Hello Meltingpot Readers, When you think of Ms. Meltingpot’s favorite things, you know books, Black hair, and multi-culti family life are all on the list right? Well, it’s like Essence magazine Books Editor, Patrick Bass was thinking only about me Continue reading Essence Magazine’s May Book Picks: A Meltingpot Dream
Happy New Year Meltingpot Readers! I hope all of you are looking towards a productive and positive 2015. I am. I know I kind of disappeared for the holidays, but in addition to playing Santa Claus and trying to make Continue reading “Black and Blue and Blond:” Meditations on Color and Family
Hello Meltingpot Readers, Have you heard about this lawsuit? A White lesbian couple is suing the sperm bank they used to find a baby daddy for their now two-year-old daughter. The problem? The two blonde mommies wanted a White father Continue reading White Moms Sue Because They Got a Black Baby…
Hi Meltingpot Readers, A couple of weeks ago, I received a copy of Prison Baby (Beacon Press) in the mail from an editor who thought I’d like it. She was absolutely right, although “like it” wouldn’t exactly be the way Continue reading Meltingpot Book Review: Prison Baby by Deborah Jiang Stein
Hi Meltingpot Readers, In a few weeks I am going to have a big, exciting announcement to make. It’s about my writing life, so don’t think I’m going to tell you all the sex of my unborn child. That train Continue reading Flashback Friday: “Not the Nanny Syndrome Doesn’t Discriminate”
Hello Meltingpot Readers, Did you hear the one about the blonde-haired Roma child who was removed from her family because she allegedly didn’t look like ‘those people.’ (emphasis mine). Yes, it seems that European police officers are engaging in their Continue reading Snatching Blonde-Haired Babies In Europe
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 Continue reading Wednesday Round-Up: A New Movie in “Black & White,” Mixed Race Riots and Questlove on Trayvon Martin
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 Continue reading Happy Loving Day! Kiss a Mixie, Eat Some Cheerios, Spread Some Interracial Love!