Dr. Yaba Blay’s take on Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’

“… I cringe when I hear her chant, “You mix that Negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma” about her Alabama-born dad and her mom from Louisiana. This is the same reason I cringed at the L’Oreal ad that identified Beyonce  as African-American, Native American and French.”

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There is a fine line between affirming mixed race people and bashing mono-race people. 


I agree with Dr. Blay’s sentiment.


Bragging about being mixed race is akin to bragging about being mono-raced. Race is not a thing to be proud about. It is no accomplishment to be born. A person may prefer a certain skin color, but as Brenda says: Your preference is not preferable.



Light-skinned-ed Girl: Mixed Experience History Month 2013: William P. Powell, Civil War Surgeon

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Born in 1834, William P. Powell was the son of a free black man and a Native American mother in Bedford, MA. Powell, Sr. was a vocal abolitionist and helped house black seamen as well as fugitive slaves.

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Priscilla Chan: New doctor turned Mrs. Zuckerberg

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“Priscilla Chan vaulted into the spotlight on Saturday when it was revealed she had married longtime boyfriend Mark Zuckerberg — billionaire and Facebook founder. The wedding, according to media reports, came within days of Chan’s graduation from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco.


The two met more than nine years ago while both were studying at Harvard. In a 2005 Harvard Crimson story about Zuckerberg leaving the university, he is quoted as asking Chan, identified as a “passing friend,” “Hey, Priscilla, do you want a job at the Facebook?”


“I’d love a job at Facebook,” she responds while “offering him a Twizzler.”

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