Makensie McDaniel

A Great Famous Friday!

2018-04-05T20:07:32+00:00April 5th, 2018|

Famous Friday: Makensie McDaniel Each week our Project RACE youth leadership team features a multiracial person of interest here on our blog. Typically those featured are a celebrity, someone renowned in their field, and someone we consider to be a good role model for the multiracial community. This week, I chose for the first time to write about someone within our organization who fits that description, my awesome Co-President of Project RACE Teens, Makensie Shay McDaniel. A lot of people know Makensie as a beauty queen. She was named Miss [...]

FAMOUS FRIDAY: Salma Hayek Pinault

2016-10-07T03:13:47+00:00October 7th, 2016|

Salma is a film actress, producer, and former model. She was born on September 2, 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Her father is of Lebanese descent and her mother is of Mexican/Spanish ancestry. She began her career in Mexico before moving to the United States in 1991. She landed her fist major role in Desperado in 1995 after venting her frustrations on a late night Spanish talk show about the roles given to Latino’s. Robert Rodriquez and his producer wife were watching and loved the intelligent, opinionated woman. Hayek’s movies have [...]

FAMOUS FRIDAY: Soledad O’Brien

2016-07-15T13:26:00+00:00July 15th, 2016|

Maria dela Soledad Teresa O’Brien Soledad O’Brien is a forty- nine year old anchor of CNN in America and author of Latino in America. O’Brien’s parents were both immigrants. Her mother was from Cuba and her father was from Australia. Her father was three quarters Irish and one quarter Scottish descent. Her mother a Cuban from Havana was Afro-Cuban. O’Brien was the fifth of six children to graduate from Harvard University. O’Brien currently lives with her husband and four children in Manhattan. O’Brien sees herself as a multiracial, first generation [...]

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