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We Are Ali

On Friday, June 3, 2016, the world lost a great humanitarian, millions lost a lifelong hero, my city lost a beloved son, and I feel like I lost a member of my family. Muhammad Ali fought his last battle; and he won. I was at a fundraiser for a local, Christian nonprofit in the Muhammad […]

Hapa Pride

12 Images of Hapas Who Love Being Mixed Race

Have you ever heard the term “hapa” before? I encountered the term firsthand in Hawaii two years ago as I was paying at a register. The native Hawaiian cashier said, “Are you hapa? You look mixed.” I was intrigued to learn more about the origin and use of the term, so I looked it up […]

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Mixed Nation Inspiration: Jasmine and Grandma

“Hey Mixed Nation, I’m a local singer, rapper, and DJ…I am half white, half black and I love being mixed (I think it shows in my music). I was the first mixed child in my family, this is a pic of me and my grams. She was very upset with my mother for marrying a […]

Cross-Cultural Music

Cross-Cultural Influences in the Evolution of Music

Oftentimes, we take for granted many of the things in our world that would have never even existed if it wasn’t for the mixing of diverse cultures. Music is universal and it is an art form that has evolved so much over the years precisely because of the influence of cross-cultural exchanges. Let’s take Salsa, […]

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15 Things I Learned From My Mixed Friends

I love race. Stop-and-frisk, the African Diaspora, Kimye; you name it, I’m there. But as much as I love debating post racial America in the Age of Obama, there are uncharted territories. As a black woman I know all too well about discrimination, isolation and misconstrued perceptions of beauty. However after some very in-depth conversations […]

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Mixed Nation Children’s Model Contestants

A special thank you to each and everyone of these adorable little superstars! They did a great job at the audition in Louisville, Kentucky for our upcoming photo shoot. Our goal is to inspire children to be proud of who they are and encourage them to celebrate their beautiful diversity. We are Mixed Nation! Please […]

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Unlearning Oppression

Our diverse communities have come far in the struggle for equality and justice, but unfortunately many of the destructive concepts implemented during slavery have not disappeared but rather have changed faces, evolving into more subtle and complex levels of oppression. This oppression is not just about our skin color, but it also affects how people […]

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