The Globe’s Greg Lee and Allana Barefield cohosted this month’s episode of “Black News Hour” and had a conversation with guests about the intersectionality of being Black and Asian during AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) Heritage Month.
They talked to Imari Paris Jeffries, who is the executive director of King Boston, a program of the Boston Foundation that is working to create a memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. He shared his experience with being half Asian and half Black, and the ways Boston should embrace people that come to the city. He also talked about the upcoming Embrace Ideas Festival hosted by King Boston happening from June 13 to 17.
Then, Kibbee Miller, senior digital brand marketing manager for Converse, spoke about bringing representation to her industry as a woman of Black and Asian descent.
Boston Globe sports reporter Gary Washburn talked about the Celtics’ gameplay during their playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks ahead of Game 6 on Friday night.
See more about topics discussed, and watch the episode below:
- Under Paris Jeffries’ leadership, King Boston making some big moves, including $1m gift to Roxbury church
- Jeneé Osterheldt: There is no antiracist movement without fighting anti-Asian discrimination
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