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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:

Teen Lives

2024-05-06T14:33:37+00:00May 6th, 2024|

    Hello, my name is Elle Pierre, a Multiracial teen. A day in my life can involve cooking. When I was younger I vividly remember my great-grandmother’s, GG’s, porch and her gumbo. Both sides of my family come together on her porch for one thing – her gumbo. My mother’s side of the family is a variety of white European, and my father’s side is black Creole. My family genealogy is incredibly diverse, and I am the sum total of all that. With a family history ranging from beliefs, [...]

Comments from Susan Graham

2024-05-03T14:24:36+00:00May 3rd, 2024|

2024 NAC Spring Meeting Public Comment Comments from: Susan Graham, President, Project RACE (Reclassify All Children Equally) OMB published a set of revisions to Statistical Policy Directive No. 15 Standards for maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity. It is the first revision since 1997. The Census Bureau has issued a statement. It reads: “The updated standards also aim to provide balance across the race/ethnicity definitions and to remove any outdated and offensive terminology. The updated standards now require that the terminology “Multiracial and/or Multiethnic” rather than [...]

A Day in the Life of a Multiracial Teen

2024-04-26T13:16:05+00:00April 26th, 2024|

Happy Friday everyone! I’m AJ Rempel, and I will discuss an aspect of my life as a multi-racial teen. My dad is White and my mom is Black, White, and Native American. Today I want to highlight music and its fundamental part of any culture. Being multi-racial often comes with experiencing multiple cultures at once. My dad is White and my mom is Black, White, and Native American. Different cultures bring different clothes, food, languages, and what I’m highlighting today, music. As long as I can remember my mom would [...]

A Day in the Life of a Multiracial Teen

2024-04-19T13:44:54+00:00April 19th, 2024|

  Happy Friday, everyone!! My name is Julien Joseph, and I am a Multiracial teen from Massachusetts. I am excited to share a glimpse into my perspective growing up in a racially blended family. My mother is a white American woman who has lived in eastern Massachusetts all her life, and my father is an immigrant from Haiti who immigrated here as a teenager. I have three half brothers; my mom has two white sons from a previous marriage to a white man, and my dad has a black son, [...]


2024-04-15T22:13:55+00:00April 15th, 2024|

The U.S. House of Representatives has dissolved its Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) amid ongoing efforts from Republican lawmakers to slash diversity programs across the nation.

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