July Flashback: Samantha Mumba (Irish/Zambian) [Irish]

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Known as: Grammy nominated singer & actress

Movies: “The Time Machine”, “Johnny Was”, “Boy Eats Girl”, “Nailed”

TV: 2008 version of “Dancing On Ice”

Music Videos/Live: Gotta Tell You, Always Come Back To Your Love, Baby Come On Over, I’m Right Here, Lately

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Royals – Lorde Cover (Kina Grannis ft. Fresh Big Mouf)

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Kina’s version of “Royals” on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/royals-single/id687442955 KINA GRANNIS Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kinagrannis

Community Village‘s insight:

Kina Grannis is (Japanese/English-Irish-French-Dutch-Welsh-Scottish) [American]

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Mariah Carey: I was spat on in racist attack as a child

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TODAY – She may be one of the world’s most well-known and successful singers today, but Mariah Carey says she was not always accepted as a biracial child growing up on Long Island, NY…

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Chaka Khan – Biography

Chaka Khan
After birth of Chaka’s first child, Milini. You can see the C-section scar below her navel.

Chaka Khan (1953 – ), born Yvette Marie Stevens in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Known as the Queen of Funk-Soul, 10 time Grammy Award winner

She was given the name Chaka while she was active in the Black Panthers, Black Power movement of the 1960’s.

She joined the group Rufus in 1970 when she was 17. Rufus was offered a record deal after she joined. Because she was under age and not married the record company needed her parent’s approval. She didn’t think her mom would sign the contract for her. She decided to get married so she would have an older husband (Hassan  Khan) who would sign for her. Her mom didn’t approve of the marriage, until Chaka falsely said she was pregnant. The marriage lasted about a year.

In 1973, Chaka actually was pregnant, however, by boyfriend Rahsaan Morris. Chaka gave birth to their daughter Milini Khan.

1974 – when Stevie Wonder heard Chaka’s voice, he wanted to meet her. He told her that he had just the song for her. Wonder wrote the song “Tell Me Something Good“, which turned out to be a number one hit for her and the group Rufus.

From 1976-1980, Chaka was married to her second husband, Richard Holland for whom she wrote the song “Sweet Thing“.  Holland turned out to be abusive. He punched Chaka in the face. Chaka got her shotgun and fired it in his direction as he ducked for cover behind a door. Her four year old Milini witnessed the whole fight.

In the the mid 80’s Chaka dated a school teacher. When that relationship ended she took some time for herself in London and Germany.

In 2001, she married Doug Rasheed.

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July Flashback: Roshon Fegan (Filipino/African American) [American]

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Known as: Actor, singer-songwriter, rapper, dancer, producer

TV: “Shake It Up”, “Dancing With The Stars”, “Disney 365″, “Camp Rock”

Movies: “Baby”, “Drillbit Taylor”, “Spider-Man 2″

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July Flashback: Amel Larrieux (African-American, French, English, Scottish) [American]

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Known as: Singer-Songwriter & Keyboardist (Founding member of “Groove Theory”)

Music Videos: Tell Me (as Groove Theory), Get Up, You Will Rise (w/ Sweetback), Sweet Misery, For Real

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July Flashback: Hayley Kiyok (Japanese, English, Scottish) [American]

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Known as: Actress, Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Dancer

TV: “Lemonade Mouth”, “Wizards of Waverly Place”, “Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins”, “Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster”, “Blue Lagoon: The Awakening”

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July Flashback: A (Japanese/Japanese-Italian) [American/Japanese]

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Known as: Japanese R&B singer and rapper

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July Flashback: Nia Peeples (Filipino, Spanish, French, German, Scottish, Irish, English, Native American, Italian) [American]

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Known as: Actress & singer (Hit #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with “Trouble” in 1988)

TV: “Fame”, “Pretty Little Liars”, “Walker, Texas Ranger”, “The Young and the Restless”, “General Hospital”

Movies: “North Shore”, “Half Past Dead”, “DeepStar Six”, “I Don’t Buy Kisses Anymore”

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July Flashback: Toro Y Moi (aka Chazwick Bundick) (Filipino/African-American) [American]

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Known as: Recording artist and producer

Music Videos: Talamak, Still Sound, New Beat, Low Shoulder,

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