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  • 01:04

    Transracial Adoption: Parenting 12 to 18 Year Olds

    in Parents

    Parenting children tweens and teen requires a different approach than parenting preschool and school aged children. No where is this more true than when parenting transracially adopted kids. It helps to think about these differences when our children are young. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews Beth Hall, founder and director of Pact and Adoption Alliance, co-author of Inside Transracial Adoption, and a mom to two transracially adopted young adults; and Judy Miller, an adoption educator and support specialist, author of the email course, Parenting Your Adopted Child: Tweens, Teens & Beyond, and mom of four through birth and adoption.


    For more information on this subject, check out the free resources on Transracial Adoption on our website. 


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  • 00:01

    Diversity: A Failure

    in Politics

    The statements by many leading European heads of states--Angela Merkel, Nicholas Sarkozy, David Cameron, and others--has indicated that its not only common people, but even politicians in the establishment, who have to come to the conclusion that diversity and multiracialism has failed to work in the West. 


    Multiracial and multicultural societies have a long history of failing--Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union, Rwanda, Sudan, etc.. However, despite this long history of constant failure, the elite class of the West still continues to ply the general public of diversity's benefits.


    In this segement of "America in Focus," we will examine diversity and multiracialism in more focus, with the candid and scholarly appraisal of it from a leading academic, among others, who has written and investigated the matter extensively. Dr. Tomislav Sunic has risked criticism and ostracism alike to have written several articles and books, where he takes aim at the credo and mantra of the Western elite class.

  • 00:30

    Tell us about your multiracial family!

    in Family

    A discussion of what multiracial families are concerned about. Resources for parents for their muliracial children. Resources for couples like movies and books. Discuss current multiracial people in the news, events and anything the caller would like to discuss.

  • 00:44

    Betwixt & Between~Multiracial Identity=A Denial of Blackness

    in Entertainment

    G. Reginald Daniel, Professor of Sociology, teaches courses exploring comparative race and ethnic relations.  Since 1989, he has taught “Betwixt and Between,” which is one of the first and longest-standing university courses to deal specifically with the question of multiracial identity comparing the U.S. with various parts of the world. 
    He has numerous publications that explore this topic including several books entitled More Than Black? Multiracial Identity and the New Racial Order (2002) and Race and Multiraciality in Brazil and the United States: Converging Paths? (2006), Machado de Assis: Multiracial Identity and the Brazilian Novelist (2012), as well as the article “Race, Multiraciality, and Barack Obama: Toward a More Perfect Union?, which appeared in the journal Black Scholar (2009), and a book chapter with a similar title “Race, Multiraciality, and the Election of Barack Obama: Toward a More Perfect Union?,” which was published in Andrew Jolivette’s edited volume Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority (2012).
    On June 16, 2012, Daniel received the Loving Prize at the 5 Annual Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival in Los Angeles. Established in 2008, the prize is a commemoration of the June 12, 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision that removed the last laws prohibiting racial intermarriage. It is awarded annually to outstanding artists, storytellers, and community leaders for inspirational dedication to celebrating and illuminating the mixed racial and cultural experience.  More recently, Daniel was interviewed on National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” where he discussed his teaching on multiraciality and the significance of the Loving Prize.
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  • 01:00

    All shades of brown! Let us celebrate the Multiracial family!

    in Family

    My guest will share their stories with you! Their very own multiracial experiences and their hopes and dreams. Help us celebrate the upcoming loving day and remember Mr. and Mrs. Loving.Poetry readings and excerpts from upcoming books! Listen to this colorful, exciting and informative session and bring your own flavor to it!! All shades of brown is like a great cup of flavorful coffee with caramel, vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, brown sugar hmmmmmmm call me and bring your very own flavor to it!! All shades of brown!

  • 01:59

    Bastia Marlowe~Ancester of a Legend-Marie Laveau

    in Paranormal

    Bastia Marlowe


    Bastia Marlowe was born in and grew up in New Orleans, LA under another name.  There, she lived amongst the living and the dead, spent her early adolescence immersed in rain, attended Catholic church, and roamed the city's haunted and flavored streets.  She loved all things New Orleans and once stood in line for 5 hours to be included in the film adaption of fellow New Orleanian Anne Rice's "Interview with a Vampire."  After a stint of performing theater and writing, she moved to Los Angeles in 2001 in her 20s hoping to experience ghosts but mainly exists among the walking dead.  She mostly misses Audubon Park, the low-hanging branches of trees lining St. Charles Ave., stage lights, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, NOMA, driving through City Park, creaky floors in old houses, old cemeteries, and rain. Bastia Marlowe is the great-grand daughter of Marie Laveau.


    About Marie Catherine Laveau (September 10, 1801 - June 16, 1881 ) was a practitioner of Voodoo renowned in New Orleans. (As for the date of her birth, while popular sources often say 1794, the records indicate 1801.) Her daughter, Marie Laveau II, (1827 c. 1895) also practiced Voudoun, as well as Voodoo. She and her mother had great influence over their multiracial following. In 1874 as many as twelve thousand spectators, both black and white, swarmed to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain to catch a glimpse of Marie Laveau II performing her legendary rites on St. John's Eve (June 23–24)

  • Pell Mellers, Race and Memory in a Carolina Pocosin, Paul Johnson

    in Books

    A Genealogical Quest in the Triracial South


    What began as genealogical research into the author's ancestry soon grew into a fascinating tale with lessons for us all. Among his ancestors, Johnson uncovered: unpunished murderers, infidelities that produced stronger families than formal marriages, entire units of North Carolinians who fought and died to preserve the Union in the Civil War. The tale holds enough plot twists for a half-dozen novels.


    But most of all, it reveals in a personal way what molecular anthropologists have been trying to explain all along. The fact is that we are all of multiple ancestries. Inhabitants of the New World are a genetic mix of three great populations, Native Americans, European colonists, and African slaves. Nowhere is this more vivid than in Pell Mellers, the story of one man's search for his tangled roots.
    "In Paul Johnson's engaging journey into his roots in Bertie County, North Carolina, he discovers an intriguing family of pocosin dwellers who personify the South's multiracial heritage and its political minorities, including Unionists and the original Buffalo Soldiers. Pell Mellers is a solid contribution to the history of the "other South" that complements the well-traveled mainstream, illustrating our rich and textured past." -- Lindley S. Butler, author of Pirates, Privateers, and Rebel Raiders of the Carolina Coast..Read full description of episode here!


    http://www.slideserve.com/cullen/pell-mellers


    http://kpjohnson.backintyme.biz/melungeon-geography-presentation-from-17th-union-in-wytheville/

  • 00:33

    Independent Everything: LIVE with Actor, Model, Singer, Producer ~ Kueleza

    in Music

    Kueleza
    Oakland, CA
    Age: 40
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Multiracial
    Height: 5' 11''
    Weight: 200 lbs
    Hair: Black
    Eyes: Black
    Additional Languages: Spanish, Arabic
    Types of Work Preferred:
    Acting, Modeling, Reality TV, Promo / Events,
    Band Gigs, Voice-Over, Singing


     


    I Am Associate Producer / Actor of ep # 4 of KOFY TV 20 Series THE DIRTY youtu.be/9oAtrihlVc0 BLACK FLOOR ENT Director Michael Shawn Cunningham , Starring Vivica A. Fox , Miguel Nunez Jr. , Antoine Minnieweather , Amanda DoSsa Doss , Reginald Lopez Garner ,SPICE 1 & Kueleza Vega . I have a CD available @ www.BIG10EntMusicTha... ,titled KUELEZA Gangstas in Church , made a Special Appearance on THE DIRTY Soundtrack .I did a Commercial for www.AwakenThunderEne... and a Commercial / Presentation for WakeUpNow . @ Youtube Kueleza Wake Up Now . youtu.be/f4HqGm7xp7M . &. youtu.be/xsoDtFxIdOw . www.IAmALLwaysON.com . 30 years in Martial Arts Black
    Belt Karate / Kung Fu/Boxing . I'll Be taking classes for Digital Cinematography Bachelors Degree course in November. I was an extra for 2 weeks in Sister Act 2 with Whoopi Goldberg , Sasha Thomas .I Sing, Rap, Dance, and play Conga Drums Timbales and some Piano.I am Cousin to Sheila E. and Philip Michael Thomas MIAMI VICE / SPARKLE I wrote for N.W.A. Eazy E and JJ Fad .I was intern Camera Man for SOULBEAT Television Network Hired by Casting Director / Journalist Chauncey Bailey and was in his movie THE VISITOR as a Messianic New Age Jesus .I AM 3* S.W.of Amos #5 Raised June 24/25 , 2009 .ng

  • 00:17

    Are Protests Over Police Brutality Helping or Hurting The Cause

    in News

    Suddenly, it feels like the 1960s again, with swirling movements for social justice finding inspiration and a powerful common denominator in the struggle for black equality.


    Multiracial, multi-ethnic, multi-class, and multi-generational Americans have swarmed the streets in vast numbers to not only protest against racial injustice but to expose systemic oppression that has been an open secret since the heyday of the late 1960s and early 1970s.


    The decision by a Staten Island, New York, grand jury not to indict Police Officer Daniel Pantoleo in the choking death of Eric Garner came nine days after Ferguson, Missouri, erupted into an open rebellion following another grand jury’s decision not to indict former police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a black teenager.


    While violence engulfed parts of downtown Ferguson, 170 cities staged largely peaceful demonstrations both in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and in demand of a vision of social justice that far surpasses the imagination of most contemporary politicians and pundits.


    Thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets on Wednesday and Thursday nights to express outrage against the political system that allowed a black man to be choked to death while screaming, “I can’t breathe!”


    Across the country this movement has been spreading with protesters stopping traffic on highways and busy streets. Here in Baltimore protesters attempted to shutdown the annual Christmas tree lighting in downtown Baltimore. Do events like this help or hurt the cause

  • 00:48

    Multiracial Cheerios Ad is Causing an Uproar!

    in Education

    Why is the Cheerios ad featuring a multiracial family causing such a stir? & Is the government listening to your phone calls?
    Tune in tonight as we will discuss why do you think the Cheerios ad has caused such an up roar.  Would this ad cause the same controversy if the ad had a Black woman and a white man? Why were so many people upset? What are your thoughts?
    And, is the government listening to your phone calls?
    Tune in, these are some interesting topics.
    We want to hear from YOU.
    Thank you for the continued support.
    Dr. Wendy - www.drwendyjohnson.com
    "85,000 listeners and growing"
     
     

  • 00:22

    034 LATOYA PETERSON: "How to Get Away with Murder"

    in Self Help

    Hailed as the “Queen of TV,” Shonda Rhimes and her ABC shows (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder) dominate the ratings (and the blogosphere). What's behind her magic? And what does it mean for our culture at large? LeGrande Green interviews “Racialicious” editor Latoya Peterson about the Shonda Rhimes phenomenon, the Redskins mascot controversy and, of course–the latest from Ferguson.

     

    “Race shows up everywhere, in everything,” says Latoya. “There's a pressing need for multiracial voices to stand up and be counted.”

     

    Today on BOLD, we cover everything from the zesty storylines on “Scandal' to the real-life scandal brewing around Redskins owner Dan Snyder. Latoya's site is www.racialicious.com (“where race meets pop culture.”) Join the conversation at www.getboldtoday.com