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
2. Nia Long has Caribbean roots from Grenada, Barbados and Trinidad
3. Alfonso Ribeiro was born to Trinidadian parents and is also the grandson of calypso singer/composer, Roaring Lion
4. Stokely Carmichael was actually born in Trinidad and later moved with his family to the states when he was two
5. Mike Bibby, former New York Knicks point guard, was born to a mother from Trinidad