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2024-03-04T06:10:27+00:00March 4th, 2024|

University of Florida terminates all DEI positions   The University of Florida eliminated all positions focused on diversity, equity and inclusion and halted its DEI-related contracts on Friday. Why it matters: Attacks against diversity in national higher education institutions and corporations have intensified, as investments are diluted. 13 full-time positions were terminated and 15 administrative appointments were ended for faculty members, said Cynthia Roldán Hernández, a university spokesperson. The Florida state government has escalated a years-long effort to regulate how race and gender are addressed in its educational institutions. Earlier this year, Florida's Board of Education announced a new rule [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2024-03-02T04:52:39+00:00March 2nd, 2024|

  Happy Friday! Today’s Famous Friday features the former American actress Phoebe Cates! Cates is of White and Chinese-Filipino descent and was born in 1963 in New York City. Her father, Joseph Cates, was a well-renowned Broadway producer and television figure. Furthermore, her uncle produced several television and Academy Awards shows. Because she was exposed to Broadway culture through her family, she began her career at a young age. As a child she was a student at the Professional Children’s School and the Juilliard School. Also, she began her modeling [...]

New Census Categories

2024-02-26T22:24:10+00:00February 26th, 2024|

New 'Latino' and 'Middle Eastern or North African' checkboxes proposed for U.S. forms New proposals by the Biden administration would change how the U.S. census and federal surveys ask Latinos about their race and ethnicity and add a checkbox for "Middle Eastern or North African" to those forms. RussellCreative/Getty Images The Biden administration is proposing major changes to forms for the 2030 census and federal government surveys that would transform how Latinos and people of Middle Eastern or North African descent are counted in statistics across the United States. A [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2024-02-23T13:27:38+00:00February 23rd, 2024|

  Auli'i Cravalho, born on November 22, 2000, in Kohala, Hawaii, has navigated her path to stardom as a multiracial individual. She comes from a background of being Native Hawaiian, Puerto Rican, Portuguese, Chinese, and Irish ancestry, reflecting her rich diversity.   Cravalho's first breakthrough came when she was cast as Moana in Disney's film Moana. Since she was the first Polynesian Disney princess, Cravalho's depiction deeply struck a chord with global viewers, particularly with those who identify as multiracial or multicultural and found themselves reflected on the screen. Not [...]

The Biracial side of Blackness

2024-02-19T21:50:59+00:00February 19th, 2024|

Blackness Our Perspective: The biracial side of Blackness Courier Newsroom February 19, 2024 by MSR News Online As our Black History Month discussion progresses, we shift the dialogue to how biracial people define their cultural identities. Living in a nation that once implied that one drop of Black blood made you a Black person, navigating a mixed heritage may present unique societal and individual challenges. Among those challenges are identity issues: (1) Some people of mixed heritage may struggle with their sense of identity. Some may even feel disconnected from both [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2024-02-16T13:24:14+00:00February 16th, 2024|

  Happy Friday everyone! I’m AJ Rempel, highlighting Beatrice Laus, commonly known as the artist Beabadoobee!   Beatrice is a Filipino-English artist who was born on June 3rd, 2000. She started her career with a song she wrote on her guitar called “Coffee”. This song was a hit, with 300,000 views on YouTube and the attention of Dirty Hit Records which she signed to in April 2018.   Under Laus’ new label, she released her debut EP “Lice” in March 2018 and another EP “Patched Up” in December of that [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2024-02-02T13:22:03+00:00February 2nd, 2024|

  Happy Friday! Today’s Famous Friday features the famed actress, singer, and model Tia Carrere. Carrere, born Althea Rae Janairo on January 2, 1967, is best known for her captivating influence on the entertainment industry, where she showcases her remarkable talents to a global audience. Her Multiracial identity gets its roots in her blended heritage consisting of Filipino, Chinese, and Spanish ancestry. Her ethnic background continues to shape her day-to-day life and professional career. Carrere grew up in Hawaii, a culturally diverse environment with unique traditions and customs galore. Her [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2024-01-28T13:18:11+00:00January 28th, 2024|

Happy Friday! Today’s Famous Friday features the former NFL player and American civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick. I thought this week was a good time to reintroduce Kaepernick and update his accomplishments! He is of White and African-American descent, was born in 1987 and adopted by Rick and Teresa Kaepernick. From a young age, he began his football career and was nominated for all-state selection his senior year in football, basketball, and baseball while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. In college, Kaepernick played football for the University of Nevada, Reno. Throughout [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2024-01-19T13:25:13+00:00January 19th, 2024|

Eva Noblezada, a very talented actress and singer, has been a major influence in the Broadway world. Eva Maria Noblezada was born on March 18, 1996, in San Diego, California. Her father, Jon, is of Filipino ancestry while her mother, Angie, is of Mexican descent. She attened an arts school for most of her life and comes from a musically gifted family. Her musical prowess would show through her becoming one of the finalists for the 2013 National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Here she was noticed by a casting [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2024-01-13T14:24:08+00:00January 13th, 2024|

Happy Friday everyone! I’m AJ Rempel, highlighting the soccer player David Silva!   David Silva is a retired soccer player who became famous for playing for Manchester City. David’s mom is Japanese while his father is Spanish. He began his professional journey at 17 for the Spanish team Valencia. Valencia loaned Silva to Eibar where he made his professional debut in the 2004/05 season. Once he moved back to Valencia he became a prominent player immediately. David missed only six matches in the 2006/07 season and scored 14 goals.   [...]

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