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It’s Famous Friday!

2020-09-22T16:40:33+00:00September 17th, 2020|

Photo credit: complex.com For Famous Friday this week, we are celebrating Naomi Osaka. Last weekend, the 22-year-old tennis star won her second US Open, and third Grand Slam title. Osaka is half Japanese and half Haitian, and in recent years has solidified her status as one of the best tennis players on the planet. At this year’s US Open, Osaka played in 7 matches. When she arrived for these matches, she wore 7 different masks, which bore the following names: Breonna Taylor Elijah McClain Ahmaud Arbery Trayvon Martin [...]

Census Forms Due!

2020-09-22T16:38:31+00:00September 16th, 2020|

Census forms are due by September 30th. You have two weeks to mail yours back or fill it in online. It’s important. Watch our Project RACE Census video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v72NslaIFNs

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-05-07T20:13:54+00:00May 7th, 2020|

  Happy Friday!  Today’s Famous Friday article is highlighting Jessica Karen Szohr.  Szohr is of Hungarian, White and African-America descent and was born on March 31st 1985 in Menomonee, Wisconsin.  She has four younger siblings Danielle, Sadie, Nick and Megan.  Jessica is an American actress who has been featured in films including Complications (2015) and Kingdom (2015).  She has also starred in the teen drama series Gossip Girl as Vanessa Abrams and joined the cast of Orville during the second season.  Szohr also began modeling at age 6. From a [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-02-27T16:01:23+00:00February 27th, 2020|

Mandy Gonzalez Mandy Gonzalez was born on August 22, 1978, to a Mexican father and white mother. She has had a successful career as an actress and singer and is best known for her roles on Broadway. These roles include the fabulous Angelica Schuyler from the musical Hamilton, Elphaba from the musical of Wicked, and Nina Rosario in the original cast of In the Heights. From an early age, Mandy Gonzalez’s grandmother saw her passion for music and signed her up for singing lessons. She attended Saugus High School in [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-02-13T19:52:53+00:00February 13th, 2020|

Derek Jeter Derek Jeter was born on June 26, 1974 in New Jersey. His mother, Dorothy, is of Caucasian and European decent, while his father, Sanderson, is African-American. Jeter’s father, who played baseball at Fisk University, assimilated Derek into the sport at a young age. Trying to instill a sense of responsibility into the young athlete, Jeter’s parents made him sign a contract every year, outlining a set of rules for his behavior. The contract made is so that Derek was to always keep a positive outlook, and could not [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-01-30T21:44:29+00:00January 30th, 2020|

Shakira Look for Shakira performing at halftime during this Sunday’s Super Bowl show. Shakira is a Columbian singer, songwriter, dancer, business woman, record producer, and philanthropist. She was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. Her father is Lebanese and her mother is Colombian. Shakira is most known as a Colombian pop singer. Her first album was when she was 13 and she is now 42.  Shakira’s hit, Hip’s Don’t Lie, was No. 1 on the Billboard Top 10.  She has talked about the difficulty of overcoming obstacles while becoming an [...]

See our new video!

2020-01-26T07:36:13+00:00January 26th, 2020|

See our 2020 Census Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v72NslaIFNs Q. What’s the difference between an academic, a government worker, a social group and an advocate? A. The academic is still thinking about it, the government worker is still out of town, the social group is still having parties and the advocates got it all done.   Please share our video. We must spread the word on this ourselves. No one else is going to do it.

Informational Friday

2020-01-24T11:32:44+00:00January 24th, 2020|

When “Mixed” Isn’t Enough GETTY Why We Need Better Terms For People Who Identify As Two Or More Races by Nicole Holliday  When I was a kid, I always just assumed that everyone in the world called people like me “mixed,” because in the 1990s in central Ohio, where I grew up, mixed almost always referred to folks like me, who had one black parent and one white parent. The community I grew up in had very few people who identified as anything other than black or white, so I just thought that mixed meant [...]

Census Bureau Reduces Multiracial Population

2020-01-21T06:30:43+00:00January 21st, 2020|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2020 Susan Graham Project RACE Email: susangraham@projectrace.com   CENSUS BUREAU REDUCES MULTIRACIAL POPULATION San Joaquin Valley, CA -The United States Census Bureau has chosen to exclude the multiracial group from the 2020 Census by giving false instructions to biracial people who call or email the bureau for direction on how to fill out their census forms. They also have excluded the group from all marketing and advertising material, unlike they have done for every other racial and ethnic group. If a multiracial person does not [...]

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