I want mixed race heritage to continue to spread. It’s a beautiful thing and it’s a wonderful identity to have, once you discover it and how to be comfortable with it. There should be no holding back when it comes to embracing mixed race heritage, just because it is not monoracial heritage.
Roland Martin took Stacey Dash to task for her comments about BET and Black networks during Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now.
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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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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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By Cameron Keady
“Lee Hardy, of Palmetto, Florida, puts together hundreds of Easter baskets for kids in her local community, each year. This year, she made about 600 basket to distribute on April 3.”
Mixed cultures / mixed traditions.
“This short TV documentary is an introduction to the issue of shadeism, the discrimination that exists between the lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community. This documentary short looks specifically at how it affects young womyn within the African, Caribbean, and South Asian diasporas. Through the eyes and words of 5 young womyn and 1 little girl – all females of colour – the film takes us into the thoughts and experiences of each. Overall, ‘Shadeism’ explores where shadeism comes from, how it directly affects us as womyn of colour, and ultimately, begins to explore how we can move forward through dialogue and discussion.” -unique5589
Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma López sets out to end abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain. The epic power struggle that ensues turns a single city block into a battlefield in America’s new wage wars.
Hello and welcome to Xica Nation. Could you tell us your name, age, nation and how you identify?
Celeste De Luna, 40, Xicana, I identify myself as an indigenous person of the North American continent, one in the process of trying to decolonize my mind and spirit and that of my family. The loss is so great that it feels insurmountable sometimes, but I look to my communities for help.
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What is your name, title/what you do, and how you identify? Where are you from?
Carlos Aceves, bilingual teacher, I am writer, presenter, and I identify as a human being first and foremost, with my ethnic identity is Mexican, which in Nahuatl means “universal citizen”. I was born in Mazatlan, Sinaloa and grew up in Juarez and El Paso (until I was a teenager, I did not know there was a difference between the two). I live in El Paso, Texas.
What types of community projects are you involved in?
I do presentations on indigenous spirituality wherever I am invited (The Xinachtli Project indigenouscultures.org. I participate in ceremony with local indigenous organizations that identify as Mexica or indigenous, such as Kalpulli Tlalteca, Hueco Tanks All Nations Sundance, Moon Circle.
Was there a defining moment in your life when you felt the urge to learn about/protect/become involved with your community?
In 1971 I read El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan and felt I was not an immigrant or outsider but Native to the United States.
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