Utah on Target to Eradicate Homelessness by 2015

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An end to homelessness? In 2005, Utah set out to do something very different than the typical strategy of getting the hard-core homeless off drugs and alcohol, and making them jump through enough bureaucratic hoops to obtain some state assistance and finally get what they need most: permanent housing. Utah started a pilot program that […]

Former NYPD Chief Kerik, after Release from Prison, says “The System is Broken”

Former NYPD Chief Kerik, after Release from Prison, says "The System is Broken"

From TODAY, November 1, 2013: Bernard Kerik, the fallen former New York police commissioner who rose to national prominence after the September 11 attacks, says the three years he spent behind bars definitively changed his mind about federal mandatory sentencing guidelines. In his first interview since his release from prison where he served time for […]

Day of the Dead Catrina Makeup Tutorial

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Day of the Dead Catrina Makeup Tutorial by Carly Ryan, Makeup Artist Step 1: Go to your local Halloween shop or anywhere they sell a cream color wheel. Look for one that has white (as main color), black and red as those are the ones you’ll use the most for a Catrina look. For detailing, […]

Fun & Delicious Day of the Dead Recipes!

Abuelita Champurrado

Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Recipes Recipes and photos provided by NESCAFÉ Café de Olla and NESTLÉ Abuelita. Day of the Dead begins on November 1st and to prepare for the holiday, we wanted to share with you a couple of delicious Day of the Dead recipes by NESCAFÉ Café de Olla and […]

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. […]

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, […]

WATCH: Auburn – All About Him + My Baby

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Auburn – All About Him + My Baby We love it when we see songs about interracial love and Auburn has a couple of really cute ones.  Check our “All About Him” and “My Baby” below.  We know you’ll enjoy these interracial love songs as much as we do!  If you have another great song […]

Brian Cloninger Allegedly Shot 8-year-old Donald Maiden, Jr. in Dallas, TX

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CBS News 11 in Dallas, Texas is reporting that an 8 year old African American boy was shot in the face while playing a game of “tag.” The youth, “DJ” or Donald Maiden, Jr., was shot by a Caucasian man who simply said “Yeah, I shot that kid” according to witnesses. Read more on Political Blind […]

LOOK: Disney Princesses Re-Imagined as Asian American {HuffPost}

Asian American Disney Princess

Should little girls be encouraged to idolize princesses? Probably not. But for her series Asian American Disney Princesses, Kim Navoa considered an alternate reality where our best-known princesses look different. Navoa, a Filipino American, staged a shoot that reimagines the heroines of her childhood. “I grew up loving Disney movies, but also kind of feeling there […]

How to Talk With Your Sons About Robin Thicke {Eric Clapp 3.0}

How to Talk With Your Sons About Robin Thicke

How to Talk With Your Sons About Robin Thicke We thought this was a great article and wanted to share.  Keep reading after the jump to hear the best part of what this dad had to say… There have been a number of different parenting websites or blog posts who have come up with good ways to […]

100 Years of Indian Cinema & Awards Ceremony

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Chicago to host the premiere event celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Bollywood Chicago, April 12, 2013: The Vibrant Media Group, LLC along with Studio Elite, Ravani & Mohindra, Attorneys at Law and Amedcoa Dental brings a weekend of music, fashion, and culture in celebration of 100 Years of Indian Cinema. The weekend will recognize and celebrate 100 Years of excellence in Hindi Cinema from August 31 – […]