No Connection

One Mixed Race Man’s to Africa from America I am traveling to Africa, specifically Kenya, for the first time at the age of 46. As a Black American rustling with the history of slavery, current relations of Africans with their United States counterparts, nature, and tourism, I have many questions about this visit. When firstContinue reading “No Connection”

“I’m Glad To Be A Latina … Even Though I Don’t Look Like It”: UFC Highlights Ronda Rousey During Hispanic Heritage Month, But Isn’t She Black? – The Shadow League

“I’m Glad To Be A Latina … Even Though I Don’t Look Like It”: UFC Highlights Ronda Rousey During Hispanic Heritage Month, But Isn’t She Black? – The Shadow League — Read on theshadowleague.com/im-glad-to-be-a-latina-even-though-i-dont-look-like-it-ufc-highlights-ronda-rousey-during-hispanic-heritage-month-but-isnt-she-black/

We need a new language for talking about mixed-race identities | Letters | The Guardian

Letters: Jenanne Fletcher, George Harrison, David Douglas James Chan and Richard Milner on the lack of appropriate terms to describe people’s varied backgrounds and cultures — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/01/we-need-a-new-language-for-talking-about-mixed-race-identities Great piece on identity and the core idea behind my first novel.

‘The Mixed-Race Experience’s Naomi & Natalie Evans On Texturism, Beauty, & Belonging

The sisters and founders of @everydayracism reflect on how the internet changed the relationship they have with their hair for the better. — Read on http://www.bustle.com/style/the-mixed-race-experience-naomi-natalie-evans-interview-texturism-beauty-belonging

Breaking Out of The Glass Box

All one has to do is look at the Board of Directors for any distributor, wine region, or other wine-related organization to see that these boards are not inclusive. Leadership is not given away quickly, and if the position is not directly related to selling wine, you will be hard-pressed to find an inclusive atmosphere. Equally, the largest Black-owned wineries have less than stellar records regarding personnel in positions that are unrelated to the face of the company or came from nepotism. Most of the established Black-owned wineries are with large distributors with little BIPOC throughout their organizations. Many brands that enjoy the most significant revenues from the BIPOC community have little outreach to support them these communities in their time of need; some of these brands have even expressed displeasure with Black people drinking their wines in the past.

Passing is not just a ‘Black Thing’

http://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUyJp8t/ In search of diversity and representation in the media we consume it may have seemed like we are battling from a non existent pass but Hollywood has always had diversification, but did it just keep it hidden? What roles do the actors themselves have in representing diversification? Why does diversification even matter? As aContinue reading “Passing is not just a ‘Black Thing’”

When You Don’t ‘Look Black’

http://www.audible.com/pd Great podcast episode that presents the stories of two women Passing for white. Anita Florence Hemmings the first Black Women to Graduate from Vasser College and another young lady graduating from college who comes out her senior year.

Why Don’t We Teach Men To Sit Down To Pee?

Masculinity has nothing to do with the color of your skin or how you go to the bathroom. Rather, how you treat yourself, your significant other, your children, friends, and your family proves more of your manhood than any patriarchy litmus test of color.

Mixed Heritage Is Finding A Point of View

Exploring the mixed ethnicity point of view in 2022. How has ongoing racial tensions effected those in the middle who represent a melting pot of American identity.