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Growing Up Multiracial in Nevada

Reno, Nevada is not a town typically known for its tolerance of diversity. In the 1960s, Nevada was known as the “Mississippi of the West” because of several racist policies. Even now, Reno’s majority demographic is white, followed by a growing Hispanic community. For me, as a Puerto Rican-Italian-Basque mix, it’s always been tough to […]

Mixed Nation’s 25 Beautifully Blended Female Celebrities

We’ve come up with our own list of the top 25 Beautifully Blended Female Celebrities. This multicultural list of talented and beautiful women represents the true diversity of our Mixed Nation! Enjoy!   1. Beyoncé Beyoncé, arguably one of the biggest names in music has a magnetic stage presence and the talent to back it […]

“I Am Flippish!” Q&A

We had an amazing opportunity to ask Leslie V. Ryan, author of “I Am Flippish!” some questions about her extraordinary children’s book! Mixed Nation: What does the word “Flippish” mean? Leslie: Flippish is a play on words that combines the words Filipino and Irish. Though it should be Filipish, Filipinos also call themselves Flips which […]

Free Trade vs. Fair Trade

We live in a diverse and interdependent world; what happens locally has global effects and vice versa. So, it is important to be aware of policies, even if it seems boring, because the truth is many of these policies impact our lives in very serious ways. The biggest problem with Free Trade is that it […]

Mr. and Mrs. Jordan

This weekend Michael Jordan married his girlfriend of five years, Yvette Prieto. It’s obvious their love is colorblind! We wish them a lifetime of happiness. To read more about the beautiful ceremony, see US Weekly’s story here.

Praying for Nelson Mandela

Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former South African President, Nelson Mandela is in critical condition. Mandela has been in hospital since June 8th due to a reoccurring lung infection. The 94 year old’s health has been decreasing over the past few years. The current President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma stated, “The doctors are doing […]

Mixed Up Clothing Q&A

We had the amazing opportunity to ask Sonia N Kang, the founder of Mixed Up Clothing, a few questions about her fantastic company! Mixed Nation: What inspired you to create Mixed Up Clothing? Sonia: Since my childhood days I have been sewing, designing and upcycling fashion for friends and family. I was born in Puerto Rico, raised in Hawaii before coming to […]

10 Tasty Recipes That Include Kimchi

I was raised by a Korean mother, and that means there was one thing that we never ran out of in our household: kimchi. Kimchi is a spicy fermented vegetable side dish that Koreans have been eating for hundreds of years. It’s made from napa cabbage, radish or cucumber that is mixed with garlic, scallions, […]

Gay in the NBA

NBA center Jason Collins announced that he’s gay in a story for Sports Illustrated, becoming the first active player in a major American team sport to announce that he’s gay. He wrote: “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. “I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major […]

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