Shay Mitchell It is Friday once again, and today we will be highlighting Shay Mitchell, a Canadian actress, entrepreneur, author, and model! She was born April 10, 1987, and is of Scottish, Irish, and Filipina descent. She began acting in 2009 in the Canadian teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation, but is known for her role as Emily Fields in the series Pretty Little Liars. She earned several nominations from the Teen Choice Awards for her performance. In October of 2018, Mitchell created her own brand, Béis. It [...]
Multiracial Heritage Week – June 7 to 14 Project RACE started Multiracial Heritage Week (MHW) in 2014 to try to get official recognition of the Multiracial community. We got proclamations signed by 19 state governors! Then COVID-19 started, and we had to cancel it last year. Unfortunately, we must cancel it for 2021 as well. People can celebrate MHW in their own virtual parties, but Project RACE is not responsible for any in-person celebrations. MHW is important because it gets us seen as a real community. We are [...]
J. Cole Jermaine Cole, known as J. Cole, was born to a white mother and a black father in Frankfurt, Germany. He was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. We’ve highlighted J. Cole on a Famous Friday before, so we know that he’s considered one of the best rappers of his generation. We know that he gained his fame from projects like The Come Up and The Warm Up. We know that he followed these up with hit albums like Born Sinner, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, and KOD. We know that [...]
The Hughes Brothers Happy Friday Everyone! This week’s famous Friday comes in the form of directing and producing duo Albert and Allen Hughes. Known mainly as the Hughes brothers, twins Albert and Allen Hughes were born on April 1st, 1971 in Detroit Michigan. Their father, Albert, is of African American descent while their mother, Aida, is Armenian. After moving to California at the age of nine, the twins quickly became interested in film after their mother bought them their first video recorder. Using the camera to make short films [...]
We are pleased to announce that Project RACE has been chosen to represent the Multiracial Community with the National Alliance Against Disparities in Patient Health on a project called Rising Equitable Community Data Ecosystems (RECoDE). We began our input this week with a pilot survey that undertakes where the medical community system is at this point in healthcare issues and where we need to be. Our thanks to reaching out to us to be a part of this important study by Dr. Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup.
Dana Mathewson In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the start of the highly anticipated Tokyo Summer Olympic Games later this month, we feature the ever inspiring Dana Mathewson. Dana Mathewson is a biracial Chinese and Caucasian wheelchair tennis player for Team USA. Dana was born in San Diego, California, in 1990, to Dr. Arlene and Dr. Jim Mathewson. The Mathewsons had Dana involved in sports from her youth. When she was 10 years old Dana unexpectedly became paralyzed from the waist down due to [...]
The Census Bureau released two important sets of data last week that have big implications for American politics — and that challenge some prevailing assumptions for both Democrats and Republicans. The first set of data lays out long-term demographic trends widely thought to favor Democrats: Hispanics, Asian-Americans and multiracial voters grew as a share of the electorate over the last two presidential races, and white voters — who historically tend to back the G.O.P. — fell to 71 percent in 2020 from 73 percent in 2016.
Charlie Woods Our Famous Friday person is perhaps the youngest one we have had thus far. He is 12 years old. Charlie Axel Woods, son of golfing great Tiger Woods. Charlie was born on February 8, 2009 to Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren. Tiger is multiracial and Elin is White. They were married at the time but have since divorced. Charlie has one sister, Sam Alexis Woods. Charlie Woods has all the golfing mannerisms of his famous father from taking off his glove to putt, carrying a yardage book in [...]
The word Multiracial means relating to people of several or many races. Sometimes it is capitalized and sometimes it is not, depending on who you ask. Project RACE is now asking that like other race(s), it always be capitalized, just like Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American. Multiracial people are no less important. This change needs to be made in dictionaries, when used by the media, in private conversation, on racial and ethnic surveys, etc. Seeing Multiracial is becoming more frequent. It’s about time. I remember when the Associated Press [...]