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Mother Eartha (Kitt) [PHOTOS]

Mother Eartha (Kitt) [PHOTOS] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Eartha Kitt with baby daughter and husband William Mcdonald.


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Interview on Sharon H. Chang's Raising Mixed Race

Interview on Sharon H. Chang's Raising Mixed Race | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

By Grace Hwang Lynch


I’ve been reading a new book by Sharon H. Chang called Raising Mixed Race. You might remember Sharon, a Seattle-based writer and scholar, from her guest post A Multiracial Asian Mom Wonders How Her Son Will See Himself (Routledge 2015). With chapter titles that are analogies to home construction (Foundation, Framing, Wiring, etc.), the book aims to get to the historical ideas behind the way we talk about race, including the concept of mixed race identity. I was especially interested because the research focuses specifically on Asian multiracials. Recently, I had a chance to interview Sharon about her work. Read on…

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Mark Zuckerberg just welcomed his daughter to the world with a Facebook note

Mark Zuckerberg just welcomed his daughter to the world with a Facebook note | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

In an announcement posted to Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have announced the birth of their daughter, Max.


"Your mother and I don't yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future," the post, structured as a letter from the couple, begins. "Your new life is full of promise, and we hope you will be happy and healthy so you can explore it fully. You've already given us a reason to reflect on the world we hope you live in."


The post — a Facebook note — describes the changes that the couple hopes to see for their daughter. "Like all parents, we want you to grow up in a world better than ours today," the note reads. To do that, the note says, will require advances in health, education, technology, and equality. The couple calls for "long term investments over 25, 50 or even 100 years," including democratizing internet access.


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#sceuned15 "El creador de Facebook dona el 99 % de sus acciones para la investigación en salud, educación, tecnologías e igualdad"

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Three "Mixed" people killed by police in Las Vegas since 1996

Three "Mixed" people killed by police in Las Vegas since 1996 | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Monday, April 4, 2011 at 4:45 am

2895 E. Charleston Blvd.

Las Vegas SWAT officer Mike Quick fatally shot Michael Dean Chevalier, 48, after Chevalier enters an apartment on 2695 E. Charleston Blvd., takes a woman hostage, and sexually assaults her.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm

1230 Comstock Drive

After setting his home on fire, apparently to draw officers to the scene, Bryan Benjamin Hanasz, 36, shot at arriving firefighters and police, one of whom was wounded. Three Las Vegas police officers shot and killed Hanasz at the home near Vegas Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard. 


Friday, January 19, 1996 at 5:42 pm

Interstate 15 at Apex

On Interstate 15 near Apex, Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Anthony Skordoulis approached a homeless man, Miguel Angel Gomez, 44, to offer assistance after spotting the man holding a "need gas" sign. Gomez shot him in the leg, leading to a standoff in which he and two Las Vegas officers fired their weapons. Gomez was wounded but lived five more years.


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WordPress Categorizing, Tagging, and Posting for MixedAmericanLife.us

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Sheila E. On Being Engaged to Prince

Sheila E. reveals secrets from her newest novel, "The Beat Of My Own Drum".

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"Generation Mix:" Is All This Talk of "Multiracialism" An Advance?

Artist, activist and creator of the multimedia comic book Hafrocentric Juliana "Jules" Smith and Dr. Rainier Spencer, author of Reproducing Race: The Paradox of Generation Mix discuss their various critiques of popular approaches to "multiracial" identity.

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We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future eBook: Deepa Iyer: Kindle Store

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Sade - Why can't we live Together ? - Montreux Jazz Festival ( 1984 )

"This is Sade's cover of the Timmy Thomas song of the same name that went to #1 on the US R&B chart in 1972. Her cover appeared as the last song on her first album, "Diamond Life" (1984). In the video above she sings it at an anti-apartheid concert at Clapham Common in London in 1986.
 

Santana has also covered this song. Drake samples it heavily in "Hotline Bling" (2015), currently at #1 on the US R&B chart."

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Call for Submissions for 2016 Mixed Remixed Festival - Mixed Remixed Festival

Call for Submissions for 2016 Mixed Remixed Festival - Mixed Remixed Festival | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Share your story. We’re seeking filmmakers, writers, bloggers, performers and scholars of every stripe who have stories to share about the Mixed and multiracial/multicultural experience. We’re also seeking panel presentation ideas and workshops. The deadline is Jan. 18, 2016. There is no submission fee. Find out how to submit your work here.-Heidi Durrow, Festival Founder …
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New Radio Show about Race on Public Radio #SoWellSpoken

New Radio Show about Race on Public Radio #SoWellSpoken | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
KQED Public Media for Northern CA
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Zendaya Coleman is Getting Her Very Own Barbie Doll

Zendaya Coleman is Getting Her Very Own Barbie Doll | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

During a recent visit to the Mattel offices, Zendaya discussed her relationship with Barbie growing up:


“When I was little, I didn’t have one that looked like me, so I couldn’t connect with her in that way. But getting to visit the Mattel offices and see Barbie’s vision for the future…I was able to see how they plan to diversify, broadening the horizons and the image of Barbie, and make it more, you know, open. I left the office feeling it was definitely something I wanted to be a part of.”

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Maryland: first anti-miscegenation statue in 1661

Maryland:  first anti-miscegenation statue in 1661 | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Guest Post by Steven F. Riley

It should be noted that the Loving v. Virginia ruling in 1967 applied to the 16 remaining states that had enacted anti-miscegenation statutes. Thus it is a fallacy to state that ‘interracial marriage was illegal in the United States until Loving v. Virginia. Most states had in fact, repealed their anti-miscegenation laws and a few never enacted any such laws at all (New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Wisconsin, District of Columbia, Hawaii and Alaska). FROM MIXED RACE STUDIES


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Schools in Virginia shut over anger at Islam homework

Schools in Virginia shut over anger at Islam homework | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Augusta County, Virginia, schools shut on sheriff's concerns about angry calls and emails over a world religion homework assignment on Islam at Riverheads High.


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The Rosa Parks Story

The Rosa Parks Story | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was the greatest, most distinguished African American Woman Civil Rights Activist of our time. The woman known as “the first lady of civil rights” was born February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama to James McCauley and Leona Edwards, her parents, a carpenter and a teacher, respectively. Her ancestry was a mixture of African American, Cherokee-Creek and Scots-Irish, which some say accounts for her fair complexion. In 1932, Rosa married Raymond Parks, a barber from Montgomery, at her mother’s house.


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The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America

The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Graphic based on Pew Research article “The Next America”

The country is slowly becoming more like a “rainbow,” according to a new book by Paul Taylor and Pew Research called “The Next America”.

Defining Mixed

These groups are all mixed in their heritage.

  1. Hispanic people are mixed by definition. Hispanic is not a race and Latin American countries have not had anti-miscegenation laws like the U.S. Most Latinos are part Amerindian mixed with some part(s) Spanish / Portuguese / Black.
  2. Black people have been mixed with others since the founding of the U.S., sometimes by choice and sometimes by force (enslavement rape). 
  3. Asian people have been mixing with others since anti-miscegenation laws have been abolished in the U.S.
  4. Other people includes Native American (1%) and Mixed people.
  5. White people are often mixed with ‘5 shades of White’, or they are White Latino, or they are ‘One drop of color / ‘passing as White’, aka 1/16th of color. White is not counted as White when mixed with people of color, which accounts for the decline in White numbers over time. The other reason the numbers for White drop is because Europeans no longer immigrate to the U.S. at any where near the same rate of other groups. European countries tend to provide good health care coverage and tend to have lower gun violence. For example, in the U.K. the routine patrol officers do not carry guns.


The numbers

Intermarriage among people of different races is increasingly common. In 1980, just 7% of all marriages in the U.S. were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity.  In 2010, that share has doubled to 15% of all new marriages in the U.S. Hispanics (26%) and Asians (28%) were most likely to “marry out,” compared with 9% of whites and 17% of blacks. – Pew Research


Marrying Out

If two people of mixed heritage marry, does Pew Research count that as an intermarriage?


Genocide or Population Control

  • Amerindians used to make up 100% of the Americas. Now the U.S. is only 1% Native American.
  • Black population is only expected to grow by 1% in 50 years. Mass-incarceration is removing Black people during the prime of their life, the time when most people are starting families. And police and vigilantes are killing Black people at the rate of 1 every 28 hours, and sometimes more frequently.
  • Asians were murdered by White people during the gold rush and also excluded from entering the U.S. between 1882 and 1965.
  • Latinos were lynched by White people during the gold rush.
  • Murdered by police Amerindian, Black, and Latino people are murdered by police more than other groups
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Husband turns wife's tears into million dollar idea - One World Dolls

Check http://oneworlddolls.com/


I don't see their Black doll who wears a natural. 


I don't like that the White doll is labeled Caucasian, a racial label. The Black doll is not labeled by race. Their black doll is labeled African. 

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Larry Wilmore Reveals His Strategy for Covering Race on ‘The Nightly Show’

Larry Wilmore Reveals His Strategy for Covering Race on ‘The Nightly Show’ | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

On diversity:
People ask me, “How is your team so diverse?” Because that’s what I wanted. My mission from the beginning was to find people from different backgrounds and hire an eclectic team.


On his duty to cover race issues:

I’ll be honest with you, I remember thinking, I may as well be the one covering this sort of thing and be honest about it, be direct about it and let the chips fall where they may.


On making the show universal:

We look at our show as illuminating issues that should be important to everybody. We come from the viewpoint of the underdog.

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Racially Ambiguous, My Face is a Face of Asian America

Racially Ambiguous, My Face is a Face of Asian America | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Candice Kita writes about growing up racially ambiguous and finding community among Asian American activists.
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When two Youtuber Families meet... (Blasian Family Channel & Maze+Lee)

We had so much fun hanging out together. Hopefully, we can hang out again soon!! :) Check out Maze+Lee Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/livinamaze If you...
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A Complete History of Census Race Boxes, in 1 Data Viz

A Complete History of Census Race Boxes, in 1 Data Viz | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
A new interactive shows all the racial and ethnic labels from 1790 to 2010.
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Masta Ace - Born To Roll - 1994

Music video by Masta Ace performing Born To Roll. Off the album Sittin' On Chrome. © 1994 Delicious Vinyl
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Lowrider Chican@ Hip Hop Culture

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What Is THE MIX and Why Is It Important? – An Interview with Trace Lara Hentz | Voices from the Margins

What Is THE MIX and Why Is It Important? – An Interview with Trace Lara Hentz | Voices from the Margins | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Carol A. Hand Trace Lara Hentz graciously agreed to share a little bit about her experiences as a blogger, and to describe her newest blog, THE MIX. She has been a virtual friend since the beginning of my blogging career in June of 2013. Although we’ve never met in person, I have come to know…


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Interracial Couples Share The Insults They’ve Experienced In Insightful Photo Series

Interracial Couples Share The Insults They’ve Experienced In Insightful Photo Series | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Interracial dating shouldn’t be taboo, but some people who date outside their race aresometimes ostracized.
 

Donna Pinckley told The Huffington Post that she is standing up for these couples with her photo series titled “Sticks and Stones.” The Arkansas-based photography professor began the project in May 2014.

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I think they're cute. 


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The Front Line Against Birthright Citizenship - The New Yorker

The Front Line Against Birthright Citizenship - The New Yorker | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
In Texas, hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of children are American citizens without the papers to prove it.


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Community Village Sites's curator insight, September 23, 2015 1:31 AM

These families are known as 'Mixed status' families.