El DeBarge (African American, English, French Canadian, Native American) [American]

Known as: Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter (Former lead singer of the R&B group “DeBarge”)

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Is Beyonce Black, White, Mixed Race, African American? Her Biracial Ethnicity Nationality Heritage

BEYONCE IS OF MIXED ETHNICITY. Her father is of African American heritage, while her mother is a Louisiana Créole. Learn more about her biracial mix.

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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: 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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Mixed People – Prince

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A couple of days late with my Mixed People Monday but here it is. Prince’s ethnic makeup is somewhat unclear. According to a 1983 Rolling Stone Magazine article, the pop singer’s father was of …

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July Flashback: Sean Lennon (English, Irish, Japanese) [American]

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Known as: Singer-songwriter, musician, producer & artist (Member of The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger; Member of Plastic Ono Band; Former member of Cibo Matto, Founder of Chimera Music record label; Son of John Lennon & Yoko Ono)

Music Videos: Dead Meat, Parachute, Falling Out of Love, Home

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Chaka Khan – Photo of the Day

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Three generations of mothers in my family. My mother, Sandra, me and my daughter, Milini.  Happy Mother’s Day to moms around the world!

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