jamaican parents.

Al is related to musician Lenny Kravitz, and actress Zoë Kravitz, who is Lenny’s daughter. Al has said that his paternal grandfather and Lenny’s maternal grandfather were cousins.

Sources: Genealogy of Al Roker –

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

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Shakara Ledard

by fraciscovargas1545 on February 1, 2017

Place of Birth: Nassau, Bahamas

Date of Birth: February 21, 1979

*French (father)
*African-Bahamian (mother)

Shakara Ledard is a Bahamian-born model and actress. Her father, Dennis Ledard, was a businessperson from Normandy. Her mother, Maddie, is Bahamian. She moved to the United States at fourteen, and grew up in New York.


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Michael K. Williams

by madman on September 18, 2016

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Birth Name: Michael Kenneth Williams

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

Date of Birth: November 22, 1966

*African-American (father)
*Afro-Bahamian (mother)

Michael K. Williams, also credited by his full name Michael Kenneth Williams, is an American actor and dancer. He is known for his role as Omar Little on the crime drama television series The Wire.

Michael’s parents are both black. He has said that his father is from South Carolina, and that his mother is from Nassau, Bahamas. He has ancestry from the Mende people in Sierra Leone.

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Nile Rodgers

by Manila on April 17, 2016

LOS ANGELES - FEB 22:  Nile Rodgers at the Elton John Oscar Part

Birth Name: Nile Gregory Rodgers

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

Date of Birth: September 19, 1952

Ethnicity: African-American, 1/4 Afro-Bahamian, 1/16 Iroquois Native American, 1/32 Irish, possibly distant English

Nile Rodgers is an American musician and producer. He is known as the lead guitarist of Chic. He is the son of Beverly Ann (Goodman) Glanzrock and Nile Rodgers, Sr.

Nile’s paternal grandparents were Leroy Rodgers (the son of Eugene Rodgers and Pauline Shorter) and Lenora “Nora” Clare. Leonora’s parents were Afro-Bahamian immigrants.

Nile’s maternal grandfather was Frederick Lee “Fred” Gooden (later Goodman, the son of Cleveland Gooden, later Goodman, and of Annie Lee Dennard). Cleveland was the son of George Gooden and Canniss. Annie was the daughter of Sandy Dennard and Ida Huoy.

Nile’s maternal grandmother was Alice Clarice “Goodie” Mickens (the daughter of Percy Stanley Mickens and Mabel Ethel Randall). Percy was the son of Abraham Lincoln “Abe” Mickens, who was African-American, and of Wicke, who was Iroquois Native American. Mabel was the daughter of Lee Randall and Mary Ellen Nicholas. Mary Nicholas was the daughter of Dr. Gough, who was a doctor and slave owner, and of Irish descent, and of Caroline, who was black/mixed-race.

Sources: Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny, by Nile Rodgers

Nile’s father, Nile Rodgers, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Nile’s paternal grandfather, Leroy Rodgers, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Nile’s paternal grandmother, Lenora Clare, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Nile’s mother, Beverly Ann Goodman, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Nile’s maternal grandfather, Frederick Lee Gooden, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Nile’s maternal great-grandfather, Cleveland Gooden, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Nile’s maternal great-grandmother, Annie Lee Dennard, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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