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Mixed Marrow

In 2009 Athena Mari Asklipiadis founded Mixed Marrow; an organization committed to helping patients of mixed and multiethnic decent find bone marrow and blood cell donors.  The need for the program emerged due to the lack of available donors for people of racially mixed backgrounds. Of course, genetic makeup plays a role in finding a bone marrow donor, but many aren’t aware of the critical role […]

Cianna’s Cry for Help

If you’re on Facebook, you may have recently seen the face of young Cianna Anderson populating your newsfeed. The 12 year old girl posted her story to the “I oppose bullying” Facebook page less than two weeks ago. As of today it has over 350,000 likes and over 7,500 shares. She wrote: “My name is […]

Dear America,

I’m a certified gun owner and I believe in the 2nd amendment, but I also believe that something must be done to help protect us from these death machines. The Sandy Hook Massacre was the last straw for me, and I also realize how tragic this nation’s inner city gun deaths are too. Our country […]

Intersections & Crossroads

How can I paint a picture with words so that its’ essence will remain tattooed in your soul? See, it’s not that simple in this world of intersections & crossroads where each human being represents a million different possibilities depending on their mentality on that day, at that hour or second . . . and […]

La Raza: A Culture Born Out of a Mixed Nation

My own journey in regards to understanding our mixed nation society began when as a young girl, I was often confused by why certain Latinos looked as if they were European with their blonde hair and light eyes while others, with kinky, curly hair and dark skin tones, looked as if they were of African […]

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