It’s Famous Friday!

2022-11-25T14:43:41+00:00November 25th, 2022|

Hello and Welcome to this week's Famous Friday. This week we will be highlighting Rachel Hutsell who is a dancer for the New York City Ballet. She was born to her black mom and white dad of which were both doctors. She was raised in Houston, Texas and was the oldest of her three sisters. Their mother homeschooled them and brought them to dance classes and competitions throughout there early years. The girls would later end up training with dance masters such as ballerina Lorena Feijoo. She started her dance [...]

Comments about a Multiracial Classification

2022-11-12T15:03:48+00:00November 12th, 2022|

On October 27th, Project RACE Members were asked to give our thoughts on a Multiracial classification to the Office of Management and Budget Working Group. Our Project RACE Teens President, Maddy Rempel, and her brother, our Project RACE Kids President, AJ Rempel, were exceptional in their presentation, which is below. Thank you to everyone for your support at this critical time. A category labeled as Multiracial would be a step in the right direction. However, this is still not very specific. Therefore, Under the Multiracial option you could have a [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-11-11T14:50:59+00:00November 11th, 2022|

  There was a man known by multiple names, some were, The Hardest working man in show business, Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite, and Soul Brother No. 1. He influenced the development of several music genres, and his career lasted more than 50 years. He was one of the first 10 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yes, I'm talking about one of the world's favorite singers, James Brown. James was born on May 3, 1933, in Barnwell, South Carolina in a small wooden shack. His mother [...]

Why we need Multiracial in Healthcare

2022-11-10T21:12:43+00:00November 10th, 2022|

Science News from research organizations Study analyzing often-overlooked racial/ethnic groups provides a new understanding of pain disparities in the U.S. Racial/ethnic disparities in pain prevalence are much greater than previously thought, according to researcher Date: November 9, 2022 Source: University at Buffalo Summary: Racial and ethnic disparities in pain prevalence in the U.S. are far larger than previously realized, according to the results of a new study. Racial and ethnic disparities in pain prevalence in the U.S. are far larger than previously realized, according to the results of a new [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-10-14T03:49:14+00:00October 14th, 2022|

Derek Jeter   This week's Famous Friday is about Derek Jeter, a former professional baseball player who was one of the best in MLB history. Derek was born on June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey. His mother Dorthy is of English, German, and Irish ancestry. His father Sanderson is African American. Dorthy is an accountant and Sanderson is a substance abuse counselor. Derek's father played baseball at  Fisk University as a shortstop. Derek also has a younger sister named Sharlee. In high school Sharlee became a softball star. Derek [...]

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 [...]

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