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Biden Picks Harris

2020-08-11T15:50:12+00:00August 11th, 2020|

Kamala Harris is the choice for running mate for Joe Biden. She is the first biracial person to run as Vice-President. Her father was born in Jamaica and her mother was born in India. We think that makes it pretty clear.

Kamala Harris Biden’s Biracial Pick

2020-08-11T14:21:35+00:00August 11th, 2020|

Biden's VP pick: Why Kamala Harris embraces her biracial roots   Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES US Senator Kamala Harris - chosen by Joe Biden as his Democratic vice-presidential candidate - is known as a prominent black politician. But she has also embraced her Indian roots. "My name is pronounced "Comma-la", like the punctuation mark," Kamala Harris writes in her 2018 autobiography, The Truths We Hold. The California senator, daughter of an Indian-born mother and Jamaican-born father, then explains the meaning of her Indian name. "It means 'lotus flower', which is a [...]

Trump is Plotting Against the Census

2020-08-09T08:31:48+00:00August 9th, 2020|

Trump Is Plotting Against the Census. Here’s Why. By his calculations, the fewer people of color and noncitizens who are counted, the better. By The Editorial Board The New York Times editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom. Credit...Nicholas Konrad/The New York Times The Census Bureau hasn’t offered a clear explanation for its decision this week to bring an early end to the decennial enumeration of the nation’s population, but the reason is clear enough: [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-08-06T19:57:26+00:00August 6th, 2020|

Jasmine Cephas Jones   Jasmine Cephas Jones was born on July 21, 1989, to her famously known parents.  Her African-American father, Ron Cephas Jones, is an actor; while her mother, Kim Lesly, is a  British jazz singer. Jasmine is best known for originating the two roles of Peggy Schyluer and Maria Reynolds in the 2015 Broadway musical Hamilton. Prior to her life on the stage, growing up in Midwood, Brooklyn, Jasmine attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan, New York City, where [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-07-30T19:47:04+00:00July 30th, 2020|

DENNY Today’s Famous Friday is about the first multiracial human. Her name is Denny and archaeologists found a bone that paints a pretty interesting picture of our past. Apparently, there used to be two divisions of humans—Neanderthals and Denisovans. A fossil of their offspring was found in the Russian mountainside tens of thousands of years ago. The two divisions did not have the opportunity to meet frequently and some archaeologists questioned the find, but it was confirmed by biologists who led the study. “To find a first-generation person of mixed [...]

Snapchat Diversity

2020-07-29T15:02:34+00:00July 29th, 2020|

Snapchat releases first-ever diversity report Photo: Chesnot/Getty Images Snapchat on Wednesday released its first-ever diversity report, showing that the company is still slightly behind its peers in terms of equal representation of people of color and women, especially on its technology teams, but that it's made progress adding more women to its leadership team. Why it matters: It's taken a while for the nine-year-old Los Angeles-based tech firm to publicly confront its diversity shortcomings on paper. But incidents, like settlement payouts to laid off women, have pushed the firm to take the issue [...]

Baby Cooper

2020-07-29T14:50:07+00:00July 29th, 2020|

    The need for more ethnically diverse bone marrow donors was a matter of life and death for Sydney toddler Cooper Koffi. When toddler Cooper Koffi was diagnosed with a potentially fatal blood disease, he desperately needed a bone marrow transplant to save his life. But due to Cooper’s mixed-race genetics, a perfect match donor could not be found in time. “I just feel that if we had a match, Cooper might still be here,” Christine Koffi, Cooper's mum, told Insight. “He was a beautiful boy, he was so bubbly, so happy. [...]

Changes at Central Park

2020-07-27T15:25:44+00:00July 27th, 2020|

Emmy Raver-Lampman replaces Kristen Bell for biracial character in Apple+TV series Central Park The decision for a recasting comes a month after the Central Park's creative team said they would be looking for a 'black or biracial' actor to play the character of Molly. Asian News International July 27, 2020 10:46:29 IST Emmy Raver-Lampman, popularly known for performing in The Umbrella Academy, is set to take over the role of the bi-racial character previously voiced by Kristen Bell in Apple's animated series Central Park. The American musical animated sitcom has [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-07-23T18:38:51+00:00July 23rd, 2020|

Elizabeth Key As the 364th anniversary of the first woman of African and White ancestry to sue for her freedom and win recently passed, it’s fitting we learn about her story!  Elizabeth Key (Grinstread) was born in 1630 and died January 20, 1665.  Her parents were an African enslaved woman named Martha and a white plantation owner and Newport News legislator named Thomas Key. At the age of six, she was transferred to a wealthy tobacco planter, Humphrey Higgens.  Shortly after her father died.  Thomas Key had arranged so that [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-07-16T18:27:29+00:00July 16th, 2020|

Famous Friday: Edmonia Lewis Our country’s recent reckoning with race has ignited a great deal of interest in African American history. My family has been doing a lot of reading and recently began taking an online African American history course offered by Yale University. It is fascinating and heartbreaking to continue to learn more about the history of my ancestors on my father’s side. With that eye toward history, I decided to focus this week’s Famous Friday on an incredibly accomplished multiracial woman of history. Edmonia Lewis was born a [...]

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