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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).

Within the Multiracial Community, Alex is active as a performer and advocate.  Alex was a featured performer at the 2012 New Orleans Loving Festival, the 2015 Mixed-Remixed Festival in Los Angeles, and the 2016 Blend Conference at Cornell University.

Alex is the co-founder of Multiracial Media ( a website that showcases the voices of the Multiracial Community.

Alex also is the co-creator of the comic strip, The Bronze Panther, about a four-year-old, biracial superhero.

Alex has performed at clubs, colleges and venues throughout the country.  He's appeared on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” and NBC’s EVB Live, and in, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and

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 ( 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 (  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: or visit him on Facebook ( or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (
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