Jaya (a.k.a. Maria Luisa Ramsey Kagahastian-Gotidoc) (1970- )

Jaya, born Maria Luisa Ramsey, is one of the most renowned singers in the Philippines.  Born to popular Afro-Filipino comedienne Elizabeth Ramsey and Filipino singer and musician Reynaldo Kagahastian on March 21, 1970 in Manila, Jaya’s parents separated when she was three years old. Her father emigrated to Canada. … Read MoreJaya (a.k.a. Maria Luisa Ramsey Kagahastian-Gotidoc) (1970- )

Cherie Buckner-Webb (1951- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Idaho’s first African American State Senator, inspirational keynote speaker, trainer, and singer Cherie Buckner-Webb, a fifth generation Idahoan was born October 20, 1951 in Boise. Buckner-Webb, her family, and other members of the small black community in the state capital experienced … Read MoreCherie Buckner-Webb (1951- )