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Weekly Wrap-Up

This is a new section looking at the interesting, hilarious and odd things I have discovered in the previous 7 days.

Culture

Pharrell William’s song ‘Happy’ is one song that I can’t listen to and still feel sad by the end of it.  186 more words

Life

Man Accused of Use Interpreter to Call In Bomb Threat

In League City, Texas, a man is accuse of using “hearing impaired” interpretation services to call in a bomb treat to a League City Library. 180 more words

Deaf

Where ASL meets Drake

Amy Stretten explores code switching between American Sign Language and Black ASL.

…. black deaf people have been exposed to the same social elements that black hearing people enjoy and practice in their communities, it makes sense that there are elements of black culture that appear in Black ASL such as religious practice, cooking, humor, musical entertainment, clothing, hairstyles, words and phrases that typically used in the black communities, and protections against racism…

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Interesting Reads

Happy

Check it out!  The kids at Deaf Film Camp did an American Sign Language rendition of Pharrell’s “Happy”.

Read the Billboard article here.

Intro

Hi, everyone! I really hope you like my blog. I live in North Carolina, USA, so some of the signs I use may not be universal, and most of them definitely aren’t international (unless you speak French Sign Language, because that’s what ASL is based on). 175 more words

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