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It’s Famous Friday!

2023-01-22T00:50:59+00:00January 22nd, 2023|

BOB MARLEY   This week's famous Friday is about Bob Marley. He was born on February 6, 1945 to Norval Marley (his father) and Cedella Malcom (his mother).  Norval Marley was from East Sussex, England and was a captain of the Royal Marines. Cedella Malcolm was an Afro-Jamaican. Bob Marley went to Stepney Primary School and Stepney Junior High School. In 1955 his father passed at the age of 70 from a heart attack. Later his mother remarried and gave birth to two boys (Marley’s half brothers) named Richard and [...]

Cash and Harmony

2023-01-19T17:13:17+00:00January 19th, 2023|

  Cash and Harmony by debora Ewing   I met with Blaire Grady at a pool hall in Annandale, Virginia, where we intended to talk about my many projects. Blaire is an artist, a writer, and the founder of Strangers & Karma: an online literature & arts community. I wanted to show her a piece of my world, including Cuesion Fries – a local version of poutine with bulgogi & kim chee mixed in. Everything in Annandale has Korean mixed in. As it happens, so does Blaire’s family.   Blaire’s [...]

Terminology: NO LATINX

2023-01-13T16:37:47+00:00January 13th, 2023|

State Stops the Use of the Term “LATINX”   Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an executive order this week barring the use of the term “Latinx” in official state documents, saying the government should use “ethnically appropriate language.” Sanders, a Republican who gained national recognition as White House press secretary in the Trump administration, signed several orders involving government regulations Tuesday during her first day as governor. “The government has a responsibility to respect its citizens and use ethnically appropriate language, particularly when referring to ethnic minorities,” the executive order read. The term “Latinx” emerged [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2023-01-13T14:45:04+00:00January 13th, 2023|

Hello and Welcome back to this week’s Famous Friday! Created with RNI Films app. Preset 'Agfa RSX II' Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper, professionally known as Saweetie is a Multiracial American rapper. She had a debut single “Ice Grl” in 2017 which led her to be signed to Max Gousse’s record label, Artistry Worldwide. She released another album in 2018 called “High Maintenance''. Her second EP “Icy” was released in March of 2019 and her song “My Type” reached the top 40 most popular songs of that year. Saweetie [...]

My First Barbie Introduced by Mattel

2023-01-12T20:08:46+00:00January 12th, 2023|

Mattel Corporation has introduced its My First Barbie doll collection for 2023. They are larger than the original Barbies so that they can be easier to use for children in the three and four year old range. Although they do not specify the races of the dolls, they come in three skin tones. “Brooklyn” Barbie has long brown hair with a larger comb for styling. Thank you, Mattel.

It’s Famous Friday!

2023-01-07T14:22:10+00:00January 7th, 2023|

Chloe Bennet Happy Friday! This Famous Friday we'll highlight American singer and actress Chloe Wang, also known as Chloe Bennet in the professional world. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 18, 1992 to a Chinese father and White mother. When she was 15, she moved to China and lived with her grandmother in Beijing as she studied Mandarin and pursued a singing career, under her birth name. She had even received an opportunity to become a popstar in China and said yes! Eventually Bennet went back to the [...]

Thank you from Project RACE

2022-12-21T01:11:29+00:00December 29th, 2022|

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” Robert F. Kennedy   Yes, it’s Famous Friday, but it’s also time to thank everyone who has helped make Project RACE what is today as we go into a brand-new year. I would like to thank all the people who make Project RACE successful for the multiracial community.   I wish I could thank everyone individually, but that’s not possible. From the Project RACE Teens who make sure we have a Famous Friday [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-12-23T22:47:32+00:00December 23rd, 2022|

  Hello and welcome back to this week’s Famous Friday! This week we will be highlighting former United states Air force Pilot, military engineer, test pilot, NASA astronaut, and former NASA deputy administrator, Frederick D. Gregory. Frederick D. Gregory was born January 7th, 1941, in Washington D.C. his father Francis A. Gregory was an educator and the first Black president of the D.C. public library board of trustees. His mother Nora Drew Gregory who was of Malagasy descent was also an educator and public library advocate. His uncle Charles R. [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-12-16T13:53:29+00:00December 16th, 2022|

  My name is Allan Rempel and today I am highlighting Jules Koundé who is playing as a defender for France in the World Cup Final! Jules Koundé was born on November 12th, 1998. Koundé is half Benines and half French. On January 7th, 2018, Koundé made his professional debut with Bordeaux against Coupe de France in a 2-1 loss. On July 3rd, 2019 Koundé signed for La Liga club Sevilla. The transfer fee was 25 million euros. In his first season, Koundé helped Sevilla win the Europa League for [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-12-09T14:47:16+00:00December 9th, 2022|

  This week's Famous Friday is about the 44th president of the United States Barack Hussein Obama II. Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Obamas mother, Ann Dunham, is American born in Wichita, Kansas mostly of English descent. His father Barack Obama Sr. is Kenyan from Nyang’oma Kogelo. His parents met in a Russian language class at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. A few weeks after Obama was born, he and his mother moved to Seattle Washington where she attended the University of Washington, his [...]

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