Hands-on Media

Al Roker    
Radio/TV/Film
American television weather forecaster as well as an actor and book author. He is best known as being the weather anchor on NBC's Today.
Dany    
Publishing
Dany Laferrière is a Haitian Canadian novelist and journalist who writes in French. He was elected to the Académie française on 12 December 2013, and inducted in May 2015.
Gwyneth Paltrow    
Barbadian
American actress, singer, and food writer.
Jada Pinkett Smith    
Barbadian
Radio/TV/Film
Jada Koren Pinkett Smith September 18, 1971 is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman. She began her career in 1990, when she made a guest appearance in the short-lived sitcom True Colors.
LL Cool J    
Barbadian
Radio/TV/Film
American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor
Megan Good    
Barbadian
Meagan Monique Good (born August 8, 1981) is an American actress. Beginning her career at the age of four, Good has appeared in numerous commercials, television shows, feature films, and music videos.
Rihanna    
Barbadian
Barbadian recording artist, actress, and fashion designer.
Rick Fox    
Bahamian
Canadian television actor and retired professional basketball player who last played for the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers in 2004.
Shakara Ledard    
Bahamian
Actress; Model - Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue, Maxim Magazine, Pantene.
Tia & Tamara Mowry    
Bahamian
Actresses/Reality TV Stars
Patricia Scotland    
Domicican
Baroness Scotland is the former Shadow Attorney General and former Attorney General of England and Wales.
KIRANI JAMES    
Grenadian
Kirani James is a Grenadian sprinter who specializes in the 200 and 400 metres. He won the 400 m at the World Championships in 2011 and is the reigning Olympic champion, winning the 400 metres at London 2012
Steve McQueen    
Grenadian
British film director, producer, screenwriter, and video artist. Notable works: Oscar 2014 winning film "12 years a Slave".
Alyson Cambridge    
Guyanese
Opera Singer / Actress
Anjulie    
Guyanese
Platinum Selling Music Artist/Songwriter
Asha Blake    
Guyanese
Multiple Emmy Award Winning News Anchor / TV Journalist
Carol Christine Pounder    
Guyanese
Emmy Nominated Actress
Dawnn Lewis    
Guyanese
Actress - well known for role in comedy series 'A Different World'
Deborah Cox    
Guyanese
Platinum Selling Music Artist / Actress
Derek Luke    
Guyanese
Derek Luke is an American actor. He won the Independent Spirit Award for his big-screen debut performance in the 2002 film Antwone Fisher, directed and produced by Denzel Washington. Since 1998, he has been married to actress Sophia Adella Luke
Eddy Grant    
Guyanese
Platinum Selling Music Artist
Flora Cheong-Leen    
Guyanese
Actress / Ballerina / Fashion Designer
Guy Wellman    
Guyanese
Guy Wellman was born in Guyana, South America and raised in Newark, Delaware. After serving honorably in the United States Navy, Guy attended the University of Delaware, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Sociology.
Jessica Angelique Caesar    
Guyanese
Actress who has appeared in tv shows such as: "The Suite Life on Deck", "This Indie Thing", "America's Most Wanted" and "Youthful Daze".
Leona Lewis    
Guyanese
British singer and songwriter.
Maestro Fresh Wes    
Guyanese
Pioneering Platinum Selling Music Artist / Actor
Maiko Watson    
Guyanese
Maiko Watson was born on April 29, 1981 in Georgetown, Guyana. She is an actress, known for Popstars: Canada (2001), The 32nd Annual Juno Awards (2003) and Barbara James (2003).
Maureen Bunyan    
Guyanese
Lead Co-Anchor at WJLA-TV / TV Journalist
Melanie Fiona    
Guyanese
Grammy Award & Juno Award Winning Musician
Norman Beaton    
Guyanese
The first black teacher to be employed by the Liverpool Education Authority, turned Actor/Musician.
P.Reign    
Guyanese
Raynford Humphrey, better known by his stage name P Reign, is a Canadian hip hop artist and songwriter of Guyanese descent. He is signed to Reps Up Records and RCA Records.
Red Cafe    
Guyanese
Jermaine Denny, better known by his stage name Red Café, is an American rapper. He is signed to Fabolous' Street Family Records, Diddy's Bad Boy Records and is managed by Diddy's Ciroc Entertainment.
Rhona Fox    
Guyanese
Rhona Fox (born November 2, 1979) is a film and television actress and businesswoman, who was born in Guyana, South America and is based in New York City.
Saukrates    
Guyanese
Rapper, Producer and co-founder of Capitol Music
Sean Patrick Thomas    
Guyanese
Sean Patrick Thomas (born December 17, 1970) is an American actor. He is known for his co-starring role in the 2001 film Save the Last Dance, as well as his television role as Detective Temple Page in The District.
Shaya Hansen    
Guyanese
Marianna Hansen (born 17 February 1983), known professionally as Shaya, is a Danish–Greek singer,of Guyanese and Indian descent. Shaya was a member of the girl band Hi-5, the result of the Greek version of the talent show Popstars.
Simone Denny    
Guyanese
Juno Award Winning Music Artist / Vocalist
Vanessa Lee Chester    
Guyanese
Actress / She gained recognition for her role as Kelly in the popular 1997 film Jurassic Park: The Lost World.
Andre Berto    
Haitian
Sports
Andre Berto is an Haitian-American professional boxer who is a two-time Welterweight champion and the current WBA Welterweight Interim Champion.
Blake Griffin    
Haitian
Sports
Griffin was born on March 16, 1989, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Tommy, who is of Afro-Haitian descent, and Gail Griffin, who is Caucasian.
Garcelle Beauvais    
Haitian
Haitian actress and former fashion model best known for her roles as Francesca "Fancy" Monroe on The WB television sitcom, "The Jamie Foxx Show", which ran from 1996 to 2001.
Gerald Maxwell Rivera    
Haitian
Performing Arts
Gerald Maxwell Rivera, better known by his stage name Maxwell, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor.
Gosder Cherilus    
Haitian
Sports
Gosder Cherilus (/??o?st?r ???r?l?s/; born June 28, 1984) is an American football offensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL).
Jason Derulo    
Haitian
Entertainment
Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo (an alternate spelling of his name which shares the same pronunciation), is an American singer, songwriter and dancer.
Jason Pierre-Paul    
Haitian
Sports
Pierre-Paul is an American football defensive end for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) was born in Deerfield Beach, Florida to Haitian immigrants who arrived from Haiti in 1983.
Jean Baptiste Point du Sable    
Haitian
Jean Baptiste Point du Sable (or Point de Sable, Point au Sable, Point Sable, Pointe DuSable) (before 1750– August 28, 1818) is regarded as the first permanent resident of what became Chicago, Illinois.
Jimmy Jean-Louis    
Haitian
Entertainment
Jimmy Jean-Louis (born August 8, 1968) is a Haitian actor and model best known for his role as "the Haitian" on the NBC television series Heroes
Jozy Altidore    
Haitian
Sports
Josmer Volmy "Jozy" Altidore (born November 6, 1989) is an American professional soccer player who plays for Toronto FC and for the United States national team.
Louis Delmas    
Haitian
Sports
Louis Delmas is an American football safety for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
Luck Mervil    
Haitian
Performing Arts
Luck Mervil is a Haitian-Canadian actor and singer-songwriter. He is known for his belief in Quebec independence, and was named Patriot of the Year 2004 by the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society.
Marjorie Vincent    
Haitian
Radio/TV/Film
Marjorie Judith Vincent is a former journalist and beauty contestant who was crowned Miss America 1991.
Michaëlle Jean    
Haitian
Government
Jean was a refugee[1] from Haiti—coming to Canada in 1968—and was raised in the town of Thetford Mines, Quebec.
Mona Scott    
Haitian
Mona Scott-Young is the CEO of multi-media entertainment company Monami Entertainment—home to Grammy Award-winning artist Missy Elliott and VH1’s most popular docu-franchise “Love & Hip Hop.”
Mona Scott-Young    
Haitian
Entrepreneurial
Mona Scott-Young is the CEO of multi-media entertainment company Monami Entertainment—home to Grammy Award-winning artist Missy Elliott and VH1’s most popular docu-franchise “Love & Hip Hop.”
Nerlens Noel    
Haitian
Sports
Nerlens Noel (born April 10, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Pierre Garçon    
Haitian
Sports
Pierre Andre Garçon is an American football wide receiver for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.
Pras Michel    
Haitian
Entertainment
Pras is a two-time Grammy-winning American rapper, best known as one of the founding members of the critically acclaimed hip hop group, the Fugees, which included his cousin Wyclef Jean and recording artist Lauryn Hill.
Ralph Gilles    
Haitian
Engineering
Ralph Victor Gilles is an American-Canadian automobile designer and was the President and CEO of the SRT Brand and Senior Vice President of Design at Chrysler until being promoted to Head of Design for Fiat/Chrysler in April of 2015.
Samuel Dalembert    
Haitian
Sports
Samuel Davis Dalembert is a Haitian-Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Seton Hall University.
Tony Yayo    
Haitian
Entertainment
Marvin Bernard, better known by his stage name Tony Yayo, is a rapper and member of the hip hop group G-Unit. Tony Yayo was brought up in South Jamaica, Queens, New York and is longtime friends with 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks.
Travie McCoy    
Haitian
Performing Arts
Travis Lazarus "Travie" McCoy (born August 6, 1981) is an American rapper and singer-songwriter. He is the co-founder and lead singer of the rap rock band Gym Class Heroes, in addition to having a solo career.
Wyclef Jean    
Haitian
Entertainment
Wyclef Jeanelle Jean born October 17, 1969 is a Haitian rapper, musician and actor.[2] At the age of nine,Jean moved to the United States with his family and has spent much of his life there
Zoe Saldana    
Haitian
Entertainment
She is an American actress and dancer. Following her performances with the FACES theater group, Saldana made her screen debut in an episode of Law & Order (1999).
Anthony Gregory Brown    
Jamaican
Democratic Party politician from the State of Maryland; he is the eighth and current Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
Atari Bigbi    
Jamaican
American football safety who is currently a free agent.
Ayanna Samuels    
Jamaican
Member of the American Institute of Aerospace Engineers
Barrington Irving    
Jamaican
The youngest person and the first African American to fly around the world solo.
Busta Rhymes    
Jamaican
American rapper, producer and actor.
Canibus    
Jamaican
Jamaican-American rapper, actor and member of The Hrsmn, Sharpshooterz, Cloak N Dagga, The Undergods, and one-half of T.H.E.M
Carla Campbell    
Jamaican
Carla Campbell is a fashion model represented by IMG in New York. She received her most widespread exposure appearing in the 2006 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
Chili Davis    
Jamaican
Sports
The first ball-player born in Jamaica to appear in a major league game.
Claudia Gordon    
Jamaican
Public Engagement Advisor for the Disability Community in the Office of Public Engagement at the White House. Former Special Assistant to the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP). First black, female, deaf attorney in U.S.
Clive Chin    
Jamaican
Chinese-Jamaican record producer - VP Records
Colin Powell    
Jamaican
United States statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. The 65th United States Secretary of State (2001-2005), serving under President George W. Bush (The first African American appointed to that position).
Diana King    
Jamaican
Reggae fusion singer-songwriter who specifically performed a mixture and fusion of R&B, Reggae and Dancehall.
Grace Jones    
Jamaican
Jamaican singer, actress and model.
Huey Dunbar    
Jamaican
Former singer of Dark Latin Groove.
Huntley Brown    
Jamaican
Performing Arts
Ini Kamoze    
Jamaican
Reggae singer best known for his signature song, "Here Comes the Hotstepper", which was released in 1994, and subsequently topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Janice Savin Williams    
Jamaican
Co-Founder and Senior Principal of The Williams Capital Group, L.P.
Jenna Wolfe    
Jamaican
Radio/TV/Film
Correspondent for NBC's Today, and the news anchor of their Weekend edition.
John Henry Thompson    
Jamaican
Scientist
Computer Software Technician/Investor
Kerry Washington    
Jamaican
American actress, director and narrator.
Kreesha Turner    
Jamaican
Canadian platinum artiste - singer/song-writer
Lester Holt    
Jamaican
American news journalist who anchors the Weekend editions of NBC's Today, and NBC Nightly News. He is also the anchor for Dateline NBC.
Malcolm Gladwell    
Jamaican
English-Canadian journalist, bestselling author, and speaker.
Michael Lee Chin    
Jamaican
Jamaican-born Canadian business magnate, investor, and philanthropist.
Michael McCallum    
Jamaican
Jamaica-born retired boxer who won world titles in three weight classes.
Mona Hammond    
Jamaican
Chinese Jamaican actress and co-founder of the Talawa Theatre Company.
Naomi Campbell    
Jamaican
British super-model who established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and 1990s.
Nicole Lyn    
Jamaican
Canadian television actress. She is known for her role in "Student Bodies", a Canadian teen comedy series.
Orlando Franklin    
Jamaican
Orlando Franklin (born December 16, 1987 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Canadian American football offensive lineman with the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.
Patra    
Jamaican
Jamaica singer and deejay.
Patrick Chung    
Jamaican
Jamaican-American safety of American football for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL).
Patrick Ewing    
Jamaican
Retired Hall of Fame NBA Player - New York Knicks
Paula Madison    
Jamaican
Former Executive Vice President of Diversity for NBC Universal and a Company Officer for GEO. Former journalist and former head of KNBC Los Angeles.
Sanya Richards-Ross    
Jamaican
Jamaican-American, Olympic gold-medal winning, track and field athlete who competes internationally for the United States.
Sean Kingston    
Jamaican
Jamaican-American rapper, singer and songwriter.
Susan Rice    
Jamaican
United States National Security Advisor. Former U.S. diplomat, former Brookings Institution fellow and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Tyson Beckford    
Jamaican
American fashion model and actor, best known as a Ralph Lauren Polo model. He was also the host of both seasons of the Bravo program Make Me a Supermodel.
Yvette Clarke    
Jamaican
U.S. Congresswoman
Cecily Tyson    
Kittian / Nevisian
Cicely Tyson. Cicely L. Tyson (born December 18, 1924) is an American actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and the Golden Globe Award for her performance as Rebecca Morgan in Sounder (1972).
Foxy Brown    
Tranidadian
American rapper, model, and actress.
Heather Headley    
Tranidadian
Soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress.
Nia Long    
Tranidadian
Nia Long (born October 30, 1970) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Third Watch, and the films In Too Deep, Boyz n the Hood, Friday, Boiler Room, Soul Food, Love Jones,
Nicki Minaj    
Tranidadian
Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality.
Tatiana Ali    
Tranidadian
Tatyana Marisol Ali (born January 24, 1979) is an American actress, model and R&B singer, best known for her role as Ashley Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Vashtie Kola    
Tranidadian
New York based Director, Filmmaker, Artist, Designer, Creative Consultant and DJ. First woman to design a Jordan brand sneaker under the Violette signature.
Emile Griffith    
Sports
Emile Alphonse Griffith (February 3, 1938 – July 23, 2013) was a professional boxer from the U.S. Virgin Islands who became a world champion in the welterweight and middleweight classes. His best known contest was a 1962 title match with Benny Paret.
Joe Christopher    
Sports
Joseph O'Neal (Joe) Christopher (born December 13, 1935 in Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands) is a former outfielder who played in Major League Baseball from 1959 through 1966. Listed at 5' 10", 175 lbs., he batted and threw right-handed.
Raja Bell    
Sports
Raja Bell (born September 19, 1976) is an American retired professional basketball player who last played for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Tim    
Sports
NBA Players - San Antonio Spurs

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