Singing sensation Keyshia Cole is of a Multi-racial / Mixed-Race Lineage andsheis also adopted.
Ms. Cole'sbiological mother is a Black woman (named Frankie Lons) and herbiological fatherwas a White man of Italian ethnicity (named Sammy "Sal" Johnson, per her birth certificate, and he isnow deceased).
(A picture of Keyshia Cole's biological mother, Frankie Lons)
Apparently, due to her birth-mother mother having a severe drug problem and her birth-father being deceased, Ms. Cole was removed from the home of her biological family (at the age of 2 or so) and placed into foster care with a Black couple (Dr. Yvonne and Leon Cole) who both adopted her and also encouraged her to utilize her musical talents and gifts.
(A picture of Keyshia Cole's Adoptive mom, Yvonne Cole)
Now that she has achieved fame and her birth family has re-entered her life, she also has taken a great number of steps to try to help them become more stablized.
In addition to trying to help and encourage her biological family and assisting in many charitable caused, Ms. Cole has always also make sure to openly credit her adoptive mother and family with her success and life guidance.
The TV show 'The View' held an interesting interview with her wherein she discussed the relationship relationship she has with both her adoptive and biological families.