Asian Americans Respond to Pew: We’re Not Your Model Minority {Colorlines.com}

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Asian Americans Respond to Pew It’s not every day that deep and rigorous research about Asian Americans is released to the public. So when the well-respected Pew Research Center released “The Rise of Asian Americans,” a comprehensive report on the community on Tuesday, it should have been reason enough to celebrate. Instead, the report, which hailed Asians […]

Sandusky Found Guilty on all 45 Counts in Child Sex-Abuse Trial {Miami Herald}

Sandusky Found Guilty on all 45 Counts in Child Sex-Abuse Trial Read more: Sandusky Found Guilty on all 45 Counts in Child Sex-Abuse Trial {Miami Herald} http://www.multiculturalfamilia.com/?p=11955#ixzz1ybdXjv3N

  Sandusky Found Guilty on all 45 Counts in Child Sex-Abuse Trial BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jurors convicted Jerry Sandusky on 45 counts of child sex abuse Friday, ending his high-profile trial, but opening another painful chapter in which more victims might come forward and Penn State University could find itself the defendant. Sandusky, 68, will likely […]

SURVEY: Help Research Skin Cancer in African Americans

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Help Research Skin Cancer in African Americans When my children were younger, I would slather them in sunscreen before taking them outside to play. My husband told me that I didn’t need to worry about sunscreen because they had inherited melanin from him, and that melanin would protect them from the sun naturally. I love […]

What is Juneteenth & How Can I Celebrate at Home?

Today we celebrate Juneteenth.  What is Juneteenth? It is the oldest African-American holiday, celebrating freedom and honoring the memory of former slaves. You might know that President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 and wonder–why do we celebrate on June 19th? The answer is that not all slaves knew they were […]

UPDATE: Adidas cancels ‘shackle’ shoes after outcry {CNN}

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Adidas cancels ‘shackle’ shoes after outcry (CNN) — German sports apparel maker Adidas has withdrawn its plans to sell a controversial sneaker featuring affixed rubber shackles after the company generated significant criticism when advertising the shoe on its Facebook page. The high-top sneakers, dubbed the JS Roundhouse Mids, were expected to be released in August, according […]

Raising Bilingual Niños: A Beginner’s Guide for Non-Fluent Parents

Raising Bilingual Niños: A Beginner’s Guide for Non-Fluent Parents I am a non-Spanish speaking Puerto Rican. I was raised in Tampa, FL until my preteens and I was never taught to speak Spanish. I am not bilingual, and although I can understand words here and there, I still struggle to understand conversations in Spanish. This […]

LISTEN: Interview with Author of “In Search of My Father” Shadé Ashani {Podcast}

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Interview with Author Shadé Ashani {Recap} On Wednesday night, Amanda (@MarocMama) and I had the pleasure of interviewing an up and coming author, Shadé Ashani.  In the interview, she spoke frankly about her struggle to overcome the challenges that she faced after her father left her family.  After starting college, she began noticing that many of […]

BREAKING NEWS: A Halt to Deportations for DREAMers

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A Halt to Deportations for DREAMers [Last updated: 6/15/2012 at 12:57pm EDT] BREAKING NEWS – Today, President Obama announced prosecutorial discretion will be expanded to allow DREAMers to remain in the U.S. and continue their education.  This announcement means a halt to deportations for all those who qualify. “The policy, effective immediately, will apply to people who […]