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Book Review: Mo’ Meta Blues by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

One of my favorite parts from Mo’ Meta Blues, a memoir by The Roots drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, occurs about two-thirds of the way through the book. Questlove is talking about Things Fall Apart, the band’s fourth album, and one in which critics first began saying that the band wasn’t “black enough.” Questlove says: “I […]

20 year Sentence for Woman Defending Herself from an Abusive Husband

Why is Marissa Alexander facing 20 years in prison for defending herself from her abusive husband? He did not die, and Alexander did not shoot her attacker rather, Alexander fired a warning shot to prevent him from coming closer. That warning shot traveled through a wall and ceiling, but did not injure anyone. Furthermore, Alexander […]

The Language Division in Nevada

For a state of only a few million people, the state of Nevada has its fair share of Latinos. Due to its location in the West, Nevada is one of the many states where Latinos are the largest minority population. Because I live in Reno, I see this minority every day. Of course, I fall […]

Fusionista Calling

I grew up in a family of mixed nations. A great grand uncle was married to an English-woman, an aunt married a Frenchman and my father’s brother is married to a Swede. I moved to Sweden 16 years back and have Swedish New Zealander and French god children. So for me mixed nation is the […]

My Weird Cousins

A common bond that you will often find between many mixed race people of a certain age is our sense of being between worlds. Of course every circumstance is unique and my experience is anecdotal; there isn’t a Mixed Race Cultural Centre where we can share stories and experiences (yet!). But having lived in the […]

What Causes a Culture of Competition & Violence?

I grew up in a home where there was domestic violence. I was that kid in that apartment building whose mom was known as “that lady who gets beat by her husband”.  My first childhood memory is of my dad giving my mom a bloody nose and cops coming to our apartment to take my […]

Zimmerman’s Hype Man

Frank Taaffe is George Zimmerman’s neighbor, friend and biggest supporter. He’s been talking to every media outlet that will let him argue his buddy’s innocences. He wasn’t an eye witness, so why is he speaking like he’s some kind of expert on the situation? I wonder how he would feel if his buddy killed his […]

Interracial Family Creates Blog in Response to Cheerios Ad

After the backlash to the recent Cheerios ad was blasted across the Internet earlier this month, it seemed inevitable that the many multiracial citizens of this country would respond. “We Are the 15 Percent,”  started by interracial couple Michael David Murphy and Alyson West, is a beautiful tribute to the many interracial families in the […]

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