Danielia Cotton

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Birth Name: Danielia Brooks

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

Date of Birth: September 24, 1967

*father – Puerto Rican-Spanish
*mother – African-American, possibly European and Native American

Danielia Cotton is an American rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Danielia is the daughter of Wenonah J. Brooks, a jazz singer, and a father of Puerto Rican and Spanish ancestry. Danielia has never met her father. Danielia is married to attorney Sam Roberts, who is of Russian Jewish descent. Danielia is a convert to Judaism.

Danielia’s maternal grandmother is named Evelyn Dunn Brooks.

In 2014, regarding her ethnicity, Danielia stated:

Record companies just never knew what to do, they were just like this doesn’t work and the only person they consider like a Black rocker is Tina Turner and they were like that was a long time ago. It’s like nobody’s broken through since then and they just don’t want to try it’s just too difficult. And I’m Black and half-Latino which even makes them more confused and if I really spelled it out for them that my mom is Black, white and American Indian and my dad is Puerto-Rican and Spanish I think they would just walk away. But that’s America right now, that’s what it is.

Sources: http://www.npr.org

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