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Sometimes when you judge a book by its cover, you could be wrong. Looking at some of these celebrities, it might be hard to tell that they’re part Black.
Nicole Richie’s biological parents couldn’t afford to take care of her so she went to live with Lionel Richie and his wife when she was just three years old. She was adopted at nine years old and even though her very famous singing daddy isn’t her biological father, that doesn’t mean the socialite isn’t Black. Richie’s biological father Peter Escovedo is Afro-Mexican.
With graduation season in full swing, there has been an increase celebrities being asked to give commencement speeches. Many of them inspire us not only with their star power but also with lives that have been an example to dream big and work hard to reach those goals.
But does that mean they are entitled to a PhD?
Here’s a look at 12 celebrities who received honorary doctorates. You might be surprised by some on the list and not so much for others. Are you a part of the group who believe it’s OK to honor them? Or do you think it’s unfair that they’re rewarded without cracking the books?
This year’s award season has been nothing short of amazing — thanks mostly to Lupita Nyong’o, just saying. But overall there weren’t too many misses and plenty of hits at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, NAACP Image, and Academy Awards. We’ve made our picks for the best red carpet fashions this season, but here’s your turn to weigh in. Click through and tell us who you think were the best dressed stars on the red carpet this award season.
Mary J. Blige
We may never see Mary J. Blige without blonde hair again. She is one celebrity that just doesn’t seem to change up her hair color at all. She’s always rocking the honey blonde and we’d love to see her change it up every now and then.
From The Grio
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.
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.”