One Drop Rule: A Guide to Black Celebs

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  • Jennifer Beals
  • Santino Rice
  • Soledad O'Brien
  • Blake Griffin
  • Rashida Jones
  • Slash
  • Vin Diesel
  • Kris Humphries
  • Jessica Szohr
  • Jenny Lumet
  • Maya Rudolph
  • Wentworth Miller
  • Pete Wentz
  • Cash Warren
  • Troian Bellisario
  • Fredi Washington
  • Carol Channing
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Derek Jeter

Telling Our Stories

Journalist Maria de la Soledad Teresa O'Brien covered CNN's Presents: Black in America in 2008. Her mom is of Afro-Cuban descent and her father is an Australian of Irish descent.

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