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Music: Love is Color-blind by Sarah Connor

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD6VSQGitGE] Good song! While in recent years the term "color-blind" has become a less favorable term by some (implying that color is something bad), the song is about love, unity and responsibility. Overall, great message! [I do believe the creator of this video got a few words wrong...sorry, it's the best version, with lyrics, that I could find]
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"I Have a Dream" MLK Song, Colorpages and more

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBQ36WnekVM] We LOVE Daria! Thank you for these wonderful resources! We’re so happy to share this song that has been used in classrooms across the country to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Below is a free mp3 of the song, lyric sheets, free sheet music and an animated children’s music video of the song. "I Have a Dream" song - MP3 "I Have a Dream" song - Lyric Sheet "I Have a Dream" song - Sheet Music MLK_full-color_samplepage MLK coloring page for younger children MLK coloring page for older children
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Music [Interracial]: "I Believe" by Blessid Union of Souls

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUHO7HcUeys&feature=related] Walk blindly to the light and reach out for his hand Don't ask any questions and don't try to understand Open up your mind and then open up your heart And you will see that you and me aren't very far apart 'Cause I believe that love is the answer I believe that love will find the way Violence is spread worldwide and theres families on the street We sell drugs to children now, oh why can't we just see? That all we do is eliminate our future with the things we do today Money is our incentive now so that makes it okay But I believe that love is the answer I believe that love will find the way I believe that love is the answer I believe that love will find the way I've been seeing Lisa now, for a little over a year She says she's never been so happy, but Lisa lives in fear That one day Daddy's gonna find out that she's in love With a Nigger from the streets Oh how he would lose it then, but she's still here with me Cuz she believes that love will see it through One day he'll understand He'll see me as a person, not just a black man 'Cause I believe that love is the answer I believe that love will find the way I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe that love is the answer I believe that love will find a way Love will find the way Love will find the way Love will find the way
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Music [Interracial]: "Brother Louie" by Stories

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exl0oSfTSoY] She was black as the night Louie was whiter than white Danger, danger when you taste brown sugar Louie fell in love overnight Nothing bad, it was good Louie had the best girl he could When he took her home To meet his mama and papa Louie knew just where he stood Louie Louie Louie, Louie Louie Louie Lou-I Louie Louie Louie Louie Louie you're gonna cry [Instrumental Interlude] There he stood in the night Knowing what's wrong from what's right He took her home to meet his mama and papa Man, he had a terrible fright Louie nearly caused a scene Wishin' it was a dream Ain't no diff'rence if you're black or white Brothers, you know what I mean Louie Louie Louie, Louie Louie Louie Lou-I Louie Louie Louie Louie Louie you're gonna cry [Instrumental Interlude] Louie Louie Louie, Louie Louie Louie Lou-I Louie Louie Louie Louie Louie you're gonna cry Louie Louie Louie, Louie Louie Louie Louie Louie Lou-I Louie Louie Louie Louie Louie you're gonna cry
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Music: "Heartspark Dollarsign" by Everclear

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Pop985sJQ&ob=av2e] Time stops when the whispers blare The voices drop hard, but the eyes still stare The world resolves into a death's head grin Because i walk with pride with a black girlfriend My mom said not to bring her around Cause she's black My family would put her down I'll break the white-trash ties that bind Trade a love so pure for a hate so blind She said -- she said Forget the fact that i don't look like you She said -- she said You're possessed with a power Bigger than the pain Time stops when we lie so close In my room where we share What no one knows From the day that we start Until the day that we end I know i know i know now We will never find a place where we can just fit in Me and my black girlfriend She said -- she said Fend for yourself -- you're alone She said -- she said You are possessed with a power Bigger than the pain A power bigger than the pain Heartspark dollarsign
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Music: "Half-Breed" by Cher

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxoWto09Oyg] Love the song and the performance from The Sonny & Cher Show! From Wikipedia:
The single was the first international release from Cher's album Half-Breed. The song tells the story of a young woman who is half white and half Cherokee. The song describes the troubles she faced, and the racism she experienced. White people often called her "Indian squaw" and the Native Americans never accepted her as one of their own, telling her that she was "white by law". In 1973, "Half-Breed" topped the United States Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, becoming Cher's second number one hit and second Gold single. The song was a number one hit in Canada, a Top 10 hit in Sweden, and a Top 20 hit in Norway. In Germany and the United Kingdom, the song did not chart.
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Interracial Song: "Talk of the Town" by Bruce Hornsby

Talk of the Town by Bruce Hornsby (link to video) I've been riding around with the top down Like I always do My love at my side, but only this time My friends say something's changed you They said you're running with the wrong set The girl is someone you should never have met Let her go on her own, son Everyone else has just come undone The old town fathers are up in arms The city council is very alarmed Cousins and uncles are having fits Predictors of doom think this is it Everybody else just stand around Me and my baby, we're the talk of the town The old statue there in the town square Seems to stare at me Walking around with my head down They say can't we make you see I said, Son, you know we're really color blind But everybody else seems to really mind Lose her now, I think you'll find Everyone else will just fall in line? The chamber of commerce are up in arms The city council is very alarmed Cousins and uncles are having fits Predictors of doom think this is it Everyone else is just thinking out loud Me and my baby, we're the talk of the town Probably not the first but surely not the last Shouldn't throw stones out from your house of glass 'Round here lots of crackers and cheese Stay away from those my daddy said to me You'll get in trouble if you mess with these Well, the old town fathers are up in arms The city council is very alarmed The cousins and uncles are having fits Predictors of doom think this is it Everybody else is just hanging around Me and my baby, we're the talk of the town
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Song: Give Peace a Chance

Created for the Peace Mob Dance at the International Day of Peace Festival in OKC. I tried to get my girls to participate with me...no such luck! Fun song, though! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkQoO7o6j0E]
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God is Not a White Man

While listening to my new favorite song "Beautiful Things" by Gungor, another one of their song titles captured my attention, "God is Not a White Man."  Sadly, I can guarantee this won't be played on the radio station that I listen to (but, oh, it is SO needed)! I love it! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WybvhRu9KU&feature=related]
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"I love my hair" - Gift from father in multiracial family

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw] If you haven't seen this video by now, don't miss it! It has brought back many conversations that I've had with my girls over the years. "I Love My Hair" debuted on the Oct. 4 episode of Sesame Street. It was posted on the show's YouTube page — and, because of the positive message, many women began posting the video on their Facebook pages. Joey Mazzarino, the head writer of Sesame Street, is also a Muppeteer who wrote the song for his daughter. Mazzarino is Italian. He and his wife adopted their 5-year-old daughter, Segi, from Ethiopia when she was a year old. Mazzarino says he wrote the song after noticing his daughter playing with dolls. "She wanted to have long blond hair and straight hair, and she wanted to be able to bounce it around," he tells NPR's Melissa Block. Mazzarino says he began to get worried, but he thought it was only a problem that white parents of African-American children have. Then he realized the problem was much larger. In writing the song, he wanted to say in song what he says to his daughter: "Your hair is great. You can put it in ponytails. You can put it in cornrows. I wish I had hair like you." That simple message has caused an outpouring of responses from women. Mazzarino got a call from an African woman who told him the song brought her to tears. "I was amazed, 'cause I sort of wrote this little thing for my daughter, and here this adult woman, it touched her," he says. Mazzarino says he's happy to report that Segi loves the song — and her hair. To listen to the full NPR interview: http://www.npr.org/v2/?i=130653300&m=130647012&t=audio P.S. For an extra laugh or two, check out the remix of this video with Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair"
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