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16 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Black

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren

Celebrities seem to be keeping more and more to themselves about their personal life. It seems as though the issue of race and/or ethnicity has become a non-issue and as a result it's not asked or mentioned much. Check out our list of celebs that you probably didn't know were Black.

Cash Warren 

Jessica Alba's hubby may be used to taking the backseat in the fame department of their relationship, but he's a mini celebrity in his own right. His dad is actor Michael Warren who starred on the series Hills Street Blues.

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Daniel Sunjata

Daniel Sunjata

This super sexy actor who is most well known for his part in the FX series Rescue Me is usually mistaken for being latino. However, he is half caucasian and half African American and all fine!

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Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph

Maya has an ambiguous aura when it comes to her race and ethnicity. As the daughter of singer/songwriter Minnie Riperton and music composer Richard Rudolph, Maya has talent running in her genes.

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Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

Nicole is famously known as the daughter of Lionel Richie, but not by blood line. Nicole's (widely rumored) biological father Peter Michael Escovedo is Afro-Mexican. She also has Creole and Spanish ancestry.

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Soledad O'Brien

Soledad O'Brien

Don't let the name fool you. The television anchor and correspondent usually hosts a series on CNN titled "Black in America" and we may have an inkling as to why. Soledad's mother is Afro-Cuban and her father is of Australian descent.

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Wentworth Miller

Wentworth Miller

The sexy 'Prison Break' star was born in England but his roots don't end there. Wentworth has a mixed heritage that includes African-American, Jamaican, English, German, Jewish and Cherokee background on his father's side and Russian, French, Dutch, Syrian and Lebanese ancestry on his mother's. No wonder he is so handsome and exotic looking.

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones

As the daughter of music mogul Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton, it's no surprise that Rashida is as talented as she is. Her parents had a bi-racial relationship and Rashida has been quoted as saying, "It was the 1970's and still not that acceptable for them to be together."

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

This wrestler turned actor is definitely a looker, but to what race or nationality can we credit those genes? His father is of Black Nova Scotian origin while his mother is Samoan. Who would have thought?!

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Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel

The Fast and Furious actor identifies himself as "a person of color" but what does that mean exactly? Vin never met his biological father but his mother is of Scottish, English and German descent and his step-father is African-American.

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Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson

Rosario's mother is Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban while her father is of European descent.

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Pete Wentz

Pete Wentz

The Fallout Boy front man (and Ashlee Simpson's baby daddy) is someone that we were almost positive didn't have any African American descent but we stand corrected. Pete has a Jamaican grandfather who is a cousin to General Colin Powell. Didn't see that one coming!

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Jessica Szohr

Jessica Szohr

Gossip Girl actress Jessica Szohr shares Hungarian, Caucasian and African American descent.

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Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima

This Victoria's Secret angel is known for her seductively sexy and exotic look. Her African, West Indian, Japanese and Portugese ancestry can't hurt towards that look that we all drool over!

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Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter

The New York Yankees Shortstop has had a slew of girlfriends and admirers over the years. With a Black father and Irish and German mother, the ladies can't get enough of #2.

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Kris Humphries

 

Kris Humphries

Kim Kardashian's ex is surprisingly part Caucasian and part Black. You know Kim has a thing for that sensual chocolate!

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Keke Wyatt has news to share that concerns expanding her family tree. On Monday (Oct. 14), the "If Only You Knew" singer revealed that she's pregnant with her tenth child.

"My husband Zackariah Darring and I are so happy to announce that we are expecting our new bundle of joy!" she wrote on Instagram. "We are excited to welcome the 10th addition to our beautiful family."

The vocalist continued to state that fans can follow her pregnancy journey on her YouTube series The Keke Show where she gives an intimate look at how she balances her career and motherhood.

 

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"I just don't believe in shutting down. I believe in that's what the Lord had for me," she said. "Babies don't get in the way of careers, we get in the way of careers. If that's what the Lord had for me from the very beginning, there's nothing nobody can do and nobody can say."

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Summer Walker's Debut Album Inspires Drake To Write New Music

Summer Walker's debut album Over It has everyone's heart aflutter, including Drake.

Off the heels of her debut project, the Atlanta songstress shared Drake's admiration for her project Sunday (Oct. 6) which included collaborations from Jhene Aiko, Usher. 6LACK and Bryson Tiller. Drake had a strong reaction to "Fun Girl," a track that speaks to the acoustic aura of her precious project, CLEAR.

Sharing his love with more than a few emojis, the rapper reveals the song inspired him to pen two new songs at the crack of dawn.

 

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So I guess fun girl is his favorite song on the album, mines isss... BODY🥰 what’s yours ?

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Tinashe Resurfaces With Exciting Message: "I'm Back And Better"

Tinashe fans rejoice! After a hiatus, the Joyride artist resurfaced on Instagram Saturday (Sept. 28), in a brief video expressing that she's “back and better.”

After a tumultuous relationship with her label RCA, the singer-songwriter broke ties with the company. Since then, she's been hibernating in her “cave,” as she puts it.

"Creatively, I just feel like I needed to go through what I went through in order to be the person that I am today and to get back to my roots," she explained. "You pretty much put your heart and soul and emotions into all these songs and then you put them out there for the world to judge and tear down and pick apart. It's terrifying and it can really mess with your head."

 

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In an interview with VIBE, Tinashe expressed how important it is for her to stay true to herself and artistry. “It’s not even necessarily speaking up but coming to your own conclusions yourself and owning your own instincts and trusting in yourself and creative power,” she said. “I think that’s something that is always important to continue to maintain. It’s easy for that sometimes to get derailed, and it’s important to come back to that.”

During her recent statement, she broke down the importance of art and how it should be expressed through individuality and free expression, sans any boxes or limitations. Making people happy through her music is the goal.

"Music and art are supposed to be these wonderful beautiful things that bring people joy and happiness, and that's really why I started making music in the first place—to give people something that means something to them,” she said.

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