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It’s Famous Friday!

2022-05-15T04:28:39+00:00May 15th, 2022|

Hi everyone!! Today’s Famous Friday is about Alice Dearing. Alice Dearing was born on April 23, 1997. Alice started swimming between 8 and 9 years old. In college, she was coached by Andi Manley who was the second black swimmer to represent Great Britain competitively. Alice Dearing is a British swimmer who specializes in open water events. Open water events are events that take place outdoors in a pond or ocean or other bodies of water. It’s a race that is athlete vs athlete and not athlete vs the clock. [...]

Confusion at The Census Bureau

2022-05-09T14:04:12+00:00May 9th, 2022|

The National Advisory Committee (NAC) on race and ethnicity met last week to discuss the results from the 2020 Census and plans for the 2030 Census. They are ready to begin looking at changes that would combine racial and ethnic questions, including adding a MENA (Middle Eastern and North African) category. Also, a combination question that includes race and ethnicity would be examined, unlike separate questions (one for race and another for ethnicity) in previous census years. It was brought up in the meeting that 33.8 million people reported multiple [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-05-06T14:09:18+00:00May 6th, 2022|

Aubrey Plaza Happy Friday everyone! This week’s article is highlighting Aubrey Plaza. She was born on June 26, 1984 in Wilmington, Delaware. Her mother is of English and Irish descent and her father is Puerto Rican. Plaza is an American comedian and actress and is specifically known for her role as April Ludgate in the television series Parks and Recreation, as well as other projects. Aubrey is also known for her deadpan-style of comedy. Aubrey’s love for comedy began during her childhood and has carried throughout her life. However, her [...]

Breaking News

2022-05-04T14:50:37+00:00May 4th, 2022|

(CNN)Justice Samuel Alito, in his draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, tries to make clear it should not necessarily impact other decisions such as the right to marry a person of a different race or same sex and the right to contraception, which rely on some of the same threads of legal reasoning as the abortion rights landmark. Alito's draft opinion to reverse Roe is everything the anti-abortion movement has worked for In the draft, Alito said that what "sharply distinguishes" Roe, and the 1992 follow-up Casey v. Planned Parenthood, [...]

Participate in Research Study

2022-05-03T16:24:58+00:00May 3rd, 2022|

"Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are seeking multiracial and multiethnic adults in/from the US to participate in a research study on the mental health of multiracial and multiethnic adults. If you decide to take the survey, you will be supporting efforts to better understand the health needs of multiracial and multiethnic people, which is necessary to advocate for more services and resources. The survey will take about 30 minutes, and you will be asked if you’d like to participate in a follow up interview. Participation is [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-04-29T15:14:39+00:00April 29th, 2022|

Famous Friday – Ben Kingsley by Anna Garrison Hello everyone and welcome back to Famous Friday! Today we will be highlighting Ben Kingsley who is a famous English actor. Throughout his career which has progressed over the course of five decades, he has received many awards for his work. Born to an English mother and Gujarati father, in Snainton, North Riding of Yorkshire on December 31st, 1943. He was the son of Anna Lyna Mary who was an actress and model and to his father Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji. Kingsley’s original [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-04-21T21:52:33+00:00April 21st, 2022|

Happy Friday Everyone! My name is Allan Rempel and today I am highlighting Dele Alli!   Dele Alli was born on April 11th 1996. Alli is an English soccer player who plays for Everton at the moment. Alli’s dad is Black and his mom is White.   Dele Alli joined the youth team of Milton Keynes Dons when he was 11 years old. He made his debut for the youth team as a sixteen-year-old on November 2nd 2012 as a substitute, in the FA cup against Cambridge City.   In [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-04-15T04:16:40+00:00April 15th, 2022|

Anyone a theater kid here? Just me? Ok, well hopefully you at least like musicals! Today we are highlighting Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero Anderson. Known as Chita Rivera, she is a dancer, singer and musical theater actress born January 23, 1933. Rivera is of Puerto Rican, Italian and Scottish descent. Chita began pursuing the arts from a young age, as she began ballet lessons when she was 11. When she was 16, Rivera won a scholarship to American School of Ballet in New York City, after auditioning for choreographer [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-04-08T12:38:05+00:00April 8th, 2022|

  Trevor Noah was born on February 20th, 1984in Johannesburg, South Africa during the time of the apartheid. His mother was a very intelligent and religious woman. His mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah, was African and his father, Robert, was Swedish/German. Trevor grew up with his mother, grandmother, who basically ran the whole family, his blind great-grandmother Koko, as well as his cousins. When he and his parents would walk to the park or just go on a walk in general, his parents would have to walk on opposite sides of [...]

When is it Our Turn?

2022-04-03T22:38:35+00:00April 3rd, 2022|

In another case of irony, the White House declared April as Arab American Heritage month. Last week, our president made it clear via tweets, press releases, speeches, dinners, etc.  that even though the Arab American Community is not officially recognized by the US Government, they are being welcomed, as they should be. We just don't see the same kind of movement for the Multiracial community. We have watched the Arab American population fight for over 40 years for a MENA (Middle Eastern - North African) category on the US Census, just [...]

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