How to Survive in a Interracial Relationship When You Don’t Have the Support of Your Family & Friends

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How to Survive in an Interracial Relationship Interracial relationships come with their own unique set of challenges.  For starters, more often than not, it is those closest to you who are most critical of your relationship and the choices you make.  There is a special kind of hurt and deep disappointment that comes with attacks from your […]

California’s Proposition 37 – What You Need To Know & Why You Should Support It

Why You Should Support California’s Proposition 37 California’s Office of the Secretary of State announced on Monday, July 9, 2012, that the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, also known as the GMO labeling initiative, will appear on voter ballots as Proposition 37 for the November 6 elections. If passed, Prop. 37 would make […]

Lupe Ontiveros, Actress Who Played A Maid Over 150 Times, Dies {HuffPost}

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Lupe Ontiveros, Actress Who Played A Maid Over 150 Times, Dies Lupe Ontiveros has died. She was 69. The iconic Mexican-American actress, who is perhaps best known for playing the convicted murderer Yolanda Saldivar in “Selena,” passed away yesterday, TMZ is reporting. She was reportedly suffering from liver cancer. Ontiveros, who built her career on playing immigrant […]

Parenting Teens in Reality – Are We Crashing Dreams?

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Parenting Teens in Reality – Are We Crashing Dreams? Last week I had one of those horrible parenting moments…the ones where you wonder whether or not you’ve scarred your child for life, knowing that someday there will be a therapist listening to her blame her mother for long-term issues stemming from that day of that […]

Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival 2012

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Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival 2012 Two-thousand twelve was another fun and inspirational Mixed Roots festival in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Highlights from the movies and readings that I attended: Friday evening was the beautiful and inspirational movie The Loving Story. Saturday my daughter and niece attended the Apricot Brown reading and Workshop. Apricot […]

WATCH: George Zimmerman on Sean Hannity – Full Interview

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George Zimmerman on Sean Hannity – Full Interview On July 18th, George Zimmerman did his very first public interview with Sean Hannity (Fox News).  In the interview, he discusses what he says happened that night and how the case has unfolded since the tragic night when he killed Trayvon Martin. In the interview Zimmerman seems […]

White Privilege and Mass Murders in America {Three Sonorans}

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White Privilege and Mass Murders in America There he goes again, that darn Three Sonorans playing the race card again… I made a comment on Facebook yesterday, Trying to shoot down MAS classes and not looking in the mirror to see what in American culture causes mass shootings… and immediately was met with complaints that […]

Undocumented Mother Loses Child in Custody Battle with Missouri Couple {NBC Latino}

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Undocumented Mother Loses Child in Custody Battle with Missouri Couple A Missouri judge recently granted parental rights to a couple who wants to adopt a little boy — despite the objections of the boy’s undocumented mother. The Guatemalan mother had been jailed following an immigration raid, but judges ruled she had abandoned her child. The […]

Killing Rage: Ending Racism {Book Review}

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Killing Rage: Ending Racism {Book Review} “Many African Americans feel uncontrollable rage when we encounter white supremacist aggression. That rage is not pathological. It is an appropriate response to injustice.”  This quote from bell hook’s insightful novel, Killing Rage: Ending Racism, illustrates that many African Americans have rage about race and racism. Hooks suggests that […]

Parenting Bicultural Asian American Teens {via BlogHer.com}

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We love this article from BlogHer.com, by featured blogger Junko at Panda Mom Confessions.  Be sure to click the link below to continue reading the story on BlogHer. Parenting Bicultural Asian American Teens “Do you like being an Asian, Meg?” I asked my preteen daughter as we enjoyed Japanese-style hot pot dish shabu shabu at […]