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LAUSD proposes COVID-19 vaccine site at SoFi Stadium
"Severe weather back East not only tightened already meager vaccine supplies and may have also delayed the proposed opening of a new vaccination site for educators at so fice stadium in Inglewood. That's because everyone is trying to figure out just how many vaccine doses are available right now. L a Unified had announced an agreement with the Rams, Inglewood officials and Hollywood Park to get a vaccination site up and running at the Rams gleaming $5 billion Stadium. Inglewood Mayor James Butts junior with the form Occupied with testing and vaccinations. We wanted to do something special to get the kids going back to school, he tells can acts that Ella's school superintendent, Austin Buechner, Lined up some things already, and he's going to provide 600 nurses, cedars gonna provide medical oversight and again at the moment, the focus is on the number of doses that they couldn't get their hands on the provides. Oh, is will a vaccine be available, But it's gonna be it's ready to go. The mayor is hoping this so far Stadium site will launch soon. John Baird, KNX 10 70 news,
LA school board cuts police officers from schools, diverts $36M to support Black students
"Department for the nation's second largest school district. That force is going to get smaller Police officers on Ella campuses are being replaced by staff trained in conflict resolution and de escalation and $36 million will be diverted away from school police tow. Black student achievement Plan the L. A school board voting to cut a third of the sworn school Police force Superintendent Austin Buechner. We've been systematically failing black Children as a country that schools have to be part of the solution in our school police officers who do remain will be banned from using pepper spray on students. Alex Stone, ABC
In A Los Angeles Park, Worrying Signs Of Rising Homelessness
"Continues to pummel the nation's economy, There are troubling signs that more people are slipping into homelessness. NPR's Adrian Florido visited Park in Los Angeles, where this is becoming more visible every day. Echo Park is one of Ella's iconic public spaces. It has a big lake lined by palm trees and a postcard view of the downtown skyline. It's always had a small homeless community. But in the last few months, people sleeping in tents have filled half of the park's 16 acres. Jesse Brandy moved in four months ago after losing his job programming office phone systems. Everything's closed. Businesses aren't putting any effort into you know, telephone lines in programming those systems out of work. He couldn't afford the rent. So that left me with friends going through, you know, house the house and then became a burden. So So he came to the park and pitched a tent. There are people have been here before hand, but a lot of these people right here. This was because of the pandemic. Federal, state and local addiction moratoriums are supposed to be keeping people in their homes, even if they can't pay the rent during the pandemic. It says that who moved into Echo Park over the summer, said a lot of people like him have left their apartments anyway. Rather than fall behind on rent. I didn't want that hanging over me. Even though there was a moratorium on Enter and I didn't technically has to pay it. I'm not making money. So how? While my loading up on death, he said in addiction over back rent would hurt him for years. He recently found a temporary job working the reception desk it a tax preparation firm. Colleagues don't know He lives in the park. Which is why he asked me not to use his last name. Like I met people out here. They had good jobs. And then could the foreground. This pandemic is just, you know, I really hit him hard. There's even like families with kids here, you know, because of the pandemic groups that fan out to do. Homeless counts have put that off for now, making it hard to know how many people the pandemic has already driven to the streets. Just because there's no academic data does not discount our own eyes. Pete White directs the Lay Community Action Network, an anti poverty organization. Us traveling in communities where there were no house with people and there are now informal settlements everywhere. There is no dept that their arm or people on the streets Ella in California have had a homeless crises for years. And while officials are using pandemic relief money to get people inside White fears. What he's saying is just the beginning here and nationally. This crisis will on Lee get worse unless we figure out how to do all we can to keep people who are barely hanging on. In their homes. And for folks who are house list, figuring out cheaper and faster and innovative ways to get people inside. Brenda Modano moved into Echo Park before Christmas and says the community has formed quickly here with weekly meetings and all We get together. We discussed that girls, if anything wrong or what? What's going on? You know how many kids you could have? She was standing with stubble. What soy who was manning a table accepting donations for the parks residents. Shoes, toilet paper soap clothing. Ah, feel crappy about because by doing that I know that I'm helping some other people and that made me happy. So I moved into the park seven months ago, almost for the first time in his life, he said. 35 years after moving here from what they might let you pulled the business card out of his tent who started with so general handyman? I do I do. Drive one painting, plumbing, hardwood floor. That's what I do. So he says that when the pandemic struck work dried up the first night in his tent, he couldn't believe it, but everything happens for every zones. You're gonna get up on my feet. I know that I don't Don't get up. I'm going after I lost everything. He started recycling cans, he says, and scraping jobs together. Little by Little Adrian flooded. NPR NEWS, Los Angeles
Los Angeles School Board Votes To Cut School Police Force, Divert Funds To Black Student Achievement Plan
"Police force at the L. A public schools is shrinking. ABC is Alex Stone tells US policing at the second largest school district in the country is taking a hit following defund the police protest last year. Well, these officers on Ella campuses are being replaced by staff trained in conflict resolution and de escalation and $36 million will be diverted away from school police to a black student achievement plan. L. A School board voting to cut a third of the sworn school Police force Superintendent Austin Buechner. We've been systematically failing black Children as a country that schools have to be part of the solution in our school police officers who do remain will be banned from using pepper spray on
CDC warns Hispanic-style fresh, soft cheeses linked to listeria outbreak
"Soft cheeses could be linked to it, CBS News correspondents Diane King Hall explains. The listeria outbreak, possibly linked to fresh and soft cheeses has sickened several people and at least four states, according to federal health officials. The CDC has not identified a specific brand of cheese, but says pregnant women, older adults and people with weakened immune system should avoid eating case. Alfre School case of Blanco and Case open Ella the states affected include Virginia, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Up ahead in money News. A conservative friendly alternative to Twitter
The CDC is urging people to avoid queso fresco in 4 states after 7 people were hospitalized from eating soft cheese
"An independent 9 11 style commission to investigate a warning about soft Mexican style cheeses sold in the U. S. The CDC says a listeria outbreak in four states has been linked to case so fresco. Okay, so Blanco and case open Ella
Dodger Stadium, 4 Other Los Angeles City-Run COVID-19 Vaccine Sites To Temporarily Close Due To Supply Shortage
"At 706. Dodger Stadium and the other four L, A city run covert 19 vaccination science ran out of doses earlier today, City officials blame it on an unforeseen vaccine supply shortage. It affected appointments at all five sites. A spokesperson for Mayor Eric Garcetti says the city was able to get close to 3000 additional doses from the county and was able to make good on all the appointments by rescheduling many of them for this afternoon at Dodger Stadium. Said. He said on Wednesday that Ella had received 90,000 fewer shots this week than last week, and it would be forced to close its vaccination sites on Friday and would not be able to reopen them until more doses arrive next week. 16,000 doses is what we burned through on an average day. Now we've received that for an entire week, he said. That's unacceptable. I love hearing announcements that we are expanding Also the number of places where you can get vaccinated. But let me be clear. These shouldn't come at the expense of fully supplying the existing facilities that the county and the city has. Carcetti insists. If the city could get enough doses it sites would be able to administer five million shots by July. Claudia Pests cue to
L.A. extends Project Roomkey for homeless with federal aid
"Upfront funding to extend Ella's leases for project room key through the summer. The program started last March as state and county officials looked to find short term shelters. For homeless residents over 65 or with serious health conditions, hoping to keep them safe from the coronavirus. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, had reimbursed 75% of those costs under the Trump administration. But in late January, President Biden issued an executive order toe fully reimburse the cost of these hotel rooms. Cars had, he says the city will now begin filling 300 empty rooms today. Jim wrote KNBC news
Garcetti Announces COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Program In Los Angeles
"Things on the pandemic front are starting to look a little better. In Los Angeles, Govan 19 infections and hospitalizations seemed to be on a fairly steep decline. And the city's vaccination efforts are ramping up, according to Mayor Eric Garcetti, 97% of all vaccine doses Ella has received have gone into arms. That's one of the highest, if not the highest percentage in the nation. Just at the five city vaccination sites more than 260,000 doses have been administered, Garcetti says. The city is also trying to bring more vaccines to Ella's most vulnerable populations have started a new program that will deploy mobile vaccination clinics to communities that have suffered the highest rates of coronavirus cases and deaths. Nothing is more important, no task more urgent than making sure that all Angelenos have access to the vaccine once they are eligible and distributing it to those most in need. The goal is to deliver vaccines to seniors who need it, but can't necessarily walk or drive to any immunizations site. That program got underway yesterday in councilman marquees Harris Dawson's district in south L. A. Said. He says they'll return in four weeks to give those community members a second dose.
Six arrested in Los Angeles after changing Hollywood sign to "HOLLYBOOB"
"Fitting for Ella's nickname Hollyweird. Police are investigating after six people walked up to the Hollywood sign and altered the letters temporarily the side red Holy boob instead of Hollywood, But authorities quickly take the suspects into custody. LAPD Officer Mike Lopez tells KNX authorities have many pairs of eyes and ears around the iconic landmark one. Anyone goes up to the area where this where it's trespassing. We become aware of it and there, there's plenty of video footage and cameras up there near the Hollywood sign. And obviously a radio call is initiated six described as five males and one female have been charged with trespassing. It's not the first time the Hollywood sign was altered back in 2017, someone changed it to Holly Weed.
Dodger Stadium May Now Have a Protest Zone So Anti-Vaxxers Can’t Disrupt Traffic
"Protest zones may be set up at Dodger Stadium in L. A. After vaccine protesters forced the brief closure of the mass vaccination side over the weekend. Casey, best reporter, Holly Kwon tells us tonight. This comes as Bay Area sports venues are still being considered for similar use. Ella's mayor is said to be rethinking security protocols. After up to 60, demonstrators carried signs and bullhorns, interrupting the long drive through lines at Dodger Stadium, forcing officers to close the gates for about an hour. The concern was for the safety of the workers inside and for the protesters who marched through the site. Over 5700 shots were given out, but it's not known how many people may have left the line and miss their appointments. There's also concerned than any delay could have jeopardized the integrity of the thought doses. Comes as Oracle Park Levi Stadium and the Coliseum are all under consideration for mass distribution sites. When the supply is available. AIDS President Dave Cavil telling KCBS last month can be used to stage people. There's lots of facilities indoor and outdoor. You can use it as a kind of a car drive up. Just come and we've worked with our internal team toe devise a system based on that that I think could be very effective.
3 men charged in Chicago carjackings, police say
"Carjackings continue to rise across Chicago Police announced three more arrests. Chicago police say they arrested 19 year old Justin Jones and 24 Year old Jasper Price of Chicago Sunday when they found the men in a vehicle that had been carjacked four days earlier in the 7400 block of Lu Ella. They say the men tried to flee during a traffic stop, but were apprehended by officers both face of felony counts of vehicular hijacking with a firearm. Police also arrested 20 year old Michael Moss of shit. Cargo on Sonny in connection with an armed, vehicular hijacking that happened minutes earlier in the 5000 Block of South Union. Bryan Burrough, WGN News
Roxbury man arrested twice in three days for alleged stabbings in Boston
"Three days charged in two separate stabbings. Wednesday. Transit police that the MPT a Nubian Square station found man with non life threatening stab wounds, and witnesses pointed to 18 year old sire, Iowa Jones. As the suspect. Police located a knife arrested Ella Jones, after a brief struggle Friday night Biology owns accused again of stabbing another person again at the Nubian Square station. And arrested in facing multiple charges, both victims expected to recover one of them undergoing emergency surgery. Well, there is a frenzy,
Dodger Stadium vaccination site shut down amid protest
"On the vaccination front, Ella's Dodger Stadium, one of the largest vaccination sites in the nation, shut down for us well. Because the doesn't buy a couple of dozen anti vaccine protesters blocked the entrance, stalling hundreds of motorists who had been waiting in line for hours while Denver held its first maths vaccination event, of course field wonderful. Let's see people just band together and do what's right and
San Francisco Giants expected to sign infielder Tommy La Stella
"Reaching an agreement or in conversations trying to sign. Ah, pretty good player, and it'll be the longest deal that far out. Assigned anyone to in his tenure is Giants president of baseball Ops and it's Ah, Tommy lost Ella, the former Oakland A. The former and I'm Angel. What do you know about this? One of the details of this and what do you think of the movie Carrie not just the longest deal. But according to Susan Slusser, the sample Scott Chronicle who just put this out on Thursday morning could be the biggest deal the giant have given out under far anxiety is she Saying it's in the neighborhood of 19 million. I had heard really close to what jerks and pro far got from the San Diego Padres, which was three years 21 million. And so right around that three years 20 million years, beginning gaining 6.5 7 million average annual value, which to me eyes a little bit surprising because the Giants don't like to make long term commitments. This is going to be the first player that they've really said You were going to be a part of the future when we think that we can win again. And I think that Tommy lost Ella It's not just a win in 20 to 2022 or 2023 move. It's also a hey, Let's see what we can do in 2021. Let's see if you know the Padres of the Dodgers get severe injuries or something chaotic happens where there's issues with them where the Giants are all of a sudden challenging for the second wild card spot because the NL East is going to be tough. There's gonna be teams that emerge from there, but you look at this light up and Tommy was selling. Let's assume he hits leadoff for the Giants against right handed pitchers. You remember lineup that has Mikey's Trump Ski Brandon Belt, Alex Dick. Person Tommy La Stella and Brandon Crawford probably getting down in the seventh race lot. That's gonna be really good. That's gonna be a really, really tough light up on these pictures in the National League. And so the patients the plate discipline the amount of balls that are in play with these guys. It's just a group that kind of syncs up really well, so he was always going to be the most obvious edition. And I think that it's no surprise to anyone who follows the Giants, whose followed far anxieties tenure that he was the guy they ultimately settled on for their left handed back. Yeah, I think the question
Harris Shot In Final Seconds Leads 76ers Past Los Angeles Lakers 107-106
"End. Behold lot of frenetic action. Tobias Harris sinks the middle range jump shot with 2.4 seconds to go toe lift the 70 Sixers over the Lakers won 071 of six and a very chippy game. LeBron James did score. 34 points as Ella drops their first game on the road all season. The
Campaign To Build Wildlife Crossing Over 101 Freeway Raises $18 Million, Los Angeles
"Planning mile Excuse me and planning milestones have been crossed in the effort to build the wildlife over crossing on the one on one and Agora Hills. Backers say construction may begin later this year. A private donation late last year of a million and a half dollars pushed the total race for the over crossing to $18 million. Supporters say reaching that fundraising mark combined with Caltrans anticipated release of blueprints for the structure will inspire other major donors and foundations to put in the rest of the 50 to $75 million needed for the project. Have page Leader of Save Ella Cougars campaign says People are recognizing the environmental value of the over crossing. Of course amount lines are the most critical concern is the National Park Service has shown they're on their way out if we don't do something, But this is also gonna help all wildlife flourish. As they'll tell you. Their research shows the same genetic decline they're seeing and mountain lions there. Also seeing in reptiles and birds If progress continues to the present rate, groundbreaking on the over crossing could happen in November with completion. The project by 2024. Pete
City Expands COVID-19 Care Kit Initiative To South Los Angeles And LA’s Eastside
"To distribute covert 19 care kits, too vulnerable households is moving into other parts of Los Angeles. The program, which began in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, is expanding citywide, starting with a focus on multigenerational households on Ella's East side, and in south L. A Mayor Eric Garcetti says the L. A Fire department will distribute the kids when they pick up someone for a medical transport. They're vulnerable. And if we're transporting somebody who already has covert 19, we want to protect Grandma. We want to protect grandfather. We wanted Make sure those folks have the basics. The information the hand sanitizer. The disinfectant. The Master l. A City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez says they will keep putting together kits as long as they're needed until folks are vaccinated. We're going to continue to see households where you have one or two family members that have contracted Cove it and there are methods of us to protect the rest of the members of the household. This is an important part of how we do that. She says. The American Red Cross has helped them access. Some of the resource is and we're part of the volunteers. Group that assembled the kits.
"ella" Discussed on A Cuppa Happy
"Oh, yeah when you're older she doesn't want to sell so it helps. Yeah. Oh, that's good. So she's giving you Joy whether you like it or not Ella. Oh my God. It's so interesting. My husband and I talk about this so much. She has taught us people will say. Oh gosh. It's just so much work. But I mean, you've got to teach them everything like she's taught us so much as unbelievable and it is actually I think a really positive thing has been for us at least that sense of you know, it takes morning of waking up feeling in a bit of funk and then but you've got to get up and you've got to get outside and actually the the push that she gives you to do that is actually for me at like a massive positive and remember especially in those first couple of months when you don't sleep at all, you know 6 a.m. And I was like, right we're going to go and like a two-hour walk because otherwise I'm just going to wallow and it's just amazing. Its purpose again, isn't it? Exactly it really is and I think purpose just makes all the difference in your life and having a feeling that you have a reason to kind of get up and that you're excited about things. I think it's just so huge and you feed off of their excitement kids are so fun and they exactly and they're so excited, you know, always kind of it helps me appreciate the fact that like she's so interested in a spoon. Yeah. I did you show, you know, we don't necessarily do go through the day appreciating everything is much. You know what I mean? You don't we need to water the child wage then right. So we got I have a theory about adults. I think that we're just bigger kids. Actually we kind of pretend to not be kids and we try not to be kids. But actually we really we really do want to be we really do want to I don't know dance around in a field and mad circles..
"ella" Discussed on A Cuppa Happy
"Well, it never gets better a one-year-old helps. Oh, yeah when you're older she doesn't want to sell so it helps. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, that's good. So she's giving you Joy whether you like it or not Ella. Oh my God. It's so interesting. My husband and I talk about this so much. She has taught us people will say. Oh gosh. It's just so much work. But I mean, you've got to teach them everything like she's taught us so much as unbelievable and it is actually I think a really positive thing has been for us at least that sense of you know, it takes morning of waking up feeling in a bit of a funk and then but you've got to get up and you've got to get outside and actually the the push that she gives you to do that is actually for me at like a massive positive and remember especially in those first couple of months when you don't sleep at all, you know 6 a.m. And I was like, right we're going to go and like a two-hour walk because otherwise I'm just going to wallow and it's just amazing. Its purpose again, isn't it? Exactly it really is and I think purpose just makes all the difference in your life and having a feeling that you have a reason to kind of get up and that you're excited about things. I think it's just so huge and you feed off of their excitement kids are so fun and they exactly and they're so excited, you know, always kind of it helps me appreciate the fact that like she's so interested in a spoon. Yeah. I did you show, you know, we don't necessarily do go through the day appreciating everything is much. You know what I mean? You don't we need to water the child wage then right. So we got I have a theory about adults. I think that we're just bigger kids. Actually we kind of pretend to not be kids and we try not to be kids. But actually we really we really do want to be we really do want to I don't know dance around in a field and mad circles..
"ella" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"From Wonder Media Network I'm Jenny. Kaplan and this is encyclopedia will Manica. Very. Excited to present our. September. This month we're talking about activists. Women who stood up and fought against injustice and for a better world today, we're talking about a woman who doesn't often receive the recognition she deserves for her behind the scenes activism. As a prolific activist, she had a hand in society changing work major civil rights leaders turned to her for her organizational skills. Let's talk about Ella Josephine Baker. Sisters in the struggle for human dignity and freedom. I am here to represent. The struggle that has gone on for three hundred years. Ella Baker was born on December thirteenth nineteen o three in Norfolk Virginia. She grew up in North Carolina on the very same land where her grandparents were enslaved a few decades earlier. Ella's mother was part of the Local Missionary Association. She helped feed their hungry neighbors and encouraged women to be a force for positive change this activism and kindness stuck with Allah. Ellis studied at Shaw University in Raleigh North Carolina and graduated as Class Valedictorian nineteen twenty seven shortly after she moved to New York City in Nineteen thirty ELA joined several women's organizations and served as national director of the Young Negroes Cooperative League that organization focused on supporting the economic development of the black community in nineteen forty Ella started working as a field secretary for the N. Double A. C., p. she moved up to work as director of branches after just three years. She later also served as the president of the New York. City branch. Then in Nineteen fifty-six, Ella Co created the organization in French. Which bought the oppressive Jim Crow laws in the south. The following year a move to Atlanta to help with Martin Luther King Junior's Organization the southern Christian Leadership Conference. At that time, the SC L. C. was a brand new venture. It was created after successes like the Montgomery bus boycott black leaders including Martin Luther. King Junior created the organization to assemble more boycotts and. Throughout the south. But for the venture to be successful, it would take a masterful organizer while Martin Luther King Junior took the reins as the SEC's public figurehead Ella worked behind the scenes setting the organization's agenda and framing the issues. She organized the crusade for citizenship a campaign to support voting rights. For African Americans, she also helped Rodney Atlanta s ELC headquarters and even served as a temporary director for several months after the resignation of the previous office holder, Ellis desire to focus on the issues and to have influence over the. Direction often clashed with the group's main. Right, as ellos considering resigning in nineteen sixty radical act of civil disobedience inspired her to take a new direction on February first black college students in Greensboro. North Carolina where I'm from refused to leave a lunch counter. Worth's where they'd been denied service for Joseph McNeil Franklin McCain and their to college dorm mates that time was February first one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty. The day they walked into a Greensboro. Woolworth's and sat down at the segregated lunch counter. Ella wrote a letter that encourage students across the south to join forces and take similar acts of protest. She also organized a meeting at Shaw University for the students who spearheaded the citizens from those meetings, the student nonviolent coordinating committee or Snick was created. snick would have a profound impact on the civil rights movement. Ella encourage snack to focus on practicing group centered activism rather than leader centered activism in contrast to the SE L. C.'s leadership style with Mlk at the forefront. Under, this method, of Leadership Snick ran many successful initiatives including the nineteen sixty one freedom rides and the nineteen sixty, four freedom summer and Mississippi L. continued her activism through the sixties. She was also a consultant for the Southern Conference Education Fund and organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic. Party she later returned to New York City and continued her work until she passed away on. December thirteenth nineteen eighty six. She was eighty three years old. Ella Baker was an incredible driving force behind much of the public civil rights work. We learn about in school while she never sought the spotlight she was committed to improving life for future generations all month we're talking about activists for.
"ella" Discussed on Talking Lion
"Talking line is a podcast focused on artists artists conversation. We're primarily artists duo called sleeping lion, but we've been lucky enough to write produce and hang out with so many incredible artists since we started our project whether it's at sessions or Party's over cups of coffee, we've talked our creative friends about everything music life love, and all the subtle complexities that come with being in the middle of journey talking line is about hitting recording these conversations and sharing them with you. There's no real structure nothing really prepared just friends talking about life and what it's been like and where it's going we now have. Patriot for fans of our show to help keep this going subscribers will become a part of the show in various ways from providing questions to our guests to getting a shout out on the show to actually being on the show to chat with us. We'll even send you a monk to check out our Patriot on at Patriae dot com slash talking Lyon. We recorded this episode with our new friend Ella. Jane I discovered Ella On. TIKTOK and I found her on spotify discover weekly. There's only after reaching out that I discovered that we from the same hometown small world some context for this interview, we recorded this remotely via facetime Ella had recently released her debut single the. which as of now has been streamed over a million times on spotify an extremely talented new artist with a keen understanding of TIKTOK. Ella. Jane is an artist.
"ella" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Ella Pinellas County Commissioner Kathleen Peters is under fire for criticizing her fellow board member for having a black lives matter Photo in the background of his virtual screen commissioner can well says there's nothing wrong with his picture. I know you had a problem with my black lives matter, background that you took the Staff Commissioner Peters It is not art. It is an actual photo of Ninth Avenue in front of the Carnegie Woodson, Museum Commissioner Peter said it was against the rules now. ST Petersburg Mayor Rick Kreismen has chimed in calling her complaint shameful. Peter says cries Mons playing politics. Meanwhile, commissioner well says he'll continue using the black lives matter Photo As the Koven 19 numbers continue to climb across Florida governor to Santa says Protect those at risk You're in those vulnerable groups avoid the crowds limit contact. You're not in those groups, you know, understand that this is an asymptomatic illness for many younger people, and you have a responsibility not to Come into close contact with folks who could be more vulnerable. The governor again, saying he has no plans to roll back the state's reopening. The Santa says What's driving the spike in cases is younger people and social interaction. The state has taken over Corona virus testing and Raymond James Stadium because of overwhelming demand. Testing will now take place five days a week. 1000 Tests today, Khun B. Administer, John Paul Lavandera with the Department of Health tells news Channel eight. It makes a big difference.
"ella" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"He listeners I'm movie sat and I'm GonNa the SCRIPTWRITERS FOR ENCYCLOPEDIA WOMAN? I am so grateful and excited to introduce the first lady of Song with you Ella Fitzgerald. Ella broke down barriers with her voice in an era of racial segregation. She put his fell on anyone who listened to her sharing her gift of Song with all audiences, and beyond her ability to sing, Ellis showed the world what means it could do, it could spread joy and love, and most importantly a sense of unity, even between polarized communities, Ella is celebrated as one of the most important jazz singers of all time, and her music continues to bring harmony to all of us, even in times of crisis an injustice. This episode was originally featured in July for dreamers month. Now, here's Jenny Kaplan with the story of Ella Fitzgerald. Shining Ride! of you. Hello from wonder media. Network I'm Jenny. Kaplan and this is encyclopedia Manica. Deemed the First Lady of Song Today's Dreamer was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. She won thirteen grammy awards and sold over forty million albums. Her voice was flexible, wide-ranging, accurate and ageless. Let's talk about Ella Fitzgerald. Ella Jane Gerald was born on April twenty, fifth, nineteen, seventeen in Newport News Virginia to William, Fitzgerald and Tempe Henry. Ellis parents separated shortly after Ella's birth. And she and her mother moved to Yonkers New York where they eventually moved in with Tempe longtime. Joseph desilva. Three soon became four LS half sister. Francis was born in Nineteen twenty-three. The family struggled to make ends meet. Both parents work. Multiple jobs and L. occasionally took on work to. Their apartment was a mixed neighborhood where Ella made friends easily. She considered herself more of a Tomboy and often join neighborhood baseball games. Sports Aside Ella enjoy dancing and singing with friends, and would perform at lunch and on her way to school. In nineteen, thirty, two ELLAS MOM tempe died from serious injury. She received in a car accident. Ella was devastated. She eventually moved in with her aunt Virginia, and when her Stepfather Joe died shortly, thereafter Ala. stepsister Francis came to live with them to. Ella was dark place. She started skipping school and her grades dropped. She got in trouble with the police and was sent to a reform school where she was subject to beatings by her caretakers. Eventually Ella escaped from the reformatory. She was fifteen years old, broke and alone during the Great Depression. In nineteen, thirty, four Islas name was pulled in a weekly, drawing the Apollo Theater for a chance to perform and compete an amateur night. Chose sisters who assassinated dance in the sisters in the world. Call the edgewood sisters and they closed the show about. I when I saw those ladies Dan. Says No way I'm going out there and tried their base. Stop the show. She was planning to dance. But when the Edwards sisters closed the main show, she changed her mind, fearing she couldn't compete with moves and when I got out there, somebody hollow nobody. What is she going to do? She made a last minute decision to sing and ask the band to play Hoagy Carmichael Judy. Evans her to me. By the end of the song, the crowd demanded an encore. An Ella had found her calling. One of the people in the band that night with saxophonist and Arranger Benny Carter. Wowed by her natural talent Benny introduced a Lotta people who could help launch her career. The era of big swing bands was coming to a close in favor of bebop. LS successfully made the transition using her voice to sound like another horn in the band. She began to experiment with scat singing, eventually turning it into an art. In nineteen, thirty eight, Ella recorded a version of the nursery rhyme a-tisket a task it. A million copies of the album were sold. It hit number one on the charts and it stayed on the pop charts for seventeen weeks. Ella was suddenly famous. Her Life Changed Professionally and personally. While on tour with Dizzy Gillespie's band in nineteen, forty six. La Fell in love with bassist Ray Brown. The two got married and adopted a son Ray, junior through the two later got divorced. They remained lifelong friends. L. Worked with all the jazz greats including Frank Sinatra. Duke Ellington Nat, King Cole Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman. From nineteen, fifty six to nineteen sixty four, ella recorded eight songbooks in which she covered other musician songs including those by Cole Porter Duke Ellington. The GERSHWIN's Johnny Mercer Irving, Berlin and Rodgers and Hart. Ella continued to work throughout her life. By the nineteen nineties, she had recorded more than two hundred albums. She received the Kennedy Center honors. The US National Medal of Arts and Francis Commander of Arts and Letters Award. Thank you and I'm so proud to be in class with all these younger ones coming up. Behind I'm learning out Rep. In her later life Ella suffer from diabetes. She was hospitalized for congestive heart failure in nineteen, eighty six, and for exhaustion in nineteen ninety. Nine hundred ninety three. She had to have both of her legs amputated below the knee, due to complications from diabetes. She never fully recovered from the surgery and on June fifteenth. Nineteen Ninety, six at the age of seventy-nine Ella Fitzgerald died at her. Beverly Hills home. Fans all over. The world mourned her death. A wreath of white flowers was placed next to her star on the Hollywood walk of fame and the Marquee outside the Hollywood bowl read Lmu will miss you. 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"ella" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"In unemployment is still you know. We as the Trans Community over represented in terms of unemployment. Mental health issues and things like that, so there's so many ways in which were marginalized and kept from. The advocacy work needs to be done to make our lives better. Why even read somewhere that the percentage of homeless youth who are trans. Is Way beyond that six percent of the the US population absolutely ns, because if you get kicked out of your home. Go right so that's why. Are. Trans people are over represented in the homeless population in sex work. And sexual out of necessity. It's a shame and it's. It's something that I can that. I think can be solved by just building greater solidarity and lending our power to the least of these. Have you seen the documentary? They call her Gunda. Haven't. Okay I highly recommend it. I had the director on I think his name is PJ reval. He's Filipino, but there was this case of a trans sex worker in the Philippines. And I don't think she had a dad, but her her mom fully accepted her as her daughter, and she was just doing this to make ends meet, and she She went out with a US sailor. And she never came home. She was murdered and. The way the the occupying forces law works with the colonial history that the US has with the Philippines. The Philippine government cannot prosecute in a US military person like and so Gonda means beautiful, and so that was was her new name, right, and so the whole, not the whole, but I I would say a huge part of the Filipino population. All the sudden saw her as a symbol. Of anti-colonialism right, and they rallied behind her 'cause demanding that this sailor actually see his day in court in the Filipino justice system, and saying you know this, this is just completely rock and I had never heard that story and. It was powerful to see not just LGBT or L. People come around the tea right. It was a a nation of straight people who were outraged like her life was worth something. In. A significant transportation is just amazing. Right because. Smith symbol. You have to have some level of identification right so all these people identifying with Trans Woman is is just remarkable. Yeah. I'll send you the link to that episode. Because I think you would be inspired in learning her story. OUT THERE! Now, what is what is your hopes and dreams now? L. Going forward. You want to get married again. Talk about to graduate work that you're doing and what you're gonna currently doing with that and what you WanNa do with that. Tell tell us about your hopes and dreams. You No. I'm the Trans. Ross. Geller and I've already been married twice. I would very much like to be married as myself someday. But I've also been a serial. Relationship Addict so just do. My own girlfriend for a little bit is really important. And taking time in this new space you know. 'cause I've only been transitioning for two years to. Settle into myself and to continue loving the things I'm certainly in to is is more pivotal than. and. Henna Blake finding that romantic connection right now because. That's a lot of work was already really buddy for anybody? And, what about your graduate school at SC? Yes, so I am finishing up my coursework for a doctorate of education And I study applied educational psychology at USC. And About Launch My dissertation research what I'M! Going to be studying is. The ways that. College policies and climate. Impact Trans. Student outcomes, so that's everything from our trans students feeling like they're motivated at your institution. Are they feeling like they belong at your institution? Do they desire to continue studying here? And then. Seeing how all of that correlates with policy employment is going to provide policymakers with on data that has thus far been missing to actually enact educational policy. Because up to this point, everything has been ideological and political. Making ideological arguments in the courtroom and at education boards, and if we can just say, this is what the data shows in terms of improving, you know academic outcomes and mental health outcomes then this from just a business. Point of view is what whatever academic institutions should doing. Well that sounds powerful and fascinating. A MY GUESS IS A. Once you get your doctorate. You're going to be a hot commodity to allow these secular universities I don't know that any Christian College. University is going to also be calling your number and going guests. We really need to talk to you. Even though I think they should, but again they're. They're running up against the cultural ideological. Bumpers. An you know I've been a part of enough, Christian institutions to know that it's not necessarily the values or the beliefs of everyone in the administration, but of times it's their donor base. Or the the parents of the you know paying the tuition checks of their students that they have to deal with, and it just seems like right now politically. For many. Say Evangelical Z- It's less about abortion and more about gender rights. That is kind of their line in the sand so I. Can I think I don't know how many other people are doing their doctoral dissertation in the area that you're talking about, but I can only imagine how that's going to be more and more of a burgeoning space for you and so I'm excited for you, but I'm also sad. that. Because of the Christian nomenclature, right and labeling. that. They're not even if they wanted to. At least in my lifetime, I don't know that the would be.
"ella" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"Even if your neighbor makes you uncomfortable like even if your neighbors, our enemy, and I I think you know my daughter's generation. As they are getting less and less inclined to want to go to church, because of those recent they they understand that essential teaching and it's it's they just see the Apocrypha city and like dope. Oh Yeah. And I think that's it is is when you actually. Live! This way that Jesus forward. Accepting. How deeply and unconditionally loved Uehara so that you can love this hurting world back to life on it puts you up odds with. The cultural artifacts that are still claiming his name that that don't look anything like him. Yeah? Yeah now I was. Googling, you just to see what was out there and it came across a youtube video about two and a half minutes long last April I think it was at your church and Pasadena. Worry you underwent a renaming ceremony is that? Is that accurate? I can't. So. I love my church so very much and the leadership there in the past couple years has. Really. Created a space to. Hear Trans Voices at the Church and see what the needs of trans people of faith are. and to try to meet those needs as rapidly as possible. So one of the things that they approached me about didn't even ask for was if I would want to do a renaming ceremony at Easter. And of course I was thrilled to do that. I didn't even know that was a possibility, so. Having for being an Episcopalian essentially were were Catholic light like it's all of the ritual, but. You can kind of believe what you want in terms of how you approach the ritual. In just having. A ritual around Easter, which is such a meaningful time you know in in the Christian faith of reverting renewal. The resurrection. Being able to in front of the same community that I had gotten married and in front of the same community that I had. been confirmed in baptized in. Be Seen and later arrest the old. Perception of me publicly, then publicly declare who I am. In the eyes of God and the faith community who loves me was. So pivotal and to me coming to a point of really loving and accepting myself. Yeah! I was moved just. Observing it! You know over a year later. And I thought the Liturgy. Again the the rector who was doing this was calling out things that any Bible believing Christian would be familiar with like just as God gave New Names to Abraham and Sarah Wright and Jacob. It's like Oh yeah, that's that's just peppered in the Old Testament. This whole new name stuff right a and even saul and Salta to Paul in the New Testament. but. It seeing it now in the context of your life. just gave me assist head person so much more profound appreciation for the text, right? It's like I haven't seen it in Carnegie did. Like that before it was just part of Biblical knowledge, but this the C. You. Hearing your new name publicly declared an affirmed blessed and announce to the world on Easter Sunday the biggest Sunday of the year for Churches Right not not an some Wednesday night in a Ho- tucked in the in the middle of nowhere. The all of the significance of that wasn't lost on me. That's what they want to say to you absolutely. Absolutely profound moment and I'm grateful for it and I hope to see more. Were you the only trans person that was renamed that day? Yes, I don't know if they've done any ceremonies since But I am keeping an eye out, and we have a pretty sizable trans community at the church. In relation to the general populace I mean we're point six percent of. The US populace, which doesn't count people that are living stealth or in the closet. And even still that's that's very very tiny. So having a little handful of us at this church is is pretty Greg, and as a way for us new. Maintain faith community while also giving input into how this faith community shaped for the future. And I think for the work that some of us have done doing on. The queer aspect. I think what you went through what you're describing Ella. It's it's it underscores that just kind of focusing on queer issues can really overlook transitions law in in a church context. I don't know that a queer person would necessarily want to go through a renaming ceremony. You know so but that makes total sense when it comes to gender identity changing great war absolutely at least publicly. Yeah, and that's not difference right like like clearness and Orientational is all about who you WANNA be with and gender identity is just crew you are. So so for the. The listeners out there who are just starting to learn the difference distinct. Between Queer and Trans folks. You, you said okay, so I might gender identity is as a woman, but I'm attracted sexually to women. How do you? How do you explain the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation, and is there between orientation attraction to? So, it's very complicated, right, there are people. There's like manse. Their sex in identity in terms of attraction I probably fit somewhere more unlike the vizquel in terms of like. Oh, I can be visually attracted, or maybe the student make me blush. but in terms of romance, who I fall in love with in envision partnering with. That's all women, and it's always been women.
"ella" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"We're moving you all online classes which work that pop fifteen years ago. Barely the Internet. You when you're on campus, kind of like what you were conceding to your school. You cannot wear earrings. You can't have nail Polish. You have to present as masculine. What you do on your own is your business, but you cannot be seen wearing any. School, T, shirt or sweatshirt. Has the college name on it in public when you're going to home depot if you're presenting as a woman? And they kept pushing him further and further further, and further out and her point until they basically fired her, and so she sued them. and. I. Think I can't remember the outcome of the suit, but her point was A. I have a medical condition and you're you're you fired me for this? Okay, because otherwise I match all of the criteria of the school, and in fact, many of the students say I'm one of their favorite professors, and they still take my classes and. That kind of made I think at the time I was on the board of a Christian liberal arts. School and and So that was certainly circulating among trustees of Christian colleges of like Oh my gosh right. This is our biggest headache I. Don't know about worst nightmare, but. Yeah and I think even here in southern California USA Pacific University had a professor who came out as Trans and. Similar sort of thing right so was my. Church history professor actually. Oh you're kidding. Yeah, so it was fantastic because I I ended up being a student having todd p you and then having hint sort of be the signpost in my life. Through transition has been fantastic. So you've you've. Built or maintained and built the relationship or friendship after coming out. I mean a bit I, think he. He meant not an area anymore. But he's really active in. The community activism so. Really proud of what he's done since then. Yeah, so there have been people who've gone before you. Do, you have any idea how the school explained like. Did they? Let you go before the end of the school year the deal, let you finish it out. And I finished out summer school. Actually, which was that was fun. And and then it was done. saw. was just. To finish than I I was done didn't come back for the fall. Yeah, but I you know I would have taken that deal was offered to. The Michigan case that was the deal. Whooping for. I love my kids I love that school and the potential for what have has to be so much yeah. And it it breaks my heart that the church continually chooses. Cultural battles over like uncomfortably loving people..
"ella" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"I was still a teacher. I was a teacher in like part time teacher administrator. At a private. Christian prep school. Around this area. So I would imagine. You didn't have the option after you came out to just kind of. Keep that under wraps. As, far as your job situation, how did you? How did you handle that? Oh, my goodness. I, actually tried I wrote a letter explaining. WHEREAB- is at sort of like a biological things going on in terms of like a the degree to which on intersects with chromosomes and internal organs and. What that late moon and I was ready to go in there and have a deep conversation about the eunuch and axe, and the book of revelations, and what it means for us to not really have any gender binary in Christ right? And none of that happened. I was really trying to work with the school and say I'm going to transition I, also WANNA be here and my plan was on at home and on the weekends I would be my authentic self. And I will show up in a boy costume and wear a suit for you Monday, through Friday and not school events, but just so you know of someone sees me outside of this context. This is what's going on with me. And that. That which to me felt like an enormous compromise. Was not well received. In. I think it was a week later that I was called in, and it became an HR discussion about well. We're terminating you. There's no discussion about that so. Let's figure out what that looks bulk. That's why. The name Walmart right like yeah. Yeah I I I happen to know some of your former students, and at least the ones that. Have talked to me about you. You're kind of this heroic figure to them if you don't know that, so. I don't know that I pray that. Make me cry making this. Young I mean they were just. Mad at the administration. They're mad at the school The so many of them themselves are either queer, or a lot of them have queer friends going to the same school right, and so you know how you were treated, so summarily dispatched dispatched. In the midst of all of this Gospel Christian Environment Teaching That that just I think hit them to the core and it's like. Oh, so unless you conform in these ways. You're basically not welcome here. And I think a lot of it is just. It's a lot of inconsistency right? There's not Biblical or theological consistency here because it's not a blue-collar theological issue, it's a cultural issue and I think the kids CBI Ray. On Like. There's like even in discussions with my dad. Taught Me to love scripture and is ym so familiar with it. He would say this is not a faith thing. I can't find anything about this in the Bible. especially, as it relates to my sexual orientation, because if you do not offer my gender, if you if you look at me and Ucla Man. The people I wanna be with their women so. I see. Zero argument even if you're taking a conservative. Approach to scripture, which is more literally approach rate. so then when I'm trying to say hey. I'm trying to do what you need me to do, and that's still not good enough and you're saying that. The body of Christ as this thing that's going to eject things that are culturally different. It's lies in the face of all of relations right when Paul is saying like now we're trying to start this like love. Revolution and it transcends race and gender and class. And yet we're back here two thousand years later, making another about race, gender and class. Yeah for those who listeners who aren't familiar, you're referencing glaciers chapter three. There's neither in crisis neither junior Greek slave, nor free male nor female. Right I mean that's. What it says. Yeah, but you end up bumping up. Against those cultural barriers and I learned in my Christian ethics class in graduate school years and years ago that you can't. You can't do your ethics based on. What makes you uncomfortable? Right because. Well. What makes you uncomfortable doesn't make somebody else uncomfortable so. How do you determine you know who's in WHO's out? What's what's wrong just on that grosses me out. That disgusts me like I I love. Love I've talked to. You, know Heterosexual People Christians. and we're and we're talking about Gay and lesbian people right and the right for them to get married now and they say well. It's just disgusts me. The idea of two people the same gender you know having sex and I said I said well. Can you imagine in the next moment? Your Mom and dad having sex? That doesn't discuss you. Know like Ooh, right and I'm like how about your brother, your sister having sex with somebody like oh I go. Basically all sex seems discussed in unless it's you having sex share. Right and it's just like so you can't. You can't just go by what you say is disgusting. Because then everyone's in trouble. Are, you familiar with the Trans case that was in the news for a short moment at Spring Arbor College. I don't know. Can you tell me about it? Yeah, yeah, so this is one of the early cases. I would say maybe fifteen plus years ago. I think the person was a tenured faculty member who was married to his wife, had kids, but in his fifties I think came out to his wife as Trans and the wife said you know what. Kind of like Allie Joyce Tower Right. It's like well. You know what? This explains a lot that I've experienced in observed in our marriage, but our marriage vows covers this. I'm not leaving you. We don't have to get a divorce. Gay! So, so then This professor went to the administration Kinda like you and and said. So I have this diagnosis. Condition and it's treated with hormones and different degrees. Depending on, you know what I feel I need, but my wife is staying married to me. I can still signed the doctrinal statement. So. I WANNA. Work with you going forward..
"ella" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"And the ways in which King David's gender identity, and even maybe sexual orientation, right loving Jonathan more than any woman is very interesting. We're no place on the. On the other category right just like Trans and queer people around the other category today, and when? Jessie goes out to to call out all his sons. David. So what on earth is is David excluded from with the category of sons, right. And Carrying a message that. That David. This one who who doesn't even get to count as a son who's who's kind of weird in terms of gender kind of weird in terms of his sexuality. Is the one that God picks. In is the one that. Sets off the lineage for for Jesus and. And is the one that God says is the man after his own heart. Let me know that I was loved and I was loved completely where I was at. And fully seen where I. And I think for the first time. I really felt. The love of God and the peace of God. In that sermon and I knew that. With all the difficulties that that we're GONNA come ahead in coming out and transitioning that it was going to be okay. And that it was, it was going to be good. So, I came out later that day. Which I do not recommend to anybody. Don't come out on father's Day. Don't come on Mother's Day at the. Ad Level is unnecessary But it also speaks to the degree to which I was so uncomfortable that just had displaced that. Can you take us back? To how you did that, I'm assuming you shared this with your your parents on father's Day. Yes where we were at a dodger game and. I was all decked out in all. My sports gear and part of the performance was meet picking a team in every single sport, and forcing myself to watch all the Games, and pretend that I was just madly in love with all of it. I'm an Angelino I love. The dodgers I love to go. EAT A hot dog and watch the fireworks, but. It got to the point where I was like I don't WanNa wear this stupid hat i. don't want him where this Jersey. Anymore. I Don sit here. Pretending like I'm walking the game I'm really done like I'm done performing for anybody, so we got home and it was just word vomit it just all came out and. And, then it was just dealing with it on. Now vitiating what that looks like with my family of origin and You know being rejected for a bit. And trying to heal from that and. That's been an ongoing journey. Yeah, and I'm still very estranged from my father and brother but. Very recently my mother and I have been you know rekindling this relationship and seeing what that looks like, and so that's been a blessing, not only in terms of you know feeling like you have a mom again, but also getting that source of. What does that mean? Does that the whole thing? Yeah Yeah. Okay, well Do you remember the first one or two things? You said when you did the word vomit I'm I'm kind of curious like. How do you break the ice? How do you go there? On so what I believe I said, and it's hard, because like the memories all colored by now yen but I'm pretty sure that it was something along the lines of. I'm not a man. I've never felt like a man and I felt like I've been lying to you and myself. And I feel like a woman I think that the word for it is transgender and I'm going to look into what that that means for me? Pretty. It sounds pretty clinical. What you've said. You know when you have a an Asian parent. Sometimes you understand that you have to preemptively consider some of the pushback. I wanted to Raymond and wave that was. This is what's happening. This is the decision that's being made instead of curious. How y'all? Please give me all of your input. And Do you have any recall? The individual responses from your each of your family members. You have mom and dad and you have a brother of there's anybody else. And So my ex wife she was. A other than being heartbroken that the man she married isn't the man she married. Chee she was and is fantastic in has been in is an enormous advocate to not only my family of origin but people. Are? Tossing. Yeah it's! It's been a blessing. My brother he tried. In the early stages of transition. It's also really hard just for Trans People. We're figuring ourselves out. figuring out with that looks like in terms of relating to other people. And there is just so much frustration and anger that I had not disclosed any of this before. I'm feel. A lot of the foundation of our relationship to him had disappeared. On. So batches sort of dissolved in. You know. Hopefully that comes back. Sunday. and I think that's where my father is at to. But my mom he said at the time was on. Yeah I know you've been feminine and I love You. Which meant that she saw me to some degree that I don't think other people have seen me..
"ella" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"Was really difficult, and it came to a point where I realized that. If I were to continue to be vulnerable self. It was going to continue to cost me a lot of. Harm. Whether that was bullying, not school or even. Trying to live up to the masculine expectations of my father, who was you know a Marine in Swat team? Oh my goodness. I was wondering is winning. Your Dad's opinion comes into play. Yeah, so because of that, and because of what I was told I was and what I needed to become You know someone like my father. I pushed so much of myself down. and. Began to adopt a persona. which was my attempt at becoming someone like can. Right I I tried to toughen up. I tried to run with all the boys that I thought looked tough to me and emulate them emulate their mannerisms on. To the point where I found myself living this. Performed life that seems so distant to the core of who I was. And I did not performance. Through two marriages. And it it went on until I was about thirty years old two years ago when I came out. Very, recently see I. I've only. Quote Unquote known you as we became facebook friends and I think you got involved with my old churches the open door I mean I've only known you as a Trans Woman, and you are so naturally feminine in how you present yourself just your body language, and all that I can't imagine you. Acting like the tough guys. Like. It just blows my mind. It is comical when I reflect on it. But I did from like trying to be a boxer bray like. Like. Just really trying to live into the shoes of well, this is what a tough guy is, and this is what I'm supposed to be so let me shoot the guns and. Go lift and Volka. And when I think back I, thought I just I feel so. Much compassion for my former self trying to jump through these hoops. In destroying my body in ways that felt really unnatural. So two years ago, you decided. I'm one of my guests was. One of the early Asian American Trans. Woman she's She's now a senior citizen, but she's a legendary defense attorney in downtown, Los Angeles Mia and She, she says something to me. That just has stuck with me ever since to see what you say to that, she said if you talk to an older transplant and transition till I think she was in her sixties. Okay, so so she says. When you talk to order Trans people who have yet to transition, it's like I can't die in the wrong body like I have to be congruent. I have to be authentically who I am and I'm going to let the chips fall where they may, and when she told me that I thought. Oh, my gosh, that's kind of an essential human authentic issue. Regardless of gender identity is like how many of us are wrestling inside with that kind of essential disconnect, and saying I know the reasons why, but there's other factors that are holding me at bay, but I'm just older every day and I need to. I need to be who I am. How how do you relate to that? I think that you know hitting thirty and then coming out. Two months later. Probably speaks a lot to that. A lot of it was also just seeing the ways in which. My actions were. Like the the the need to perform as as a man that I'm not. Was Not only causing me suffering most housing suffering to other people right the people that I was in relationship with. I wasn't able to bring my full self to. There was so much secrecy in lying and hiding. and. That got to be so burdensome. Just living living a life that you feel as a complete lie, and that you feel like a complete fraud and that everyone can sort of tell. was exhausting and it got to the point where. My ex wife actually noticed that some of her makeup was missing. and. I didn't WANNA lie again. and I I just came out with it, and said well. This is actually it. This is the lion secret I've been holding. And it snowballed from there. I came up to my family. About a month after on with the help of. An inspiration of My church actually. And it's just spend a wonderful hard beautiful journey the past two years, so he say. My church I'm guessing. It's not the Riverside Korean church you grew up in. No so I found myself being raised very evangelical and. I I came in touch CS, Lewis and lords of CS, Lewis who I just fell in love with this mind. This wine that was you know deeply touched by a faith tradition, but also. Not Fearful and I found that so much of evangelical thought was was trapped in fear. I can think that I can't do that. And the intellectual curiosity of Louis. Drove me to look into his tradition walking church which is the. Church in America. And a started into All Saints Church in Pasadena which is very. Know politically in a culture of our our town. and. It was a father's Day sermon where Father Mike. Kinman was discussing. King.
"ella" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"It has been. The tradition now Seles over years of this podcast during pride month to bring on various guests who can tell their stories, as it relates to being queer or trans, and the previous two years We have definitely. made a point of having to transcripts on and so this third year white break the string. We are really excited to have. Ella Baker on. She is a hop Korean Trans Woman, and I like what you put on your facebook. Page Queer. Trans Weirdo which. I think you're your own kind of making fun of yourself. In the midst of your journey is just refreshing, and it's vital vitalising, so thank you so much for agreeing to come on and share your story with US Ella. Thank you for having the space and me on its pleasure to be here to talk with your. facebook friends for a while. We've never I. Don't know that we've ever met in person, but. I wasn't you looked to me like you're white. And so I was intrigued with your story has been following it by like. How do I get her on our podcast? If she's not somewhat Asia, so I? Sent that cryptic message like. Is there any truth to the rumor that you might have some Asian? This new and it's like. So, so explain explain your qualifications how you got to be on this particular Asian American cast. Chill money'll hunger nine moms Korean. My Dad is a white. American marine and they met In Seoul. While he was stationed overseas and fell in love moved to Okinawa, and then came over here and birth me. And where was where was that? Where did you grow up? I grew up in Riverside California in the Korean immigrant community and Interestingly Riverside actually had the first and largest create Tom. Kate overly exploding. And if you go out there? I think forever reciting lock theorists still has some of the best Korean food in California. I will drive an hour out to go get the best judge win. Wow, I I'm astounded. I've never heard this before. Why are there so many Koreans there? I actually do not know. I think it's part of that. You know American Immigration Story of people congregate defined. Like culture in that brings a level of comfort in the face of America's kind of. Injunction to be homogeneous and enjoying the white culture mom, and then to speak to sort of like me passing as white right. Yeah! That has been something that. Sort of entwined trans identity as well 'cause being HOFFA. Korean friends growing up. Would always sort of keep me those like an arm's length, right? You're hear you speak a language. You're part of our church. You're part of our culture you're not, Korean. And then when I would go to school to the public, school where? Friends were marginally not Asian. Everyone say you look like you're Chinese. You look like Bruce Lee. And I found myself in this in this really uncomfortable place where there wasn't belonging. Right the majority white culture. Something different and other in me. And then my. Korean culture. That was my home. Also had something to see. That was a little different than other in me. So sort of being Haapala is hard in American culture. Because it's a what am I right I feel like I'm I'm both I'm both right? I liked the description. HOPPE's are doubled. They're not half. Yeah absolutely, and which really helps. Helped me understand sort of like the theology or of crystal g right like what does it mean for Jesus to be fully God fully man that was like. Fully. Fascinating fascinating. And you, said you part of your upbringing. Outside your family was involvement in a Korean church. Absolutely so I grew up on spending all day every day at Korean church. If anyone has volunteered Korean church, be new of the service as long and then not their service to you break for community meals, and that typically is your whole day on so that. Just, growing up in the church and being around that kind of loving community. was really formative in my primary years. But then the the question that you shared their about. Like where do I fit? You were kind of leaning into also the gender identity question. To how early did that question become part of the? WHERE DO I fit? Why so? Just like with the race where where do I fit became a well when I'm with Korean, people all be comfortable and let that part out and I'm not. I'll let it come out when it it works. I found ways to sort of. Acts the part needed when I. was really young up to about the point of navy seven on. The majority of my friends and Best friends were girls. I would hang out with girls. I would. Ask to have my hair long and where t shirt on my head and whip it around like it was long hair. I just felt. Like me like the all that I am. and was so confused by the reaction. That I would get from other people. Simply, being me that I was being. Had to toughen up or you know boys don't cry. And being told that. What you feel, isn't you? You have to fit into. All of these behaviors and modes, and what we call that in this culture.
"ella" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"Of the inequality in the distribution of wealth and resources. And the real tragedy is most of you. Don't give a shit. Then! There was a stunned silence in the room. Right and. Then, Kim Paulo and went on. He said you know. Right now, they're more of you upset that I said Shit. In the fact that these thousands of kids have died, who didn't have to die? Where did we get so off in our priorities? And an air forgot that right. the the one time I tried to actually. Repeat that story in one of my sermons, years and years ago, I was I a psyche myself up to say Shit in the pope it right and. chickened out in the last second, and what I said the most of you don't give a damn. And I'm telling you it. You know to say Damn in the pulpit, especially in our church that was that was kind of an IRA eyebrow raiser, but Not nearly the impact of what? Kim Polo did. When He addressed all those youth pastors. Well I'm telling you that. Even though I don't think that. Using. cuss words is going to be a regular part of my conversational language You! Know I'm I'm learning to appreciate why especially selective use of of certain words can really be. appropriate. we were as a family watching this older documentary film called traces of the trade on on zoom hang out. and and the gist of the movie is There's a a white family called the wolf's that are. Living, in the northeastern part of the United States for over two hundred years. And One of the younger members was a seminar student and. Had stumbled across. Some tidbits that. Like there ain't their ancestor great-great-great-great-great-grandfather James Dewolf. Had Not only traded slaves in the northeast, but was the number one slave trader in America at the time. And this is a shock to her and so She gathered a few willing relatives some she'd never met before. And with the documentary film inner maker in Tow. They went on a three week trip. from the northeast kind of following this slaving slaving triangle to Ghana Africa where they would pick up the slaves to Cuba. And then back to the northeast, and and the early part of the movie, one of her relatives that she was just meeting was a guy named Tom and he was from Oregon and for some reason. Put an are parenthesis after his name, so he's also Republican. and. He makes this early statement as as he's learning. The incontrovertible truth about this ancestor of all of there's. He says you know. Really troubling. It's very disturbing, but I'm. I'm judging this. With contemporary eyes and ears and I refuse to vilify. People who lived who relate to us live one hundred fifty two hundred years ago. 'cause if I lived at that time in you lived at that time, I mean maybe we would really have a different take on this whole slavery thing and I remember hearing him. Say That and I was just like. I don't know I'm not buying it right. Okay so now he goes on the trip. And I think it's the second week, and they're in Ghana and they happen to be. led around by the tours guide to specialize in the history of the slave trade, and he takes them to this old building and an apparently. This building was built really well, even though it was very simple building because. Their ancestor had used this building and there was by several like fifteen by thirty foot. Rooms that up two thousand Africans who had been captured never seen the ocean. We're about to be packed onto. Ships is they can fill one right. They were in those rooms, and and there's no sunlight, and it's just really crude. And the same guy. Tom From Oregon. He's in this room. And then he stops, and he basically says you know what I changed my mind. I don't care when you were alive. For you to look at putting fellow human beings in a space like this knowing what you're planning to do with them that bullshit, if you if you actually don't see that it's as evil, let alone inhumane right. And that that to me was a turning point for Tom and the film, but but I think it. It's an apt way to talk about. I think the difference in the protesting. That's going on right now in our streets. All across the United States and even around the world. Unlike Tom I I think a lot of white folks in particular, not not exclusively, but especially white Americans are having this calling bull shit moment on themselves as the best way to describe it because you know maybe up till seeing that horrible video of George Floyd being suffocated by that cop with his knee and full weight on his neck for that. Horrible eight minutes and forty six seconds I think there were a number of white Americans say why don't think I'm racist. Right and I don't think that we have systemic racism. I think you know. The police are basically good. There's a couple of bad apples. About, not just George Floyd and and and the viral -ness of that video, but I also think. The other blacks that were killed Armani Aubrey right. Brianna Taylor. All within the same month. Either by COPS or by white people, playing vigilante, and nobody getting in trouble, nobody getting arrested until these videos go viral. Until that moment. There were a lot of people just live with the bullshit. I. Don't see it. I. Just think you know. We already had a two-term African American President I mean. Isn't this supposed racial America? But? What happened in March of twenty twenty. I think was really a wake up call and at the to protest rallies that I've been to the majority of people there. Have Been White. Your American people and their most of them are the ones carrying the signs and chanting. I can't breathe. You know hands up. Don't shoot a black lives matter. You know to see the commissioner of the NFL. National Football League finally reversed himself and and the NFL and saying we totally were wrong. You know in two Thousand Sixteen when Catherine Colin Kaepernick was taken a knee during the national anthem, and we're calling him out on that. It's like no. There is a stomach racism and we were wrong to to to diminish that and Hashtag black lives matter. I think that's a real big difference. That's going down and I think it's because. It's just calling bullshit on yourself moment. Now. This is pride month. And I have to tell you that. Over a dozen years ago. not overnight, but I begin to call bullshit on myself being a Baptist Minister Lifetime Christian. and finally realizing that I had straight privilege. And I had turned a blind deaf ear to lgbtq people. Christian or not and that? I was refusing to see. Let alone admit that this system that rewarded straight privilege that I was part of that I was helping perpetuate. That it was oppressive. To fellow human beings. And That really began to mark a change in how I, not only read the Bible, but how I began to. Preach, and speak and advocate, and even Go Out of my way to get to know.
"ella" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"Beings, everyone this is Asian, America, the Ken, Fong podcast and your host Ken fung rate to be with you still virus, free and Myself physically feeling so much better. I do think it's a combination of. Chiropractics in acupuncture and one visit to my general practitioner doctor to get the. Prescription of Muscle relaxant which I haven't used less two weeks in one weeks of prentice zone, which is a steroid which I think really brought down the inflammation in my Bursitis in my left hip. Is Still feel a little bit there, but Indefinitely my arthritic back. DOES ACT UP IF I. Got Him in denial. Any lift heavy things you know I'll feel it for a while I went to go see him for a check up after I had that week of taking his prescribed mids. Again, he just got. summed it all up. By what would you expect you know you're sixty five. This is what happens when you're sixty five. Really is like yeah, and guess what when you hit seventy and he just turned seventy. It gets even worse. Not always known for his bedside manner, but very sobering. Nevertheless, welcome to episode number, two hundred and forty six of the podcast. We've been coming at you from whatever device you use to listen to this podcast since May of twenty, fifteen sixty year and Really excited that we're still putting out a weekly show for you. one of the best things that you can do for us is if you enjoy particular episode that you share it. Via Media Word of mouth with a coworker friend or family member We just think that these conversations that I'm able to have with various Asian Americans. Can Not only be entertaining interesting during this? Still sheltering in place, pandemic but I, but I also think that It's just fascinating All the different people that are out there in the American community who are creatives or or creating. Various content or making contributions to American society, the world as a whole, so thank you again for tuning in my guest this episode. During pride month is Daniel, Roberts Baker. She is a green Honda so half Green Half Caucasian. who grew up in a very conservative Korean church? And maybe I think less than two years ago while she was teaching at a Christian High, school came out. As a trans woman and I haven't really. Spent much time with her, but we became facebook friends through some common acquaintances and I'm always fascinated. With anyone who comes out. Either as far as the sexual or their gender identity, and in particular I'm intrigued by those who identify as trans because there's just so many. Moving parts to they're coming out and so I'm so grateful to Daniela to. Be Willing and brave enough to come and share her story. It's definitely A. One that is still in progress. It's as I said it's. It's still pretty recent when she's coming out and I think you'll benefit a lot from. Just hearing what her journey has been like and some of challenges. She continues to face, but also the hopeful excitement of now that she's kind of much more clear about. This congruency of gender identity, and who she's always known, felt herself to be and what she's now pursuing and program at USC. You can only get excited about the potential of of the rest of her life that these things are all now kind of coming together for her. A speaking of pride, MONTHS We kind of jumped the gun. Last month. Some reason they had just covert brain and without having the virus and We put out two episodes of Gene Nakatani episodes to forty, two and two forty three, because I was thinking may was pregnant for some reason, and so if if you're interested, you can go back and listen to. These people who buried all three of their children. while. They're still in their twenties. To them, because of AIDS and just journey went on as a family and then. Just the way that the Ellen Jane regrouped and decided to just kinda speak to parents in general. About, some of the lessons important vital lessons that they learned along the way about how they could have done a better job in really been there for their for their sons the audio quality of part one for some reason, is not stellar, so you may have to really listen carefully and closely, but it does get better in part to, and that's the part where they really get into other. Join the they went on with. Their two cents, who were HIV positive? You know I didn't grow up swearing. If you know me. You just would be shocked if you heard me. Use cuss, words and I, think part of it was. My growing up in a little Chinese Baptist church where you know that that kind of language was considered sinful, but I think it also had a lot to do with my mom. You know when my mom met and then married my father, he was a veteran of world. War Two. And, you can imagine when you're there on the front lines. There's just all kinds of drinking and cussing going on. Pretty much, my mom. Stopped my from any real regular drinking. Indefinitely like I never heard my dad cuss maybe. Five Times in the whole time we were together. As a family, and and so I gotta believe that my mom had a big influence on me. So. You know imagine my. Discomfort. When I in the past have come across. People leaders who were three enough to actually occasionally and selectively use a choice, a curse word to make their point. A one of the earliest people that do this was Dr Tony. Kim Polo and He's a Christian sociology professor. WHO's always been? Just out there ahead of most people set specially most Christians, on most social justice issues and I remember. One time. He was speaking I, wasn't there? I read about this story? He was speaking to a convention of Youth Pastors Christian, US path pastors, and and he again was trying to get them off the this whole. Limited a way of thinking that okay. You know to be a Christian a follower of Jesus. It's all about not swearing, right and and a don't smoke or drink to excess. And what have you and he was about ten minutes into his address, and he's a very very captivating speaker. And he said you know in the ten minutes or so that it's taken me to get to this point in my message. Like thirty thousand kids in different parts of the world. Have died. From treatable illnesses simply.
"ella" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast
"Welcome everyone to laugh in the pellets. On I'm sitting here with the podcast host long Bernie and we got to get cracking into another great episode this week. Welcome Lonzo hello how you doing. I'm doing well actually only side. We're in day. Twenty two of lockdown sorrow Just sort of getting a groove and getting a lot of things done and Um pump and had some good good sessions on the old indoor China they size. That's for sure twenty two days. I mean that's a grand tour lockdown so far and I'm coming through strong lock. I really suffered in the first week of these grandy There's a lot more mountains than I thought. And actually once you go past that sort of Day. Seven that first risk stay. It's a couple. Tom Chelsea nephew flat stages. And I've been going all right coming into the final. The final stage. You've just been told you've got to go round again. Another twenty one days of lockdown in Spain at least That's the news. I've heard I've always thought about that. When you get to an end of grandy and like oh you would you reckon. Could you start? Start another one tomorrow. Well looks like I'm going to test the waters. Second Lap Housi- ERGO training. We call it over here in the UK the Turbo training going. It's actually going. I think I went a little too hot at the start and tried to achieve too much but since then I've sort of been having some fun with it I've been doing some structured sessions. I've been doing some races. Getting my absolutely keeped in these rices. Contel you how how they are and then also been doing a few Cruzi. I've been just doing what they call them. The Meech Daca made ops. And you can just invite like a select fifty people to come and just cruise around and choose some fat and united some efforts and you get a good sweat on get a really good swing on so It's always good to sweat the beer at from the night before. Just very briefly. What's Your Indoor training setup like everything you know if you've got pain cave that's all kitted out exactly how you want it cave. It's actually a fan conveniently found the front Sun Room because it was closer to the Internet. I was doing in the shed which is a bit more like a Kylie and Internet wasn't really working in the and I don't know why didn't think of it but I moved to the front rooms awesome. It's like glass room You can look out on the straight and this is a brilliant idea. I'll take a photo and I'll put it up so everyone can say my cave and I've just got a makeshift sort of shelf. There that's got like headbands on a towels and speakers And that's about it. I've got the screen in front of me and the Mat to collect all the drippings and just before we get to this week's episode of life in the Keleti follow the virtual tour flanders over the weekend. Your teammate Albert. I Bet Y'all all the defending champion in the real outdoor to flounder of course was taking pot. Did he did he? We tempted to watch it. Do you know what happened. I didn't see it actually happen. Miss it my wash it to me. She Authority was joking. Because I hadn't seen it being advertised and then I caught up on some soft. This morning sold the report. I saw that Greg van album is that correct and then I didn't say it so I was. I did season comments from on our team chat that some guy is what shouldn't thought we've got some racist coming up. I'm actually doing a couple of races in my and I said Oh I better go and do some efforts because that looks really hard so the the fear kicks in already just from watching people and hearing hearing how hard it's going to be. I'm so aware of it. I tell you I just doing these rices on swift and I'm before we even get to the hill I'm sitting at threshold. Just seeing the bunch going hell all these guys not pro. Thank God all these other guys on pro that I don't know from around the world because I'd be getting killed in no Morris's seeing it seems we're talking about these very old theme this episode today talking with Ella Harris who is these lift academy we are of two thousand eighteen. And we're going to chat to her about how she comes across from coming through this Rift Academy talk about what that what that even is and has she comes across on the Kenyan Schramm the female team and becomes a professional from essentially winnings. We've to Kademi. And she was the third we know. And it's been another Weiner insane so I thought it was just a very in theme sort of podcasts. And plus doing some training with a before we had locked down and I really got to know her and thought she'd be great to have on the podcast anyway. Since we've been doing a lot of virgos just perfect. Timing and Yeah it's a great chat so without further ado. I'll bring you ella. Cpac enjoy this one and keep peddling fear out there on the street that I I. I think what caused team? Kart the back of the fleas. That's the.
"ella" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"Hello this is Aaron Gibson coast throwing shade and host of history. The sheep where we look at amazing women who have been raised by the history books and today I am so excited to introduce one of my favorite feminist. That's been featured on encyclopedia. Will Manteca Ella. Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald was making jazz her whole life from escaping a tumultuous upbringing turning a nursery rhyme into a major. Hit and honey. There is nothing she couldn't make into a toe tapping but Shakan song now. Here's host Jenny. Kaplan to tell you all about the queen of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald Shining. Oh hello from wonder media network. I'm Jenny Kaplan. And this is encyclopedia. Manica deemed the first lady of Song. Today's Dreamer was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States. For more than half a century. She went thirteen grammy awards and sold over forty million albums. Her voice was flexible. Wide-ranging accurate and ageless. Let's talk about Ella Fitzgerald Ella. Jane Fitzgerald was born on April twenty fifth nineteen seventeen in Newport News. Virginia to William Fitzgerald and Tempe Henry Ellis parents separated shortly after Ella's birth and she and her mother moved to Yonkers New York where they eventually moved in with Tempe longtime boyfriend. Joseph Dasilva three soon became four LS half-sister Francis was born in Nineteen twenty-three. The family struggled to make ends meet. Both parents worked multiple jobs. L. Occasionally took on work to their apartment was a mixed neighborhood. Where Ella made friends easily? She considered herself more of a Tomboy and often join neighborhood baseball games. Sports Aside Ella enjoy dancing and singing with friends and would perform at lunch and on her way to school in Nineteen. Thirty two ELLAS. Mom Tempe died from serious injury. She received in a car accident. Ella was devastated. She eventually moved in with her aunt Virginia and when her stepfather Joe died shortly thereafter. Ala stepsister. Francis came to live with them. To Ella was in a dark place. She started skipping school and her grades dropped. She got in trouble with the police and was sent to a reform school where she was subject to beatings by her caretakers. Eventually Ella escaped from the reformatory. She was fifteen years old broke and alone during the Great Depression. In nineteen thirty four Islas name was pulled in a weekly drawing the Apollo Theater for a chance to perform and compete an amateur night. Two sisters who the dance in the sisters in the world call the edgewood sisters and they closed the show about I when I saw those ladies. Dan I says no way. I'm going out there and try to dance. Because they stop the show. She was planning to dance but when the Edwards sisters closed the main show. She changed her mind fearing she couldn't compete with their moves. And when I got out there somebody follow up nobody else. What is she going to do? She made a last minute decision to sing and ask the band to play. Hoagy Carmichael Judy. Heavens hurt to me. By the end of the song the crowd demanded an encore and Ella had found her calling one of the people in the band. That night with saxophonist and Arranger Benny Carter wowed by her natural talent. Benny introduced a lot of people. Who could help launch your career? The era of big swing bands was coming to a close in favor of bebop. Ls successfully made the transition using her voice to sound like another horn in the band. She began to experiment with scat singing. Eventually turning it into an art in nineteen thirty eight Ella recorded a version of the nursery. Rhyme a-tisket a task it. A million copies of the album were sold it. Hit number one on the charts and it stayed on the pop charts for seventeen weeks. Ella was suddenly famous her wife. Changed Professionally and personally while on tour with Dizzy Gillespie's band in nineteen forty. Six Ella fell in love with bassist. Ray Brown the two got married and adopted a son Ray. Junior through the two later got divorced. They remained lifelong friends L. O. Worked with all the jazz greats including Frank Sinatra Duke Ellington Nat King Cole Dizzy. Gillespie and Benny Goodman from nineteen fifty six to nineteen sixty. Four Ella recorded eight songbooks in which she covered other musicians songs. Including those by Cole Porter Duke. Ellington the Gershwin's Johnny Mercer Irving Berlin and Rodgers and Hart Ella continued to work throughout her life by the nineteen nineties. She had recorded more than two hundred albums she received the Kennedy Center honors the US National Medal of Arts and Francis Commander of Arts and letters award. Thank you and I'm so proud to be in class with all these younger ones coming up. Ain't gonNA leave me behind. I'm learning out a wrap in her later. Life Ella suffer from diabetes. She was hospitalized. Congestive heart failure in nineteen eighty six and for exhaustion in nineteen ninety. Nine hundred ninety three. She had to have both of her legs amputated below the knee due to complications from diabetes. She never fully recovered from the surgery. And on June fifteenth. Nineteen Ninety six at the age of seventy-nine Ella Fitzgerald died at her Beverly Hills. Home fans all over. The world mourned her death. A wreath of white flowers was placed next to her star on the Hollywood walk of fame and the Marquee outside the Hollywood bowl read. Lmu will miss you tune in tomorrow for the story of another incredible dreamer..