co-hosts Terrence J and Rocsi Diaz will also be saying their farewells very soon too.
The pair reportedly have only another 3 months left of their contract with the network, and no plans have been made to extend them.
Her name, “Zendaya”, comes from the word “Tendai”/”Tendayi”, which means “to give thanks” in Shona, a South Western African language common in Zimbabwe and southern Zambia.
Last week, during the annual hip hop summit at Howard University, the women nearly came to blows.
Melyssa and Rocsi were both part of panel debating hip hop’s response to Hurrican Katrina.
Her father, Kazembe Ajamu (born Samuel David Coleman), is African-American, from a family from Arkansas.
Her mother, Claire Marie (Stoermer), who is white, has German, Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry.
Fritz was the son of Henry Stoermer and Etta Tyler Fritz.
Marian was the daughter of Alois Henry Peir and Kathyrn Gertrude Leahy/Leady.
Zendaya’s maternal grandmother was Daphne Carol Whitelaw (the daughter of Douglas William Walker Whitelaw and Thelma Ray Kelly). Douglas was the son of Harry Tulloch Whitelaw and Agnes Drummond.
Thelma was the daughter of Joseph William Kelly and Ella Sparling.
Poor Terrence J had to basically pull Rocsi to the side and calm her down.