Dominican Republic

Richard Camacho

by Manila on July 14, 2018

LOS ANGELES – MAR 5: Cnco, Zabdiel de Jesus, Erick Brian Colon, Joel Pimentel, Christopher Velez, Richard Camacho at the 2017 iHeart Music Awards at Forum on March 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA

Birth Name: Richard Yashel Camacho Puello

Place of Birth: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Date of Birth: January 22, 1997

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic

Richard Camacho is a Dominican Republic singer. He is a member of the Latin boyband CNCO. His bandmates include Erick Brian Colón, Zabdiel de Jesús, Joel Pimentel, and Christopher Vélez.

Richard has a daughter with his partner, American model Yocelyn Mirella Alexander.

Photo by Joe Seer/


Karen Olivo

by stlucas on May 29, 2018

Birth Name: Karen E. Olivo

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

Date of Birth: August 7, 1976

*Puerto Rican [Spanish, Indigenous, possibly other] (father)
*Dominican Republic, Chinese (mother)

Karen Olivo is an American stage and television actress.

Karen is the daughter of Mercedes J. (Perez) Brown and Richard “Rick” Olivo. Her parents are pictured here and here. Karen’s siblings are Raquel, Ruth, and Richard. Karen is married to James Uphoff.

Karen has stated:

I usually just say mutt, but I’ll take swirl, that sounds nicer! My father is Puerto Rican and has Native American on his father’s side. And my mother is half-Dominican and half-Chinese.

Karen’s paternal grandfather was Agapito R. Olivo (the son of Alejandro Olivo y Cruz and Jacinta Padilla y Sato/Soto). Agapito was born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, and was listed as “colored” on the 1940 U.S. Census. Alejandro was born in Puerto Rico, the son of Juan Olivo and Celestina Cruz. Jacinta was born in Puerto Rico, the daughter of Juan Padilla and Petrona Soto.

Karen’s paternal grandmother was named Haydee Ramos.


Divorce record of Karen’s parents –

Karen’s paternal grandfather, Agapito R. Olivo, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Karen’s paternal grandfather, Agapito R. Olivo –

Death record of Karen’s paternal great-uncle (grandfather’s brother), Virginio Olivo Soto –

Marriage record of Karen’s paternal great-grandparents, Alejandro Olivo y Cruz and Jacinta Padilla y Soto –

Obituary of Karen’s paternal grandmother, Haydee (Ramos) Olivo –

Photo by kathclick/


Amara La Negra

by Mixed Kidd on May 29, 2018

 Amara La Negra – 49th NAACP Image Awards – Arrivals – Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E Green St – Pasadena, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Sir Jones /

Birth Name: Diana Danelys de los Santos

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

Date of Birth: October 4, 1990

Ethnicity: Afro-Dominican Republic

Amara La Negra is an American singer, rapper, and actress. She stars on the series Love & Hip Hop Miami.

Amara was raised by her single mother, Ana Maria Oleaga, who emigrated from the Dominican Republic to the U.S. Amara has been outspoken about the issue of colorism in the Latino world.


Laila Petrone

by perez-richart on May 27, 2018

Place of Birth: Lambeth, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 30 January, 1978

*Italian (father)
*Dominican Republic, as well as 1/16th German (mother)

Laila Petrone is a British film producer. She was born in London, and was raised between Rome, Italy and Los Angeles, California.

She is the daughter of Iris Peynado (Iris Margarita Peynado Luperon), a Dominican Republic-born actress, model, and television personality, and Salvatore Petrone, who is of Italian descent.

Laila’s maternal grandfather was Julio Francisco Peynado Gonzales (the son of Francisco José Peynado Huttlinger and Carmen Ignacia Leopoldina Gonzales Rosello). Laila’s great-grandfather Francisco was a politician, who served as Minister of Justice, among other duties. He was the son of Jacinto Peynado Tejón and Carolina Huttlinger Rojas, whose own father was of German descent. Carmen was the daughter of Ignacio Maria Gonzales Santin, a politician, who served as President of the Dominican Republic at various times throughout his career, and of Dolores Roselló Marín.


Genealogy of Laila’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Laila’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Carolina Huttlinger Rojas (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Information about Laila’s German ancestors –

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Graham Zusi

by Mixed Kidd on May 27, 2018

Graham Zusi – 2015 Soccer – MLS – Sporting Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Galaxy – April 18, 2015 – StubHub Center – Carson, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Brandon Parry /

Birth Name: Graham Jonathan Zusi

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

Date of Birth: August 18, 1986

Ethnicity: Italian, French, English

Graham Zusi is an American soccer player. He plays as a midfielder or defender for Sporting Kansas City and the United States national team.

Graham is the son of Shirley and David Zusi.

Graham’s paternal grandmother is Luvia Jeanne Morin (the daughter of Pierre Joseph Morin and Vera Woodley Poole). Luvia was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Pierre was born in Seine-Maritime, France. Vera was born in Mountain View, Hawaii, to Anglo-American parents.

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