Another Open Letter

2020-06-23T06:14:35+00:00June 23rd, 2020|

TO THE NEW YORK TIMES: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE ETHICIST I wish I could thank Kwame Anthony Appiah for setting the multiracial movement back over fifty years, but I can’t. He is “the ethicist” for the NY Times and wrote a column this week titled “How Should I think about Race when Considering a Sperm Donor?” Basically, it is about a White, Jewish woman who is considering sperm donation and cannot decide if it matters that the father could be a donor of color. First, Appiah manages to turn [...]

Important Information

2020-06-10T17:38:22+00:00June 10th, 2020|

How to be counted as multiracial on the 2020 Census. We have been advised that another multiracial organization is putting out incorrect information about counting as multiracial on the 2020 Census when you are part Hispanic. They are saying that you can check Hispanic under the ethnicity question, check a race under the race question, and then write in “multiracial” under some other race. That will NOT get you counted as multiracial! You must check two or more races under the race question to be counted as “two or more [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-05-21T20:40:43+00:00May 21st, 2020|

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams III   Daniel Hale Williams III was born on January 18th, 1856, to his Socttish-Irish and African American father Daniel Hale Williams Jr., and African American mother Sarah Price Williams. He is best known for performing the first successful and documented pericardium surgery in the United States. He also created the first non-segregated hospital called Chicago’s Provident Hospital. Prior to beginning his career as a successful general surgeon, he followed in his father’s footsteps of owning and running a barber shop with his sister. It wasn’t [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-05-07T20:13:54+00:00May 7th, 2020|

  Happy Friday!  Today’s Famous Friday article is highlighting Jessica Karen Szohr.  Szohr is of Hungarian, White and African-America descent and was born on March 31st 1985 in Menomonee, Wisconsin.  She has four younger siblings Danielle, Sadie, Nick and Megan.  Jessica is an American actress who has been featured in films including Complications (2015) and Kingdom (2015).  She has also starred in the teen drama series Gossip Girl as Vanessa Abrams and joined the cast of Orville during the second season.  Szohr also began modeling at age 6. From a [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-04-24T08:33:34+00:00April 24th, 2020|

Jordan Fisher   Happy Friday everyone! We hope you are staying safe and healthy during these troubling times. This week’s famous Friday is focused on Jordan Fisher. Jordan William Fisher was born on April 24, 1994, in Birmingham, Alabama. Jordan is said to be of Nigerian, Cambodian, and European descent. Because Jordan’s mother was only 16 when he was born, Jordan was adopted and raised by his grandparents, Rodney and Pat Fisher. Jordan was homeschooled until high school, but even from home, he found his passion for musical theatre. In [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-02-27T16:01:23+00:00February 27th, 2020|

Mandy Gonzalez Mandy Gonzalez was born on August 22, 1978, to a Mexican father and white mother. She has had a successful career as an actress and singer and is best known for her roles on Broadway. These roles include the fabulous Angelica Schuyler from the musical Hamilton, Elphaba from the musical of Wicked, and Nina Rosario in the original cast of In the Heights. From an early age, Mandy Gonzalez’s grandmother saw her passion for music and signed her up for singing lessons. She attended Saugus High School in [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-02-20T20:19:09+00:00February 20th, 2020|

Famous Friday: Dr. Jonathan S. Holloway  Dr. Jonathan Holloway has been named as the twenty first President of Rutgers University and is expected to step into the position in July. Holloway will be Rutgers’ first non-white president since the college was founded more than 250 years ago. Rutgers board of governors Chairman Mark Angelson welcomed Holloway saying, “He has a giant heart and a sense of humor. … His academic credentials are through the roof.” It is certainly true that Dr. Holloway has a very impressive academic and professional history. [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-02-13T19:52:53+00:00February 13th, 2020|

Derek Jeter Derek Jeter was born on June 26, 1974 in New Jersey. His mother, Dorothy, is of Caucasian and European decent, while his father, Sanderson, is African-American. Jeter’s father, who played baseball at Fisk University, assimilated Derek into the sport at a young age. Trying to instill a sense of responsibility into the young athlete, Jeter’s parents made him sign a contract every year, outlining a set of rules for his behavior. The contract made is so that Derek was to always keep a positive outlook, and could not [...]

Famous Friday

2020-02-06T21:25:47+00:00February 6th, 2020|

  Gianna Bryant, sometimes referred to as “GiGi” was an American middle school who loved the game of basketball.  She was destined to take after her father, the legendary NBA star, Kobe Bryant. Gianna Bryant was born in Los Angeles, California on May 1, 2006. She is the daughter of Kobe and Vanessa Bryant. Her father was African American and her mother is Mexican. Her mother was a model and her father played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years and helped them win five NBA championships.. Gianna, just [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-01-30T21:44:29+00:00January 30th, 2020|

Shakira Look for Shakira performing at halftime during this Sunday’s Super Bowl show. Shakira is a Columbian singer, songwriter, dancer, business woman, record producer, and philanthropist. She was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. Her father is Lebanese and her mother is Colombian. Shakira is most known as a Colombian pop singer. Her first album was when she was 13 and she is now 42.  Shakira’s hit, Hip’s Don’t Lie, was No. 1 on the Billboard Top 10.  She has talked about the difficulty of overcoming obstacles while becoming an [...]

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