The Healing Power of Hip Hop in My Life

Legendary rapper and beatboxer Doug E. Fresh once said, “Hip-hop is supposed to uplift and create, to educate people on a larger level and to make a change.” I couldn’t agree more. I’ve listened to hip hop music since I was a kid in the ‘80s. It has been a positive force in my life […]

Being Yourself In A World That Is Trying To Make You Like Everyone Else

Swirl Girl Army has hooked up some Swirl-spiration tips on why being yourself is so important! Read on to see how you can be true to your bea-U-tiful self! 1. Define You. If you catch yourself wondering “Does he/she like me?” or worried about what others might think, you risk losing a piece of yourself. […]

Prejudice and Pride: Coming to Grips with My Family Heritage

When I was younger, my brother and I would fly from Virginia to Oklahoma to visit my grandparents for summer vacation. They lived in a small town that had one stoplight, one grocery store and a single Wal-Mart that was over three miles away. We would pass our time fishing, camping and going to church, […]

Mixed Nation VIP: Kiana

Thanks for sharing this adorable photo and thanks for your support!   “This is my 16 month old daughter Kiana. She’s African American and Mexican.” -Amanda Foster

Congratulations To Bill de Blasio!

Congratulations to New York City’s new mayor Bill de Blasio. His beautifully blended family is a great representation of our Mixed Nation!  You can read more about the story here!  photo credit: James Keivom/New York Daily News

Mixed Nation Family of the Week!

This beautiful portrait was sent to us by Yussie! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful photo with us, Yussie! “My cuties are a wonderfully unique mix! Trini (Caribbean, Venezuelan & Indian) from dad’s side and Persian & Italian from mom’s side.” – Yussie Amiri    

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