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New and Improved: InterraceToday.com

In Main Event, News on March 11, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Please visit our new home at InterraceToday.com, where we have everything from videos, complete series, editorials from scholars on the topics of race and gender, and our own store.

 

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Interrace Magazine = Interrace Today.com

In Main Event, News, Opinion on December 11, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Just a quick note to anyone still subscribing to this blog or checking it every so often.

We’ve pretty much made the transition to InterraceToday.com and would love it if more people would visit and get involved and let us know what you think of the transition. We are the only online magazine of its kind, to feature interracial dating questions and answers, a store selling our original interracial greeting cards, news updated daily, interviews, movie reviews, a robust resources section and more.

But we need your help to get the word out there to multicultural families and interracial couples. As our numbers increase so does the need to communicate.

Please visit InterraceToday.com and let us know what you think and get involved so we can make it the best website in the world for interracial couples and multicultural families.

Moving to Interrace Today.com

In Main Event on June 15, 2012 at 5:38 am
Brain scanning technology is quickly approachi...

Brain scanning technology is quickly approaching levels of detail that will have serious implications (Photo credit: Wikipedia). OMFG! My brain is actually expanding already! See?? It was worth it after all!!

It’s been fun.

But it’s also been a bit of a pain in the proverbial tuchis, as well, so we’re setting up permanent, new digs at http://www.InterraceToday.com and are going to gradually wind down this humble widdle blog. It’ll allow us more creative freedom and control over content.

We really hope you’ll join us at InterraceToday.com and let us know how to take it to levels much higher than before.

Won’t you please visit us at InterraceToday.com and keep in touch?

Best wishes to all,

Dave

Thy Humble Blog Master Until Now

Changing Address, Growing Up, Moving Out

In Main Event, News on June 12, 2012 at 3:54 am

We’re still exploring our new digs at Interrace Today and want to invite each and every one of our readers to join us!

We need you and want you to contribute and help us take our message of equality and multiculturalism to a higher level.

Please visit us at Interrace Today as we set up shop. Everything should be done by our June 22nd deadline, if not earlier.

We want to make Interrace Today better than anything that’s every been online for interracial news, interracial couples and families, and multiculturalism, so we really hope you’ll join us at InterraceToday.com.

Back for the Attack!

In Main Event, News on June 10, 2012 at 6:18 pm
Mildred Loving

Mildred Loving (Photo credit: Freedom To Marry)

We’re awakening from a long slumber! Please help us to bring Interrace Magazine back for the attack, bigger and bolder than ever before.

Please contribute your interracial dating questions, reviews, and everything else you can think of to help us bring this blog up to where it belongs!

 

Love, Peace, and Hair Grease

El Jefe

Does This Sound Familiar At All?

In Main Event, Opinion on January 16, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Another tribute to MLK Day, this one audio, from the man himself.

Tell me, does any of this sound at all familiar?

Does any of this sound like we’re living our lives in a vicious circle, repeating histories blunders repeatedly, with no end in sight or any lessons learned?

The MLK You Don’t Know

In Celebrity Bio, Main Event, News, Opinion on January 16, 2012 at 6:15 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Image via Wikipedia. It's MLK Day! Do you know the full story or the whitewashed version?

Today is a holiday. To be more exact, it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and whether it’s observed or not (or in the capacity deserving the man’s accomplishments), is always another story – and much of it dependent upon where you work and where you live.

There is no debating or questioning that Dr. King was a great, inspirational, motivational leader who accomplished much.

There is debating, however, whether or not you and I have gotten a “whitewashed” (pun intended) version of the works and life of Dr. King from the American mass media/intellectual pabulum machine.

Before reading this article by Norman Solomon and Jeff Cohen, I’d always felt that Malcolm X was someone I could relate to more than MLK, for various reasons, but after reading this great piece, I now question what I thought was a reasonable understanding and knowledge of Dr. King’s legacy.

Turn’s out I didn’t know jack. The most important parts were left out of the narrative that had been supplied over the years.

And here’s a link to the piece:

Blacks Need to Reinvent Marriage

In Main Event, News, Opinion on December 24, 2011 at 5:50 pm
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Image via Wikipedia. Does Iman know she's ain't supposed to be hanging with Bowie?

English: Robert De Niro and his wife Grace Hig...
Image via Wikipedia. What’s going on here with Bobby D?

According to Dalton Conley, a sociologist and dean of social sciences at New York University, author of “Elsewhere USA,” and writer/blogger for the great New York Times, black people in America need to “reinvent” the institution of marriage.

For many, Mr. Conley is merely stating the obvious, but as a credentialed and professional sociologist repeating what Ralph Richard Banks said in his bestseller “Is Marriage for White People?,” his opinion is just one more in a chorus of informed and educated professors stating that black women remain statistical outliers in terms of turning their backs on interracial marriage as a whole and as a practice while black men leave them en masse.

Of course it’s everyone’s individual right and choice to do with their lives as they please, and if black women in America as a whole wish to remain single that’s fine, as Tracee Ellis Ross said in a previous piece.

Anyway, here’s a direct link to that piece:

And here’s a brief redux of Ralph Richard Banks’ comments from his bestseller that’s ticked off so many people, but his comments nonetheless are fairly straightforward, factual, and devoid of opinion:

So, what is it that ticks off so many people? That Mr. Banks dares to state the obvious and thereby airs some kind of secret dirty laundry the masses shouldn’t talk about? Is it racism, stigma, or just resistance to logical suggestions at helpful change?

CNN’s Struggles of An Interracial Couple

In Main Event on December 8, 2011 at 6:17 pm
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Image via Wikipedia.

CNN recently posted a story (in video form at least partially) about a woman unfortunate enough to be in an interracial relationship while living in a particularly rural section of Kentucky.

Yes, it is between a white woman and a black man, (as are the vast majority of interracial relationships), but the woman’s point is that racism is alive and quite healthy in the South and especially in her geographic neck of the woods.

It’s a very brief video (something close to 3-4 minutes), and it’s in a section of the CNN website called “iReport,” where CNN basically takes work from others and then determines whether or not to run it more fully in main sections of their site or even possibly on television.

Here’s a link to the piece: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-712941?hpt=hp_c2

 

Hispanics Leaving Austin, Texas

In Main Event on November 11, 2011 at 5:52 pm

According Trey Mewes’ piece in the November 10th AustinDailyHerald.com, Hispanics are leaving Austin in droves, due to increased police scrutiny, lack of jobs, and the stress of other race-related factors.

Austin - Texas State Capitol

Image by adam79 via Flickr. Austin, Texas.

How this will ultimately affect the long-term make up of Austin is anybody’s guess, and it’s an interesting story for what it directly or indirectly recognizes as an increasing trend toward more and more racial profiling across the country.

Read this and let us know if you agree:

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