It’s Famous Friday!

2023-03-17T14:14:43+00:00March 17th, 2023|

Happy Friday everyone! I’m Allan Rempel and I’m highlighting Reece James! Reece James is the right-back for Chelsea. Reece James is a crucial player for both Chelsea and England. Reece James has many significant accomplishments like winning the Champions League, but let's take a deeper look into his career. Reece James was born on December 8th, 1999. Reece James’ father is Jamaican while his mother is white. James signed with Chelsea when he was just 8 years old where he began to play for their academy. James was loaned out [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2023-02-25T17:35:40+00:00February 25th, 2023|

Hello! And welcome back to this week’s Famous Friday! Today we will highlight Kimora Lee Simmons, a businesswoman,  American model, entrepreneur, fashion designer, actor, author, and philanthropist. She was born in St. Louis Missouri to her African American father and her Japanese-Korean mother. Growing up because of her identifiable height at 5’10'' and because of her multiracial background she openly discussed how she was a target for bullies and always felt different from those around her. In an effort to boost her confidence at age 11, Kimora’s mother enrolled her [...]

Project RACE in the News

2023-02-18T23:53:55+00:00February 18th, 2023|

Biracial women say Meghan is proof racism and privilege coexist   By Samantha Chery The Washington Post February 18, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. EST   Since she was a child, Lo Silver has been repeatedly asked: What are you? After explaining that she is biracial, with one White and one Black parent, Silver says she is still sometimes met with incredulity. “You’re Black?” they respond. After George Floyd’s 2020 murder, she decided to be even more upfront: “[yea...i’m black],” she emblazoned on shirts she designed.   “It’s a conversation starter. It’s a [...]

Pew Research Results

2023-02-11T18:58:56+00:00February 11th, 2023|

It’s Famous Friday!

2023-02-03T14:35:50+00:00February 3rd, 2023|

Happy Friday! This week’s Famous Friday will highlight actress Jasmine Guy. Guy was born on March 10, 1964 to a White mother and Black father in Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, where she attended a performing arts high school. After high school, Jasmine moved to New York City as she was awarded a scholarship to become a part of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Guy went on to practice performing arts here for several years before debuting on Broadway. She starred in the original productions of [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2023-01-22T00:50:59+00:00January 22nd, 2023|

BOB MARLEY   This week's famous Friday is about Bob Marley. He was born on February 6, 1945 to Norval Marley (his father) and Cedella Malcom (his mother).  Norval Marley was from East Sussex, England and was a captain of the Royal Marines. Cedella Malcolm was an Afro-Jamaican. Bob Marley went to Stepney Primary School and Stepney Junior High School. In 1955 his father passed at the age of 70 from a heart attack. Later his mother remarried and gave birth to two boys (Marley’s half brothers) named Richard and [...]

Terminology: NO LATINX

2023-01-13T16:37:47+00:00January 13th, 2023|

State Stops the Use of the Term “LATINX”   Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an executive order this week barring the use of the term “Latinx” in official state documents, saying the government should use “ethnically appropriate language.” Sanders, a Republican who gained national recognition as White House press secretary in the Trump administration, signed several orders involving government regulations Tuesday during her first day as governor. “The government has a responsibility to respect its citizens and use ethnically appropriate language, particularly when referring to ethnic minorities,” the executive order read. The term “Latinx” emerged [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2023-01-13T14:45:04+00:00January 13th, 2023|

Hello and Welcome back to this week’s Famous Friday! Created with RNI Films app. Preset 'Agfa RSX II' Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper, professionally known as Saweetie is a Multiracial American rapper. She had a debut single “Ice Grl” in 2017 which led her to be signed to Max Gousse’s record label, Artistry Worldwide. She released another album in 2018 called “High Maintenance''. Her second EP “Icy” was released in March of 2019 and her song “My Type” reached the top 40 most popular songs of that year. Saweetie [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2023-01-07T14:22:10+00:00January 7th, 2023|

Chloe Bennet Happy Friday! This Famous Friday we'll highlight American singer and actress Chloe Wang, also known as Chloe Bennet in the professional world. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 18, 1992 to a Chinese father and White mother. When she was 15, she moved to China and lived with her grandmother in Beijing as she studied Mandarin and pursued a singing career, under her birth name. She had even received an opportunity to become a popstar in China and said yes! Eventually Bennet went back to the [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-12-02T13:41:28+00:00December 2nd, 2022|

  Christian Kirk, a wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars, is a multiracial athlete from Scottsdale, Arizona. He was born November 18, 1996, and his father is Black, and his mother is White.  Kirk also played college football at Texas A&M but was drafted to the NFL before completing his senior year. Christian Kirk played football at his high school, Saguaro High School and was drafted into the NFL in 2018. Here he was selected in the second round to play for the Arizona Cardinals. Earlier this year in March, [...]

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