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(1)ne Drop: Dr. Yaba Amgborale Blay & Rosa Clemente

(1)ne Drop Producer, Dr. Yaba Amgborale Blay and Hip Hop Activist Rosa Clemente discuss Black Identity and issues of nomenclature during the "Beyond the Brown Paper Bag Test: De-constructing Black & Brown" panel at the 5th Annual Redefining African American Conference. [23 February 2010]

For more information about the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), please visit http://www.cccadi.org

To view the "Beyond the Brown Paper Bag Test" panel in its entirety, please visit http://www.youtube.com/user/cccadi

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Marc Dacascos - Daily Multiracial

Marc Dacascos - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Filipino, Spanish, Chinese, Irish, Japanese) [American]

 

Known as: Actor and Champion Martial Artist

 

TV: The Chairman on “Iron Chef America”, Wo Fat on “Hawaii Five-0”, “Kamen Rider”, “The Crow: Stairway to Heaven”

 

Movies: “Crying Freeman”, “Brotherhood of the Wolf”, “Drive”, “Cradle 2 the Grave”

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Redefining their races: More students choosing to identify as mixed - Western Front

Redefining their races: More students choosing to identify as mixed - Western Front | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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Yoon Mi-rae - Daily Multiracial

Yoon Mi-rae - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(aka T aka Tasha Reid) (African-American/Korean) [American]

 

Known as: R&B Singer & Rapper (Known in South Korea as the “Queen of Soul”)

Music Videos/Performances: Black Happiness, Don’t Leave Me, Get It In,

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Dermablend - behind the scenes with Zombie Boy Rick Genest

Dermablend - behind the scenes with Zombie Boy Rick Genest | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Dermablend works with Zombie Boy Rick Genest to cover his tattoos using Dermablend Coverage Cosmetics for full coverage of tattoos and skin flaws.
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Spork: Kyo Maclear

Spork: Kyo Maclear | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"His mum is a spoon. His dad is a fork. And he's a bit of both. He's Spork! Spork sticks out in the regimented world of the cutlery drawer. The spoons think he's too pointy, while the forks find him too round. He never gets chosen to be at the table at mealtimes until one day a very messy ? thing arrives in the kitchen who has never heard of cutlery customs. Will Spork finally find his place at the table? This "multi-cutlery" tale is a humorous and lively commentary on individuality and tolerance. Its high-spirited illustrations capture the experience and emotions of anyone who has ever wondered about their place in the world."

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Dark Chocolate Really Is Healthy

Dark Chocolate Really Is Healthy | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"In the photo above, you have a photo of two of our favorite things…chocolate and wine.  I’m not going to talk about the wine for now; that’s for another posting."

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, August 10, 2013 9:00 PM

They beat me to it... always thought combining dark chocolate with red wine would be the perfect drink!

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Are you a person of mixed-race heritage? - Public Insight Network | KQED

Are you a person of mixed-race heritage? - Public Insight Network | KQED | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

KQED Forum is looking for people of mixed-race heritage to share their insights for the In My Experience series. If you are of mixed race, tell us how, if at all, it has shaped your life?

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Generation-Mixed : A group for all Multi-racials everywhere

Generation-Mixed : A group for all Multi-racials everywhere | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Generation-Mixed: A group for all Multi-racials everywhere...
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Korea’s first high school for mixed-race students opens in Seoul | Asian Correspondent

This article left me with more questions than answers. 

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Amazon.com: Becoming Latina in 10 Easy Steps: Lara Rios

"With no marriage prospects and a high-powered career, Marcela Alvarez is already a spinster in the eyes of her traditional family. But when she finds out her deadbeat dad wasn't Latino, her problems only worsen. It's time for her to change some things and prove she still has Chicana roots with a fool-proof ten-step plan, including:

- Dating Mexican men. Her work crush, George Ramirez, almost fills the bill-except that he can't speak Spanish...
- Learning to cook, homestyle. Now, she can't even make mac and cheese without burning the house down. But that's nothing a few private cooking lessons can't fix, especially with a hot maestro...
- Mentoring an at-risk Latina. But with Lupe's switchblade and bad attitude, Marcela starts to wonder: which of them is more at risk...

And when she's done, she'll be able to out-Latina her sisters and cousins, no problem. But who knew being herself could be so much work?"

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Black & White Pepper is from the same plant

Black & White Pepper is from the same plant | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"A black peppercorn is picked when still green and dried in the sun until it turns black. A white peppercorn ripens fully on the vine before it is picked."

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Why is Vanilla ice cream white?

Why is Vanilla ice cream white? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Vanilla beans are black.

Vanilla extract is brown.

Vanilla desserts are white.

 

"Vanilla extract has a strong taste that only a little amount of it is needed to make a vanilla flavored ice cream without affecting the color of the other ingredients included in making the ice cream which are milk and cream that all has a white pigment."

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Cheryl Burke - Daily Multiracial

Cheryl Burke - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Irish-Russian/Filipino) [American]

 

Known as: Professional Dancer (Two time pro champion on ABC TV’s “Dancing With The Stars”)

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Obama's overlooked white side - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

One of my followers suggested this article. 

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August Wilson - Daily Multiracial

August Wilson - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(African American/German) [American]

 

Known as: Pulitzer Prize winning playwright (“The Pittsburgh Cycle” series of plays including “Fences” and “The Piano Lesson”) 

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"Racism Does Not Require Intent" ~ Is That Your Child

"Racism Does Not Require Intent" ~ Is That Your Child | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"This video of WBAI radio host Jay Smooth's Tedx talk entitled "How I Stopped Worrying and Love Discussing Race" reminds me of the Applied Research Center webinar I took last week called "Changing the Conversation on Race." One of the big takeaways from that webinar and from Jay Smooth's talk, is that "racism does not require intent."

 

Jay Smooth's advice that examining our unconscious prejudice is about maintenance and habitual action is also really useful, especially when you consider, as Terry Keleher of ARC suggests, that what fuels racial justice is really set of values (belief in fairness, equity, humanity and dignity of all people, etc) we should all want to share in common. (hat tip to Racialicious for the video)"

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David Blaine - Daily Multiracial

David Blaine - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Puerto Rican/Russian Jewish) [American]

 

Known as: Famous Magician, Illusionist & Endurance Artist (TV: “Street Magic”, “Magic Man”; Specials: “Buried Alive”, “Frozen in Time”, “Vertigo”, “Above the Below”)

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Hazel the Hedgehog (part 1)

Hazel the Hedgehog (part 1) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Hazel the Hedgehog isn’t a book about race or color. But it is a book that shows the incredible power of color to convey meaning and reinforce meaning. All hedgehogs are spikey. But not all hedgehogs are dark and not all horses are blonde. In case there was any confusion about spikeyness or softness, the colors were there to make the message clearer."

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Pat Buchanan | stirring up fear about multiculturalism

Pat Buchanan | stirring up fear about multiculturalism | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

I don't like to advertise devisive hate mongers but this Buchanan needs to be put in check. 

 

Look at the false sense of fear he his trying to stir up in America. Anyone who is anti-multiculturalism needs to be kept in check.  

 

"Is "White America" an "endangered species"? Is "racial diversity a major contributor" to America's downfall? These are among the claims that conservative pundit, author and former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan makes in his new book, "Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?" Buchanan is here to defend his comments and address the controversy they've ignited."

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Neneh Cherry - Daily Multiracial

Neneh Cherry - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Sierra Leonean/Swedish) [Swedish]

 

Known as: Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, rapper, DJ and broadcaster (Best know for the hit “Buffalo Stance”, sister of musician Eagle-Eye Cherry)

 

Music Videos: Buffalo Stance, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, KIsses On The Wind, Woman, Manchild, 7 Seconds (Youssou N’Dour featuring Neneh Cherry)

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Esperanza Spalding - Daily Multiracial

Esperanza Spalding - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Welsh-Hispanic-Native American/African American) [American]

 

Known as: Jazz Singer & Bassist (2011 Winner of the Grammy Award for Best New Artist) 

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Jo Koy - Daily Multiracial

Jo Koy - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Filipino/Caucasian) [American]


Known as: Comedian (Chelsea Lately, Carlos Mencia’s “Punisher Tour”, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, BET’s Comic View, Comedy Central)

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How Did You Get to Be Mexican?: A White/Brown Man's Search for Identity, Kevin Johnson:

"This compelling account of racial identity takes a close look at the question "Who is a Latino?" and determines where persons of mixed Anglo-Latino heritage fit into the racial dynamics of the United States. The son of a Mexican-American mother and an Anglo father, Kevin Johnson has spent his life in the borderlands between racial identities. In this insightful book, he uses his experiences as a mixed Latino-Anglo to examine issues of diversity, assimilation, race relations, and affirmative action in contemporary United States. Kevin R. Johnson is Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis. He is author of a number of law review articles on civil procedure, civil rights, race relations, immigration law, and refugee law."

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Is White Chocolate Healthy?

Is White Chocolate Healthy? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

White chocolate is not technically chocolate.


Chocolate and especially "dark chocolate contains more antioxidants and other compounds that can help lower blood pressure, improve insulin sensitivity and protect the health of blood vessels, as reported in the March 2009 issue of the journal of the American Heart Association, "Circulation."

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/368816-is-white-chocolate-healthy/#ixzz1doNlvCra

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, August 10, 2013 8:51 PM

That's correct. White chocolate is not chocolate, technically or othewise. Neither is it healthy.