So it may come as a surprise that Brown carried on a relationship with singer Tomi Rae Hynie.
Dave Chapelle starred in a number of classic films before finally making his jump to Comedy Central to present “Chappelle’s Show.” The classic comedian often tackled sensitive issues such as racism and other hot button topics in a way that was both amusing yet very much real.
It wasn’t long before he would pen his first autobiography, .
His commitment to the anti-slavery movement and, later, to women’s suffrage was undeniable.
(function(d, s, id) (document, ‘script’, ‘wibbitz-static-embed’)); While interracial relationships are not nearly as uncommon as they once were, we’d be lying if we said that the dating and marriage histories of some of the nation’s most outspoken black social activists didn’t come as a surprise to us.
Let’s take a gander at socially and politically active black men who dated outside of their race.
Former White House adviser Van Jones has spent much of his career working on matters of environmental advocacy and civil rights.
He founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights as well as Color of Change, an organization created in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to encourage African-American political awareness and action.
“Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud” continues to be one of Brown’s biggest and most heralded hits.Regardless of his extracurricular activities, though, there is little denying the impact and historical significant that King as well and his civil rights mission have had on black people and society as a whole.Scholar and intellectual Henry Louis Gates has spent the vast majority of his life studying African-American identity politics and literature.One of the most well-known, yet surprising interracial unions belongs to famed Bahamian actor and trail blazer, Sidney Poitier.The first African-American actor to win an Academy Award (for his role in ), Poitier instantly became an icon for generations of soon-to-be black actors and actresses.From collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, Kanye West and U. K., the soulful Wilson has put his stamp on the music industry also as a solo artist with his Grammy Award-nominated single “There Goes My Baby.” Little-known, however, is his marriage to drug rehab social worker, Mahin. WENN PICTURE CAPTION 11 APRIL 2005 —————————————————- NIELSEN’S TEARS SUGGEST SHE MAY NEVER WED MATTIA —————————————————- BRIGITTE NIELSEN’s planned wedding to toyboy lover MATTIA DESSI may never take place, because the Danish socialite will sever all links with her other lover, FLAVOR FLAV, if she says `I do.’ Nielsen and Italian waiter Dessi were `married’ in a joke ceremony in the Caribbean last month (MAR05), which the Dane has since confirmed was a publicity stunt.