A Gallery Of Black Celebrities With Indigenous Genes
We got loyalty and ROYALTY inside our DNA. Did you know these black celebrities also had indigenous genes? In celebration of Indigenous Peoples, we want to salute the ancestors of the following folk.
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LisaRaye McCoy and Da Brat (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Lisa Raye and Da Brat
The sisters share Cherokee DNA from their father’s side.
ATLANTA, GA – MAY 19: Professor Griff and Sole attend the 2017 Atlanta funk Fest at Wolf Creek Amphitheater on May 19, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
NEW YORK – JANUARY 30: L-R Mitch Mitchell, Vic Briggs (Eric Burdon and the Animals) and Jimi Hendrix pose for photos at a multi band press conference titled ‘The British Are Coming’ held at The Copter Cub at the top of the Pan Am Building on January 30, 1968 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Don Paulsen/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Hendrix’s grandmother was Cherokee, making the legendary guitarist one-quarter Native American. He was inducted as the first member of the Native American Music Hall of Fame.
According to IMDB, Vivica is of Native American and African-American descent and is proud of her heritage.
PASADENA, CA – FEBRUARY 11: Actor Cree Summer attends the 48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
Cree’s dad is “Cree Indian”. The Cree tribe are indigenous to Northwest Canada.
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 13: Rachel True arrives at Chaz Dean’s holiday party benefiting Love is Louder on December 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Love is Louder)
Besides having an anti-aging serum on tuck, Rachel also has Native American DNA, courtesy of her mother.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 23: Bizzy Bone attends STARZ “Power” Season 4 L.A. Screening And Party at The London West Hollywood on June 23, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for STARZ)
The actress is part Cherokee and Taino
(Original Caption) Actor Redd Fox in the TV series Sanford and Son (1972-1977).
The comedy legend was part Seminole.
The late great performer had Native American, Oneida heritage from a grandmother.
LONG BEACH, CA – NOVEMBER 23: Actress Shar Jackson arrives at The Queen Mary’s CHILL Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Queen Mary on November 23, 2016 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images for The Queen Mary)
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Nicole Ari Parker
The actress is part Cherokee.
The Civil Rights legend was descended from a Native American slave on record.
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 11: Phylicia Rashad (L) and Debbie Allen arrive to the opening night of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” at Mark Taper Forum on September 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images,)
Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen
The sisters’ father was full-blooded Cherokee