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It’s Famous Friday!

2022-09-24T03:12:49+00:00September 24th, 2022|

  Hello and welcome back to this week's Famous Friday. We are highlighting Sharon Leal who is a multiracial actress and singer. Leal was born in Tuson Arizona to her mother Angelita who is Philippina and Her father who was an African American military policeman. Her father separated with her mother before Sharon was born. Sometime after, her mother married Jesse Leal who was a Master Sergeant in the US Air Force and he legally adopted Sharon. She has been in many movies and TV programs throughout her life. Her [...]

Let’s Talk

2022-09-18T23:30:01+00:00September 18th, 2022|

Let’s Talk – PROJECT RACE   The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) decides how racial designations will be handled for all Federal agencies. They will be holding virtual listening sessions to find out what races people want to see on forms in America. Project RACE applied to be included and we will have our turn to speak on October 27, 2022. We need your help! Please consider speaking at our session. This may be our only opportunity to advocate for a Biracial and/or Multiracial classification on forms beginning with [...]

UPDATE – CALL TO ACTION

2022-09-16T21:36:13+00:00September 16th, 2022|

We have heard from many people that they are having trouble with the email address for the Census Bureau. Please mail your “Call to Action” to: DCMD.2030.Research@census.gov

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-09-16T17:38:52+00:00September 16th, 2022|

Happy Friday Everyone! My name is Allan Rempel and today I am highlighting Jude Bellingham! Jude Bellingham is a soccer player who plays for Borussia Dortmund. Bellingham was born in Stourbridge, West Midlands, in 2003. Jude’s father is European while his mother is African. Jude played with Birmingham’s youth academy for the U8s. Jude made his debut for the U23 team when he was just 15 years old. Jude would continue playing for the academy until he was sixteen when he played with the first team. Jude became the youngest [...]

CALL TO ACTION!

2022-09-13T17:21:38+00:00September 13th, 2022|

CALL TO ACTION!In the 1990s, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) put out a notice asking for public comment on the changes to racial andethnic reporting. They received over 600 letters from people likeyou who wanted to see some changes in Multiracial reporting.That was considered a very influential number ofresponses at the time. Now the Census Bureau is asking for comments forthe 2030 census. The more, the better! We each needto write letters to the Census Bureau. The deadlinefor letters is November 15, 2022, but the sooner, thebetter. The time [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-09-09T23:51:01+00:00September 9th, 2022|

  Hi everyone, this week we will be highlighting Tia Mowry. Tia Mowry is an American actress, she and her twin sister Tamera Mowry starred together in the Disney Channel movie Twitches in 2005 and the sequel Twitches Too in 2007.   Tia Mowry was born in Gelnhausen, West Germany on July 6, 1978, to Darlene Reneé Mowry who is of Afro-Bahamian descent and to Timothy John Mowry who is of English and Irish descent. Tia’s family became very close-knit and were very spiritual; the sisters became Christian’s at the [...]

Michelle Obama Uses “Biracial”

2022-09-07T22:37:50+00:00September 7th, 2022|

Today Michelle Obama gave a speech at the unveiling of her and Barack Obama's official White House Portraits. Facing the portraits, she added, "But what we're looking at today — a portrait of a biracial kid with an unusual name and the daughter of a water pump operator and a stay-at-home mom — what we're seeing is that there's a reminder that there's a place for everyone in this country because, as Barack said, the two of us can end up on the walls of the most famous address in [...]

Michelle Obama uses “Biracial.”

2022-09-07T22:36:11+00:00September 7th, 2022|

Today Michelle Obama gave a speech at the unveiling of her and Barack Obama's official White House Portraits. Facing the portraits, she added, "But what we're looking at today — a portrait of a biracial kid with an unusual name and the daughter of a water pump operator and a stay-at-home mom — what we're seeing is that there's a reminder that there's a place for everyone in this country because, as Barack said, the two of us can end up on the walls of the most famous address in [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-09-02T12:41:09+00:00September 2nd, 2022|

  Happy Friday and the beginning of a new month! Today we highlight performer, well-rounded artist, record producer and actor, Lenny Kravitz. He was born May 26, 1964, in New York City to a father of Russian Jewish descent and a mother of Afro-Bahamian and African American descent. Surrounded by music from such a young age, from going to Church to his father being a free-lance jazz promoter to his parents overall love for different music genres including Classical, R&B and Blues to name a few, it was inevitable that [...]

Important

2022-08-31T15:50:47+00:00August 31st, 2022|

On August 30, 2022, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced additional information about their formal review process for OMB’s statistical standards for collecting race and ethnicity data. Refer to OMB Launches New Public Listening Sessions on Federal Race and Ethnicity Standards Revision for detailed information. Per OMB's announcement, there are two ways for the public to share their perspectives and input with the Interagency Technical Working Group: The Working Group, through OMB, will solicit public input on its recommended proposal for revisions to Directive No. 15 through a Federal [...]

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