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DON’T SEND MONEY

2020-12-01T04:58:58+00:00December 1st, 2020|

Today is global Giving Tuesday, a day set aside to donate to your favorite charity, but we are not asking for money this year. We ask instead that you save a life. Project RACE is asking that you become a bone marrow donor or remind people who qualify to do the same. Children with blood diseases like leukemia are in desperate need of bone marrow donors. With your help, we can come together and give where it is needed most. In these troubled times, what could be a better way [...]

Banana Republic!

2020-11-27T19:00:24+00:00November 27th, 2020|

We would like to thank Banana Republic for featuring interracial families in their "Love the Present" commercials.  Interracial families and multiracial people are too often left out of media campaigns. Thank you Banana Republic!

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-11-27T04:14:39+00:00November 27th, 2020|

  Happy Friday and Thanksgiving everyone!  As you all know, and have seen all over the news and social media, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 election.  Kamala Harris specifically, as a multiracial woman of color - she is of Black (Jamaican) and South Asian (Indian) descent, is bringing so much representation and a voice for minorities to the White House.  Alongside her, and supporting her all the way, is her husband Douglas Emhoff - who is white. The two met on a blind date in 2013, at [...]

Book Review: Caste

2020-11-24T18:14:08+00:00November 24th, 2020|

Book Review: Caste: The Origins of our Discontent Isabel Wilkerson is a formidable and distinguished writer. I wish I could stop right there, but I cannot. I finally got to read Caste: The Origins of our Discontent and I’m still not sure if I can recommend it or not. It is part of my job to read about race and ethnicity, but I was not sure how caste came into it. It is an excellent read when Wilkerson sticks to the subject. When academic writers plug their pages with quotations from [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-11-21T16:49:53+00:00November 21st, 2020|

Famous Friday: Lamelo Ball If you watched this year’s NBA draft, you likely saw Lamelo Ball selected as the third pick by the Charlotte Hornets. Ball is the youngest son of his Black father and white mother. If you follow basketball closely it may feel like Lamelo has been in the news for years, and he has. His path to the NBA has been anything but normal, but it has definitely been exciting.   Lamelo Ball and his two older brothers became widely known when they played together at Chino [...]

What’s happening at Harvard?

2020-11-13T14:03:10+00:00November 13th, 2020|

Harvard University. Yesterday, a federal appeals court ruled that the school does not discriminate against Asian Americans in its admissions process, upholding a ruling from last year. The case against Harvard began in 2014, when a lawsuit alleged that the Ivy League school favored Black and Hispanic applicants. And claimed that the admissions process overall relied too heavily on race in making decisions. Harvard denied any wrongdoing, saying it adheres to Supreme Court rulings which allow the use of race within certain limits. But the latest judgment could put this case [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-11-13T03:44:52+00:00November 13th, 2020|

  Happy Friday everyone! This week’s Famous Friday is on actor, director, and activist Avan Jogia. Avan Tudor Jogia was born on February 9, 1992, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jogia’s father is East Indian while his mother is of Caucasian descent. Avan Jogia is known for his acting in hit shows such as ABC’s Twisted and Nickelodeon’s Victorious, and he also the author Mixed Feelings, a book about opposing stereotypical labels enforced by society.   Avan Jogia started acting full-time at the age of 17, and with the promise that he would get a [...]

Hispanic/multiracial patients and COVID-19

2020-11-09T18:25:19+00:00November 9th, 2020|

Black Hispanics with a particularly high risk of severe COVID-19. BY JONATHAN EDWARDS According to a new study, Hispanics have a higher risk of serious COVID-19 disease, including ICU death and death, than non-Hispanic whites. The risk is particularly high in patients who are both black and Hispanic. For the study, the researchers analyzed data from more than 78,000 COVID-19 patients reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between April 5 and May 18, 2020. The analysis compared hospitalization, ICU admissions, respiratory support needs and death rates for [...]

We’ve Got A Secret

2020-11-07T20:37:37+00:00November 7th, 2020|

  Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden! Congratulations are also due to Kamala Harris, the first biracial person to be elected Vice-President. But hush. It is a secret apparently that Harris is biracial. CNN, The New York Times, and even NPR wrote this or something like it: "Harris, 56, will bring a legion of firsts to the vice presidency: A daughter of immigrants from India and Jamaica, she will be the first woman, the first Black person, the first Indian American and the first Asian American to hold the office." What [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-11-06T03:30:52+00:00November 6th, 2020|

Ritchie Torres   With the Presidential race still hanging in the balance, Tuesday’s election night had results that were historic regarding the election of new members to Congress. Ritchie Torres, a Bronx native, became the first openly gay Afro-Latino to serve as a member of Congress. Torres’ was born in 1988 to a Puerto Rican father and an African American mother. He was raised by his mother in a housing project in the East Bronx. His aspirations of working in politics came early as he interned for the Mayor and [...]

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