Karson Baldwin

A Very Special Famous Friday!

2018-08-02T23:02:32+00:00August 2nd, 2018|

Alexis Cook On behalf of Project RACE, I am so excited to introduce my awesome new Project RACE Teens Co-President, Alexis Cook! Alexis is talented, smart and dedicated and we are delighted to welcome her to our team. Whether it be as a leader at her high school or out serving in her community, Alexis is all about loving people and bringing them together. “I’ve often heard my parents say, build a longer table, not a higher fence,” Alexis shared. “This quote speaks to the need for conversation and community, versus [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2018-04-13T05:36:35+00:00April 13th, 2018|

Famous Friday: Karson Baldwin My awesome co-president was so sweet to use last week’s Famous Friday post to write about me! Well, guess what? It’s my turn to write the blog and I bet you can guess who I’ve decided to write about! Three years ago, I joined Project RACE’s youth leadership team of high achieving, hard working teens who were passionate about multiracial advocacy. The youngest and the one with the longest history with Project RACE was Karson Baldwin! Karson was only 13 then, but he’d been working with [...]

FAMOUS FRIDAY: Kamala Harris

2016-11-18T02:03:10+00:00November 18th, 2016|

Most of the world was expecting November 8, 2016 to mark the election of the first female president of the United States.  It did not. Many believe, however, that it was the day when America met the woman who could "shatter that glass ceiling"... perhaps as early as 2020. Kamala Harris is California’s new Junior United States Senator-Elect. Harris is both the second black woman and the first Indian-American ever elected to the Senate. Yes, she is multiracial, the daughter of an Indian-American Hindu mother, Dr. Shyamala Gopalan Harris, a breast cancer specialist, who [...]

FAMOUS FRIDAY: Mayor Frank Jackson

2016-10-21T09:39:10+00:00October 21st, 2016|

Me with Mayor Frank Johnson at his office yesterday. Yesterday, I got to spend some time with Cleveland's 56th mayor, Frank Jackson. I can not share all the details about the off the record conversation that a small group of African American and multiracial students from University School had with Mayor Jackson. I can tell you it was deep and he was very open about his thoughts and feelings on some really important issues. We asked: How do you feel about the allegations of excessive force by Cleveland Police? [...]

FAMOUS FRIDAY: Laila Ali

2016-09-30T09:45:10+00:00September 30th, 2016|

Muhammad Ali was an amazing man. A world champion fighter, a civil rights activist, and a hero to many people. When he passed away this summer it was a great loss to the world. My mom worked for Muhammad for a number of years and was lucky to consider him a special friend. Below you can see pictures of some of the fun times they shared. But as much as my mom and people around the world will miss The Greatest, there are, of course, few people who will miss [...]

FAMOUS FRIDAY: Coffey Anderson

2016-07-29T04:06:07+00:00July 29th, 2016|

Coffey Anderson is a popular country and contemporary Christian singer. Since I do not usually listen to country music, except unwillingly when my sister Kendall is home, it is not a surprise that I had not heard of Coffey until recently. I have always found most country music a little silly, but the reason this country singer came to my attention is not silly at all. With the recent officer-involved shootings of people of color, Coffey made a video giving advice on exactly how to behave if you are stopped by police to increase [...]

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