Listen Live
Rickey Smiley Birthday Beach Blowout 2024
Rickey Smiley Morning Show Featured Video

Taye Diggs caused a social media firestorm when he revealed he didn’t want his biracial son to identify solely as African-American. But in reality, there are a host of mixed celebrities who are absolutely comfortable with their African-American identity, and proudly celebrate their melting pot backgrounds.

As American continues to brown, here’s a gallery of celebrities who are proud to represent their Blackness fully.

Mixed Celebrities Who Identify As Black [PHOTOS]  was originally published on

1. Bob Marley

Bob Marley

2. Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

3. Barack Obama

Barack Obama

4. Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross

5. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

6. Drake


7. Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson

8. J. Cole

J. Cole

9. Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes

10. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

11. Logic


12. James Blake

James Blake

13. Nicole Ari Parker

Nicole Ari Parker

14. Boris Kodjoe

Boris Kodjoe

15. Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

16. Meagan Good

Meagan Good

17. Paula Patton

Paula Patton

18. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

19. Sade Adu

Sade Adu

20. Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

21. Maxwell


22. Lisa Bonet

Lisa Bonet

23. Halle Berry

Halle Berry

24. Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland

25. Jurnee Smollett and Jussie Smollett-Bell

Jurnee Smollett and Jussie Smollett-Bell

26. Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones

27. Soledad O’ Brien

Soledad O’ Brien

28. Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz

29. Prince


30. Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph