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Christopher “Kid” Reid - Daily Multiracial

Christopher “Kid” Reid - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Anniversary Week Rewind) Jay’s Note: Kid has given much love to our blog, so I’m giving a shout out back at him :)

 

Originally Featured: June 22, 2011 

 

(Irish/Jamaican) [American]

 

Known as: Actor, comedian & rapper (One half of the rap duo “Kid ‘n Play”; Movies; “House Party” series, “Class Act”; TV: “Sister, SIster”, “Way Black When”, “The Temptations”)

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Bruce Lee - Daily Multiracial

Bruce Lee - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Anniversary Week Rewind)

 

Jay’s Note: Had to make our 100th DailyMulti a special one :)

 

Originally Featured: May 9, 2011

 

(Chinese/German-Chinese) [American]

 

Known as: Cultural icon and influential martial artist & instructor, actor, philosopher, film director/producer/screenwriter (Martial Arts: Founder of Jeet Kune Do; Movies: “Enter the Dragon”,”The Way of the Dragon”,”Fists of Fury/The Big Boss”,”Game of Death”; TV: “The Green Hornet”)

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Lolo Jones - Daily Multiracial

Lolo Jones - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

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Jay’s Note: Lolo received the most page views of any DailyMulti…here’s hoping she has success in the 2012 Olympics :)

 

Originally Featured: April 17, 2011

 

(French, African-American, Native American and Norwegian) [American]

 

Known as: Track & Field athlete (60 and 100 meter hurdles; Multiple Gold Medalist at the World Indoor Championships)

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Meg & Dia Frampton - Daily Multiracial

Meg & Dia Frampton - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Korean/Dutch) [American]

 

Known as: Founders of the band “Meg & Dia” (Album: “Here, Here and Here”, “Cocoon”, “Our Home is Gone”, “Something Real”); Dia was the runner-up on the first season of NBC TV’s “The Voice” (Album: “Red”; Single: “The Broken Ones”); Dia became a #1 best selling artist on iTunes; “Meg & Dia” is touring as “Dia Frampton” opening up for Blake Shelton; In addition to touring, Meg creates fantastic robot jewerly (“Chandler the Robot”)

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Daily Multiracial celebrates 1 year anniversary!

"In celebration of a full year, we’ll be reposting some of the greatest hits this week: some of your faves, some of my faves…at least 2 per day each day this week through Saturday. :)

 

We’ll also be posting a pieces of interesting related info and a few surprises…keep a look out! :)

 

As always, if you have someone you’d like to suggest as a future Daily Multiracial and/or if you have anything different you’d like to see this site do in the future, please let us know!"

 

-Jay Fubler Harvey

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Opinion: What does Blackness look like? – In America - CNN

Opinion: What does Blackness look like? – In America - CNN | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Yaba Blay, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Africana studies who teaches courses at Lafayette College. Her research focuses on black identity, with specific attention to skin color and hair politics.
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389 Miles "Living the Border" - The movie

389 Miles "Living the Border" - The movie by the Award-wining director LuisCarlos Davis www.fenceproductions.net

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It's worth the 56 minutes to watch. Grab your popcorn.
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Don’t Forget the Accent Mark: A Memoir

Don’t Forget the Accent Mark: A Memoir | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Raised in a Mexican home in an Anglo neighborhood, David Sánchez was fair-skinned and fluent in Spanish and English when he entered kindergarten. None of this should have had any influence on the career path he chose, but at certain moments it did. With the birth of the Chicano Movement and affirmative action, a different and sometimes disturbing significance became attached to his name. Sánchez’s story chronicles his life and those moments.

 

No matter how we transcend our origins, they remain part of our lives. This autobiography of an outstanding mathematician, dedicated to others, whose career included stints as a senior university and federal administrator, is also the story of a young man of mixed Mexican and American parentage."

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Key & Peele - Daily Multiracial

Key & Peele - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele) Both: (Black/White) [American]

 

Known as: Comedians (Have their own show on Comedy Central starting this Tuesday, January 31 called “Key & Peele”; Both were cast members on MADtv and with Second City)

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‘The Loving Story’ at International Center of Photography

‘The Loving Story’ at International Center of Photography | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
“The Loving Story: Photographs by Grey Villet” portrays the Lovings, a Virginia couple at the center of a storm about interracial marriage, as accidental heroes.
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Priscilla Ahn - Daily Multiracial

Priscilla Ahn - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Korean/White) [American]

 

Known as: Singer-songwriter (Her songs have been featured in numerous TV shows & Movies like “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Disturbia”, “Bride Wars”, “Ghost Whisperer” and “Psych”)

 

Music Videos/Live: Dream, Living in a Tree, When You Grow Up, Red Cape, I Don’t Have Time To Be In Love

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Black To Our Roots (Trailer)

A group of teenagers from Atlanta strive for one goal: to raise the money needed travel Ghana and explore their ancestral heritage. In the process, they lear...
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Radmilla Cody - Daily Multiracial

Radmilla Cody - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Anniversary Week Rewind) Jay’s Note: Another very popular DailyMulti with you Tumblrs :)

 

Originally Featured: August 8, 2011

 

(Native American (Navajo)/African-American) [Navajo Nation/American]

 

Known as: Award winning singer, model & anti-domestic violence activist (46th Miss Navajo Nation; First biracial Miss Navajo Nation)

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
I love this TV series on NBC [Who Do You Think You Are - NBC Site].  The third season starts tonight with Martin Sheen!  It's amazing to watch the cast take a journey as they discover who they r...
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Jero - Daily Multiracial

Jero - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Anniversary Week Rewind)

 

Jay’s Note: It was great seeing a trailblazer who broke the mold…and introduced Enka to a whole new group :)

Originally Featured: June 26, 2011

 

(Japanese, African-American) [American]

 

Known as: Popular Enka singer in Japan (First enka singer of African-American descent; Won “Best New Artist” at the 50th Japan Record Awards; Albums: “Covers” series, “Yakusoku”, “Best and Rare”; Singles: “Umiyuki”, “Eisa”, “Usonaki”)

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Don Lemon: Legacy of 'one drop' rule inspires search for family history

Don Lemon: Legacy of 'one drop' rule inspires search for family history | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Don Lemon anchors CNN Newsroom during weekend prime-time and serves as a correspondent across CNN's U.S. programming.
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389 Miles Documentary Now on YouTube

389 Miles Documentary Now on YouTube | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The last time the Tucson Weekly interviewed LuisCarlos Davis in May 2009, his documentary 389 Miles: "Living the Border", had just won the Golden Iguana audience award for best film at the Puerto Vallarta International Film Festival.
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Vicki Sue Robinson - Daily Multiracial

Vicki Sue Robinson - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Black/White) [American]

 

Known as: Grammy nominated singer, theater & film actress (Famous for the #1 1976 disco hit “Turn the Beat Around”; Performed in the Broadway musicals “Hair” & “Jesus Christ Superstar”)

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Complicating the 2010 US Census Native Data

Complicating the 2010 US Census Native Data | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"The lead headline for the census press release is "2010 Census Shows Nearly Half of American Indians and Alaska Natives Report Multiple Races." I already, right there, see that as problematic, wrought with assumptions, and loaded with colonial underpinnings. But we all know I think that about most things. ha.

 

To "over-sensitive" and "easily offended" me, the headline is a commentary on the "realness" of the American Indian population, loaded with western/colonial conceptions of blood quantum and racial purity as markers for belonging and identity. This, to me, screams "Real Indians are disappearing!!!". But since we have been "disappearing" for 500 years, despite our growing population numbers, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. The real number is 44% identify as more than one race, which is different to me than "nearly half". They could have just as easily said "56% of AI/AN population identifies solely as Native!" which tells a very different story. The majority of our peeps still identify as only AI or AN. We are not disappearing."

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Dark Girls: Preview

Clips from the upcoming documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

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Noah Gray-Cabey - Daily Multiracial

Noah Gray-Cabey - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(White/Black) [American]

 

Known as: Actor & Pianist (Youngest soloist ever to perform with an orchestra at the Sydney Opera House)

 

TV: Franklin Mumford in “My Wife and Kids”, Micah Sanders in “Heroes”

 

Movies: “Lady in the Water”

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University of Leicester Study provides first genetic evidence of long-lived African presence within Britain

"Although most of Britain's one million people who define themselves as "Black or Black British" owe their origins to immigration from the Caribbean and Africa from the mid-twentieth century onwards, in reality, there has been a long history of contact with Africa. Africans were first recorded in the north 1800 years ago, as Roman soldiers defending Hadrian’s Wall."

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