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!

2022-08-26T03:31:03+00:00August 26th, 2022|

Hello and welcome to this week’s Famous Friday!   This week we will be highlighting Taika David Cohen who is professionally known as Taika Waititi. He is a New Zealand actor-comedian and filmmaker who has received many awards such as a Grammy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and an Academy Award for his many works. Two of his works, Hunt for the Wilder People and Boy have each been top films, and Time Magazine named him among the top 100 influential people in the world in 2022.     Cohen was born on August 16th, 1975 [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-07-31T13:51:13+00:00July 31st, 2022|

  Welcome back to Famous Friday! This week we will be highlighting the Canadian journalist, public speaker, and author of five New York Times best sellers Malcolm Gladwell.   Malcolm Timothy Gladwell was born September 3rd, 1963, in Hampshire England, to an English father Graham, who was a mathematics professor, and Jamaican Mother Joyce, who was a psychotherapist. When Gladwell was 6 years old, his family moved to Elmira, Ontario in Canada. As a young boy, he was described as ambitious and single-minded. He would be drawn to reading and [...]

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 [...]

NY Times finally Adds “Multiracial” to its Data and Studies Reporting

2022-02-27T20:51:19+00:00February 27th, 2022|

U.S. minorities experienced high rates of Covid-related discrimination, a study finds. By Roni Caryn Rabin People in the United States who belong to racial and ethnic minority groups reported experiencing Covid-related discrimination far more often than white people during the pandemic, and far more often than had been estimated, according to a new study that is one of the largest to date on the issue. The study, from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, a division of the National Institutes of Health, found that members of minority groups were more [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-09-17T03:52:30+00:00September 17th, 2021|

Happy Friday everyone I am Allan Rempel, and today I am going to be highlighting Lauren Ridloff! Lauren Ridloff is an actor and will be acting in the film Eternernals movie, she plays the character Makkari. Lauren Ridloff was born in Chicago Illinois, she was born deaf and to hearing parents, An African American mother, and a Mexican American father. She was enrolled at a catholic school with hearing children, she later stopped using her voice so that her intelligence was not judged because of it. After Catholic school, her [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-05-14T13:48:47+00:00May 14th, 2021|

The Hughes Brothers   Happy Friday Everyone! This week’s famous Friday comes in the form of directing and producing duo Albert and Allen Hughes. Known mainly as the Hughes brothers, twins Albert and Allen Hughes were born on April 1st, 1971 in Detroit Michigan. Their father, Albert, is of African American descent while their mother, Aida, is Armenian. After moving to California at the age of nine, the twins quickly became interested in film after their mother bought them their first video recorder. Using the camera to make short films [...]

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 [...]

Failed Diversity

2021-04-02T20:38:15+00:00April 2nd, 2021|

Why U.S. News & World Report Failed Diversity 101: Vivia Chen By Vivia Chen Its foray into law school diversity ranking has been a fiasco. Is this emblematic of how even some sophisticated institutions mishandle diversity? This is not the most politic thing to say but here I go: We should stop putting old White men in charge of decisions about diversity. I know that’s a comment that will raise eyebrows but that was my gut reaction when I heard about U.S. News & World Report’s embarrassing foray into law [...]

Negative Words and Children

2021-03-25T03:51:34+00:00March 25th, 2021|

Negative words impact children's negative opinions of others, study finds By Megan Marples, CNN Updated 12:01 AM ET, Wed March 24, 2021 Children who overheard negative words about a fictional group were more likely to have a negative attitude toward that group compared to children who did not overhear anything. (CNN)It turns out children really are listening to what you say. Children who overheard someone saying negative words about a particular group of people developed negative biases toward them, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Child Development. [...]

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