Essence Magazine’s May Book Picks: A Meltingpot Dream

It's all about the books in this month's issue of Essence.

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

“Black and Blue and Blond:” Meditations on Color and Family

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

Meltingpot Book Review: Prison Baby by Deborah Jiang Stein

prison baby book cover

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

Flashback Friday: “Not the Nanny Syndrome Doesn’t Discriminate”

Is that your child? You wouldn't think so, but it is.

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”

Snatching Blonde-Haired Babies In Europe

One of the children at the heart of the controversy in Europe.

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

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

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