Interracial Marriage

What Nelson Mandela Fought For

2019-12-13T09:16:07+00:00December 13th, 2019|

World of Weddings: Marriage of mixed-race couple in South Africa is "exactly what Nelson Mandela fought for" In our weeklong series World of Weddings, we sent a team of correspondents around the globe to witness unique ceremonies and understand what marriage means in different cultures. In our third report, we take you to South Africa, where as recently as the 1980s mixed-race marriages were illegal under apartheid. Two worlds collided as the Maselas and the Daltons came together in Pretoria, South Africa, for the marriage of their children Mante and [...]

2019-08-22T15:42:48+00:00August 22nd, 2019|

Lucille Ball Lucille Ball was born August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York.  From a young age, Ball had an interest in performing. In fact her first stage was the counter of her local butcher!  Here she would entertain incoming customers with her dancing, twirling and her (personal favorite) rendition of a jumping frog. While Ball was exuberant and full of spirit, she was actually incredibly shy.  In fact this affected her in acting school as well.  Ball’s instructors even expressed their thoughts as to how they thought “Lucy’s wasting [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2019-06-20T20:51:42+00:00June 20th, 2019|

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Serena is thirty seven years old. She is one of the greatest women’s tennis players. She has won a record 23 Grand Slam tennis titles. She met thirty six year old Alexis Ohanian in May of 2015 at the Rome Cavalieri Hotel in Italy. He had never watched her play. Alexis is co founder of the social new website Reddit. His father is Armenian and his mother is from West Germany. Serena had never heard of Ohanian. She invited him to Paris to watch her [...]

Intermarriage Report

2019-02-16T21:50:57+00:00February 16th, 2019|

From Pew Research: One-in-six newlyweds (17%) were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015. This reflects a steady increase in intermarriage since 1967, when just 3% of newlyweds were intermarried, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center analysis. While Asian (29%) and Hispanic (27%) newlyweds are most likely to intermarry in the U.S., the most dramatic increases in intermarriage have occurred among black newlyweds, 18% of whom married someone of a different race or ethnicity, up from 5% in 1980. About one-in-ten white newlyweds (11%) are married to [...]

Is Kamala Harris Black?

2019-02-11T13:30:08+00:00February 11th, 2019|

  I like Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), but she disappointed me today. In a radio interview, Harris was asked about her “blackness.” Her parents were born in India and Jamaica, making her what we would call biracial or multiracial. She is, of course, very free to racially identify as she pleases and apparently she identifies as black. Absolutely fair enough. The problem I have is when she tries to represent everyone—and no, she’s not the president yet, so she doesn’t get to do that. She said, “I’m not going to [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2018-12-13T19:37:15+00:00December 13th, 2018|

Ben Baker   A few months ago, my family and I made the three-hour trek down to NYC to be photographed by world renowned photographer Ben Baker. This fall he started working on a project that highlights multiracial families (like mine!) and their positive impact on our nation. We met Ben Baker at his studio in Chinatown. He was very friendly from the moment we met him. He told us a bit about his homeland, Australia, and his past photoshoots. It was all so cool! We even got to sit [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2018-08-31T05:47:16+00:00August 31st, 2018|

Mildred Loving Mildred was multiracial and started dating a white male, Richard Loving. At the age of 18 she became pregnant and so they decided to marry. They could not marry in Virginia because of their race so they drove to Washington D.C. to get married. After the Loving’s were married they returned home to Virginia. Mildred and Richard were married only a few weeks before two deputies came into their home in the middle of the night to arrest them for violating Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act, which forbid interracial [...]

An Interracial Marriage

2017-09-19T09:33:06+00:00September 19th, 2017|

An Interracial Marriage: Seeing life through the eyes of the other by Guest Contributor Michael Dobson It’s hard to write about your spouse or your marriage, but easy to write about love. When writing about both, it’s a story of humanity, of our world and the lens through which we see and experience our journeys. Nearly 20 years ago I called my eldest daughter Mia and told her that her dad was about to do something radical, that I was about to marry a white women. She was happy for [...]

Pew Research Report

2017-05-24T07:28:18+00:00May 24th, 2017|

You can read the new Pew Research Report on Interracial Marriage in the United States here: http://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/05/19102233/Intermarriage-May-2017-Full-Report.pdf

A Moment of Your Time  

2020-09-29T05:57:14+00:00May 2nd, 2016|

by Susan Graham  We're not asking for a month or a day-but just a moment during this week. June 7 to 14 is National Multiracial Heritage Week. I know, I know, you're getting tired of all these groups with all their months, weeks, and days. Does every group need a special time-slot? Probably not, but if they do, we want one too. This special week now has the official sanction of the Governors and legislators of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Texas, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, [...]

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