Miranda Perez

Cross-topic Multimedia Journalist

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Live Hosting

More than Dollars and Cents

How VCs and Founders Can Work Together Beyond the Capital

SXSW 2022, Dell Technologies Stage

In March 2022, Miranda had the honor of hosting a Q&A at SXSW where venture capital firm SoftBank announced the continuation of its Opportunity Fund, dedicated to founders of color.  

 

Miranda asked a pivotal question: How will the Opportunity Fund insure that founders of color are not only receiving venture capital, but receiving equitable check-sizes in comparison to their white counterparts?

On-Air Appereance

Promoting education equity for Hispanic Americans

MSNBC'S The Cross Connection

In Oct. 2021, Miranda was invited to speak on MSNBC'S The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross to discuss Hispanic/Latinx enrollment at Historically Black Colleges live to roughly 1.2 million viewers.

 

In this conversation, she spoke about her decision to enroll at Clark Atlanta University and her identity as a Puerto Rican with African, Indigenous and Spaniard ancestry.

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HBCUs were built on the radical premise of ensuring black Americans access to institutions of higher learning at a time when there were no other options.

 

But despite their radical beginnings, HBCUs are frequently socially conservative, focusing on black radicalization through the lens of cis-gender heterosexual men at the expense of women and the LGBTQ+ community. 

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The cannabis industry and the contemporary prison-industrial complex were built on the backs of men like Nunez and Perez.

 

But the opportunity to work in the industry legally is out of reach for them—and the 60% of Illinois felons who were convicted of nonviolent drug crimes. Now that the business is booming, men like Nunez and Perez—unseen and criminalized pioneers of the industry—can’t reap the benefits.

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Having a Black lead does not simply solve the problem of unequal casting in Georgia’s film and television industry.

 

“One of the most beautiful things about growing up in theatre is seeing Peter Pan,” Rodriguez told the panel and its viewers. “But Peter Pan has never been a person of color, and if you don’t see somebody who looks like you that can fly, what do you think? That you don’t deserve to fly.”

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This theme of respect and remembrance in The Ballad of Chalino Sánchez resonated heavily with me. While listening to the episodes, I thought of legends in my hood and honestly, my ancestors.

 

There isn’t one generation in my family that hasn’t fallen victim to poverty and gang violence. While their gang activity surpassed them in death, their legacies as fearless providers and protectors lived on through family stories.

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Freelance Work

 
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About Miranda Perez

Miranda Perez is a 2021 graduate of Clark Atlanta University. At Clark, she received a bachelor's of arts  in Mass Media Arts with a concentration in print journalism.

 

Originally from Chicago, Miranda is first-generation graduate. Being that she is the first in her family to go to college, education is one of her highest values.

 

Her value for education transcends into her journalism.

In her writing she wants to educate and inform her readers, offering them new perspectives on business, politics, social justice and more.