Barack & Biracial Men- Black Genetics(Part 3 of 4)

Barack Obama...

I remember when I saw this cover(above) of Ebony magazine back in 2008.  It was when Barack Obama was running for President.  I remember hearing people say Obama looked so cool in his sunglasses. And I noticed that over the past eight years that there were more biracial men in the media.  There has always  been biracial men in the spotlight. But there seems to be more right now. I have also seen many more biracial women in the media over the last few years.  I will cover biracial women in part three. That is a an even bigger issue in my opinion.  But I did want to cover some of the biracial men that seemed to be getting a lot more press in recent years.  And what does it mean for black men?  Are they the new and improved black men? Or do they represent a “new white man’? I think Obama helped to bring interracial unions and biracial people more acceptance in American culture.  And worldwide for that matter.  I have seen more biracial men in sports,television and films.

Lenny Kravitz....

Back in the early 90’s Lenny Kravitz was one of the biggest rock stars.  His mother is black,father is Jewish.

Vin Diesel....

Actor Vin Diesel is biracial as well. Although he mostly plays racially ambiguous roles. He never really plays a “black” man though.

Shemar Moore....

Actor Shemar Moore has become a sex symbol among many black women. The picture(above) is of him and his white mother. He first gained fame on the soap opera The Young and The Restless. I remember ten years ago he was seen at a gay beach in Hawaii.  I’ll let you draw your own conclusions about his sexuality.

Boris Kodjoe...

This is biracial actor Boris Kodjoe.  His mother is a German white woman. I know many black women who have told me is their ideal man.  Although this is not a good picture. It leaves him looking very “suspect”.

The Rock....

Actor Dwayne Johnson has become a huge star over the last eight years.  He first became famous as a WWE wrestler known as The Rock.  And has become a sex symbol in his transition from wrestler to actor.  Although he is not a mulatto since he has a black father and Samoan mother. Much like actor Vin Diesel he plays racially ambiguous roles.  And is rarely paired with black women in films. But he still remains popular among many black women.

Jesse Willaims.....

Biracial actor Jesse Williams caused quite a stir last year at the BET Awards. The Grey’s Anatomy star gave a passionate speech about police brutality last year.  And many black people quickly gave the mixed race man his “black card”.

Trevor Noah....

The picture(above) is of Trevor Noah.  The comedian/actor is the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central.  he is pictured with his girlfriend,model Jordyn Taylor.  She is racially mixed  so I guess the paring his fitting.  Noah is a media darling because of his left-leaning liberal views. Although I don’t find him that funny.

Jussie Smollett...

This is actor Jussie Smollett. Most people know him from the hit drama Empire.   He plays a homosexual on the show.  Which is fitting since he’s a homosexual in real life as well. He’s pictured her with his sister actress Jurnee.  They have a black mother and white father.  This picture is quite interesting.  What’s with the “black power” fist? What message are they sending?  Is that you can be conscious,biracial,pro-black and gay all at the same time?  Good lord….what world am I living in?  God help us.

Drake....

Of course we can’t discuss biracial people without mentioning Canadian rapper Drake.  Drake has become one of rap music’s biggest stars in the last eight years or so. He started as a child actor and late did underground mixtapes as a rapper. His mother(pictured above) is Jewish and his father is black.  I can’t help but to think that having those Jewish connections helped him in the industry. Also according to Halakha(Jewish law) a Jew must be born to a Jewish mother. Accepting the principles and practices of  Judaism doesn’t make a person a Jew. So even with a black father technically…. Drake is a Jew.

J Cole....

Rapper J. Cole(with mother) has seen his popularity rise in recent years.  He has gotten praise from many rap fans because of his socially conscious lyrics.

Miguel...

The picture(above) is of r&b/pop singer Miguel and his Mexican father. Miguel became popular when his debut cd came out in 2010.  His music style is a mix of funk,r&b and elements of rock. Many music critics have compared him to the late pop icon Prince.

Derek Jeter.....

Retired baseball player Derek Jeter was one of the most well know athletes while playing for the New York Yankees.  Here is Jeter pictured with his parents and sister Sharlee.

TONY PARKER OF THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS

NBA veteran Tony Parker has played for the San Antonio Spurs for over fifteen years.  And he has won four NBA championships. He has a black father and white mother. He has been one of the most well known biracial athletes over the last ten years.

San Francisco 49ers 2011 Headshots

Of course what list would be complete with biracial NFL star Colin Kaepernick.  I recently heard that he will now stand for the pledge of allegiance. Why the change of heart? I guess all the hype is over now.  It helped to cause some more racial tension and get people talking.  But I guess that time has passed…so it’s back to football! That is if any team picks him up.

Lewis Hamilton...

This is racecar driver Lewis Hamilton pictured with his white mother.  He was born and raised in the United Kingdom.  His first racecar win was the Canadian Grand prix in 2007.  His popularity has really grown over the last ten years.

 

Joakim Noah.....

Chicago Bulls basketball player Joakim Noah has a white mother and black father.  He’s very popular with the Chicago fans.  This pic(above) he is with his mother and sister Yelena.

Aaron Gordon...Zach Lavine...

This picture(above) is of NBA players Aaron Gordon and Zach Lavine. Gordon plays for the Orlando Magic and Lavine plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves.  Last year during the 2016 NBA All Star weekend these two were the finalists in the Slam Dunk contest.  It was close but Lavine ending up winning the contest.  I just thought it was interesting that the last two finalists were both biracial men.  I thought it was odd. Are they going to be the face of the NBA?  Much like Drake is the face of rap music?  Or how Obama was the face of the nation.  Hmmmm…something to think about.

Matt Barnes...

NBA star Matt Barnes(with mother) has always been a headache for the NBA. He has a really bad temper and needs to seek anger management. He has played for the LA Clippers,New York Knicks,Orlando Magic,LA Lakers and Golden State Warriors. He gets moved around a lot because of his temper tantrums and bad attitude.

Lavar Ball...

The black man in the pic(above) is Lavar Ball.  Ball is a retired football player. He was a practice squad member for the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers. He and his white wife Tina have three sons,Lonzo,LiAngelo and LaMelo.  They have become a huge media sensation in the basketball world. They have all appeared on ESPN.  They all played for Chino Hills high school.  The oldest son Lonzo played one year at UCLA.  He is already said he is entering the NBA draft. He has groomed his mulatto sons from birth to be basketball players.

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NFL rookie Dak Prescott(with mother) has made quite an impression lately.  The Dallas Cowboys quarterback seems to be fitting in well as the new face of the team. I know there are a lot racist rednecks in Dallas.  I know because I’ve been to Texas before. But I’m sure they’ll accept him with open arms.  Just as long as their biracial quarterback is winning games for them.

Blake Griffin...

NBA star Blake Griffin(with father and mother) has been a big asset for the Los Angeles Clippers. He has been playing with the Clippers since 2009.  His skills have improved over the last few years. I remember when he was in the Slam Dunk contest back in 2011. I saw some video of the dunk contest on YouTube.  There were some white guys making comments on the video.  Some were saying that Griffin should be considered a white man.  I guess they wanted to see a non-black person win so bad they were willing to accept a biracial man as white.  But this got me thinking.  Do they want biracial men to be the “new blacks”?  Do they want to replace African men with biracial men? Is it easier for whites to accept those that have a white parent? After all,biracials are in closer proximity to whiteness than someone with two black parents.  I personally believe this is psychological warfare. And many of us don’t understand this tactic very much.  There are many ways to attack a person.  It doesn’t always have to be physical.   Attacking a persons  mind can be just as effective. Psychological warfare is a form of propaganda or a threat.  It’s a psychological technique to mislead,demoralize,intimidate or influence the thinking or the behavior of an enemy.  This is what is being done to black people. This is all being done on purpose.  The white/jewish controlled media is purposely putting more biracial men to the forefront.   They are doing this to confuse the minds of black people. This all goes against the collective best interest of black people.  It also promotes the idea that interracial sex is a good thing.  They are giving us the false belief that being half-black is better than having two black parents.  This is just another way to promote black inferiority and degrade black genetics.  This all helps to reinforce the idea that being dark skinned and having African features is ugly and unwanted.

Shaun King....

We better have a clear definition on who is black and who is NOT.  Otherwise we’ll keep getting melanin recessive imposters like Shaun King(pic above).  This white activist is going around telling people he’s a black man when he has already been exposed as a white man by his white mother and father. This is insulting to all black people.  But this is what happens when you let everyone claim blackness.  We got to put an end to this.  This has really gotten out of hand. So what do you think?  Am I on to something?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Loren Lott

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Loren Lott was born September 9,1992.  She  is a San Diego native. She came to Atlanta with her twin brother, Evan Lott, to earn her bachelor’s degree in Mass Media arts from Clark Atlanta University. Loren dreamed of entertaining, but her mother, Sharian Lott, told her at 7 she wouldn’t be able to go to Knott’s Berry Farm if she was famous so Loren decided to pursue other things, but Sharian did tell Loren that at 13 she could ask her again. Later Loren realized her mother just wanted her to have a normal childhood. To Sharian’s surprise when Loren turned 13 she asked her mother if she could act and Sharian accepted, and after sending hundreds of bold messages to agents Loren finally got one in Hollywood along with a manager a month later.

Since then she has been acting, singing, and dancing, professionally in theatre, Tv, and film including: several national commercials starting Disney and Spotify, several music videos, American Idol Top 8 girls in 2015, several leading lady roles in theatre, including: Sara in Ragtime, Erzule in Once on this Island, Fiona in Shrek the Musical, Dembi in the world premiere of Underground etc., including her Broadway debut in Motown The Musical this year, and a growing list of Tv credits including: Greenleaf on OWN, The Game on BET, Powers on FX, Fatal Attraction on TVOne, and several films including two coming out in 2017. She also has a very impressive social media presence on Instagram and Facebook with well over 150 million views on videos she makes with her fiancé, Actor/Director Terayle Hill, hair tutorials, and short funny rants.

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Loren’s ultimate goal is to make the little her who dreamed big proud and to spread love and the light of Christ through her talents and hard work and encourage others to do the same. Keep up with her on all things @LorenSharice and http://www.facebook.com/LorenSharice.

Danella Sealock(BET Hostess edition)

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Danella has always had a natural wit and instinctive timing that captivates. Her voice has been heard on airwaves in New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Miami. While on television, she has hosted shows viewed both nationally and internationally all while never losing focus of the importance of giving back to her community.

After graduating from New York University, Danella started her career in radio spending the first few years honing her craft. While on air at Radio One, in Washington, D.C., she caught the eye of an executive at Viacom and launched her television career with BET Networks.

Danella began her TV career with a live-to-tape, spirited battle-of-the-sexes game show entitled, The Road Show, which aired daily. She later transitioned into entertainment news as the co-host of The Black Carpet, quickly becoming a popular fixture on the network. BET soon realized that she was a natural at bringing viewers the latest entertainment news and notable one-on-one celebrity interviews.  Her expertise in handling high profile events made her an ideal interviewer for red carpets ranging from the Grammys to blockbuster movie premiers.  Danella’s appeal, charm and professionalism made BET decide to utilize her talent on various shows on the network including BET International’s Welcome to America, which aired in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa and the Middle East.

In 2010, Danella was highly sought after to co-host The Big Tigger Morning Show on WPGC-FM in Washington, D.C. This opportunity led her to return to radio. She had amazing chemistry with Big Tigger and they took mornings in the nation’s capitol by storm.  Danella began her affiliation with NBC4 soon after her WPGC arrival as a weekly entertainment news contributor. Danella Dishes the Dirt, gave viewers a taste of the latest celebrity news and gossip.

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Danella did double duty on both television and radio with ease, until she made the transition to news, full-time, as NBC4’s morning traffic reporter.  In addition to guiding the nation’s capitol through its infamous gridlock, she also covered community-focused segments and various news specials enabling her to further grow her talents as a writer and producer.   With her style and knowledge, she seamlessly moved through her various roles.  In a town known for their loyalty to their media personalities, almost as much as their political party affiliations, Danella quickly won her audience over and became a fan favorite.

In 2014, Danella launched her own media relations company enabling her to share her vast experience with other media talents and public figures.  Currently, she represents clients in both Washington D.C. and Nairobi, Kenya.

Throughout her career, Danella has always been passionate about her community involvement.  Utilizing both personal and professional affiliations, she strives to be the voice for children, women and those in underserved communities.  When Danella is not on-air or representing her clients, she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her husband, Kyle and their one-year-old son, Kyle Jace.

Madelyne Woods(BET Hostess edition)

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Madelyne Woods was always a favorite of mine.  I loved watching her interview famous singers and rappers  on Video LP.

Madelyne Woods is a cable television personality who appeared on BET throughout the 1990s. She completed undergraduate at University of Maryland at College Park graduating in 1986. She completed her master’s degree in Human Communication, graduating in 1987.

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Not long after joining BET, she was anchoring the “BET Newsbriefs”, one-minute news updates that aired during program breaks. Over the span of her career at BET, she was assigned to various news / interview shows, including the opportunity to host Video LP as Sherry Carter transitioned into hosting Video Soul, the flagship prime-time entertainment program for the network.

 

Tiffany Withers(BET Hostess edition)

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Amidst television celebrities and new faces adorning the Silver Screen, one name has grown to be recognized and revered by teens and Internet fans nationwide: Tiffany. Tiffany Withers has spent the last five years as the face of BET hosting some of the network’s hottest shows.

Growing up in New York City, Tiffany’s magnetic personality and charm caught the attention of Ebony Magazine who put her in the magazines’ print ads; but, she had her sights set on television and movies.

Tiffany’s big break came at age 19 when she was cast as Jay-Z’s childhood sweetheart in his first film, The Streets Is Watching. She made such an impression that he cast her as a lead character in his next project, Paper Soldiers as comedian Kevin Hart’s girlfriend.

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When not hosting shows, Tiffany lends her distinctive voice to Westwood One Radio’s celebrity news updates. Tiffany is a sought-after product endorser, appearing in commercials for Scion and Snapple. Along with endorsements, Tiffany also has a world-class sense of style which has landed her on the pages of numerous magazines.

Tiffany Withers: a powerhouse of on-air charisma, a bankable spokeswoman and a radio host who gives spark and excitement to any project she is associated with. As her star continues to rise; the future looks bright for Tiffany’s Life.

Marie “Free” Wright(BET Hostess edition)

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Marie Antoinette Wright was born February 7,1975.  She is of African American descent. She is better known by her stage name “Free”. She began her journey in the arts as a child in Boston, MA. She attended the Roxbury Center for Performing Arts for 11 years and traveled and toured as part of a young dance troupe. Inspired by hometown group New Edition, she was part of a few groups in Boston performing and winning talent shows, while honing her singing and rap skills. One of her biggest breaks in her dancing career was performing in the 1991 rap music video “Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.

Free left Boston to immerse herself in her true passion: music. One of Free’s stepping-stones was an internship at a radio station in MA, where she began to make a name for herself. She then made career moves between LA and New York in an effort to build the structure of her calling. She appeared on “Patriots”, the second track on Can-I-Bus, the debut album from critically acclaimed rap artist Canibus. This appearance was her first major appearance and the album eventually went gold. Her appearance on the album was a direct result of her professional connection with Wyclef and his Refugee Camp crew.

“What influenced me to chase after my dreams was music itself; its power and creative medium.” Fate led her to a casting held by BET, where executives choose her to co-host their signature show based in NYC: “106 & Park Top 10 live”. During her 5 years at 106 & Park, Free interviewed notable people such as Michael Jackson, Denzel Washington, Aaliyah, Halle Berry, Maxwell, and Alicia Keys.

In 2003, Free began to record a full-lengthed debut studio album titled, Pressure Free, which was expected to be released in spring of 2008. Free went on to promote the album and release buzz singles via underground mixtapes from early 2003 to 2007. A buzz single, “Uh Huh”, featuring Busta Rhymes, leaked via the internet in hopes of regenerating buzz for the album. Contributors for the debut included Faith Evans, Bink, Scott Storch, Rockwilder, Kanye West, Just Blaze, Rah Digga, Timbaland and Missy Elliott. As of 2012, there is no confirmation if the album will be released.

On December 1, 2009, Clear Channel Radio New York’s Power 105.1 (WWPR-FM), R&B, Hip Hop and Back in the Day Joints, announced that Malikha Mallette will move to co-host “The Ed Lover Show,” 5:30-9:30am and DJ Envy is Power 105.1’s new afternoon personality, 2-6pm weekdays. The announcement was made by Cadillac Jack, Power 105.1’s Program Director. Free stated on her Twitter page “Ok that’s a Tuesday Morning for ya: As of now I will no longer be heard on Power105 in the am: NY thanks for the laughs..rock on!”

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In October 2010, Free returned to BET to produce and star in “106 & Park’s” two-episode anniversary show: “106 & Park: 10 Years & Counting” and “106 & Park: The Celebration, 10 Years Live!” Both shows earned the highest “106 & Park” ratings in BET history.

She can also be seen on BET again as a presenter at the inaugural Black Girls Rock! Awards on November 7, 2010.

On May 9, 2011, Free began co-hosting “The Big Tigger Morning Show” on Washington, DC area radio station WPGC 95.5 FM, alongside Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan, 6am-10am weekdays. In December 2011 when Big Tigger was fired, Free continued the radio show solo.