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21 Savage

by Mixed Kidd on March 10, 2018

 21 Savage, Amber Rose – 2017 MTV Video Music Awards – Arrivals – The Forum Arena, 3900 W Manchester Boulevard – Inglewood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph

Place of Birth: Roseau, Dominica

Date of Birth: October 22, 1992

Ethnicity: Afro-Dominican, Afro-Haitian

21 Savage is an American rapper. He was born in Dominica, to a father of Haitian descent, and a mother of Dominica descent, Heather. He was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., by his mother.

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Régine Chassagne

by Manila on January 30, 2018

Birth Name: Régine Alexandra Chassagne

Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: 19 August, 1976

Ethnicity: Haitian

Régine Chassagne is a Canadian musician. She is known as a founding member of the Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, along with her husband, musician Win Butler.

Her parents, Marie-Alice (Chiappini) and Stanley Chassagne, who were of Haitian origin, emigrated from Haiti during the dictatorship of François Duvalier.

Source: Obituary of Régine’s mother – http://collections.banq.qc.ca

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Ava DuVernay

by follers on November 11, 2017

Birth Name: Ava Marie DuVernay

Place of Birth: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 24, 1972

Ethnicity: African-American, Louisiana Creole (African, French), distant Haitian

Ava DuVernay is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor.

She was born to Darlene and Joseph Marcel DuVernay III. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Murray Maye, whom Ava considers to be her father. Murray was from Lowndes County, Alabama, and was the son of Cornelia and Percy Devon Maye.

Ava’s ancestry is African-American and Louisiana Creole (which consists of African and French).

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2017) stated that Ava’s genetic ancestry is:

*57.3% African
*41.5% European

Among Ava’s paternal ancestors is Jacques Henry Glaudin, a white man, of French descent, who was born, c. 1779, in Haiti, and his wife, Magdeleine Clémence Auger, who was of mixed race background. The two left Haiti during the slave revolt of the 1790s, and lived in Cuba, before settling in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ava’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Marcel DuVernay II (the son of Joseph Marcel DuVernay and Jeanne Eulalia Staes). Ava’s great-grandfather Joseph was the son of Frank Louis DuVernay and Victoria Frilot.

Ava’s paternal grandmother was Naomi Veronica Lockett (the daughter of Cornelius Lockett and Octavia Smith).

Ava’s maternal grandfather was William Marshall Sexton (the son of L. Z. Sexton).

Source: Genealogy of Ava’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Marcel DuVernay II (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Photo by Debby Wong/Bigstock.com

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Nikki M. James

by stlucas on September 8, 2017

Nikki M. James – HBO’s “Divorce” TV Series Season 1 New York City Premiere – Arrivals – SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Laurence Agron / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Nikki/Nicole Michelle James

Place of Birth: Summit, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 3, 1981

Ethnicity:
*Afro-Vincentian (father)
*Afro-Haitian (mother)

Nikki M. James is an American actress and singer.

Nikki’s father was from Saint Vincent (part of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines). Nikki’s mother is Haitian.

Nikki has stated:

Both my parents are immigrants, and to them, the American dream was owning a house in New Jersey. […] My mom’s from Haiti, my father’s from St. Vincent. They moved here on their own and made this life for themselves. It was a place where they realized their dreams, and my dreams got to be that much bigger.

Source: http://broadwaystyleguide.com

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Eric Andre

by madman on August 13, 2017

Eric Andre – “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” New York City Premiere – Photo Credit: Loredana Sangiuliano / PRPhotos.com 

Birth Name: Eric S. Andre

Place of Birth: Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 4, 1983

Ethnicity:
*Afro-Haitian (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Eric Andre is an American actor, comedian, and television host. His father is Haitian. His mother, who is American, is Jewish.

Source: http://grantland.com

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