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Zoe Saldana, Caribbean Latina sizzles whether she has brown, green or blue skin
She was known as the blue lady of the highest-grossing film of all time since the release of Avatar in 2009. Until 2019 when she became known as green lady in the movie that beat Avatar as the highest-grossing movie of all time, Avengers Endgame. From Avatar Neytiri to Alien Gamora, Zoe Saldana has brought to life some of the world’s most iconic and recognizable characters.
But just as you might be surprised to see the face hiding under that blue or green paint, you might also be surprised to know that the actress is actually Dominican-American. While Saldana is officially American, born in New Jersey, her father was Dominican and her mother Puerto Rican.
After her father died when she was 9, her mother brought her back to the Dominican Republic, where Zoe grew up.
Zoe Saldana has previously described herself as 3/4 Dominican and ¼ Puerto Rican.
Saldana has dominated some of the most well-known franchises of all time, including Star Trek, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and of course Avatar, a stellar example of the black Caribbean woman in Hollywood.
Harry Belefonte, Daylight Come!
In 19, the world was treated to something it had surely never heard before. The sound of DAY O! now affectionately called
Harry Belafonte’s new memoir is titled My song. An HBO documentary about singer-songwriter and activist, Sing my song, is set to air on October 17.
the song Banana Boat, sung by Jamaican-American superstar Harry Belafonte.
Born to Jamaican parents, Belafonte was one of the most successful celebrities of his time, a leader in cinema and his album ‘Calypso’, a mashup of Caribbean genres, was the first million-selling LP by a single artist.
His successful music career hasn’t stopped him from advocating for black empowerment.
Belafonte was a strong campaigner and dear friend of Sir Sydney Poitier and Martin Luther King Jr. and has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 1987.
Belafonte, who turns 95 on March 1, is a decorated artist in his own right, with three Grammy Awards, an Emmy and a Tony Award.
In 1989 he received the Kennedy Center Honors. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1994. In 2014, he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards.
Lenny Kravitz: “I belong to you”
Millennials know him as a rock superstar and Lisa-BonetsGen Z electric ex-husband knows him for his portrayal kind and the talented designer Cinna in the Hunger Games film trilogy (and as the father of Zoe Kravitz), no matter what age group you fall into, there’s no denying that Lenny Kravitz’s appeal has stood the test of time. test of time.
The singer-turned-actor has a star-studded upbringing being the godson of Cicely Tyson, rubbing ears with Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald who were his father’s friends and attended school with Nicholas Cage and Slash. Her mother, Bahamian Roxy Roker, who left far too soon, was a heartbreaking actress. Roker, portrayed an elegant black woman, married to an affluent white man on the popular sitcom, The Jefferson’s; interracially matched on the small screen and in his personal life.
Roker was originally from the islands and there are tales of his son climbing mango trees during his summers with his cousins in the sun-drenched Bahamas. Kravitz proudly claims the islands as his home and says it’s where he can hear and feel his best.
The country has inspired a few hits from the rocker, including his single “Fly Away”. Kravitz won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for the island-inspired single and won it again three times in a row after that from 1999 to 2002, breaking the record for most wins in that category and setting the record for most consecutive. wins in a category by a male.
Kravitz has been the brand ambassador for the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism since 2019, generating even more interest in the destination with high-profile video campaigns like Fly Away.
Kravitz also lent his eclectic style to the decor; you’ll find her designs at the Bahamas’ newest luxury resort, Baha Mar.
So ! New Sisters on the writing pad
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine, One of the Good ones, the titles may not mean much to you, but these two books for young adults are two of the most famous of the past two years.
Written by sister Haitian writing duo Maika and Maritza Moulite, the two books tackle issues of racism, immigration and a deep love for the country that gave birth to them, Haiti.
Born to Haitian parents in America, the girls grew up with an intimate knowledge of what it meant to be black and different in the United States.
Now they’re bestselling authors with another book on the way.
Maika is a doctoral student from Howard University whose research focuses on media representation and its impact on marginalized groups.
Maritza is currently a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania exploring ways to improve literacy through children’s media.
Both sisters are social activists, invested in treating black people specifically around the world.
In an interview with various books, Maika says, “A person’s life shouldn’t matter more because they ‘speak well’, have a lot of money or anything like that. Being a human being should be more than enough to be able to live life with dignity.
Maika and Maritza Moulite