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2024-06-12T11:06:09+00:00June 12th, 2024|

Today is Loving Day, celebrating 20 years June 12th is Loving Day, the anniversary of Loving v. Virginia (1967). This Supreme Court decision struck down laws against interracial marriage in the US. Now, Loving Day is observed around the world as a day of education, visibility, and community. Loving Day events are already happening in-person in many cities and virtually as well. Check out some that are happening today, plus others in the weeks ahead.

BEWARE!

2024-06-08T22:23:24+00:00June 8th, 2024|

This is from an opinion piece in Poytner Organization's news.  It was written by Michael Bugeja in a piece titled "How Trump abuses language to push for an American ethnicity." Former President Donald J. Trump, an American citizen of German-Scottish descent, misuses the terms “nationality” and “ethnicity” when making racist comments about undocumented migrants, political opponents and prosecutors and judges. The news media subtly reinforce this linguistic error by not noting the distinction between ethnicity and nationality. Nationality is defined as “the status of being a citizen or subject of a particular state.” Ethnicity refers to “a group [...]

Teen Lives

2024-06-08T14:27:44+00:00June 8th, 2024|

  Hi! Welcome back to “Day In a Life of a Biracial Teen” My name is Ella Garrison and I will be sharing about how I embrace my Italian and Jamaican heritage through food! Being biracial can come with some challenges, but one of the many things I love about being multiracial is my ability to experience two different cultures. At first, being both Italian and Jamaican made me feel as though I wasn’t fully accepted into either culture. However, on my journey, I was able to realize that I [...]

JOIN US FOR MULTIRACIAL HERITAGE WEEK! JUNE 7 TO 14!

2024-06-07T14:47:08+00:00June 7th, 2024|

About Multiracial Heritage Week   What is it? Multiracial Heritage Week (MHW) is a celebration for all people. It highlights our similarities, not our differences. It’s an opportunity for the multiracial community to get recognition from government officials at the state and local levels through the issuing of proclamations. It’s also a good reason for celebrations in all 50 states.   When is Multiracial Heritage Week? MHW occurs every year from June 7 to June 14.   When did MHW start? Project RACE started Multiracial Heritage Week (MHW) in 2014. [...]

Teen Lives

2024-06-02T13:31:00+00:00June 2nd, 2024|

  Hi, and Welcome Back to Teen Lives!  My name is Anna Garrison and growing up in a multicultural household is a beautiful experience, that offers a valuable asset of becoming a global learner and a multifaceted opening to various cultures at a young age. I have an especially unique situation however, as a daughter of a Jamaican father whose family speaks patwa which is an English Creole, sometimes it can be difficult to converse. It is clear that I am significantly different having grown up in a family that [...]

First Black Filipino woman crowned as Miss Universe Philippines

2024-05-27T14:26:52+00:00May 27th, 2024|

Chelsea Manalo was crowned as Miss Universe Philippines on May 22, 2024 Filipino American Chelsea Manalo became the first Black woman to be crowned Miss Universe Philippines on Wednesday. Born to a Filipino mother and African American father, the 24-year-old’s win was celebrated on social media as helping to “shatter” traditional beauty ideals long held in the country. “Chelsea’s win challenges our ingrained preference for Eurocentric beauty (features) and lighter complexions in our nation,” wrote one user in response to an Instagram post of the win on Miss Universe Philippines’ [...]

Teen Lives

2024-05-24T13:06:27+00:00May 24th, 2024|

  Hi! And welcome back to “Day In a Life of a Biracial Teen” I am Ella Garrison and I will be sharing my story about my biracial hair journey!  Growing up as a biracial girl I had several obstacles, specifically with my hair. It has been a long journey filled with twists, turns, and unexpected challenges. Growing up in a white community where most people had thinner and straighter hair than I did, it was difficult for me to have the patience to deal with mine on a day [...]

2024-05-23T13:46:25+00:00May 23rd, 2024|

Henrietta Lacks' Family Just Scored a Major Victory Against Big Pharma Over Misuse of Her Cells "This historic ruling is not only a victory for Henrietta Lacks’ family; it presents an opportunity to correct a monumental wrong," said Attorney Ben Crump. The family of a Black woman whose biopsied cancer cells have been used in medical research without her consent for decades just scored a major victory in their fight for justice. On May 20, a federal judge rejected pharmaceutical company Ultragenyx’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of [...]

Teen Lives

2024-05-10T18:31:19+00:00May 10th, 2024|

  Hello everyone and welcome back to a day in the life of a multi-racial teen! My name is Maya Harper, and I am a biracial teenager from Atlanta, Georgia. As I’ve grown up in the heart of the South, I have had the unique experience of blending my Northern Indian heritage from my mother's side with my White American roots from my father. Both of my parents have deep ties to Georgia, making this the backdrop of my multicultural upbringing. My Asian grandparents immigrated from India in their early [...]

Good Article

2024-05-06T14:57:14+00:00May 6th, 2024|

Racial and Ethnic Classifications: https://19thnews.org/2024/05/aapi-researchers-race-ethnicity-data-standards/

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