Celebrating Black History Month: 16 Celebrities With African-American Roots

February marks the celebration of Black History Month in the United States and Canada. The annual month-long observance of African-American history first took place in 1970 at Kent State University. In honor of Black History Month, we're highlighting 16 celebrities with African-American roots:

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Priscilla Rodriguez, Associate Editor

Priscilla Rodriguez is Latina.com’s Associate Editor. She provides coverage on nearly every topic with a focus on celebrity entertainment. Before hitting the pavement at Latina, Priscilla worked for various outlets including Teen.com, InStyle and Us Weekly. You can follow her on Twitter @priscilrodrig.

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