Mixed Chicks Chat
Summary: Mixed Chicks Chat is a live, weekly podcast about being racially and culturally Mixed. Hosts Heidi Durrow and Fanshen Cox tackle everything from whether Mixed people should/can use the 'N' word, hair tips, political agendas and relationships, all from a Mixed race perspective. You can call in on Wednesdays and join the discussion live, or send them an e-mail or blog comment and participate in the discussion.
What was it like putting your two (or three or four) different races and cultures together to celebrate your special day?
This is the audio for the Mixed in Hollywood panel at the 2009 Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival. Featuring host Elliott Lewis and panelists Angela Nissel, Karyn Parsons, Joe Anaya and Jenny Rich.
EPISODE 105 - Mixed Chicks Chat with Phillip Handy, President of Fusion
EPISODE 104 - Mixed Chicks Chatting it Up
Mulatto Patriot, or MP as he is also known, is not what you would typically expect of a hip-hop artist. Hailing from Chicago, IL, MP is a more than just a talented and multi-faceted producer, engineer and entrepreneur. He is an active member in his community where he engages and educates local youth with the same fervor and appreciation that attracted him to hip-hop so long ago. Born and raised in Hyde Park, on the Southside of Chicago, MP grew up listening to Jazz (Stan Getz and Oscar Peterson) as well as the electric and eclectic sounds that permeated the urban streets and defined the city. Drawing from moody blues to soulful house, Chicago hip-hop is known for its distinct musical influences that have produced a bevy of artists and styles not easily defined and refusing to be pigeonholed. MP's affinity for music began very early in his life helping his father, a professional pianist. By the age of 8, MP began to learn the process of setting up gigs. As he grew older his love for Jazz naturally evolved into his love for hip-hop. Understanding that music business can be a difficult and tedious trade, he enrolled at Full Sail Real World Education in Orlando, FL. There he attained the knowledge and art of composing a greater quality of music while also learning the fundamentals of the business. At the age of 20 he bought his first turntables and shortly thereafter began to DJ at in-stores, club dates and a weekly radio show at WKRP Rollins College where he dedicated his time to incoroprate independant hip hop artists. With a mass of opportunities before him in Orlando, MP decided to return to Chicago and rep his home. Armed with newfound knowledge and a desire to work, MP was quickly hired to engineer projects for other artists often leaving him with little time to focus on his own work under his own production house, Mulatto Patriot Productions which he launched in 2003. Faced with the pressure of what to do, a sudden twist of fate changed his destiny to run Mulatto Patriot Productions as a full-time career. Even though music was his lifelong passion, it wasn't until a near fatal experience that served as the launching pad for this young artist's career. At 27, MP's appendix ruptured, landing him in a coma for over six weeks. What started as a minor stomachache landed him in the emergency room fighting for his life. "12 hours later and I wouldn't be around" recalls MP. Now, at the age of 29, MP prepares the debut release of Sonic Visuals, a producer's album featuring MCs from across the U.S., Canada and Germany. Artist features include Ras Kass, Casual (Hieroglyphics), Pumpkinhead (Brooklyn Academy), Eternia. Pugs Atomz , Anacron, Decay (Molemen)and DJ Intel to name a few. He believes his music is diverse, reflecting different styles while still keeping the vibes that got him to love hip-hop in the first place. "At the end of the day there is something for everyone [on the album]"says MP. "I feel there is a lot to take from this album, but beyond diversity in the styles displayed and in the selection of beats, the obvious feeling you get is that a lot of work and time was put into making the album. I want people to know that this is 100% Chicago Hip-Hop."
Multiracial surveys, lightskinned criminals and Mixed American Idols!
Kimberly McClain DaCosta is Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and of Social Studies at Harvard. Professor DaCosta received her doctorate in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy program at Yale, is a recipient of a fellowship from the Advertiserâ??s Educational Foundation, and was a 2004-2005 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Professor DaCosta is interested in the intersections of cultural ideas of race and family and their practical effects. Her book Making Multiracials: State, Family and Market in the Redrawing of the Color Line (Stanford University Press) examines how multiracialism emerged as a topic of public discussion in the last quarter century, and how â??multiracialâ?? became a recognizable social category and mode of identification.
EPISODE 100 - Mixed Chicks Chat - 100th Episode!
Bio: Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas in 2003. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Psychology and Child Development at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Her main areas of research interest are multiracial issues, and the intersection of multiculturalism and positive psychology (including such constructs as hope and well-being). Dr. Teramoto Pedrotti is half Japanese American and half White and grew up in Virginia, Colorado, and the Bay Area in California. She now resides with her husband and young biracial son on the Central Coast of California. Synopsis Psychologists today must be knowledgeable about unique identity issues that may influence therapy with multiracial clients, due to their growing numbers in the population. Clinicians must be aware of current theory, research, and strategies that will be useful in developing more accurate conceptualizations of multiracial clients.
from the 2008 Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival!
Various topics discussed.
EPISODE 96 - Mixed Chicks Chat with Blur founders Will & Maribel Mandeville
Meet the Curly Girl with the amazing salon, Devachan, where you and your curls will be worshipped!
Michelle Clark blogs at: http://www.passingplecker.blogspot.com/
EPISODE 94 - Mixed Chicks Chat with Blogger Teri LaFlesh