Black Deaf Culture Through the Lens of Black Deaf History
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Black Deaf Culture Through the Lens of Black Deaf History
He attended the World Federation of the Deaf as one of the delegates for Somalia. He was born in Somalia and helped establish the Somali Deaf Union, the first Somali organization for deaf individuals in his country.
He believes "you must be the change you wish to see in the world". Bakar served in AmeriCorps working with homeless youth and refugees. Bakar has a strong interest in community advocacy and access to opportunities for minority students and students with disabilities. While interning with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, he will be focusing on increasing engagement in global education and international experiences for African American students.
Bakar plans to pursue a doctorate degree before returning back to Somalia and help improve the lives of Deaf Somalis. He is known for his lead role singing in the Deaf Choir on Glee. His unique ability to connect with generation Ys and the millennials has made him part of a cultural shift in the urban community.
John has always had a passion for acting and fashion. By the time he was two years old, he had already done a series of commercials. Over the years, John has appeared in several TV and cable programs, co-starred in live stage productions and has been the key-note speaker at presentations throughout the United States.
John's motto has always been "Imagine You Can. His life experiences encouraged him to expand the concept of "imagine" into creating his own brand. IM is a brand that was designed to reach those who have the courage and confidence to make their dreams a reality.
His slogan is "Imagine You Can. The founder's vision is "to teach them about hard work, determination, perseverance, and commitment. There are no limits. Their dreams will happen. They will be unstoppable because they will believe in themselves.
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When we go out in the world we go out with reality, because we are here to promote IM imagine clothing line to empower our dreams!!!! From an early age, she developed her interest in acting by watching her favorite actress, Katharine Hepburn, in her classic films. Martina moved to California to pursue an acting career in film and television. She is also featured in an upcoming web-series directed by Jules Dameron.
Not content with working in front of the camera, she is also very interested in working behind the scenes and has written a few scripts for film development. Her first directorial debut, also self-produced, was a thriller short film titled, "The Loved Ones," which has been selected to be screened at the Seattle Deaf Film Festival.
She is inspired to forge a new path of filmmaking and design through her talent, hard-working ethics, and her indomitable approach to life. While in high school, she competed in several oratorical competitions in and out of state and the opportunity to be a Gallaudet sponsored guest at the Deaf Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kylei was crowned Miss Deaf Teen Kansas her freshman year of high school.
She mainstreamed part-time during her junior and senior years to take advantage of intermediate and advanced psychology and child development.
Kylei is a recent graduate of Gallaudet University where she earned her BA degree majoring in Psychology. She is a member of Phi Kappa Zeta Sorority. While attending college, she was the Bison Cheerleader captain and was on Bison Song team. During summer breaks, she volunteered at the Kansas School for the Deaf as a teacher's assistant.
Kylei's senior year of college also brought about her final psychology internship with the NAD National Association for the Deaf. This internship introduced language deprivation issues, state board of education debates and child advocacy for education provoking her interest in Education Advocacy. She was born deaf and she has one younger sister. She hopes to go to a graduate school for social work.
Kiara has always been very dedicated and hardworking when trying to achieve her goals. For her future career, she decided that she wants to work with Deaf and hearing adolescents in the mental health field as a social worker with a law degree. Along with a future social work degree, she is interested in serving the combined legal and social needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities.
She has four brothers and is the youngest and only hard of hearing sibling. Tyresha is the niece of a celebrity rapper Flo-Rida. She appeared and interpreted the song in his music video "I Cry. Tyresha is currently a student at Gallaudet University majoring in Theatre Arts: Tyresha hopes to become a successful actress and plans to continue producing ASL music videos.
Edmond is an actress, model, and ASL performer who has been described as "a stand-out performer whose words seem to spill directly from the core of her body in waves of grief, anger and vulnerability. Treshelle was born September 10, in San Bernardino, California.
She is the oldest of three children, and around 18 months of age Treshelle was diagnosed with having a severe to profound hearing loss in both ears. Her family ultimately moved out of state and she attended Epic Elementary School in Birmingham, Alabama where she learned and became fluent in American Sign Language.
It was at Epic Elementary where Treshelle first took the stage and found her love for performing. Treshelle and her family would ultimately move back to Southern California where she went on to graduate from Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California. It was at Fairfax where the acting bug appeared. Treshelle auditioned for and landed a guest starring role on House, M. From there, she performed in the deaf choir on Glee. Treshelle did not have much acting experience but she had so much passion and natural ability she seemed to "wow" her audiences with every performance.
Her TEDx Talk, highlighting her pioneering work, continues to inspire people to strive for a more inclusive world. Haben works at the Berkeley-based nonprofit Disability Rights Advocates. She helped achieve a legal victory in National Federation of the Blind v. Scribd, the second case to hold that the ADA applies to e-commerce. She received her J. She is a mixed African-American and Panamanian. She has a younger sister who is also Deaf. Known to have the fiercest runway walk ever, it's no wonder Ashley has worked with the late Michael Maddox, a top runway director, coached by supermodel Beverly Peele, and was given advice by modeling icon Beverly Johnson.
Ashley had a principal role on Freeform's Switched At Birth in season two. She was the only Deaf model in Verizon's "Rule the Air" campaign commercial in Her passion is to become a Physical Education teacher for K grades. She currently works part time at FedEx as package handler and is raising her adorable son, JShon. Ashlea is passionate at empowering the Deaf Community and educating the hearing community about Deaf Culture.
She has been actively involved with several community organizations. Among her many skills, Ashlea is also an interpretive gospel mime artist ministering to Christian themed music. She has performed in the greater Los Angeles area for the past 13 years. Stemming from a love for storytelling as a child, Ashlea became an actor. She has been a regular student background actor on Freeform's Switched At Birth. She continues to study and craft her acting skills.
Though a nomad intrigued by many places, her heart is always in LA. She is a Black, multiracial, Deaf woman who is complex, ever-changing, and growing. A sister, daughter, and friend before anything else. Jessica is a counselor and program coordinator by day; a dancer and an artist by night.
Shaped by the women who raised her, Jessica developed a passion at a young age for social issues and how this impacts us as people. This led her to a B. Upon graduation, she was determined to further her studies with a focus on counseling.
Two years later she received her M. Within her work, Jessica is able to combine work with passion by incorporating multiculturalism and a person-centered philosophy through her work within the Deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf Plus, Hard-of Hearing student community.
Jessica hopes to be a part of creating a larger community where listening for understanding is a given, differences are encouraged, inclusion is the norm, and challenges are embraced. Inshe was crowned Miss Black Deaf America. Her parents are hearing, she has two Deaf siblings and one hearing sibling. She is in the process of adopting a daughter named Phyllis. Under her direction the Deaf Club has sponsored forums and workshops on education and voter registration drives; Black Deaf history and awareness events; domestic and police brutality workshops; violation of work rights and accessibility to medical care.
The club willingly supports and collaborates with other Deaf and hearing organizations that promote equal opportunity and self reliance for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people.
Ingram has initiated "Harlem ASL Night" at a venue in Harlem where the Deaf provide educational entertainment to a deaf and hearing audience. Tanya has participated in demonstrations regarding Black victims who have been killed in New York as well as stopping the violence events.
She makes herself available for anyone who believes their rights have been violated due to deafness and voluntarily seeks assistance to resolve their concerns. Tanya, as well as H. Deaf Club, has received city, state and congressional proclamations and accommodations for their commitment to strengthen our NYC community through volunteer services.
Dejonae was forced to attend a mainstream school with hearing students. She had to face many challenges throughout elementary and high school, bullied and humiliated because of her deafness. To avoid further embarrassment, she rebuffed her deafness and withdrew from using sign language to communicate.
She entered speech therapy and had no involvement with the Deaf Community for years thereafter. She studied drama and dance in high school and at Rio Hondo Community College.
It was not until she joined Deafinit Models in that DJ was able to embrace her deafness, improve her signing skills, and pursue her silent dreams of modeling, acting and dancing. As a model, Dejonae trained under the late Michael Maddox, famed runway director, and was coached by Twin of a Kind Models. She has shot numerous editorials. She landed her first principal acting role in an episode of Freeform's Switched At Birth.
She was then cast in the lead role as Andrea in the short film Dark Thinker. She made a name for herself after partnering with The Special Needs Network in and became an anti-bullying activist.
Dejonae delivered an impassioned and empowering speech at the iStand4Peace Summit before students and a group of clinical professionals from UCLA.
During her leisure time, she enjoys the outdoors and is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and learning more about real world urban survival skills. She is also a new mother of a precious baby girl named Abigail. After completing the model training at Barbizon School of Modeling, she started modeling photos for print ads.
With that she gained notoriety in her community of Triad with appearances on local North Carolina TV news and commercials. She has worked with many notable photographers, designers and received model coaching from the late Michael Maddox, top runway director, and supermodels Beverly Peele and Tomiko Fraiser. Yvonnia plans to attend Liberty University to pursue a master's degree in Professional Christian Counselor. She is currently employed with Purple Communication, Inc. She is also the mother of a beautiful little girl, Ava.
Bridgette has always had aspirations to work professionally within the entertainment industry as a Deaf television host, dancer, and singer. She is one of the most inspiring Deaf speakers within the Southern California Deaf and Hearing communities. Her passion for sharing 'The Word' from her heart through ASL signs using music is rhythmic and very powerful. Despite her hearing loss, nothing has prevented Bridgette from becoming a dynamic motivational speaker.
She has touched many lives and their experience has been life-changing. She received numerous awards, commendations, and certificates of appreciation for motivational speaking and evangelism ministry.
InCandace was one of the thirteen founding members of the student organization Sisterhood at Gallaudet University and served as its president. While a student at Gallaudet University, she was invited to perform in several ASL poetry performances. Candace is a single mother of two children named Trevon and Nevaeh, and her hobbies include traveling and shopping! Jazzy Jones, Washington, D. Currently residing in Washington, DC, by way of Buffalo, NY, she earned her bachelor's degree in business and communications from the Rochester Institute of Technology in In addition to filling in on responding to calls and emails at the NAD Headquarters' front desk, she also manages all social media accounts for the NAD while working closely with the Director of Communications.
In her spare time, Jazzy enjoys traveling, wine tastings and quality time with her nieces and nephews. Nia Lazarus, California, Aspiring Educator Nia Lazarus was born in Oakland, California where she lost her hearing at 11 months old to spinal meningitis. Determined that she would be successful despite her hearing loss, her mother immediately learned sign language for her and was a constant support throughout her education.
She is currently a senior at Georgetown University where she will receive her Bachelor's degree with a major in Linguistics and a minor in Italian. Nia has had her share of accomplishments while attending college. This past JulyNia was a panelist at the 25th anniversary for the Americans with Disabilities Act with the Department of Education to share about her successful educational experiences due to the ADA.
During the summer ofshe studied abroad in Siena, Italy at the Siena School of Liberal Arts for three weeks and conducted research on sign language acquisition in American Sign Language and Italian Sign Language. Subsequent to this opportunity to study abroad, Nia dedicated two summers working as an intern at the National Association of the Deaf and became inspired to become involved in law and education. She also interned in Dr.
Working under these professors, Nia gained invaluable knowledge and skills in linguistics research. Nia is currently applying to graduate school for Bilingual Deaf Education and hopes to become a teacher and later work for the World Federation of the Deaf in conjunction with the United Nations and the Department of Education to counsel on policies affecting Deaf Education and disability rights.
Her goal of becoming an educator and advocate is driven by her childhood and academic experiences and personal knowledge that there is a great need for Black Deaf role models for our Deaf youth.
It is Nia's hope and desire that she will be able to inspire a new generation of many successful Black members of the Deaf Community. He is the oldest and only Deaf child of eight children in his family. InFloyd was a Deaf pioneer in becoming one of the first known Deaf models to enter the modeling industry in the United States. Floyd became Deafinit Models Management's first Deaf client on their roster. Together they made history and it would become a defining moment in the start toward breaking down barriers that would pave the way for future Deaf models to pursue modeling and acting careers in the entertainment industry.
Floyd placed 2nd in the competition.
He later participated in several fashion shows in New York and Los Angeles, had photo shoots with renowned photographers including Matthew Jordan, Tim Ricks, Stephane Tourne, and Alton Arnold, and his stunning images appeared in two magazines. He also booked print and Internet advertisements with Sprint Relay and Nike.
InFloyd put his modeling ambitions on hold to pursue bodybuilding. Floyd was the only Deaf bodybuilder in the Mr. Fitness competitions in California, New York, and Texas, where he finished 3rd place in all competitions. Floyd graduated from a culinary school and is now a certified chef and a CDL truck driver. Floyd is a newlywed. He currently resides in Florida with his wife Stephanie, a former deaf pageant queen from Costa Rica.
In May of that same year, he made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. By Februarythe album was certified platinum. Paisley co-produced the former two tracks with her, in addition to playing guitar on them and featuring members of his road band, The Drama Kings; he also sang backing vocals on "One Night in Las Vegas" and "Not as In Love".
The album stayed in the charts for more than 70 weeks and was certified platinum in August To support his album, he toured the country as the opening act for Lonestar. Paisley later contributed to Shatner's album Has Been. The album's title track, " Mud on the Tires ", reached Billboard No. The music video for Whiskey Lullaby also won several awards and was rated No.
The album was certified double platinum. It also won album of the year at the ACM Awards. Paisley also contributed two original songs to the Disney Pixar's film Cars. These can be found on the film's soundtrack.
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This was in recognition of his contribution to the "Route Main Street America" television special. At the Grammy Awards, Paisley received four nominations: The first four singles from the album, " Ticks ", " Online ", " Letter to Me ", and " I'm Still a Guy ", all reached number one on the country music single charts, making seven straight number one hits for Paisley.
Throttleneck would also reach number one, which would get Paisley his first Grammy. The reissued version received unsolicited airplay in lateand features less prominent string guitar and violin parts and a more "muted" musical tone.
For the chart week of September 20,the song became Paisley's twelfth number-one single and his eighth straight number-one hit, making him the artist with the most consecutive Number One country hits since the inception of Nielsen SoundScan in The tour visited 94 cities over a month period and played for more than a million fans. The tour was so successful that it was extended past its original end date to February Paisley was nominated for three Grammy Awards related to 5th Gear: Play[ edit ] Paisley performing live in Providence, Rhode Island, September 27, A sixth instrumental album, titled Playwas released on November 4, It was the first and only single from Play, and it went on to become Paisley's thirteenth number one hit and his ninth in a row.
American Saturday Night[ edit ] Paisley announced on January 26,that he would be embarking on a new tour named American Saturday Night, with Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne opening for most of the shows. Paisley's seventh studio album, American Saturday Nightwas released on June 30, The album's lead single, " Then ", was released in March and performed for the first time on American Idol on March It went on to become Paisley's 14th number one single and his tenth in a row.
Fearing a broken ribhe was held overnight at an area hospital, but was released when a CT scan was negative. An estimated 60, people attended the outdoor event to watch Underwood and Paisley perform in the pouring rain.
On August 4,it was announced on his official website that Paisley would release his first official greatest hits package, entitled Hits Alive. Released on November 2,Hits Alive is a double-disc collection, with one disc containing studio versions of Paisley's hit singles, while the companion disc features previously unreleased live versions of his songs.
The album's second single, " Old Alabama " with Alabamareleased to country radio on March 14,and became Paisley's nineteenth number one hit. The game is modeled after other Facebook games such as Farmville or Mafia Wars and features original animation.
The game provides a new way for fans to interact with each other and view exclusive material that would otherwise be unavailable. On May 12,Paisley's website announced that he would release two songs on the soundtrack for the film Cars 2. One of them would be a collaboration with British pop singer Robbie Williams. Paisley's website announced that he was a fan of Twain, prompting his collaboration on the project with Clint EastwoodJimmy BuffettSheryl CrowVince Gilland others.