Passing While Black: Black Man Becomes the Indian Liberace?!

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Hi Meltingpot Readers, Last week The New Republic posted this fascinating story about the famous Indian singer Korla Pandit. Known as the “Godfather of Exotica,” he had his own TV show that ran in the 1950s and had an impressive Continue reading Passing While Black: Black Man Becomes the Indian Liberace?!

Defining Blackness: My Take on Rachel Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal, she's not really Black, but she feels like she is in her head.

It’s not as though there hasn’t already been enough written about Rachel Dolezal, the White woman from Montana who has been passing for Black for the last decade. Still, I feel I have to add my two cents to the Continue reading Defining Blackness: My Take on Rachel Dolezal

#Flashback Friday: Motherhood as a Competitive Sport

Mommy Competitions go global

Hello Meltingpot Readers, Recently a New York Times Op-Ed piece ran that suggested Black mothers were better mothers than White mothers. Besides the multiple comments berating the writer for daring to suggest such a thing on the New York Times Continue reading #Flashback Friday: Motherhood as a Competitive Sport

Ms. Meltingpot Has Questions. Do You Have Answers?

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Hello Meltingpot Readers, From time to time I find myself questioning things in this crazy game we call life and wonder if I’m the only one asking. Maybe it’s because I don’t have cable or because I rely on my Continue reading Ms. Meltingpot Has Questions. Do You Have Answers?

Can White Girls Co-Opt the “Booty?”

Hello Meltingpot Readers, I’m trying to wrap my mind around the current “glorification” of big butts, brought to you by the likes of Kim Kardashian and Iggy Azalea, aka, not Black people. Recently Vogue magazine declared that we were living Continue reading Can White Girls Co-Opt the “Booty?”

Wednesday Round Up: Pelo Malo Means Bad Hair in Venezuela, FYI Miley Cyrus isn’t Black and Remember the March on Washington

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Hi Meltingpot Readers, It’s Wednesday. Time to see what the world wide web is offering up for those of us who like our news both colorful and tasty. Here’s what I have for you: 1. You know I’m obsessed with Continue reading Wednesday Round Up: Pelo Malo Means Bad Hair in Venezuela, FYI Miley Cyrus isn’t Black and Remember the March on Washington

Wednesday Round-Up:Selena Gomez, Really?, “The Burden of Being Black,” & Babygirl’s Birthday!

Hi Meltingpot Readers, Today is a special day in the Kinky Gazpacho household. It’s babygirl’s birthday! I can’t believe she’s two already! I can still remember the day I found out I was pregnant with her, yet interestingly, I hardly Continue reading Wednesday Round-Up:Selena Gomez, Really?, “The Burden of Being Black,” & Babygirl’s Birthday!