5 Times When My Mixed Race Mixed Up Other People

If you have a mixed race background like I do, there’s a high probably that at some point in your life you have been mistaken for just one of those races, or a completely different race. Or that someone made an assumption about your race that was totally because of a stereotype. I know this […]

Book Review: For My Family, Love Allie by Ellen B. Senisi

The author’s choice to illustrate the book with photographs instead of fine artwork adds a unique dimension to this book, which tells the story of Allie, a young, elementary school-aged girl who wants to make a gift for her family members that are visiting tomorrow. On the way to making something special, she helps her […]

Sochi 2014: A Changing Landscape

With almost every nation represented and nearly 400 events, the Olympic Games is the centre stage for the world’s athletic competition. The logo alone (the 5 Olympic rings) represent the unity of the five continents (Africa, America, Asia, Oceania, and Europe). Occurring every 2 years (rotating between the Winter and Summer Olympics), thousands of people […]

Reflections on Healthy Food vs. Junk Food

Excerpt from my Food journal #4: 12/23/13- 4:23pm- The Greek God yogurt (honey flavored) with organic granola mix on top. I love yogurt, especially this kind. It tastes good. It feels good in my stomach. And the granola crunchiness gives it the perfect kick. It’s kinda funny to be paying this much attention to the […]

Diversity at the Oscars

It wasn’t too long ago when Halle Berry broke the color barrier and became the first African American to win Best Actress in 2002 for Monster’s Ball. Her speech was emotionally raw and captured such a beautiful moment in history. It’s evident that Halle understood the significance of her win. In her speech she said, […]

A Creative Response to: “So, what are you?”

We came across this powerful video from Becca Khalil and Nayo Jones from a segment in CNN’s “Who is Black in America?” which was hosted by Soledad O’Brien. The question ‘So, what are you?’ when asked about your ethnic background can be a loaded question. For some, ‘what are you?’ can be a complex question […]

Why Do I Have To Pick One Race?

I was filling out a questionnaire today and ran into every mixed person’s worst fear…the dreaded pick your race box! Ok maybe I’m being a little dramatic, but I must say that this truly sucks! You’re filling in all kinds of detailed and specific personal information and when it comes to the select your race […]

Why We’re Thrilled About The New Cheerios Commercial

It was announced earlier this week that the interracial family (cast) that starred in the controversial Cheerios ad a few months ago, will appear again in a new Cheerios commercial that will be aired during the Super Bowl this coming weekend. We’re thrilled to hear this news – and it is extremely exciting for a […]

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