Project RACE Teens

Happy Juneteenth!

2020-06-18T20:08:01+00:00June 18th, 2020|

Happy Juneteenth! Every year on June 19th many in our country celebrate a significant day of liberation in African American History. 155 years ago, today, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Union General Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas bringing news of the end of the Civil War. General Granger Proclaimed “All slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves”, and while this statement only partially rang true, and we continue to fight for racial equity today, [...]

New Faces at Project RACE!

2018-09-05T08:32:33+00:00September 5th, 2018|

NEW FACES AT PROJECT RACE   New Project RACE Kids President!   Madelyn Rempel is 12 years old and the oldest of three siblings.  She was born in NJ and has lived in Durham North Carolina and now resides in upstate NY with her family.  Madelyn is part of a multiracial family.  Her mom was born in the Dominican Republic and her dad is from Minnesota (Danish and German) “I get to discover different types of cultures because I am multiracial and I get to learn about different parts of [...]

A Very Special Famous Friday!

2018-08-02T23:02:32+00:00August 2nd, 2018|

Alexis Cook On behalf of Project RACE, I am so excited to introduce my awesome new Project RACE Teens Co-President, Alexis Cook! Alexis is talented, smart and dedicated and we are delighted to welcome her to our team. Whether it be as a leader at her high school or out serving in her community, Alexis is all about loving people and bringing them together. “I’ve often heard my parents say, build a longer table, not a higher fence,” Alexis shared. “This quote speaks to the need for conversation and community, versus [...]

It’s a Royal Famous Friday!

2018-05-25T05:49:21+00:00May 25th, 2018|

Famous Friday: HRH Meghan Duchess of Sussex There was clearly no other choice for this week’s Famous Friday. The whole world is talking about HRH Meghan, Duchess of Sussex! Her wedding! Her dress! Her carriage ride… and her race. The last time we featured multiracial actress Meghan Markle on Famous Friday was in November of 2016 and at that time former PRT Co-President Lexi Brock wrote about Meghan’s “rumored romance” with Prince Harry. Well what do you know… the rumors were true! Fast forward a year and a half and [...]

FAMOUS FRIDAY: Mariah Carey

2016-12-02T02:49:14+00:00December 2nd, 2016|

As we enter the holiday season, it is only fitting to feature one of the queens of holiday music, Mariah Carey. She moved to Manhattan the day after her high school graduation to pursue her career. Carey is an extremely talented singer, producer, songwriter, and actress. She even currently holds the record for most number one debuts on the Billboard Hot 100. She has sold over 80 million records and won several Grammies! Over the course of her career she has accumulated a net worth of over 500 million dollars. [...]

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 [...]

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