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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 5-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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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

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 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

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)
Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
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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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