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Bullied for Being Biracial | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 06.05.2015 | Black Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Growing up in a small town Pennsylvania, Alexis Rydbom was bullied and faced racial discrimination because she is a biracial. She shares her story with Jimmy Nguyen, and talks about how she overcame her childhood challenges to become a confident young woman.

Hernan Lopez on Career Success as a Racial Minority | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

Hernan Lopez, President & CEO of FOX International Channels, speaks with Jimmy Nguyen about achieving career success in the U.S. as an immigrant and a racial minority.


Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 11.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

In this "Digitally Speaking" segment, I discuss the social media impact produced by these notes, and how they can help parents everywhere better handle the coming out moment for LGBT kids.

Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee on Hawaii and Aloha Spirit | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
Jimmy Nguyen

Brook talks about why she loves Hawaii, its tourism, the differences between its islands, and what makes Hawaii unique from other island groups.

Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee -- Straight Ally for LGBT Equality | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

In this interview, Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee talks with me about how straight people can be allies for LGBT rights. She also explains how her diverse heritage led her to become a strong supporter of the LGBT community.

4 Parents, 2 Gay Dads, 1 Straight Son | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 08.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

LGBT parents raising children are increasingly visible -- allowing us to see more situations of a real life "Modern Family" rather than the traditional concept of a nuclear family.

Why Aren't There More Asians on Television? | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 06.06.2014 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

In this interview, I speak with actress/writer and media diversity advocate Erin Quill about why so few Asian actors appear on American television series.

Catch Up With Grammy Wedding Couple Yawar Charlie and Jason Miller -- SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

They were one of 33 couples -- including same-sex couples -- who said "I do" in a mass wedding at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Can 'The Love Mob' Change the World? (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.19.2014 | Good News
Jimmy Nguyen

Can you transform the world by gathering people together on a street to cheer, sing and express love? To find out, I interviewed Preston Smiles, founder of The Love Mob, the organization behind "organized acts of love" -- flash mobs -- that support various causes and messages.

Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee on Mixed Race Couples & Children | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.08.2014 | Impact
Jimmy Nguyen

In 2012, a Pew Research Center study reported that 15 percent of all new marriages in the U.S. (in 2010) are interracial; there are now 4.8 million interracial marriages in the U.S., accounting for 1 in 12 marriages.

Hernan Lopez on Spanish Language TV and FOX International Channels | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

Hernan Lopez, President & CEO of FOX International Channels, speaks with me about the continued rise of Spanish language television and the worldwid...

Can You Be 'Heterosexually Gay'? | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Can you be "heterosexually gay"? Actors Christian Campbell (who shot to gay icon status with his starring role in the 1999 film Trick) and his wife...

Speak Up With Jimmy: Michelle Kwan Speaks Up for Special Olympics (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Jimmy Nguyen

In this fourth and final part of my interview with Michelle Kwan, the figure skating icon talks about her work supporting the Special Olympics and speaking up for young people worldwide with intellectual disabilities.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Michelle Kwan on Sports as a Diplomacy Tool (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports
Jimmy Nguyen

Michelle talks about her work as a Senior Adviser and Public Diplomacy Envoy for the U.S. State Department, and using the universal appeal of sports to improve international relations. She also talks about her efforts to inspire youth around the world.

Speak Up with Jimmy: Michelle Kwan on Proudest Skating Win and How to Win in Life (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.04.2014 | Sports
Jimmy Nguyen

In part 2 of my interview with her, Michelle reveals her proudest win in her long figure skating career -- when she says "There was no heaviness... I was simply present." She also gives advice on how everyone can win in life.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Michelle Kwan on Her Off-Ice Role for 2014 Winter Olympics (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports
Jimmy Nguyen

Michelle talks about her off-ice role for the 2014 Winter Olympics -- working for Fox Sports as a sports analyst in Sochi, Russia.

Speaker Points: 2014 SAG Awards Produce Better Acceptance Speeches

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

After disappointing speeches at last week's Golden Globes, I was happy to see better winning words at the SAG Awards. Here are my scores for the most notable speakers.

Speak Up With Jimmy: SAG Awards Voter Erin Quill On Why Hollywood Awards Need More Diversity (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

In this very candid interview, Erin talks with me about the need for more racial diversity in entertainment awards nominations and winners, why film and television casting should reflect the American scene and how people can speak up to improve diversity in media.

SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY: Diversity and Social Media for Gap's 'Make Love' Ad Campaign (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

Last fall, Gap Inc.'s "Make Love" ad campaign garnered kudos for the diversity of its models but also sparked hate speech vandalism of its street po...

SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY: Lessons from the Justine Sacco AIDS Tweet (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.25.2014 | Technology
Jimmy Nguyen

On December 20, 2013, PR executive Justine Sacco set off a Twitter firestorm with her insensitive tweet - sent right before boarding a flight from L...

Speak Up With Jimmy: NOH8 Founders Adam Bouska & Jeff Parshley on Campaign's 5th Anniversary (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

On December 15, 2013, the NOH8 Campaign celebrated its 5th anniversary with a special event at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Actor Christian Campbell on Being a Gay Icon (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Christian shares what it's like for him to be a straight actor who is a gay icon and how that has impacted his career. He also discusses why it's easier today for straight actors to play gay roles in movies and television.

SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY: Actress/Singer America Olivo on Being Multi-Racial in Hollywood (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

Actress and singer America Olivo (NBC's upcoming Chicago PD, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark) certainly knows about that, being a multi-racial mix of Chilean, Basque, Spanish, Italian, Irish and Belgian.

SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY: Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee on Beauty and Aging (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 01.27.2014 | Style
Jimmy Nguyen

Whenever Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee shows up, there are always laughs and life lessons. Watch as Brook talks with me about beauty and aging -- and how to age beautifully.

Speak Up With Jimmy: America Olivo and Christian Campbell Speak Up for BabyQuest Foundation and Infertility Issues (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jimmy Nguyen

America and Christian also share their own challenges having children, and how talking more openly about infertility issues can remove societal stigma.