Ephraim Adamz is a creative artist and public speaker who is often regarded as the "King of Pride". He is recognized for his event planning and advocacy for marginalized communities. He has dedicated his crafts to social consciousness and healing. As the COVID pandemic brought the conversation of racial disparities to the forefront in new ways, so did Ephraim Adamz.
TheModelMinority.com is a website that highlights past and current examples of Black and Asian solidarity. The idea came to Ephraim Adamz after writing and recording the song "Stop Asian Hate / Solidarity" as a form of peaceful protest so that listeners can learn and empathize with Black and Asian lives through music storytelling. The song and website was launched during May 2023 in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The landing page is in its early stages, but over time will be packed with content to move the movement forward. The mission is to curate a hub of information that embraces the unity between the two communities in a way that is both intersectional and affirming. When participants arrive at the homepage the first thing they will see is a welcome greeting from transgender rights advocate Gia Gunn of RuPual's Drag Race.
Have you ever used the term "Black" or "African American" or "People of Color" and yet still have an underlining sense of uncertainty as to who's being referred to? After all you could be referencing someone Caribbean or Afro-Latino. Maybe you're speaking of Africans who migrated to the United State after the Emancipation Proclamation. Maybe you're describing a Black person born in the UK or another nation.
When utilizing "Negro" in America there is a distinct common sense that you're speaking about descendants of U.S. chattel slavery, segregation, and Jim Crow laws. When utilizing Negro there is a collective understanding that you're referring to those who identify with the Civil Rights movement. Pioneers such as Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and Booker T Washington come to mind. Negro represents the experience of Black people who's family bloodline has survived the underground railroads, lynch hangings from trees, Klu Klux Klan, mass incarceration for possession of marijuana, and early protests of police brutality. Negro rarely leaves room for misconception.
Black people are not a monolith so it is important to differentiate those within the African Diaspora. For example a Jamaican, or Haitian, or Nigerian may not relate to the complexities of the Negro American experience or vice versa. Colonization , slavery, and the horrors that have happened after slavery did not happen to each group in the same ways.
In closing, we are a Negro lead website that collaborates with Asian communities.