CNN Attacks Idea of Latina College Student on Sesame Street as “Silly”

CNN Thinks a Latina College Student on Sesame Street is a “Silly” Idea A recent story from a writer on CNN Opinion [read it here] has ridiculed a petition requesting that Sesame Street make their new Latina character into a college student.  The character, Nina, is currently depicted as having three jobs, one of which includes babysitting. According to the author […]

On Coming Out as Biracial & Passing for White

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via medium.com: A few months ago, I not-so-subtly asserted myself as biracial while having dinner with a new coworker. “I’m a Capricorn,” she’d said. “Yeah…my mom’s black,” I responded (not verbatim, but the exchange was similar). Whoa. What? Immediately after I injected that part of my identity into the conversation, I had a Come-to-Jesus moment. […]

American Pride & White Supremacy

American Pride & White Supremacy Tonight while I was at the grocery store, I was searching for some good beef, the kind without all the trimmings that pretty much destroy the texture of beef altogether.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any, but I did get an earful from a store clerk who wanted to […]

Study finds: White children are more negative about race

“White kids are far more negative about racial interactions than black kids.” I think most people have seen this to be true and there are plenty of studies to back up this statement.  The reality is…race is a problem for whites more than anyone else.  The discussion makes white communities so uncomfortable and that’s in […]

Can a light-skinned biracial woman consider herself black?

Can a light-skinned biracial woman consider herself black? I thought this was a really interesting conversation on biracial identity and especially colorism.  This discussion right here is why “race” doesn’t really make any sense.  There is no one “box” or “race”, and while we may believe that a biracial or light-skinned individual should still be […]

Sol the Super Hairo: A Story Celebrating the Glory of Natural Hair for Children

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Sol the Super Hairo: A Story Celebrating the Glory of Natural Hair for Children Sol the Super Hairo is a rhythmic children’s story that celebrates natural hair and beauty from the inside out. This is a brilliant story to remind us all, that we are beautiful, incomparable and most powerful when we are fearless enough to […]

WATCH: The True Meaning of Día de los Muertos

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The True Meaning of Día de los Muertos Watch this beautifully animated, and heart felt, short film about a little girl who visits the land of the dead, where she learns the true meaning of the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos.  Student Academy Award Gold Medal winner, 2013. Produced by Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds, […]