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Troian Bellisario - Daily Multiracial

Troian Bellisario - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Serbian-Italian / Multiracial (part African American)) [American]

 

Known as: Actress

 

TV: Spencer Hastings in “Pretty Little Liars”, “NCIS”, “First Monday”, “JAG”, “Quantum Leap”

 

Movies: “Consent”, “Billboard Dad”

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Smokey Robinson Black And Proud

Incredible spoken word performance by Smokey Robinson about being a Black American.
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Watch now: Are You an Indian? | Independent Lens | PBS Video

Though their ethnicities are mixed, the Wampanoag take pride in their tribal heritage.
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Witnessed II

Witnessed is a book series written in English by Black authors, who live or have lived in Germany, and is edited by Sharon Dodua Otoo.

supported by http://www.youtube.com/marmixxx and http://www.leftvision.de

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All the parts of myself…

Michele Elam, The Souls of Mixed Folk: Race, Politics, and Aesthetics in the New Millennium (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011), 69-70.

 

[Jazmine's] laundry list also collapses blood and nation and then fractionalizes both—how else can the notion of “one-quarter Swedish” make sense—and looks less like the new millennial model of post-race and more like an uncritical revival of classic nineteenth-century positivist racialism. Huey interrupts her—and the discourse itself—by insisting instead on the political nature of racial identity: he teases her by saying, “I understand, Jazmine. I’m mixed too.” We see an up-close shot of her face, which lights up as she says hopefully, “You are?” only to have him sarcastically claim, much to her disappointment, to be “part Black, part African, part Negro, and part colored.”

 

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Mixed in America - Not biracial "Biracial Damn it! (Documentary trailer)

Mixed in America explores identity when you have multiracial or biracial parents and do not identify as African American. www.battlecatt.com, directed by Carolyn Battle Cochrane.

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Walter Mosley - Daily Multiracial

Walter Mosley - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(African American/Polish Jew) [American]

 

Known as: Award winning novelist (Best known for his “Easy Rawlins” detective series)

 

Novels: “Devil in a Blue Dress”, “Cinnamon Kiss”, “Little Scarlet”, “Bad Boy Brawly Brown”, “Fearless Jones”, “Fear Itself, “Fear of the Dark”, “Blue Light”, “RL’s Dream”, “Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned”, “47”, “Walkin’ the Dog”

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Danzy Senna - Daily Multiracial

Danzy Senna - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Irish/Black Mexican) [American]

 

Known as: Award winning author (Books: “Caucasia”, “Symptomatic”, “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?: A Personal History”) 

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Imaj is featured on ABC Prime-Time with Channel 8's Debbie Denmon

"Everybody on this planet is going to know who [Imaj] is before its over." -Ron Grimes

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Happy Birthday, W.E.B. DuBois!

Happy Birthday, W.E.B. DuBois! | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his two-ness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder."

-W.E.B. DuBois

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The Audacity of Louis Ortiz

What if one day you looked in the mirror and saw the most powerful man on earth? Would you have the audacity to make the most of it?
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Troy (age 11 months) Clappin' to Sister's Music

Charo taught Troy how to clap to the music lol :D Halle on piano playing "I'm a puppet".
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Arj Barker - Daily Multiracial

Arj Barker - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Indian/European) [American]

 

Known as: Comedian & Actor (Played Dave on “The Flight of the Conchords” TV Series)

 

Videos: Arj Barker Comedy Festival Gala 2009, Great Debate - Does God Have a Sense of Humour, Arj Barker - 2006 Comedy Festival, Flight of the Conchords: Too Many Dicks (On the Dance Floor), Arj Barker vs Heckler

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Introduction of Mixed Race Radio to our Listeners

Introduction of Mixed Race Radio to our Listeners | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Welcome to Mixed Race Radio where we discuss what it means to be mixed race biracial and multicultural in America today.
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Black Indians: An American Story - richheape.com

This Native American produced video explores the issue of racial identity among Native and African Americans. "We were told 'if you could pass for white, that's who you'd be; if not, it was usually better to be identified as black than Indian." lack Indians have been virtually forgotten except by those who shared Native American, African American heritages. Even
today, black Indians meet skeptics who refuse to accept their ancestry. This film brings to light a forgotten part of Americans past -- the cultural and racial fusion of Native and African Americans. Narrated by James Earl Jones, "Black Indians: An American Story" explores what brought the two groups together, what drove them apart and the challenges they face today. It examines
the coalescence of these two groups in American history. Discounted, and often
ignored by mainstream America, these minority peoples have often shared a
common past. However, with their heritage ignored and their contributions
denied they are all but invisible at the dawn of the new millennium. Voted the Best Native American Film 2001.

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Stephen Prothero, My Take: 9/11 Memorial not sacred enough

Stephen Prothero, My Take: 9/11 Memorial not sacred enough | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Sunday was the 19th anniversary of the first World Trade Center terrorist attack, which claimed 6 lives on February 26, 1993. I took this occasion as a chance to see the 9/11 Memorial, which remembers these six victims alongside the 2977 people killed on September 11, 2001, in the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.

 

I have been writing recently about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Lower Manhattan site is obviously influenced by that design. So it is hard to avoid comparisons. There are the granite walls, though in the New York memorial there is flowing over them. And there are the names of the dead, though in New York they are cut through bronze rather than inscribed on granite.

 

But the spirit of the 9/11 Memorial is very different.

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María Elisa Velásquez: "Africans and Afrodescendant Women in Mexico City during Colonial Times"

Watch video of María Elisa Velásquez delivering the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities' 2012 Black Atlantic Lecture Feb. 2.

 

Renowned experts on preservation of African and Afro-descended slave records gathered at Vanderbilt Feb. 2-4 to launch the university's new Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies digital archive and website.

 

The three-day conference, "New Sources for the Study of Slave Societies," opened Feb. 2 with Velásquez, professor of history at Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, speaking on "Africans and Afrodescendant Women in Mexico City during Colonial Times: Social Relationships and Cultural Reproduction."

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Biracial in America - Biracial Not Black Damn It -pt2 trailer

Discussions on being proud of being half black and equally half, should Soledad be the face to represent Black in America, just a few of the topics covered with director Carolyn Battle Cochrane.

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Shades of Black America

"Thanks for watching! This is a documentary that I shot and edited about how color (Black/White/ Light-Skin/ Dark-Skin) still matters. Done at Hampton University in 2008- the beginning of my senior year. By Keah Moffett
Interviewed many students and got some interesting answers."

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Mixed Chicks Chat - w/spoken word artist-poet Jason Graham

Mixed Chicks Chat - w/spoken word artist-poet Jason Graham | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

EPISODE 245- Mixed Chicks Chat w/spoken word artist-poet Jason Graham and hosted by Steven F. Riley and Jennifer Frappier

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'Black lifestyle' in Japan

A pale skin resembles beauty in Japan, but that no longer doesn't count for everyone. Hina lives her life according to the 'B-style', or the 'black lifestyle...
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Play the Part | This American Life

Play the Part | This American Life | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Stories of people who decide to flip their personalities and do the exact opposite of what they normally do. Pictured: Louis Ortiz, Obama impersonator. A documentary about him is raising money on Kickstarter.
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Franklin Chang-Diaz - Daily Multiracial

Franklin Chang-Diaz  - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Chinese/Costa Rican) [American]

 

Known as: Former NASA astronaut, engineer, physicist (Seven time Space Shuttle veteran with over 1600 hours of space flight time; President and CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company)

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