10 World Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Haitian

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Famous People From Haiti: May 18th is a day where Haitians celebrate their culture and heritage on a global scale.Famous People From Haiti: May 18th is a day where Haitians celebrate their culture and heritage on a global scale.

To recognize the holiday we’ve decided to spotlight some famous singers, athletes and celebs who you may not know are of Haitian descent.

1. Blake Griffin

Blake Austin Griffin is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association.

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He played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners, when he was named the Consensus National Player of the Year as a sophomore.

Blake Griffin‘s father is Haitian.

2. Dawn Richard

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Dawn Angeliqué Richard, known professionally as Dawn Richard or D∆WN, is an American singer-songwriter, actress and animator. Richard started her career after auditioning for Making the Band 3 in 2004.

Dawn Richard is half-Haitian.

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