It’s Famous Friday!

2021-05-07T03:35:55+00:00May 7th, 2021|

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 [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-04-28T17:34:19+00:00April 23rd, 2021|

Laine Hardy It’s Friday again, and if you love singing as much as I do, or at least enjoy listening to music, you may have watched an episode or two of the famous “American Idol”.  This season has a great pool of talent, but it got me thinking of the competition a few years ago.   Two years ago aMultiracial contestant, Laine Hardy, won American Idol!  Laine Hardy was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to a mother of Asian descent and a white father.  He graduated from French Settlement High School [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-04-09T13:47:08+00:00April 9th, 2021|

  Happy Friday Everyone! This week’s article is about Major League Baseball's second baseman Kolten Wong. Born in Hilo, Hawaii on October 10th, 1990, Kolten Kaha Wong is of both Hawaiian and Chinese descent. Kolten’s father, Kolen, was also a very successful baseball player. After graduating High School, Kolen played baseball at the Division I level for the University of Southern California. Succeeding at the college level, Kolen also spent two years playing single-A professional baseball for the Reno Silver Sox. After moving back to Hawaii, Kolen decided to dedicate [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-09-25T17:29:27+00:00September 24th, 2020|

Photo Credit: Lori Susan “Lolo” Jones was born on August 5, 1982.  Jones is of Native-American, African-American, Norwegian and French descent.  She is a professional track and field and bobsled athlete.  Lori has also been a special guest on several shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and was in the remake of the movie series Left Behind as an airport gate attendant. Jones is a three time Olympian as well as a three time World Champion.  In High School, she set the 100m Hurdles High School of [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

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

Photo credit: 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 [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2018-08-16T08:49:01+00:00August 16th, 2018|

  Barack Obama Barack Obama is one of the most inspiring biracial individuals in American history.  He is known worldwide, for being the 44th President of the United States and is often referred to as, “the first black president.”  While this is partially true, a more accurate descriptor of his racial identity would be to say that he is, “the first Biracial, Black and White president,” of the United States. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4th, 1961, to a black father from Kenya, named Barack Obama Sr. and [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2018-02-16T06:54:28+00:00February 16th, 2018|

Danielle Herrington Danielle Herrington is multiracial and has just been named Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition’s latest cover model. Danielle is from Compton, California. She is an American model who has modeled for Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret. Herrington has not disclosed a lot about her parents or family history. She has known she wanted to model since the age of eight. Herrington is 5 ft 10 in her hair is dark brown and her eyes are hazel. She began modeling at the age of 13 and it became a full [...]

Famous Friday!

2017-11-02T20:04:01+00:00November 2nd, 2017|

Selena Gomez Selena is an American singer and actress. She was born in 1992 and grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her mother is part Italian ancestry, and her father is of Mexican descent. Selena’s parents divorced when she was five years old.  She was raised primarily by her mother. She remembers being very angry due to her parents’ divorce. Her acting career started on the kids show Barney and Friends when she was seven years old. Her music was introduced in 2009 with her debut album “Kiss and Tell”. [...]

Famous Friday

2017-08-25T05:36:57+00:00August 25th, 2017|

Ne-Yo Ne-Yo was born in Camden Arkansas as Shaffer Chimere Smith. He is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. His parents were both musicians. His father is of African American and Chinese descent and his mother is African American. When he was younger his parents separated and he moved with his mother to Las Vegas, Nevada where he was raised and given more opportunities.  Ne-Yo has had great success in the entertainment industry evidenced by hit songs that have topped the charts from all over the world. [...]

Famous Friday

2017-08-18T06:41:35+00:00August 18th, 2017|

Famous Friday: DeShone Kizer Last week my hometown Cleveland Browns played their 2017 preseason home opener against the New Orleans Saints and, man was I excited to get a look at our second round draft pick, DeShone Kizer. He did great. In June, Kizer signed a four-year, $4.94 million contract with the Browns that includes $2.42 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $1.73 million. But the starting QB slot for the Browns is still very much up for grabs. The strong-armed 6'4" Kizer is working hard to grab it [...]

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