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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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May 28, 2017

Ep. 119: In anticipation of the 50th Anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision of Loving v. Virginia (holding as unconstitutional laws that forbid interracial marriage), which occurs this June 12, 2017, we talk with community activist, lawyer, artist, filmmaker, Jerald White, the founder of the New Orleans Loving Festival, about the New Orleans Festival, what led Jerald to create it, and his hopes and aspirations for the Festival and for New Orleans generally.  For more information about the Festival, please go here: http://www.lovingfestival.org/

And, for more on Jerald, and his multifaceted career, please check out his LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bottletree/

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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May 21, 2017

Ep. 118: Janice Littlejohn is an African American and native Angeleno.  She is also Senior Editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), Writer/Producer of Those People: A Love Story and Co-Author of Swirling: How to Date, Mate and Relate Mixing Race, Culture and Creed

In this episode, she speaks with Alex about her research into and her work regarding interracial dating and multiracial relationships and families.  In today's era, with an ever-growing population of multiracial families and people, this is an important and very topical issue.

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
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

May 14, 2017

Ep. 117: Christian is the creator and co-host of Black & White, a comedy show that aired on A&E. On the show, Christian and co-host Sherrod Small, examined current events and social trends through the lens of Race.

Christian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and as Chad, the only white roommate in Chappelle’s Show’s infamous “Mad Real World” sketch. He played Martin on the popular syndicated sitcom Are We There Yet? and politics junkies will recognize Christian from his many appearances on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”.

Over the past decade, Christian Finnegan has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special “Au Contraire!”, as well as “Comedy Central Presents”, “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and countless network interstitials. He’s also appeared on “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Good Afternoon America” and “The Today Show”.

Christian’s latest comedy special, “The Fun Part” was released on Netflix in April 2014. It’s available on iTunes and Amazon, along with his first two albums, “Two for Flinching” and “Au Contraire!”.

Listen as Christian speaks with Alex about his life, his work, and about the perspective of being a White man in a majority Black cast and what it led him to understand about race and racism.

For more on Christian, please visit his website at: http://www.christianfinnegan.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

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
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

May 7, 2017

Ep. 116: Sylvia Kerali is a London-bred, Digital Strategist and Online Branding expert, with roots in Uganda.  She is also a natural hair advocate.  In that role, she founded, Curls Understood (http://curlsunderstood.com/)-- a platform that delivers inspiration and information to the curly, natural hair community with a special focus on new naturals (those just starting to embrace their curls).  Her mission is simple: create and curate reliable content from around the web then organize it so that the Natural Hair Community can have the information it needs at its fingertips.

Now Sylvia has published an eBook called Know Thy Curls (knowthycurls.com).  It is is broken into 2 parts. The 1st part explains how to determine the curl pattern, porosity and volume of your hair (and those of your kids). The 2nd part is a full blown product ingredient dictionary with each ingredient including a safety rating, description and recommendation for the best curl texture/hair concern.

So, take a listen as Sylvia and Alex talk about natural hair, the challenges faced by those transitioning from chemically-treated to natural hair, and the issues confronted by parents who do not have naturally curly or coily hair when styling the natural hair of their kids.

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
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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