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While African-Americans are overwhelmingly Christian, there is a sizable black and Jewish population and some of our favorite starspractice Judaism.
For instance, rapper Drake’s 2012 music video “HYFR” promoted a proud identification with his Jewish roots.
As the Hanukkah holiday kicks off, check out the slideshow below to see some of the most prominent Jews of color.
See which black celebrities are Jewish at TheGrio.com
Yes―Black people do live in Iowa! In case you didn’t know, quite a few have grown up in the Hawkeye state. Iowa isn’t the most diverse place, considering African Americans count for 2.9% of the population, but there are a handful. Click through to see who is from the big Midwest state.
Femi Emiola was born in Iowa City, Iowa, but raised in the Phillipines and Nigeria. When she was a teenager she returned to the US and attended Iowa State University where she studied theatre arts. She has also studied acting in New York City and is best known for her role on “Wicked Wicked Games.”
Kanye always said ”And when you get on he leave your A$$ for a white girl” in regards to black men, but he never mentioned black women.There are quite a few black women that have gained great success through music, acting and sports, but aren’t seen with black men romantically. Check out 15 women that love to date white men exclusively, or so it seems.
After Berry Gordy, Diana Ross hasn’t seemed to find another black man to date or marry. She married Robert Ellis Silberstein in 1971, the same year her oldest daughter was born. Although her real father was Berry Gordy, Diana failed to reveal that information until years later. She then divorced Silberstein in 1977 and married billionaire Arne Naess, Jr.
Ever wonder what Evelyn Lozada or Stevie J did before they were reality TV stars? You might be surprised to know. They had to be doing something before cameras followed their every move for us to see. Find out who these 15 reality stars were before the cameras.
Joseline’s past comes up quite a bit on Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta, since she was an adult dancer at King of Diamonds in Miami and Onyx strip club in Atlanta. Now you know Joseline couldn’t be just any str!pper, she claims that she was a “…classic str!pper. The top-of-the-line str!pper,” in an interview with Funky Dineva. Yes, let her tell it she was the best to ever do it.
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There have been many times when a biopic was made and you wondered how a particular actor got the lead role. You know, you said something like,”they look nothing alike” or “they can’t even act,” that’s why if we could be in the director’s chair these would be our 15 actor picks for biopics.
Zoe Saldana as Phylicia Rashad
Zoe Saldana sure doesn’t look like Nina Simone, but if a director ever casts for a young Phylicia Rashad—she’s it! No word that there is a biopic on Mrs. Cosby, but it would be great to see. Phylicia Rashad’s poise and elegance can surely be pulled off by Zoe.
Celebrities are constantly changing their hair from the style to the length to even the color, so it makes perfect sense for them to invest in the billion dollar industry that is hair. Hair extensions have become a beauty staple that women all over the world enjoy. It is a market that doesn’t have many women or African American leaders, but the tide is starting to change. Click through this list of 15 celebrities who have made waves in the hair extensions world.
Tami Roman has stepped back into the weave game, this time around including her two daughters, Lyric and Jazz. The TR Collection specializes in three types of curly hair and Tami had this to say about her new venture, “Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some really great hair companies (Glamluxe, Indique), in which I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to offer above grade quality hair. So, I’ve decided to try again with my own CURLY hair line called the TR Hair Collection.”
It’s not easy to always be on point in Hollywood. Virtually anybody can look their best on a red carpet — if they want to — but these women here have managed to keep their manes perfectly coiffed whether they’re going to an event, chilling on the beach, or picking up groceries up the block. They know the hairstyles that work for them and whenever they switch up their styles it’s a win. Here are the celebrity women who we’ve never seen have a bad hair day.
Tia Norfleet made her mark in black history by becoming the first black race car driver. But then she made us all look bad when she was kicked out of NASCAR for lying about her identity to cover up a few drug and theft charges and faking her NASCAR racing license.
Tia also had a criminal past she tried to apologize for, saying:
“People make mistakes in their life and move forward and make a better way. I think things that I’ve done, people make mistakes, as a child, as a teen, and basically, it’s things that you may not be proud of but you move forward and you help others. And they may be in the same situation and you can relate and they can relate to you, and you help them as much as possible.”
But we still feel bad for all of the little black girls who looked up to Tia before they found out that she was a criminal and a liar.
When black folks abuse the race card, it makes it harder on all of us. The next time someone questions whether race affected their job, their treatment at the club or even their grades in school, remember to thank people like these 15 celebrities. They’ve been using their celebrity to cry wolf and giving fuel to the white folks who doubt whether racism exists at all.
Nicki Minaj has single-handedly set the race card back several years. First she called Steven Tyler racist for saying she would have sent Bob Dylan “to the cornfield” if he was contestant. Then, when she allegedly threatened to shoot Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj pulled the race card again and accused Barbara Walters of racism when she took Mariah’s side of the story without getting hers:
“Am I not good enough for you [Walters] to get my side, because I’m a little black girl that raps?”
Maybe Barbara was just afraid she’d get shot. At this point, Nicki’s more famous for being crazy than for being a black rapper.
We love star gazing! And we know you do too. Check out these photos of our favorite black celebrities out and about!