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It’s Famous Friday!

October 9th, 2020|

  Happy Friday everyone! We hope that you are staying as safe and as healthy as possible during these uncertain times. This week’s focus is on writer and musician James McBride. McBride was born on September 11, 1957, in New [...]

Ms. Magazine Tries a Little Harder, but gets Confused

October 8th, 2020|

Ms. Magazine tries harder, but gets confused. Two of their writers, Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn and Haley Taylor Schlitz wrote an article titled "Politicizing Blackness, Multiracial Love and Identity: "That we Make of this Moment is on Us." They say, "For [...]

NBC Missed the Mark

October 8th, 2020|

NBC MISSED THE MARK Saloni Gajjar of NBC completely missed the concept of Kamala Harris being biracial when he wrote this: “Sen. Kamala Harris' facial expressions while Vice President Mike Pence was responding to questions about the administration's Covid-19 response [...]

The New York Times Tries Harder

October 8th, 2020|

THE NEW YORK TIMES TRIES HARDER The New York Times is still afraid of using the terms “biracial” and “multiracial. Readers of this blog know that Kwame Anthony Appiah and I usually see the world of reporting on race differently, [...]

CNN TRIED

October 8th, 2020|

CNN has refused to call Kamala Harris multiracial. All their stories refer to her as Black and Asian American. Today, they tried something a little different: "Harris -- from a multi-racial, immigrant family from the liberal West Coast -- and [...]

Just like multiracial people

October 7th, 2020|

Today, American Indians and Alaska Natives make up about 2% of the U.S. population but are often left out of national data analyses or marked as statistically insignificant. “I see being eliminated in the data as an ongoing part of [...]

Book Review

October 3rd, 2020|

Book Review of Betty: A Novel By Tiffany McDaniel Betty is a book I almost put down several times and I am so glad I didn’t. This is the beautifully written story of Betty Carpenter, a biracial (White and Cherokee) [...]

Huh?!

October 2nd, 2020|

The United States Census Bureau has been ordered to continue the 2020 census until October 31, not October 5th, as we reported here last week. When it was changed from September 30th or October 31st back to October 5th, I called the [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

October 2nd, 2020|

  In honor of Hispanic Heritage month we focus this Famous Friday on singer, actress, and television personality Adrienne Bailon. Adrienne was born on October 24, 1983 to an Ecuadorian father and Puerto Rican mother. She was raised on the [...]

New End Date for 2020 Census

September 29th, 2020|

See our 2020 Census Video here (CNN)Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced Monday evening that he intends to conclude the 2020 census on October 5, more than three weeks earlier than expected after a federal judge reinstated the October 31 end date. [...]

Announcing the Launch of our New Website

September 27th, 2020|

    We are extremely excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website. We wanted a design that communicated “community.” We needed a site that would make prospective members want to join us and sign up for our [...]

What’s getting some extra time…

September 25th, 2020|

The US Census. Yesterday, a federal judge barred the Trump admin from ending the 2020 Census a month early. Reminder: The admin had moved up the deadline from October 31 to September 30, saying it was needed in order to process [...]

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