Multicultural fiction author, Mina Khan, opens up about her new book ‘Dead: A Ghost Story’

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A new multicultural fiction tale, ‘Dead: A Ghost Story’ The following is a guest post by author, Mina Khan I started writing when I was a child and never stopped. It was and is my preferred way to communicate and to make sense of the world. I started out writing poetry and ended up working […]

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 […]

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 […]

Interview with Author of “In Search of My Father” Shadé Ashani {LIVE TONIGHT 9pm EST}

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Multicultural Familia Radio Show Wednesdays at 9pm EST/6pm PST, Multicultural Familia will be hosting biweekly shows on Blog Talk Radio about a variety of topics relating to multicultural families.  The one hour show will include interviews with with parents and experts, guest appearances from popular multicultural bloggers and commentary about the latest ‘hot topics’ in […]

Bill of Rights for Racially Mixed People {via The Multiracial Experience}

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Bill of Rights for Racially Mixed People Authored by Maria P.P. Root I HAVE THE RIGHT… Not to justify my existence in this world.  Not to keep the races separate within me.  Not to be responsible for people’s discomfort with my physical ambiguity.  Not to justify my ethnic legitimacy. I HAVE THE RIGHT… To identify […]

Black History Lit Review: Life Upon These Shores

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    A Look at Black History We all learn stories about Black heroes like Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and George Washington Carver; but there are so many more stories from Black History that should be shared.  African-Americans represent a diverse group of people with a rich and varied history in the United […]

Why You Should Protest the Arizona Book Ban

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Why You Should Protest the Arizona Book Ban As I was on Facebook, I noticed a friend of mine had posted a link to a site called Censored News talking about Tucson, AZ and book banning. I figured it was still over the Mexican American cultural studies debacle since the state found that the schools […]

Interview with “American Indians in Children’s Literature” Curator, Debbie Reese

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Image Credit: American Indians in Children’s Literature American Indians in Children’s Literature I first came across Debbie’s work several months ago while searching for information about Native American stereotypes.  A search led me to her site, Images of Indians in Children’s Books, which contains some interesting stereotypical images and the stories behind them.  This really […]

The Hapa Community & Kip Fulbeck

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  Part of the Mixed Community is the Hapa Community. What is a Hapa, you ask? Hapa is Hawaiian  for “half”. The term became popular in Hawaii first as “hapa haole”, which means “half white”. Hapa is most often used in a positive light. Hapa haole however is sometimes used as a put down. The first […]

‘The House on Mango Street’ Book Review

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‘The House on Mango Street’ Review Have you remembered to go back? Mexican-American author-poet Sandra Cisneros raises this simple question in her timeless classic The House on Mango Street. This book of vignettes is one that can be opened to any page without having to know what came in the story before, or what comes after, […]

Remembering a Revolutionary Writer: Gloria Anzaldúa

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Remembering Gloria Anzaldúa As an undergraduate student, I was assigned to read Borderlands. Half storytelling, half memoir, Anzaldúa melded a world of supernatural, traditions, and future expectations into one singular piece. Her ability to be a feminist and a Chicana is important in that she was one of the first. Anzaldúa held her ground with […]