Back in November 2015, Taye Diggs caused a social media firestorm when he revealed he didn’t want his biracial son to identify solely as Black. He also set Twitter on fire when he said he will no longer date white women because of the backlash he has received from Black women due to his interracial marriage. In reality, there are a host of celebrities who aren’t mixed up when it comes to their racial identity. Here are “biracial” celebrities who proudly claim Black.

Biracial Celebrities Who Proudly Identify As Black was originally published on

1. Drake

Drake Source:Getty

2. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys Source:Getty

3. Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross Source:Getty

4. Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

5. President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

6. Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson

7. J. Cole

J. Cole

8. Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes

9. James Blake

James Blake

10. Nicole Ari Parker

Nicole Ari Parker

11. Boris Kodjoe

Boris Kodjoe

12. Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

13. Paula Patton

Paula Patton

14. Sade Adu

Sade Adu

15. Lisa Bonet

Lisa Bonet

16. Halle Berry

Halle Berry

17. Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland

18. Jurnee Smollett and Jussie Smollett-Bell

Jurnee Smollett and Jussie Smollett-Bell

19. Tiny

Tiny Source:WENN

20. Faith Evans

Faith Evans Source:Getty

21. The Late, Great Phyllis Hyman

The Late, Great Phyllis Hyman Source:Getty

22. The Late, Great Bob Marley

The Late, Great Bob Marley
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