Ms. Meltingpot is Reading: The Invention of Wings

Ms. Meltingpot is Reading: The Invention of Wings

Hi Meltingpot Readers, As one of my 2014 New Year’s Blog-o-lutions, I decided I wanted to write more about my one true love, books. From now on, or until I change my mind again, Thursday/Fridays will be dedicated to the world of books. So, guess what I’m reading now? I’m working on my next book of non-fiction and it has to do with race and color in America –of course-so I wanted to read some fiction to inspire me a bit. So, I picked up a copy of Sue Monk…

And the Winner is…

And the Winner is…

Hello Meltingpot Readers, I am happy to announce that “Martine” is the winner of two tickets to see Romeo & Juliet on Broadway! Congrats, Martine! Please send me your email address at myamericanmeltingpot@gmail.com and I’ll give you all the details on how to claim your prize. And thanks to everyone who left comments on the post. I loved hearing about your favorite fictional interracial couples. Coincidentally, I just watched The Loving Story last night on DVD. Now there’s a real life interracial love story that deserves to be retold on…

Romeo & Juliet Gets A Meltingpot Makeover on Broadway (& You Can Win Free Tix to See it!)

Romeo & Juliet Gets A Meltingpot Makeover on Broadway (& You Can Win Free Tix to See it!)

Hi Meltingpot Readers, Did you know a new version of Romeo & Juliet was about to hit Broadway? And that in this new version, Romeo is White and Juliet is Black? And wait for it, Romeo is being played by the too delicious Orlando Bloom and Juliet is being portrayed by the ridiculously talented and supremely gorgeous Condola Rashad (Yes, that’s Phylicia “Claire Huxtable” Rashad’s daughter.)? I don’t know about you, but I always imagined that the type of hatred between the Montagues and the Capulets to be racially motivated….

Wednesday Round-Up: A New Movie in “Black & White,” Mixed Race Riots and Questlove on Trayvon Martin

Wednesday Round-Up: A New Movie in “Black & White,” Mixed Race Riots and Questlove on Trayvon Martin

Hi Meltingpot Readers, It’s Wednesday and I have three meltingpot items to share in this week’s round-up. So, let’s get to it. 1) Kevin Costner and Olivia Spencer are getting ready to start filming on a new movie called Black and White. The film is about a custody battle between the grandparents – Costner and Spencer – of a biracial child. You can read about the stellar cast and the production in New Orleans here. I will definitely be watching the movie when it comes out, obviously, but I hope…

Mixie Families Unite In Response to Cheerios Haters

Mixie Families Unite In Response to Cheerios Haters

Hi Meltingpot Readers, I am entering the final week of writing madness. My manuscript for the updated version of Hair Story is due a week from today. Yikes! Please send me good writing vibes and any recipes to feed a family of five that requires exactly five minutes of prep time. Is it wrong to feed your kids a steady diet of sandwiches for dinner? Meanwhile, speaking of families. Have you all seen the new website, We are the 15 Percent?” It’s actually a Tumblr site started by an interracial…

Happy Loving Day! Kiss a Mixie, Eat Some Cheerios, Spread Some Interracial Love!

Happy Loving Day! Kiss a Mixie, Eat Some Cheerios, Spread Some Interracial Love!

Hi Meltingpot Readers, Today is officially Loving Day, the day the Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage in the United States, thanks to the audacity of one couple, Mildred and Richard Loving. What’s not to love about Loving Day? I have an extra special reason to kiss my kids and el esposo today. I might buy a box of Cheerios just because. And if possible, I’m going to try to watch a copy of the new newish documentary film about the Lovings and their legal battles that made my Kinky Gazpacho…

Racists in My Cheerios: My Work Is Never Done

Racists in My Cheerios: My Work Is Never Done

Hello Meltingpot Readers, I have no words. So, just see for yourself and know our work is never done. Never! Check the story about the Cheerios ad featuring an interracial family and the virulent racist comments it’s been receiving. Then pull your heart off the floor, wipe your tears and remember that we won’t let them win. Onward! I might even start buying Cheerios!  

Warning Walmart Shoppers: If Your Kids Don’t Look Like You, Stay Away!

Warning Walmart Shoppers: If Your Kids Don’t Look Like You, Stay Away!

Hi Meltingpot Readers, By now you’ve probably heard of this incident that took place at a Walmart in Virginia. A White man was suspected of kidnapping three children because, well, he was White and the three girls he was with appeared to be Black. A witness alerted Walmart security of this peculiar arrangement saying quote, “they didn’t match up” and the next thing you know, police are at the front door of this man’s house questioning him and his connection to the girls. Turns out the White man is the…