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Race and Medicine

2021-12-11T17:39:44+00:00December 11th, 2021|

Race and Medicine I went to see a new doctor yesterday and while I was waiting in the exam room, I noticed a small statue of a black doctor treating a small black boy. While I thought it was a nice touch, I started to wonder if people really do seek out a physician of the same race or ethnicity. I tend to seek out the best doctor I can find, regardless of their ancestry. The new doctor came in and he was obviously Asian. We got to talking and [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-12-10T18:27:34+00:00December 10th, 2021|

Lori “Lolo” Jones is an American hurdler and bobsledder. She specializes in the 60 meter and the 100 meter hurdles. She was born on August 5, 1982, to an African-American father and a white mother in Des Moines, Iowa. Her mother is of French, African-American, Native American, and Norwegian descent. Lori attended eight schools in eight years. She lived in a Salvation Army church’s basement with her family. She often worked two jobs to help support her family of six be able to grow up and live. Eventually her mother [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-12-03T17:14:55+00:00December 3rd, 2021|

Shannyn Sossamon Happy Friday everyone! Today’s article will highlight the American musician, actor and director, Shannyn Sossamon. Shannyn was born October 3, 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is of Hawaiian-Filipina, Dutch, German, Irish, French, and English descent. She is known for her roles in 40 days and 40 Nights, A Knight’s Tale, and The Order. When Sossamon was 17 and graduated from high school, she moved to L.A. to pursue dance. However, after casting director Francine Maisler found her, she was cast into A Knight's Tale as Jocelyn. From here [...]

Help Project RACE

2021-11-30T18:36:16+00:00November 30th, 2021|

  Keep Project RACE Going! The month of December is Giving Month at Project RACE. We work hard for multiracial families and individuals throughout the year, but making ends meet sure isn’t easy. Our national and international membership continues to grow thanks to people like you who help us defer the cost of running the advocacy organization. Project RACE is an all-volunteer 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. No one is paid a salary and we keep our overhead costs to a minimum to best utilize our resources. Your donation will [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-11-26T14:20:43+00:00November 26th, 2021|

Charles Mingus Jr. Charles Mingus Jr. was a multiracial American Jazz double bassist, composer and pianist. He is considered to be one of the best jazz musicians of all time. He had a career that spanned over a course of  three decades. Throughout his career he collaborated with other popular jazz musicians such as Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker  and Louis Armstrong. He was born in 1922 in Nogales Arizona to his mother who is of Asian, English and South-American descent and to his father who was of African American and [...]

Our Community

2021-11-20T16:42:15+00:00November 20th, 2021|

I’m not surprised by the outcome. I am disappointed. I think it’s very important to understand how it can happen that a 17-year old was acquitted for killing two people during a public response to unequal justice (read: race riot.) The world is watching while addressing racial issues in their own communities. Humans are community-based. The law of Kenosha, Wisconsin supports the community mindset that’s been in place there for generations. Kyle Rittenhouse’s grandparents still live in Kenosha; he is of that community. Kyle Rittenhouse said he ‘didn’t do anything [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-11-19T14:18:42+00:00November 19th, 2021|

Aaron Gordon Happy Friday everyone! My name is Allan Rempel and today I will be writing about Aaron Gordon. Aaron Gordon is a professional NBA player, he plays for the Denver Nuggets. Aaron Gordon was born on September 16th, 1995. Aaron Gordon’s dad, Ed Gordon who is African American. Ed Gordon was a San Diego State star. His mom, Shelly Gordon is White American. Right now, Gordon is the president of the athlete acquisition for the sports psychology app, lucid, introduced to him by his mental skill coach, Graham Betchart. [...]

New Sesame Street Character

2021-11-15T16:33:39+00:00November 15th, 2021|

'Sesame Street' introducing new Korean-American character By Lisa Respers France, CNN From left, Elmo, Ji-Young, Abby Cadabby and Tamir. (CNN)"Sesame Street" is getting a new best friend. Ji-Young, a 7-year-old Korean American character, will be a part of "See Us Coming Together: A Sesame Street Special." The show, set to air on Thanksgiving, celebrates "the rich diversity of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities as part of the organization's ongoing racial justice initiative." "It's a powerful thing when kids see people like themselves represented on screen and in stories -- [...]

Kudos to the University of Maryland

2021-11-12T19:19:07+00:00November 12th, 2021|

University of Maryland to create 5 new cultural centers for underrepresented students The hubs mark the latest step in President Darryll J. Pines’s push for diversity and inclusion. University of Maryland officials announced plans this week to create new hubs for Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander Desi American, Native American and Indigenous, multiracial and biracial, and disabled students. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Washington Post) By Lauren Lumpkin Yesterday at 7:34 p.m. EST The University of Maryland at College Park will open five new cultural centers for underrepresented students, the campus’s president announced. Darryll [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-11-12T17:24:04+00:00November 12th, 2021|

Michael Bibby   Michael Bibby was born May 13, 1978 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. His fathers name is Henry Bibby and he is from Franklin, North Carolina and his mother’s name is Virginia and she is from Trinidad and Tobago. He was an American basketball player and played for 14 seasons. He also was a coach for the HillCrest Prep Academy. Michael went to Shadow Mount high school in Arizona. On the basketball team in the school he played as point guard and helped his team win the Arizona [...]

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