^Staff writer (31 March 2011). "Hollywood celebrity finds family links in Barbados". The Barbados Advocate. Archived from the original on 19 January 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2011. The Paltrow episode, which forms a part of the television network’s programme entitled “Who Do You Think You Are?” will air this Friday, April 1, at 8:00 p.m. local time, and local and international viewers will witness the Academy Award-winning actress’s visit to the island where she traces the roots of her paternal grandfather.
^NSH (24 February 2012). "Black celebs in Barbados". Barbados Daily Nation. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 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.
^Chappell, Kevin (2003-01-01). "L.L. Cool J Turns Up the Heat and Talks About Love, Marriage, and Why He Gave Up 'The Naked Look'". Ebony Magazine. Johnson Publishing (January): 116–120. Retrieved September 30, 2009. My grandfather has told me that I was a genius for as long as I can remember. Believe in myself. Believe that I can make it. Believe that I can do anything I put my mind to. My mother told me those things a lot when I was growing up. that's what I've been focused on my whole life". And while it was those pep talks that molded his worth ethic, it was the love his grandparent showed for each other that molded his beliefs about love and romance. "My grandfather was a hardworking man who came to the U.S. from Barbados," LL Cool J says. "He always told me to take care of my family. He took great care of my grandmother. They put each other on the pedestal.
^Best, Tony (24 September 2010). "NEW YORK NEW YORK: Bajan mayor shown door". Nation Newspaper. Archived from the original on 2012-06-23. Retrieved 2 January 2011. There is the United States Attorney-General Eric Holder Jr. Next is Dr Vilma Scantlebury, the world’s first black, female organ transplant surgeon. Then there is Gail Brathwaite, the chief operating officer of one of Connecticut’s largest banks. To that list, Bajans can add Adrian Fenty, mayor of the nation’s capital. This energetic son of a Bajan became the city’s youngest mayor in 2006 and people across the capital looked to him to change the fortunes of a municipality which often seemed mired in scandal, mismanagement and corruption. By any measure, he succeeded in changing things. Unfortunately, Fenty, 39, who speaks openly about his Bajan family connections, now has less than three months before he must leave office.
^Isgrò, Francesco (May 2007). "D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty Honored by Italian American Community". Ciao Media Group, LLC. Retrieved 2 January 2011. By many accounts, the star attraction of the evening was the Mayor’s mother, Jeanette Bianchi Perno Fenty, whose family hails from Monte San Giovanni Campano, a small town located about 90 km southeast of Rome and about 14 km east of Frosinone in the region of Lazio. Her family emigrated to the United States in 1920. Mrs. Fenty and her husband, Phil Fenty (a native of Buffalo, N.Y., whose roots are traced to Barbados and Panama) moved to Washington in 1967.