Joy-Ann Reid

by stlucas on April 11, 2017

Birth Name: Joy-Ann M. Lomena

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

Date of Birth: December 8, 1968

*Congolese (father)
*Afro-Guyanese (mother)

Joy-Ann Reid is an American correspondent at MSNBC, television host, and political commentator.

Joy-Ann is the daughter of Oren B. Lomena, who was originally from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and an Afro-Guyanese mother.

Joy-Ann is married to Jason Reid.



Malcolm Gladwell

by fraciscovargas1545 on January 31, 2017

Birth Name: Malcolm Timothy Gladwell

Place of Birth: Gosport, Hampshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 3 September, 1963

*English, small amount of Irish (father)
*Afro-Jamaican (mother)

Malcolm Gladwell, CM, is a British-born Canadian journalist, author, and speaker.

Malcolm was born in Gosport, Hampshire, England, the son of Joyce Eugenie (Nation), a writer and psychotherapist, and Graham Maurice Leslie Gladwell, a mathematician and professor of civil engineering. His father was English (and white), from Otford. His mother was Jamaican (and black), from Harewood. When he was six, his family moved to Canada, settling in Elmira, Ontario.

Malcolm’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to Joseph Gladwell, who was born, c. 1660, in Suffolk, England.

Malcolm’s paternal grandfather was Basil Morris Gladwell (the son of Arthur Basil Gladwell and Mary Amelia/Ann Wells). Arthur was the son of Morris Gladwell and Hrephzibah/Hephzibar Amelia Cracknell.

Malcolm’s paternal grandmother was Doris Alexandra New (the daughter of Frederick William New and Jane Mary Adams). Frederick was the son of Walter William New and Margaret Knowlton Prebble. Jane was born in Balleret, Australia, the daughter of Thomas Adams, who was English, and of Jane Wilson, who was Irish.

Malcolm’s maternal grandfather was Donald Balfour Hyslop Nation (the son of William Nation). Donald was born in Saint Catherine. One of Donald’s grandmothers was named Martha Levy. While Levy is often a Jewish surname, Malcolm’s Levy line is non-Jewish going back to at least his great-great-great-great-grandfather. Malcolm’s grandfather’s line includes slave owners who were black.

Malcolm’s maternal grandmother was Daisy Gertrude Ford (the daughter of Oscar Charles Ford and Ann Elizabeth Forrester). Oscar was the son of John Ford and Mary Nief/Neif Lawrence.

A DNA test taken by the show Faces of America (2010) stated that Malcolm’s genetic ancestry is:

*70-77% European
*20-30% African

In his 2010 book about the show, Faces of America: How 12 Extraordinary People Discovered their Pasts, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. wrote that Malcolm’s African roots likely come from the Deshava Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Igbo people of eastern Nigeria, and the Akan people of Ghana.


Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s article about Faces of America‘s research into Malcolm’s ancestry –

Genealogy of Malcolm Gladwell (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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Romelu Lukaku

by andrew on July 22, 2016

World Cup 2014

Birth Name: Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli

Place of Birth: Antwerp, Belgium

Date of Birth: 13 May, 1993

Ethnicity: Congolese

Romelu Lukaku is a Belgian professional footballer. He has made his name as a formidable striker for Premier League club Everton and the Belgian national team.

Romelu’s brother, Jordan Lukaku, is also a professional footballer, as is their father, Roger Lukaku, who represented Zaire internationally.

On 10 July, 2017, Romelu moved from Everton to Manchester United for a record £75 million fee, plus £15 million in add-ons.

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Don Lemon

by follers on July 14, 2016

Turner Upfront 2016 - Arrivals

Place of Birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 1, 1966

Ethnicity: African-American, some Cajun/French

Don Lemon is an American journalist and television news anchor. He hosts the show CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.

Don’s parents are both black. One of his great-grandfathers was white. A DNA test stated that he has roots in Nigeria, Cameroon, and the Congo.

Don’s maternal grandparents are Frank Bouligney and Mary H. (the daughter of Harry Rivault and Catherine Jackson). Harry was white, the son of Charles Bertrand Rivault, who was French, and of Marie Antoinette Ferbos, who was of Cajun (French) descent. Catherine was the daughter of Henrietta Jackson.

Source: Family history of Don’s mother’s side –

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Jason Denayer

by fraciscovargas1545 on June 29, 2016

Birth Name: Jason Grégory Marianne Denayer

Place of Birth: Jette, Brussels, Belgium

Date of Birth: 28 June, 1995

*Belgium (father)
*Congolese (mother)

Jason Denayer is a Belgian footballer. His father is Belgian and his mother is Congolese. Jason started playing football at age six and began his footballing dream at youth level with FC Ganshoren.