NEWS: 5 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Trinidadian

A couple months ago my dear friend, Che Kothari asked if I’d be down to travel to Trinidad and celebrate Carnival while riding on Machel Montano’s Epic truck. Obviously, I couldn’t turn down this offer! So in honor of this being my first time participating in such a monumental and cultural event, this week’s “5 Things” is dedicated to famous people of Trini descent.

1. Jackée Harry was born to a Trinidadian mother and African-American father

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2. Nia Long has Caribbean roots from Grenada, Barbados and Trinidad

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3. Alfonso Ribeiro was born to Trinidadian parents and is also the grandson of calypso singer/composer, Roaring Lion

New York premiere of 'After Earth' held at the Ziegfeld Theatre Featuring: Alfonso Ribeiro Where: New York City, NY, United States When: 29 May 2013 Credit: Dan Jackman/WENN.com

4. Stokely Carmichael was actually born in Trinidad and later moved with his family to the states when he was two

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5. Mike Bibby, former New York Knicks point guard, was born to a mother from Trinidad

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