[Did you watch the Emmy awards over the weekend? Renee at Womanist Musings did... and she noticed that once again, the majority of the nominees were white. While, there were a few people of colors nominated, Renee says that's not enough. Read on to see why: --Grace]
By now, I'm sure you've heard of "Gangnam Style" the sensational YouTube video from Korean pop star Psy. The funky-tuxedoed singer has been featured on shows from Today to SNL and launched a thousand flash mobs. While Psy may be the first Asian to rocket to this level of stardom in America, Helen Lee of Urban Faith wonders if the song's social message has gotten lost in translation, leaving the pop star to be just another quirky one-hit wonder. Read on and tell us what you think...
[Editor's Note: While the Presidential debates don't begin until October, Spanish language network Univision is getting things started by inviting both candidates to televised town hall meetings. GOP candidate Mitt Romney went first, and Fausta's Blog thinks these events are a good preview of the debates: --Grace]
Recently, freelance writer Jenny An caused an online firestorm with her confessional essay I’m an Asian Woman and I Refuse to Ever Date an Asian Man for xoJane. But is it her defense of interracial dating or the way she defends it that's stirring up so much controversy?...more
The Glamourbaby Diaries is a film based on a writing program I created for Asian American women and women of color. It was shot and edited by Alexis Casson. By: Ruby VeridianoAbout two years ago, I came across an article on Essence Magazine written by Michelle Obama. It was a personal letter addressed to young African American women, a letter filled with compassion and guidance for the next female generation. Her words offered a road map for the journey ahead with knowledge that the world will look different for a woman of color....more
Brands, take note! Paul Frank Industries was recently criticized by the Native American community over their "Dream Catchin' Powwow" party for Fashion's Night Out. Instead of dodging the question or issuing a vague non-apology, President of Paul Frank Industries Elie Dekel responded via email to Adrienne from Native Appropriations, and followed up with a phone call. Check out what Adrienne has to say: ...more
Yesterday, I talked about Beverly Hills Nannies and the stuff they go through with the parents they work for. And my wonderful friend Anne from the Belle Jar Blog asked me if I would talk a bit about the fact that while I may have it fairly good, many nannies in Toronto do not.These nannies are international. They are often not white. And they are here because they have no other choice....more
The holiest days of the Jewish calendar year, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are just around the corner. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins September 16, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins September 25. Though Yom Kippur is a time of fasting and reflection, Rosh Hashanah is a time to celebrate with a warm and wonderful holiday meal.
Tuesday's attack on a U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya has shocked many Americans. And that often puts Muslim Americans in the difficult position of fielding questions from friends about why? As Amanda Mouttaki, a blogger at Multicultural Familia writes, she doesn't have any answers....more
During the past few weeks I’ve heard that USA chant more times than I'd like. At the Republican National Convention, the crowds started chanting "U-S-A!" during certain speeches. Then, last week, while I was sitting in the bleachers at the Democratic National Convention, the Time-Warner Arena rocked with the call, “Fired Up!" and response, "Ready to Go!” and the cheers of “Four More Years!”....more