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Multiracial Family Man

Comic and writer Alex Barnett is the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 6-year-old, Biracial son. Join him and his guests each episode as they discuss the issues that confront multiracial people and multiracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races). Alex has been seen on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” NBC’s EVB Live, and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com.
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Dec 27, 2015

Ep. 45: Kitt Shapiro is the daughter of late international star Eartha Kitt, who passed away from colon cancer in 2008. She is the founder and creator of the Simply Eartha™ lifestyle brand (http://www.simplyeartha.com/) and served as president of Eartha Kitt Productions for more than 20 years. Her work with her mother was highlighted by her own Grammy nomination as executive producer of Eartha Kitt’s CD, “Back in Business.” Shapiro attended Barnard College/Columbia University before beginning a successful modeling career. She studied interior design and worked in the fashion industry before taking on the responsibilities of running her mother’s company. Shapiro has dedicated herself to sharing her mother’s story and bringing attention to the importance of colon cancer screening and early detection, and, toward that end, she serves as a Board Member for the Colon Cancer Alliance (http://www.ccalliance.org/).

Listen as Kitt speaks with Alex about living and traveling with her mother, about growing up as a multiracial person with a multiracial mom and about her maintaining her mother's legacy through her lifestyle brand, Simply Eartha, and through her work withe Colon Cancer Alliance.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Dec 21, 2015

Ep. 44: Shani “Nani” Bernard is just a girl who loves the fact that everyone has the right to creative expression. She comes from a performing arts family and was raised with art and music all around her. She has always had a deep love for children and began babysitting and being a nanny from very young age. The two combined to create what you see now. She graduated with her degree in Theater Arts and uses all her skills to build sets, sew costumes, draw cartoons, film etc. – almost everything you see. She wants to encourage kids to find their own unique voice, use it and never lose it.

She is the creator and founder of Nani Nani Kids (http://www.naninanikids.com/) to create engaging media that encourages all children (as well as those who are kids at heart) to be creative. She finds joy in creating age-appropriate programming for a culturally diverse audience.  For videos she's created, please check her YouTube page: (https://www.youtube.com/user/naninanikids).

In addition to her artistic pursuits, Shani also is a nanny and doula who helps train nannies and provides critical information to families looking to hire nannies.  For more on her nanny training efforts, go here: http://www.periscope.tv/NaniNaniParent or here http://www.naninanikids.com/7steps/

To connect with her on social media, please go here:

- Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/NaniNaniKids :

 
- Periscope: http://www.periscope.tv/NaniNaniKids : Live kids shows 
 
 

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Dec 14, 2015

Ep. 43: Tanya Hutchins is a multimedia journalist and Communications Representative with the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAMAW). She worked as a broadcast journalist for more than 10 years in Columbus, Ohio before moving to Washington, D.C.

Listen as Tanya describes for Alex how she embarked upon a years-long project of gathering essays from multiracial children about their experience and compiled these for her book Born Beautiful Biracial (http://www.tanyahutchins.com/born-beautiful-biracial/). 

Tanya was born in Queens, grew up in White Plains, N.Y. and earned her B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Ithaca College. She is also an avid still photographer and some of her photos are featured in her new book.  For more on Tanya, please visit: http://www.tanyahutchins.com/

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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And, for a link to Maria P.P. Root, Ph.D. (author/creator of the Bill of Rights for People of Mixed Heritage), please see: http://www.drmariaroot.com/

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Dec 6, 2015

Ep. 42: Steven F. Riley is the creator and founder of MixedRaceStudies.org, which since 2009, is the world's most comprehensive non-commercial website providing a gateway to interdisciplinary English language scholarship about the relevant issues surrounding the topic of multiracialism. This site has been called by a preeminent scholar, "the most comprehensive and objective clearinghouse for scholarly publications related to critical mixed-race theory" and by an up and coming scholar “probably the singularly most valuable tool in my work.”

At present, MixedRaceStudies.org contains nearly 8,900 posts which consists of links to 5,100+ articles; 1,200+ books; nearly 600 dissertation, papers and reports; nearly 300 multimedia items; more than 400 excerpts and quotes, and more than 100 course offerings. Currently, MixedRaceStudies.org receives over 2,000 visitors each day and during a monthly period, more than 47,000 unique visitors and 1½ million page views.

Over the past five years Riley has been interviewed on several podcasts, presented and participated at several conferences and festivals including both Critical Mixed Race Studies conferences. Also, he was quoted in NBC News's The Grio  (November 2012) and has a recent co-authored article with blogger Glenn Robinson in the Asian American Literary Review Special Issue on Mixed-Race (Fall 2013). Other recent activities include introducing a panel for the 3rd Annual: What Are You? – A Discussion about Mixed Heritage at Brooklyn Historical Society and a quote in Yaba Blay's  (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race (Philadelphia: BLACKprint Press, 2013).

Readers can follow MixedRaceStudies.org on Twitter at @mixed_race.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Dec 1, 2015

Ep. 41: April Dinwoodie (http://www.aprildinwoodie.com/)is a nationally recognized thought leader on adoption and foster care. As Chief Executive of the Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI)(http://adoptioninstitute.org/), April is committed to improving laws, policies and practices through sound research, education and advocacy. She is also a co-founder and Vice President of the Board of Fostering Change for Children, a progressive nonprofit that helps drive innovation in the child welfare system.

Before joining DAI, April created a specialized mentoring program called “Adoptment,” in which adults who were adopted and/or spent time in foster care serve as mentors to youth in care. As a trans-racially adopted person, April shares her experiences at workshops and conferences to help potential adoptive parents and professionals understand both the beauty and complexity of adopting children of another race.

Listen as Alex and April discuss the complex and multilayered issue of transracial adoption, especially as it relates to multiracial people.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Dec 1, 2015

Ep. 40: Humorist, motivational speaker, TV & radio personality, actress, author, blogger and entrepreneur are all titles fitting for Karith Foster (http://www.karith.com/). She is one of the hottest comics to come out of NewYork City according to both The Hollywood Reporter and Backstage Magazine who named her one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch.” She has made a name for herself as national headliner for being a clean, funny African-American comedian. Karith travels nationally and abroad bringing humor and inspiration to all of her audiences.  Karith currently can be seen in the movie Can We Take a Joke (http://www.canwetakeajoke.com/).

For her press kit, please go to: http://www.karith.com/uploads/7/5/8/7/7587287/new_foster_media_kit.pdf

Karith, who is a Black woman married to a White, Australian man and mother to two biracial daughters, is also a Diversity Engagement Specialist who speaks at colleges and corporate events where she uses her disarming wit and a keen understanding of our shared experiences, to engage her listeners in matters ranging from diversity and bullying to intense life changes and everyday relationships. Drawing from her extensive travels and experience in the corporate and entertainment worlds, Karith uses humor to accentuate the positive and inspire her audience. 

And, for the link to the documentary "White People" that Karith mentioned, please go to:  https://youtu.be/_zjj1PmJcRM

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Nov 21, 2015

Ep. 39: Kayci Ortiz is a biracial (Black/White) young woman from New Jersey and recent Harvard graduate.  She also is a Board Member of Project RACE and former President of Project RACE Teen.  She is an accomplished academic, who was selected as a 2006 Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar. She has won several national essay contests.  She was awarded the 2009 Princeton Prize in Race Relations, which was created to identify and commend young people who are working to increase understanding and mutual respect among all races. 

As President of Project RACE Teen, Kayci held critical bone marrow donor drives, started a Teen Project RACE panel, created a Facebook page for teens, and was a wonderful asset for Project RACE. She served as president until 2010 when she began college at Harvard University.  She has continued her work with Project RACE as a Board Member.

For more on Kayci or to contact her, please visit her at: @ohkray https://twitter.com/ohkray

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Nov 8, 2015

Ep. 38: Andrea Boxall is a biracial (Black/White) woman from England.  A native of Birmingham, she now lives in London.  A daughter of a Black, Afro-Caribbean Jamaican-English mother and a White English native father, Andrea currently works  as a Recruitment Officer for Frontline (http://www.thefrontline.org.uk/) to help transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting and developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society.

Listen as Andrea describes her own experiences a multiracial person in in the United Kingdom.  Also, listen as she talks about finding common cause at the most recent Women of the World Festival (http://wow.southbankcentre.co.uk/)

For more on Andrea or to contact her, please visit her at: @bodelights https://twitter.com/bodelights

Or visit with her on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/bodelights/

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Nov 1, 2015

Ep. 37: Lee & Low Books (https://www.leeandlow.com/) is the largest multicultural children's book publisher in the country. They also are one of the few minority-owned publishing companies in the United States, as well as a throwback to what many publishers used to be: independent, generational businesses in which the people running the company have a personal stake in its success. 

On this episode of the podcast, I speak with Hannah Ehrlich, Director of Marketing and Publicity, for Lee & Low Books about the company's simple and elegant mission: to publish contemporary diverse stories that all children can enjoy. In addition, listen as Hannah describes how Lee & Low is committed to meeting the needs of educators by providing award-winning, diverse books for today’s classrooms, along with the resources educators need to make meaningful use of each book.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Oct 26, 2015

Ep. 36: Shannon Luders-Manuel is a writer who wrote her masters thesis on the rhetorical implications of the "tragic mulatta" genre.  She is currently working on a memoir, which was featured at the 2014 Mixed Remixed Festival (the nation's premiere cultural arts festival celebrating stories of the Mixed experience, multiracial and multicultural families and individuals through films, books and performance), about taking care of her father at the end of life and how her experiences with him growing up helped shape her identity. 

Shannon has written about recent events surrounding relations between Black America and the Police and events relating to Black Lives Matter, including her recent article on the website For Harriet, which you can see here: http://www.forharriet.com/2015/08/what-it-means-to-be-mixed-race-during.html#axzz3pSEtw3xk.  That article has gone "viral" and has led dozens of biracial strangers to thank Shannon for speaking their truths.

For more on Shannon, please visit her at: https://shannonludersmanuel.wordpress.com/

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Oct 18, 2015

Ep. 35:  Seventeen years ago, Michelle Breyer channeled her lifelong struggle with her curly hair into NaturallyCurly.com – a hobby she worked on in her spare time with two curly friends. NaturallyCurly blossomed from a 1998 hobby into a full-blown business including 5 different brands under the TextureMedia brand name today. TextureMedia was acquired in August 2015 by Ultra/Standard, an industry leader in multicultural hair care and beauty distribution, and Michelle is actively involved leading Business Development for the company. What started as a sideline to provide a place for curly girls like herself to get support and education has grown into TextureMedia (http://www.texturemediallc.com/), the largest social platform for hair. Michelle has shared her message of empowerment with other female entrepreneurs, inspiring them to channel their own passions into successful careers. And whether it be taking pictures of a fellow curly on a street or responding to an email from a young girl struggling with her hair, Michelle has worked to spread a message of curl pride and self-acceptance to everyone she meets.

Listen, as Michelle describes her own personal struggles with her textured hair and how that led her inexorably to create an online community and brand, visited by millions each month, that provides hair care tips and support for consumers and hair care professionals alike, as well as product reviews, merchandise offers, and a safe space for those looking to provide or obtain important information about care and management of textured hair.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Oct 11, 2015

Ep. 34: Keesha Beckford is a former dancer, who turned to writing as her creative outlet when she became a mom.  It has turned into a successful second career as the creator and writer behind Mom's New Stage, a blog about Keesha's own multiracial family, featuring herself (an African-American woman), her husband (a White man), and their two terrific kids (a biracial boy and girl who are starting to experience and understand the complex issues of race and racism).  Check it out here: http://www.momsnewstage.com/p/about.html

Listen, as Keesha describes her journey from Queen, New York to Princeton University to dance as a profession to becoming a mom and the journey that took her and her family from New York to Charlotte, North Carolina, to Chicago, where they are now the Obamas' neighbors. 

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Oct 4, 2015

Ep. 33: Leighann Lord is a very funny lady (http://www.veryfunnylady.com/).  A comic from New York, with West Indian roots, she's also a writer and the author of Dict Jokes, a book about what the World would be like if words meant what they sounded like. (https://squareup.com/market/veryfunnylady/leighann-lord-s-dict-jokes-volume-one?square_lead=item_embed).  She's also the cohost of StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson (http://www.veryfunnylady.com/startalk).  And, Leighann, who is Black, used to be in an interracial marriage.

Listen as Leighann talks with Alex about her race and interracial relationships, her career in comedy, and what it's like to cohost a show with the World's most famous astrophysicist.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Sep 20, 2015

Ep. 32: David Livingstone Smith is a professor of philosophy at the University of New England, where he teaches courses on philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, free will and determinism, philosophy of human nature, philosophy of race, and other topics.  For more on David, please see: http://www.une.edu/people/david-livingstone-smith

He is the author of the book Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave and Exterminate Others, the winner of the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Award for non-fiction http://www.lessthanhumanbook.com/

Listen as David discusses and explains the philosophy of race as well as his book in which he asks: What is it about us that makes it possible for ordinary human beings to use race as a way of conceiving of others as less than human.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Sep 13, 2015

Ep. 31: Sarah Ratliff and Bryony Sutherland are authors who have collaborated on a new book, an anthology called Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide.  It is a must-read for anyone interested in the issues facing multiracial people and people within multiracial families.  The anthology, published by Heritage Press Publications, is a non-fiction book that cites the experiences of both mixed-race authors and those in interracial partnerships of all ages and backgrounds, from all over the world. It blends positivity, negativity, humor, pathos and realism in an enlightening exploration of what it means to be more than one ethnicity.

Sarh was born in the Netherlands, raised partially in Lagos, Nigeria and eventually in New York City.  Sarah’s mother was African American and Japanese. Her father was Caucasian. Raised to be proud of her mixed race; at the same time her parents prepared her for the racism she would experience, the result of being Black in a country that repeatedly proves it isn’t ready to accept all races.

Bryony was born and raised in the United Kingdom, Bryony is Caucasian. She is married to a man of Caribbean descent and they have three biracial sons. During the quarter of a century she has been with her partner, she can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times they have encountered racism as a result of their union. She feels incredibly positive about raising three mixed kids, each of whom is happy and comfortable in his skin.

Listen as Sarah and Bryony talk to Alex about how they came together, how they decided to collaborate on the book, and what they learned along the way.  As an added bonus, get to hear the "words of wisdom" of the rooster that lives on Sarah's farm in Puerto Rico, as he chimes in throughout the interview!

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Sep 13, 2015

Ep. 30: TaRessa Stovall is Black, White, and Jewish.  She was raised in Seattle and in her formative years found herself involved with the Black Panthers and receiving the benefit of their educational outreach efforts.  She also remembers quite well the experience of being introduced to the music of fellow Seattle-ite, Jimi Hendrix.  Some time later, she left Seattle for Atlanta where she worked in public relations for Spelman College. 

A mom of two, TaRessa is an author who writes frequently about questions of race and multiraciality, and talks candidly about her own multiracial experience and that of her children (whose father is Black).  For more about TaRessa, check out her blog, Black and Blewish (http://blackandblewish.com/) and her website: Taressa (http://www.taressa.com/).

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Sep 6, 2015

Ep. 29: Rudy Tabasa is a Black and Filipino hip-hop dancer turned clothing designer who created a clothing line to advocate for and represent the multiracial community.  Rudy calls the company HalfBreed Clothing Company (http://halfbreedclothingco.myshopify.com/), and he was inspired to create it to help his daughter embrace her roots and feel less alone.  It has now become a huge sucess, and is growing all the time.

Listen as Rudy discusses growing up multiracial in the Bay Area in and around San Francisco, his time as a hip-hop dancer, and how he is hoping that HalfBreed will inspire and advocate for his daughter and the countless other multiracial kids out there.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Aug 30, 2015

Ep. 28: Javon Johnson is a Biracial (Black-White) man raised in New York City by his father, a Black man and single parent, who was and is Javon's mentor and role model.  After a prolonged separation, Javon reunited with his White mother.  Listen as Javon discusses the challenges he faced growing up in a predominantly White neighborhood, the impact that his family dynamic had upon his understanding of his identity, and how he has come to embrace all aspects of his persona. 

Javon is a New York native, born in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from SUNY at Buffalo in 1994 and after a few years in the corporate world decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become a hairstylist.  Some time later, he became a real estate broker and his experiences as a multiracial person coupled with his knowledge of New York City have enabled him to work with people from all races, ethnicities and walks of life to assist them in finding the best possible physical space for their needs.  To speak with Javon about his real estate work, please see his brokerage's website, www.ejmbcommercial.com. And, for those, who like Javon, want to help mentor a young person, please check out the Big Brother/Big Sister program at: www.bigsnyc.org.
 

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Aug 23, 2015

Ep. 27: Jen Chancellor and Shadana Hurd are a same-sex, married, multiracial couple with a teenage daughter.  They're also former proffesional women's football players.  On this episode of the Multiracial Family Man, they talk about their experiences as gay people, how they met, the story of how they got married, and the range of issues they face as a same-sex multiracial family, including how they are addressing the dating life of their heterosexual teenage daughter.  They also provide an eye-opening account of their lives as proffesional female football players.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Aug 16, 2015

Ep. 26: Ellie Cee is a psychologist, former family therapist and multiracial mommy blogger.  On her blog, Musing Momma (http://www.musingmomma.com), she shares inspiration for happy parenting and reflects on life as a mom in a multiracial family. A Ph.D. in psychology, Ellie counseled children and families for years before changing paths to spend more time with her family. She resides in Central Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons (ages 5 and 8) and their sweet, arthritic dog (age 84 in dog years). 

Listen as Ellie discusses issues facing multiracial families and how she and her husband (also a psychologist) utilize their training in facing and coping with these issues.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Aug 8, 2015

Episode 25: Alex Munoz, who once served as Prince's stand-in during the making of a movie, is a multiracial (Chamorro, Mexican, and European) filmmaker. 

His films re-valorize marginalized perspectives.  Whether it's his award-winning webisode Griot's Lament or his work on the USO's Hoops for Troops tour, or his work with FYI films, helping incarcerated youth learn filmmaking to enable them to tell their story, Alex is all about using film to raise up and advocate for the disenfranchised, the voiceless, and those who suffer the indignities of racism and discrimination. For more on Alex Munoz, please see: https://alexcmunoz.wordpress.com/about/

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Aug 1, 2015

Ep. 24: Garcelle Beauvais is known for her work on the Jamie Foxx Show, NYPD Blue, and Franklin & Bash, but outside of her acting work, Garcelle (a mother to 3 sons, including a set of twin multiracial sons), along with co-author Sebastian A. Jones, has penned the I Am . . . children's book series, including the first book, I Am Mixed, which features a set of fraternal multiracial twins (Jay and Nia). (http://www.amazon.com/Am-Mixed-Book/dp/0578110873).

In addition to her tv roles, Garcelle has been active in the movies, including her roles in American Gun, with Forrest Whitaker, Marcia Gay Harden and Donald Sutherland; Women in Trouble with Simon Baker and Josh Brolin; Barbershop 2: Back in Business, with Queen Latifah; and Bad Company, opposite Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins. Garcelle also shot the short film Eyes to See, which focuses on the Haiti earthquake, inspired by the writer/director’s personal involvement with the Haitian relief effort right after tragedy.

Garcelle also is active in community outreach and charitable giving.  She supports the Step Up Women’s Network, a national non-profit that empowers women and girls to be strong and reach their full potential. She is also active with March of Dimes, Children Uniting Nations, and Yele Haiti Foundation.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jul 25, 2015

Ep. 23: Susan Graham, the founder of Project RACE (http://www.projectrace.com/), talks about her youth in Detroit, her interracial marriage, and raising biracial, Jewish children.  Susan then discusses how her experience of being forced to "check a box" on census forms led her to create Project RACE, which advocates for multiracial families and is leading the charge for identifying marrow donors for those who are multiracial.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jul 19, 2015

Ep. 22: Multiracial actress Jennifer Frappier (http://www.jenniferfrappier.com/), is also the Producer and Event Planner for the Mixed Remixed Festival (http://www.mixedremixed.org/), as well as an advocate for egg-freezing (http://www.chillthedocumentary.com/).

Listen as Jen talks about growing up as a multiracial person in Virginia in the 70s and 80s, about the racial issues that arose during her childhood, and about the racial issues that continue to confront her as she makes her way in her acting career.  In addition, Jen speaks with Alex about the growth of the Mixed-Remixed Festival and how it's become a haven for multiracial people.  Finally, check out their conversation about egg freezing, which is becoming more and more of an issue as women delay childbirth until later in life. 

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jul 12, 2015

Ep. 21: Multiracial family advocate and creator of Yogasteya (yoga for all shapes, sizes and abilities - http://yogasteya.com/),  Dianne Bondy (http://diannebondyyoga.com/), talks about her own multiracial family (she's Black and married to a White man and raising biracial children), about growing up in a mostly White neighborhood, her career in fitness training, her battles with body image, which led her to create Yogasteya, and the experience of multiracial families in Canada.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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