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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thoughts on Raising a Biracial Child

The first time I found out that my husband and I would be expecting our first child I was so overjoyed. I had always dreamed of becoming a mom. With excitement came fear – I worried how my child would be treated by society. Would he or she be forced to pick one race over […]

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 […]

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