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Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monae ethnicity

Janelle Monáe is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, record producer, and model. Janelle specializes in psychedelic soul and R&B music. Monáe is Janelle’s middle name.

Janelle’s parents, Janet and Michael Robinson Summers, are both black.

Janelle’s paternal grandfather was Lonnie Leroy Norman (the son of Judge Regans Norman II and Elsenia Loretta Neeley). Lonnie was born in Kansas. Judge was the son of Judge Regans Norman and Emma Williams. Loretta was the daughter of Leroy Neeley and Jessie Hancock.

Janelle’s paternal grandmother was Sharon Robinson (the daughter of Macon Comanche Robinson and Ruby Beatrice Everette). Sharon was born in Kansas. Macon was the son of Mathew T. Robinson and Ina Mady Clay. Ruby was the daughter of James Reuben Everette and Jessie Beatrice Jones.

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33 Responses

loverspt says:
They don’t use she/her pronouns anymore
italiano90 says:
that’s ridiculous.
Oaken05 says:

Really, not interested in debating the politics of this, but she literally used “she” in an awarad’s acceptance speech the other night, which she uses in addition to “they/them.” She most definitely does still use “she/her.”

bablah says:

Janelle’s paternal grandfather was Lonnie Leroy Norman (the son of Judge Regans Norman II and Loretta Neeley). Lonnie was born in Kansas. Judge was the son of Judge Regans Norman and Emma Williams. Loretta was the daughter of Leroy Neeley. Janelle’s paternal grandmother was Sharon Robinson (the daughter of Macon Comanche Robinson and Ruby Beatrice Everette). Sharon was born in Kansas. Macon was the son of Mathew T. Robinson and Ina Mady Clay. Ruby was the daughter of James Reuben Everette and Jessie Beatrice Jones.

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bablah says:
*Elsenia Loretta Neeley
*Leroy Neeley and Jessie Hancock
bablah says:
midori29 says:

We all come from Africa. In Africa among blacks Africans there are tons of unique looks, kinky, straight, curly, wavy hair, light and dark skin without admixture. Many Africans looks “mixed” or biracial when they are not not. They say many African Americans are 20% white but many are actually not. Oprah Winfrey took a dna test and she has zero no white dna she tested 95% African subsaharan and 5% Chinese/Indian Asian. if you goolge pics of black Africans there are all types of looks. The 20% in some African Americans did not change teir look that much. This Nigerian Igbo woman is 100% West African.
Monalisa Chinda (Nigerian with green eyes)
http://www.informationng.com/2014/06/actress-monalisa-chinda-steps-out-looking-totally-different-photos.html
West African girl with wavy hair
https://www.flickr.com/photos/highflyer261/5953793115
West African girl with straight hair
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/171770173262942968/

Gurrl says:

The last girl is a Tuareg Berber girl who are racially Caucasian. The other pictures have typical Sub-Saharan African looks although there is variations between ethnic groups within a shared race. That being said, tightly coiled hair is an ethnic trait for sub-Saharan Africans.
And blue eyes is a Caucasian ethnic trait. There are anomalies everywhere though but it is by a rare genetic mutation only in individuals out of thousands/millions of their own ethnic group (ex. blue eyes in East asians, Africans)

midori29 says:

@Gurll you are being uneducated and simple mided. Tuaregs who are subsaharan black are NOT Caucasian. The Caucasian Tauregs that you speak of are ABOVE the Saharan dessert. Taureg is like an ethnic group like Hispanics that have white, black and mixed Hispanics. The pic of the Taureg girl is West African black she is NOT Caucasian. Wow Caucasians or whites are soo quick to mix black West Africans, South and East Africans. Why. Black Africans can have different looks and not be Caucasian. That little girl looks now where like a Caucasian.

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Gurrl says:

Taureg people are Berbers, location doesn’t matter. However some of them are mixed and have Sub-saharan blood too. They are historically semi nomadic travelers. Many Taureg live in North Africa too. North African Berbers are genetically unrelated to Sub-Saharan Africans. Africa is a geographical location, not a race. Sub-saharan Africans are a race. And Berbers are the only ones in Africa who have straight/wavy etc. hair but they are racially Caucasian. http://anyaisachannel.blogspot.com/2013/10/meet-north-african-tribe-of-berber.html
The first picture of of ethnic Pathans who are ethnically Afghan and live in Northern parts of Pakistan. However Berbers can be pale, have blue eyes, or be tanned with brown eyes. “Keep your Caucasian in Europe, parts of the middle east and India that you want to claim but stay out of African subsharan black people.” No one claimed Sub-Saharan Africans. Caucasian not only includes Europe but the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa (Berbers). And the non-Berber Africans you showed me have identifying sub-saharan African features.

midori29 says:

@Gurll again so simple minded, black Africans who are not Caucasian can have straight, curly, and kinky hair types. Caucasians ar enot part of everything black that is different. You sound like a white supremacist, GET REAL and educate yourself about black people. Most black Africans have different looks because Africa is a HUGE continent. There is no black features, there is no Caucasian features. Keep your Caucasian in Europe, parts of the middle east and India that you want to claim but stay out of African subsharan black people.

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midori29 says:
@Gurll, I am black and I know a real black person when I see one who is not caucasian. Also not to mention the so called European admixture on African Americans and Carribeans had little effect on their different looks. When the African slaves came to America they looked different ALREADY. Take African American actor “Blair Underwood” who texted 74% West African and 26% White European. BUT Blair went to Africa and met Cameroonians whom he descended from. Black dna is STRONG look at the pic below Blair Underwood looks no different than the 100% black Cameroonian men, Blair is on the far right.
http://www.bonaberi.com/copos/album.php?uid=5&gid=841&n=1#photobegin
http://www.genealogy-research-tools.com/BlairUnderwood.html
http://www.bonaberi.com/copos/album.php?uid=5&gid=841&n=5#photobegin
Cameroonian men-West African
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup-2014/2014-world-cup-cameroon-players-3662522 Another African American Chris Rock tested 20% European and rest Cameroon, he looks no different than West African Cameroon men either.
Chris Rock-African American
http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Chris-Rocks-Oprah-Show-Appearances
https://cameroontraveler.com/2015/06/01/11-african-american-male-celebrities-who-can-now-call-cameroon-home-photo-gallery/
Cameroon men-West African
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/cameroon/10884738/World-Cup-2014-Cameroons-players-refuse-to-board-plane-to-Brazil-after-row-over-bonus-pay.html

midori29 says:
Gurrl says:

tuareg berber’s living in Sub-Saharan Africa i would say are genetically similar to horner Africans due to their large Sub-saharan african mixture. Due to travel it makes sense Sub-Saharan Africans and some groups of Berbers mixed. These Tuaregs look like they have varying degree’s of mixture. http://i-cias.com/e.o/slides/tuareg01.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-36dbAvt2-Nw/UOt04L3_j9I/AAAAAAAAFZE/NSHZ7lalpeA/s1600/Tuareg_0229_Girl_Portrait.jpg http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9qou748Fg1rx8i7eo1_1280.jpg

Samiiraa says:

The last 2 girls are mixed race. The one with wavy hair is either Tuareg or Fulani and both of these groups are made of mixed people, mixed with North African, Middle Eastern and Subsaharan African.
The last one is North African and Berber.

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