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Black celebs in Barbados

Black celebs in Barbados Lamman Rucker (at left) with Dre. (SH)

By NSH | Fri, February 24, 2012 - 6:08 PM

Actor and activist Lamman Rucker of Meet The Browns and Why Did I Get Married arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport today for a promotional affair. Rucker will be at the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre tomorrow to work alongside Barbadian choreographer, dancer producer, playwright Trevor Pretty at the launch of his Back to Black Foundation to help teens who want to launch, develop and support their artistic careers internationally.

It is to promote uniqueness and individuality. Rucker surprised NationNews.com with the information that he is sorry to leave so early (he departs Monday) because he wanted to formalize his dual citizenship —  his grandfather is Barbadian Ebenezer Ray from St Michael.

Also arriving minutes behind Rucker was Dre the King, model, stylist, actor and brother of musical hitmaker Swizz Beatz (husband to Alicia Keys.) Dre the King stated that he is here for five days and hope to soak up some sun after the event tomorrow and was happy to escape the weather in New York.

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Posted by Doreen Stoute 2 years, 1 month ago
Was there a reason to identify these people as "black" celebs? We can see that. I have never noticed The Nation identify "white" celebs visiting the island. Please!

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Posted by J. Payne 2 years, 1 month ago
Barbados is all about race now. So I feel the media has to point-out that these celebs are black as their most important attribute. Not two "arts and entertainment celebs", not "to professional hollywood celebs", nah, to "black celebs".

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Posted by Baje LL 2 years, 1 month ago
@ Doreen, thank you for making that observation bc I was thinking the EXACT same thing. .he is a celeb- period. No need to state what is the obvious. Plz don't jump on the U.S. "race-laced society" bandwagon. stupse.

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