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Interracial Marriage

It Has Been 47 Years Since This Couple Helped Redefine Marriage

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.12.2014 | Black Voices

Their love was criminal. Mildred Jeter, a 17-year-old black woman, and Richard Loving, a 23-year-old white man, were just like any other young coup...

"The Most Diverse Wedding Ever"

Deborah Plummer | Posted 06.11.2014 | Weddings
Deborah Plummer

As a Chinese American and Jewish American couple, Jeremy and Rhoni join more than 5.3 million Americans in interracial marriage. However, it was not that fact that warranted the "most diverse wedding ever" title for me.

Universal Mating: The Fusion of Races

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 06.10.2014 | Good News
Liaquat Ali Khan

At the present stage of human civilization, universal mating summons the courage to defy the prohibitive philosophies of racial barriers, caste separations, and color hierarchies. Interracial procreation is an act of courage in apartheid and racist societies. It is mission impossible in caste-bound communities.

Two Outstanding Films Not to Miss: 'Belle' and 'Fed Up'

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 07.19.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Belle's lineage affords he...

Once You Go Black...

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices

Some say that, "once you go black, you never go back." And when it comes to love, some celebrity relationships validate that claim as perfectly. Th...

A Study On The Changing Racial Makeup Of 'The Next America'

VOXXI | Danielle Restuccia | Posted 06.23.2014 | Latino Voices

By 2042, so-called racial minority groups will make up the majority of the U.S. population. That’s according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest...

Catch Up With Grammy Wedding Couple Yawar Charlie and Jason Miller -- SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

They were one of 33 couples -- including same-sex couples -- who said "I do" in a mass wedding at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee on Mixed Race Couples & Children | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.08.2014 | Impact
Jimmy Nguyen

In 2012, a Pew Research Center study reported that 15 percent of all new marriages in the U.S. (in 2010) are interracial; there are now 4.8 million interracial marriages in the U.S., accounting for 1 in 12 marriages.

When a Pat on the Head Becomes Spit on the Face

Erwin de Leon | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

It's perfectly okay to pat a dog's head. It's fine to pat a very young child's head. It is not acceptable, however, to pat another adult's head.

What Valentine's Day Means When You're a Multinational Couple

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Katie Mgongolwa

We have both spent years away from our family and homelands, been on the other side of the world when loved ones passed away, missed our best friends and mama's cooking and native language. To be together, we had to fight.

Tamera Mowry Recalls Shocking Comments About Her Interracial Marriage

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

"White man's whore." "Back in the day, you cost $300, but now, you're giving it away for free." These are the hateful comments 35-year-old Tamera Mowr...

8 Questions Interracial Couples Are Tired Of Hearing

Grace Buchele | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Grace Buchele

As the "white" half of a Japanese-American couple, I noticed some of the same questions keep popping up again and again. After a quick chat with some other interracial couples, I realized my experiences were not unique.

Who's More Cray-Cray -- Richard Cohen or the Washington Post?

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Mellini Kantayya

The paper hired Cohen the year after Loving v. Virginia -- the 1967 case that deemed laws forbidding interracial marriage unconstitutional. It seems Mr. Cohen has not looked out his window since then. However, our outrage should be reserved for the Washington Post.

De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Image Of Black Women

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 11.16.2013 | Black Voices

Another milestone is passing in America's racial journey: The next mayor of New York City is a white man with a black wife. Even in a nation with a b...

Black Women, Interracial Dating, and Marriage: What's Love Got to Do With It?

Tiya Miles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Tiya Miles

Whiteness has been a privileged and prized identity in the U.S.; our national culture has made it this way. So when black men select white women and de-select black women, they are doing so in a context of charged racial meanings.

Everyday Loving

Regina Porter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Regina Porter

Present-day Brooklyn is a world away from Central Point, Virginia, circa 1958, but in these moments I am struck by the ease with which most of us are able to live our lives. That's when I say a quiet thank you to Mildred and Richard Loving.

What the 'Mixed Kids Are Always So Beautiful' Meme Really Means

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents
Marcia Dawkins

As a professor and author who studies diversity and communication, not to mention a multiracial individual and future parent, I'm interested mostly in what's hiding behind questions like "what are you, exactly?"

POLL: How Many Friends Do You Have Of Another Race?

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | Black Voices

(Repeats with no changes to text) By Lindsay Dunsmuir NEW YORK, Aug 8 (Reuters) - About 40 percent of white Americans a...

WATCH: How This Star Bounced Back From A Devastating 'Unengagement'

OWN | Posted 08.28.2013 | OWN

When actress Diane Farr got engaged one romantic New Year's Eve to a man she considered her soul mate, she was thrilled. Like any happy bride-to-be, F...

What's in a Naim?

Melissa Murray | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Melissa Murray

It is worth remembering that before there was Loving v. Virginia, there was Naim v. Naim and 13 years of activism and action to change hearts and minds.

WATCH: White Men On Why They Married Black Women

OWN | Posted 08.21.2013 | OWN

Men open up about their interracial marriages

Marriage Inequality as Gender Discrimination?

William D. Blake | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
William D. Blake

Buried in the oral argument transcript of the Proposition 8 case is a potential revelation of how Justice Kennedy might be thinking: Don't think of it as "gay marriage" but as "same-sex marriage." Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation isn't the problem; gender discrimination is. Wait, what?

What Would Mildred Loving Think About the Use of Images of Multiracial Families for Anti-LGBT Family Messages?

Angela Onwuachi-Willig | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Angela Onwuachi-Willig

I am discouraged by the fact that this children's book uses the image of one civil rights victory -- multiracial families like mine and Mildred Loving's that are headed by heterosexual couples -- to tear down families that are perceived as being wrong: families headed by same-sex couples.

Making Love Legal

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2013 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

On Sunday at Middle Church, my white husband and I will celebrate Loving Day and the landmark case that gave us the right to marry and live with each other. We will celebrate in hope that the Supreme Court will once again change the story, that it will rule on Prop 8 and DOMA in such a way that all couples have the right to marry in every state in our union.

Is Interracial Romance Still Scandalous?

Angela Onwuachi-Willig | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices
Angela Onwuachi-Willig

As the hit series Scandal continues to show us, despite the increasing rate of interracial marriage within the United States, interracial relationships are still frequently represented as dirty little secrets -- relationships to be hidden rather than shown with pride.