If you look at Ronda Rousey, African- American is not what comes to mind. Well, the world just found out that the famous UFC champion is indeed Black! According to TMZ, Rousey’s mother was proud to let their camera people know that her grandfather was one of the first black physicians in North America.
TMZ caught up with Rousey and her mother, AnnMaria De Mars, a world-renowned judo competitor and Native American activist. The camera guy asked Rousey what was the last movie she watched, and even though she tried to get him to leave her alone, De Mars proudly answered.
“Before His Time. It’s about my grandfather, Ronda’s great-grandfather. They show it during Black History Month every year in Canada because he was one of the first black physicians in North America,” De Mars told TMZ.
Before His Time tells the story of Dr. Alfred E. Waddell, a native of Trinidad who immigrated to Halifax, Canada, and became a prominent physician after years of struggle.
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