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A New Word?!

2021-01-23T23:18:57+00:00January 23rd, 2021|

I thought I had seen it all—until today. I was looking at a customer form for a company online. They were genuinely concerned about pronouns to be used on government and private racial and ethnic form. There it was—MULTI-HYPHENATED person. Is this yet another new term for multiracial? The government is very concerned with appropriate language for different groups now, especially since President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris took office. Harris is Black and South Asian, and she prefers to identify as such, instead of biracial or multiracial. We [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-01-22T01:21:45+00:00January 22nd, 2021|

Famous Friday: Olivia Rodrigo If you’ve been on any social media in the past two weeks, you’ve almost certainly heard about Olivia Rodrigo’s new song, “Drivers License”. Released two weeks ago today, Rodrigo’s official debut single immediately became a hit, debuting at #1 on the Hot 100, and breaking various streaming records. Today, “Drivers License” is the biggest song in the world, and the internet, especially Tiktok, is being flooded with references to, covers, and different perspectives of the hit. But if you haven’t been keeping up with all of [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-01-15T02:54:35+00:00January 15th, 2021|

John Metchie III Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III (8) runs against Florida during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)   Happy Friday Everyone! This week’s Famous Friday is focused on Football Wide Receiver John Metchie III. John Metchie III was originally born in Taiwan to a Taiwanese mother and Nigerian father. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Ghana where Metchie III spend most of his young childhood. In a recent [...]

Inventing Latinos

2021-01-11T14:37:29+00:00January 11th, 2021|

INVENTING LATINOS: A New Story of American Racism by Laura E. Gómez fascinated me until I got to the part about the history of multiracial people in America. Gómez outlines how Latinos came to be a demographic force in America. I believed when Gómez told me about how Latinos went through a struggle to become important Americans with relevant histories that we all should know. But then, did she give me the correct information about multiracial history? No. The author of this book is hung up on the racial term [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-01-08T01:34:27+00:00January 8th, 2021|

Kay Starr With songs such as Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas,” Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby,” Jason Mraz’s “Winter Wonderland,” and Wham’s “Last Christmas” just to name a few, it’s evident multiracial entertainers like these have given all of us, despite our religious affiliations, reasons to sing and dance at office parties, and school dances. Catherine Laverne Starks or better known professionally as Kay Starr, is another vocalist you might have heard in the month of December. Kay Starr was born in 1922, in Oklahoma. Her father was an [...]

Happy New Year!

2020-12-28T13:51:31+00:00December 28th, 2020|

    I wish I had a crystal ball that would tell me what to expect in the coming year. We all know how terrible 2020 has been with the Covid-19 Pandemic and Black Lives Matter. Washington has been a mess and our politicians still do not get it. I read a lot of articles about racial and ethnic trends and data. Sometimes I cannot believe what I’m reading. Recently, I read three news stories about multiracial people who decided they were not multiracial, including George Floyd’s niece, Shayla Zartman. [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-12-18T03:45:30+00:00December 18th, 2020|

FAMOUS FRIDAY: Sage Steele Last week I received a great honor and was named the 2020 Male Semper Fidelis All American of the Year. This honor was announced at the Semper Fidelis All American Program’s Battles Won Academy Live, which was hosted by ESPN sports broadcaster Sage Steele. It was such a cool event and a great honor and her participation added to the specialness.   Sage Steele was born on November 28th, 1972 to Gary and Mona Steele. Mona is Irish and Italian, while Gary is Black. Gary Steele [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-12-11T17:23:13+00:00December 11th, 2020|

Happy Friday everyone! This week’s Famous Friday is about model, television host, and actress Hannah Simone. Hannah Simone was born in London on August 3, 1980. Simone’s father is Indian while her mother is of German, Italian, and Greek descent. While Simone is mostly known for her work as an actress, she is also very active in philanthropic work.   While Simone was originally born in London, England, she moved around a lot as a child. By the age of 10, she had lived on three separate continents. As a [...]

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