Jessica Alba (Mexican/Danish-French Canadian) [American]

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Known as: Film & TV Actress

Movies: “Sin City”, “Fantastic Four” series, “Valentine’s Day”, “Little Fockers”, “Into the Blue”, “Machete”, “Honey”, “The Killer Inside Me”, “The Eye”

TV: “Dark Angel”, “Flipper”

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Charles Mingus (Chinese, English, African-American, Swedish) [American]

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Known as: Legendary Jazz Double Bassist, Composer & Bandleader

Music: Moanin’, Take the ‘A’ Train, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Flowers For A Lady, Performance in Norway

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Obama Has Ties to Slavery Not by His Father but His Mother, Research Suggests | Mixed Race Studies

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“WASHINGTON — President Obama’s biography — son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas — has long suggested that unlike most African-Americans, his roots did not include slavery.

Now a team of genealogists is upending that thinking, saying that Mr. Obama’s mother had, in addition to her European ancestors, at least one African forebear and that the president is most likely descended from one of the first documented African slaves in the United States.”

“The company said records suggested that Mr. Punch fathered children with a white woman, who passed her free status on to those children, giving rise to a family of a slightly different name, the Bunches, that ultimately spawned Mr. Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham…”

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