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!

2023-10-06T14:18:40+00:00October 6th, 2023|

Conan Lee Gray is an American singer and songwriter. Born in Lemon Grove, California on December 5, 1998, to a father of Irish ancestry and a Japanese mother. Gray was raised in Georgetown, Texas. In 2018, Gray signed a record deal with Republic Records, which released his debut EP, Sunset Season. With the viral success of "Maniac" and "Heather", Gray’s studio album Kid Krowdebuted at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200, making it the biggest U.S. artist debut of the year. His second studio album, Superache, debuted in the [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2023-07-22T13:19:22+00:00July 22nd, 2023|

Happy Friday everyone! I’m AJ Rempel and today I’m highlighting Alexandra Shipp, an actress in Barbie. Alexandra Shipp was born in Pheonix Arizona on July 16th, 1991. Her father is black and her mother is White. Shipp attended Arizona School for the Arts and St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Pheonix. Alexandra Shipp has been an actress since she was a child. Alexandra Shipp debuted her acting career in 2009, for a minor role in Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squekual. She also starred in the third season of Nickelodeon’s [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2023-03-17T14:14:43+00:00March 17th, 2023|

Happy Friday everyone! I’m Allan Rempel and I’m highlighting Reece James! Reece James is the right-back for Chelsea. Reece James is a crucial player for both Chelsea and England. Reece James has many significant accomplishments like winning the Champions League, but let's take a deeper look into his career. Reece James was born on December 8th, 1999. Reece James’ father is Jamaican while his mother is white. James signed with Chelsea when he was just 8 years old where he began to play for their academy. James was loaned out [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2023-01-07T14:22:10+00:00January 7th, 2023|

Chloe Bennet Happy Friday! This Famous Friday we'll highlight American singer and actress Chloe Wang, also known as Chloe Bennet in the professional world. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 18, 1992 to a Chinese father and White mother. When she was 15, she moved to China and lived with her grandmother in Beijing as she studied Mandarin and pursued a singing career, under her birth name. She had even received an opportunity to become a popstar in China and said yes! Eventually Bennet went back to the [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-09-02T12:41:09+00:00September 2nd, 2022|

  Happy Friday and the beginning of a new month! Today we highlight performer, well-rounded artist, record producer and actor, Lenny Kravitz. He was born May 26, 1964, in New York City to a father of Russian Jewish descent and a mother of Afro-Bahamian and African American descent. Surrounded by music from such a young age, from going to Church to his father being a free-lance jazz promoter to his parents overall love for different music genres including Classical, R&B and Blues to name a few, it was inevitable that [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-07-22T14:02:21+00:00July 22nd, 2022|

Happy Friday Everyone! My name is Allan Rempel and today I am highlighting Sydney Leroux! Sydney Leroux plays professional soccer in the NWSL and for the USA. Leroux was born in Surrey, British Columbia, on May 7th, 1990, to a white Canadian mother and a Black American father. Up until 2008, Leroux would represent the Canadian youth national team, where she would switch to the American u-20 squad. She joined the senior team in 2012. When Sydney Leroux was 15 she played for the Vancouver Whitecaps and became the youngest [...]

The New York Times Tries Harder

2020-10-08T20:24:23+00:00October 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, but he even he is trying now or perhaps he just slipped up. He wrote: “By the cultural logic, or illogic, of race, Kamala Harris, like Barack Obama, counts both as biracial and as Black. Among major-party vice-presidential candidates, she qualifies as the first Asian-American, the first Indian-American, the first [...]

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