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  • 00:46

    Meet Steve Riley~ Creator of Mixed Race Studies

    in Entertainment

    Join us as we meet Steven Riley, creator of MixedRaceStudies.org which is a non-commercial website that provides a gateway to contemporary interdisciplinary (sociology, psychology, history, law, etc.) English language scholarship about the relevant issues surrounding the topic of multiracialism. The site has nearly 4,500 posts which consists of links to over +2,400 articles, ≈800 books, 500 dissertations/papers/reports, ≈200 multimedia items, etc. The site has been called the “most comprehensive and objective clearinghouse for scholarly publications related to critical mixed-race theory” by a leading scholar in the field.
    Steve has been an Information Technology professional for 25 years in the D.C. area and is currently Director of Database Development and Design at a trade association in Washington D.C. His areas of expertise are application programming, database and website development.
    When he is not developing software applications, he spends his time at home in Silver Spring, Maryland with his artist wife Julia of 25 years (the best thing that ever happened to him) working on his photography and reading books on history and sociology.
     

  • 00:43

    Mixed Race With an Ethical Obligation to Identify as Black

    in Entertainment

    In this episode we will discuss an New York Times entitled, "As Black as We Wish to Be" written by Thomas Chatterton Williams and published on March 16, 2012. 
    In his article, Thomas states that "Mixed-race blacks have an ethical obligation to identify as black — and interracial couples share a similar moral imperative to inculcate certain ideas of black heritage and racial identity in their mixed-race children, regardless of how they look."
    We want to know what you think. We will be discussing this article with Sociologist & Professor Cheryl King and want to know your opinion: Do all mixed race people have an ethical obligation to self-identify as black even if they have no cultural connection or association with either or both of the racial subcultures of their parents?
    Join us on Wednesday March 21 from 12:00-12:30pm to discuss this interesting and controversial topic.

  • 00:30

    Today, Mixed Race Radio is Connecting You to the World

    in Entertainment

    That's right folks! On today's episode of Mixed Race Radio, you are going to hear about some of the amazing educational, scholarly, and just plain old fascinating conversations taking place on Facebook and within many different forums and social media sites that discuss all things mixed race, multiracial, multicultural, biracial, splended and blended.
    You will be guided to new and emerging Facebook groups that are empowering diverse people from all around the world to live their authentic lives. And better yet, you will be encouraged to connect with others in order to share, learn, and live greater, fuller lives.
    So, if you are checking us out on Mixed Race Radio because you don't know where else to go to discuss topics and issues affecting a "colorful conversation," then join us today and learn more about the groups of people and ideas that are pushing the envelope and demanding respect and acceptance.
    WON'T YOU JOIN US?

  • 00:53

    Is Hillary Inauthentic? The Mixed Race Question and Rebuilding Our Military

    in Politics

    Best of Friday Shows


    Liz Peek-Columnist for FoxNews.com and The Fiscal Times says, "One reason voters see Mrs. Clinton as inauthentic, is that she is inauthentic…"


    Aubrey Shines-Founder of Glory To Glory Ministries located in the inner city of both Tampa and Orlando Florida asks, "What does mixed race mean?"


    Senator Jim Talent-Former Senator and congressman, he is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute where he directs the National Security 2020 Project discusses Rebuilding America’s military.


     

  • 00:45

    Letters to a Mixed Race Son- Frank Robertson

    in Entertainment

    On Today’s episode of Mixed Race Radio we will meet author, Frank Robinson, father to a mixed race son. In a world that continues to grapple with notions of race, a loving father writes a series of letters that speak into the life of his biracial son.
    In 1984, Frank Robinson was a young minister serving in southern Alabama, when word got out that he was engaged. It would be an interracial marriage, which quickly became a local controversy, both scandalous and dangerous. This marriage was announced not long after a lynching in one of the neighboring areas. For safety, their first child was born across the state line. Frank began to understand that if he did not survive his wife would be left a widow and his son without a father. With this in mind, he began to write letters that would survive in a book. He intended to say the things a father should say and to equip his son to live a meaningful life. Further, even when this son was so young, the letters were written as to a man, so that when the boy became a man, he could have this book.
    This father writes about identity, character and the timeless responsibility of men and fathers. He speaks of courage as one faces life, hardship and injustice. He tells his son of perseverance, humility and faith, of how to deal with disappointment, criticism, and so much more. These letters were written over years and through seasons of difficulty. The author reminds his son to never forget what struggle is like. These are love letters and wisdom writings, powerful, profound, and infused with a sense of eternity and mortality, of hope and purpose.
    “I have a dream that one day in Alabama little black boys and black girls will join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
    WON’T YOU JOIN US?

  • 00:46

    Mixed Roots Stories~ What's Yours?

    in Entertainment

    Join us today as we meet the visionaries behind Mixed Roots Stories: Chandra, Mark and our very own, Fanshen Cox. Mixed Roots Stories (MXRS) is a new resource for teaching and learning about the Mixed Experience and is a creative and dynamic online and physical California Not-For-Profit dedicated to promoting artists and stories of all kinds that address Mixed experiences. “We are an interactive community, so input and collaboration with others is essential to our mission of Celebrating and Strengthening Diverse Mixed Communities through the Power of Sharing Stories.”


    AND THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN:


    There are a number of collaborative opportunities:


    o   YOU CAN Promote story ideas on the Mixed Roots Stories website


    o   YOU CAN Partner to plan and implement an event (for example MXRS is partnering with Critical Mixed Race Studies in bringing arts and cultural programming to the 2014 conference)


     o   YOU CAN Share the MXRS podcast


     o   YOU CAN Participate in the selection of the Mixed Roots Stories logo


    WON’T YOU JOIN US?


    PLEASE CALL IN TO SHARE YOUR MIXED ROOTS STORY.


    Mixed Roots Stories' very own: Chandra, Mark and Fanshen will join us to take your calls and tell us all about this amazing new resource.


    WON’T YOU JOIN US?

  • 01:23

    Colouring Book; The Mixed Race Documentary

    in Culture

    Join Dr. Culbreth and guest Mr.  James Cuthbert, Co-founder, Writer and Director of Colouring Book Productions for a discussion about  Colouring Books Productions’ documentary titled  Colouring Book, The Mixed Race Documentary.


     

  • 01:02

    It's Super Bowl Week...So Why Are We Talking About Race?

    in Current Events

    Join us for our first live Race Haven Podcast radio show! Scott Speed will share his perspective on this weeks topics and dialogue with callers in order to provide our listeners a diverse perspective.  


    Topics



    Is Cam Newton being overly scrutinized because he is an African American quarterback ?
    Many African American's will be rooting for Carolina because they have an African American quarterback...is that wrong? 
    In celebration of African American History Month we'll briefly explore the History of the African American Quarterback. 

  • 00:46

    Mixed People: "Natural Bridges" to Racial Healing & Utopia?

    in Entertainment

    On today’s episode of Mixed Race Radio we will meet Rainier Spencer, Professor of Afro-American Studies in the Interdisciplinary Degrees Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He has authored three books: 1) Reproducing Race: The Paradox of Generation Mix, Lynne Rienner, 2011 2) Challenging Multiracial Identity, Lynne Rienner, 2006 and 3) Spurious Issues: Race and Multiracial Identity Politics in the United States, Westview, 1999) All this AND he currently serves as Senior Advisor to the UNLV President.
    Dr. Spencer is the founder and director of hte Afro-American Studies Program at UNLV and is considered one of the founders of the field of critical mixed-race theories. While his research interest is in multiracial identity from the perspective of racial skepticism, including the ways that multiracial identity is implicated in the reification of biological race his interdisciplinary teaching interests include Afro-American history and popular culture as well as American slavery. In addition to writing numerous anthology chapters in this field of study, Rainier Spencer has been interviewed by and has provided commentary for the New York Times, has appeared on both American & Canadian television to discuss mixed-race identity, and is a featured speaker in the documentary film Multiracial Identity (Abacus Productions, 2010).
    Using his book, Reproducing Race: The Paradox of Generation Mix as the foundation for today’s episode, we will discuss the long held view that mixed race people are somehow supposed to serve as a bridge to unite all people, “But what of the notion that black/white persons are in themselves natural bridges for the facilitation of racial healing and reconciliation? It should come as no surprise that this is a biological argument dressed up in sociological attire.” – Dr. Rainier Spencer
    WON’T YOU JOIN US?
     

  • 02:02

    Inauthentic Hillary, What Does Mixed Race Mean Anyway & Restoring Our Military

    in Politics

    Liz Peek-Columnist for FoxNews.com and The Fiscal Times says, "One reason voters see Mrs. Clinton as inauthentic, is that she is inauthentic…"


    Aubrey Shines-Founder of Glory To Glory Ministries located in the inner city of both Tampa and Orlando Florida asks, "What does mixed race mean?"


    Senator Jim Talent-Former Senator and congressman, he is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute where he directs the National Security 2020 Project discusses Rebuilding America’s military.


    Jen Horn-From the entertainment capital of the world-Hollywood, CA Jen reports on the latest Enews, TV, Movies and culture news. 


    John Hart-Editor-in-Chief of the conservative political website, Opportunity Lives, and former Senior Aide to Senator Tom Coburn and an award-winning writer and  journalist, talks about the new app for Government Waste.


    Coach Kevin Collins-Obama goes to Roseberg Oregon but the people don’t want him there, McCarthy out as next Speaker of the House, Israeli Oil Discovery Will Change Face of Middle East, plus More Email trouble for Granny Clinton.

  • 00:33

    Biracial, Mulatto, Mixed, Black, Other?

    in Lifestyle

    People have a lot to say about people of mixed races; well, so do I, and I have opinions about commentary from those who do not live the experience.

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