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Our Kids Are Becoming More Racially Diverse, But Our Cancer Treatments Aren’t Keeping Up

Flier being circulated to help Baylor find a bone marrow donor
Seven-year-old Baylor needs a multiracial bone marrow donor to hep treat his leukemia. But that's easier said than done.
Only two percent of mixed race children find a match on the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry. Find out what's being done (and what you can do about it): thinkprogress.org
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Video: Who is Black in America (Full Show, No Commercials)

Compelling documentary produced by CNN. If you didn't catch it on TV, you won't want to miss this! Enjoy! Your friends at iCelebrateDiversity.com [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWcs7YsZVuY]
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Link Feature: 100 Percent Mixed Video Series

Today we're featuring one of our great links! Enjoy YouTube video series, 100 Percent Mixed, where people around the world share their experiences of growing up mixed. Enjoy! Your friends at iCelebrateDiversity.com Here's  a sample: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXie-y3hRvA]
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Poem: I Am Invisible

I Am Invisible ~by Haley Thurman I am invisible I hate to be invisible I am invisible Do you think I am invisible? I think you think I am invisible You can't see me You can't see Haley I am a girl I am biracial and half white Is it the white in me you don't like? Is it my black that's invisible to you? I have brown hair and brown eyes My lips are red My shirt is yellow But you don't see me because I am invisible Or are you blind? This was originally on Oprah in November, 1999. Below is the video and interesting segment of being biracial in America (includes singer, Mariah Carey). Maybe we can get an update on Oprah's #wherearetheynow.  I find it sad that there are still such negative comments written today...your thoughts? Enjoy! Your friends at iCelebrateDiversity.com

 
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Poem: "We are talking about" (biracial)

This will be my last poem from Arnold Adoff's book "All the Colors of the Race" that I featured a couple of days ago. There are many more great poems in the book--buy it or check it out from your local library! We are talking about by Arnold Adoff We are talking about                            the ones who pick        their friends                            because of how    black      they act                                                                              or                            because of how    white     they can                                                                              be. Sometimes blackness seems too black for me,                     and whiteness is too     sickly pale;                     and I wish every                                         one were golden from                                                                     the                                                                    sun.                          Golden from the                                                    inside                                                 out.
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Poem: "On my applications" (biracial)

Here's another great poem from Arnold Adoff that was in the book All the Colors of the Race that I featured yesterday. On my applications by Arnold Adoff On my applications   I can                                put: this girl:           a black,              white, Christian, Jewish,             young             woman:                  student,                  musician, singer, dancer, runner    in the middle distance races,                  is willing to help you                  if you take her as she                                              is.
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Poem: "The lady said" (biracial)

Here is a tiny treasure that I found in the library this summer. A book of poems, All the Colors of the Race, written by Arnold Adoff. Based on his own interracial family, Adoff writes from the perspective of his biracial (black/white) daughter, which I find very interesting. At first I was a bit thrown off because I generally prefer poetry to rhyme, however, his style is considered "free verse" poetry. The more I read (and re-read) them, the more I fall in love with them! I hope you do too. The lady said by Arnold Adoff The lady said:       what are you going to                                                  be                                 when you grow                                 all the way up? And I said:      a woman. And she said.     No. I mean what are                                           you                                           now? And I said:   a girl. And she said:   No. I mean what do you call                                         yourself? And I said:   Honey. Baby. Sweet                                        potato                                        pie                                        face me. If she finds it hard,                      I find it easy      to make it hard for her.
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Children's Book: "Peanut Butter Brother" (Interracial)

I'm Your Peanut Butter Big Brother by Selina Alko Interracially married, author/illustrator Selina Alko came up with the idea for this book while pregnant with her first child. She wondered what the child might look like--and created a darling children's book that reflects the many possibilities. (from the book) Big Brother wonders whether the new baby will look like him. He blends from semisweet dark Daddy chocolate bar and strawberry cream Mama's milk. He's the baby's peanut butter big-brother-to-be. Will the baby's hair look like big brother's soft, crunchy billows of cotton candy, or Noel's string beans locked this way and that, or Akira's puffy head of broccoli flowerets? Will the baby's eyes match big brother's--hot cocoa footballs set wide apart--or will they be a perfect pair of pennies? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the illustrations! This will be a favorite in our home for sure! Order here.
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Rug - Children Around the World

children around the world rug Show your love for all people with this bright and colorful rug! This would look great in a playroom, bedroom or classroom! Available here in several shapes and sizes.
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Artwork: Spirit of Life (multicultural babies)

"Spirit of Life" by Karen Brinkerhoff

One of the biggest blessings in creating iCelebrateDiversity.com has been meeting people who are just as passionate about diversity as me! Meet Karen Brinkerhoff: Karen is an amazing artist who loves to paint the diversity of mankind. She has painted a beautiful series called "Spirit" that consist of the following titles: Spirit of Life (shown above), Spirit of Woman, Spirit of Prayer, Spirit of Freedom. My youngest daughter is featured in the Spirit of Life. Can you guess which one is her?
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