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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.

The Question I Don't Want You To Ask About My Family

Denise Henry | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Denise Henry

I wipe my children's faces a certain way, I caress their knees or elbows in a certain way when they fall down and I scold them in a way that only a parent can.

My Father Called

Nadine Smith | Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices
Nadine Smith

"Unequal marriage laws were the reason you and your older brothers were born in Maine," my father told me. It was a simple statement of fact and it banged into my heart sideways.

He's Black, I'm White: What We've Learned From Each Other About Stereotypes

Mandy Fox-Raynor | Posted 05.20.2013 | Fifty
Mandy Fox-Raynor

My husband and I are opposites. He has dark skin; I have light. He has black hair; mine is blonde. He loves sports; I am an art nerd. He reads science fiction novels; I like Us Magazine (particularly when they show Ryan Gosling without his shirt on). The list goes on and on...

My Big Wake-Up Call About Interracial Marriage

Fernie Tiflis | Posted 05.11.2013 | Weddings
Fernie Tiflis

I realized recently that I am different -- that I am indeed in (Gasp!) an inter-racial marriage.

WATCH: How To Interracial Date

Posted 02.15.2013 | Comedy

Hannibal Buress has some advice for non-black people who want to ask out a black person: Do it. Do it already. In fact, he's such an advocate that ...

Talking About Martin Luther King Jr. and Race With My Biracial 5-Year-Old

Melanie Coffee | Posted 03.23.2013 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

I'm not ashamed of our history. Quite the opposite, in fact. But there's something about telling your child that he was viewed/could be still viewed as a second-class citizen. I never want him to feel "less than," but I also want him to know of his rich history

Segregated Churches, Segregated Lives: Religion, Race And Marriage

David Briggs | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

Believers played a major role in the civil rights movement, but the voluntary segregation still found in houses of worship on Sunday mornings appears to limit the likelihood non-Hispanic white Americans will date, much less marry, a black, Hispanic or Asian partner.

Feelings of Marginalization by the PBS Documentary, 'Iranian-Americans'

Holly Dagres | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Holly Dagres

I could not help but feel my parents' story was left out, as were many others: the interracial marriages of the Iranian Diaspora. We are the forgotten ones, often times frowned upon for not being Iranian enough.

How To Avoid Insulting Your In-Laws This Christmas

Damona Hoffman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Weddings
Damona Hoffman

Holidays are stressful enough without factoring in the many cultural codes and nuanced personal preferences. Having been a guest at some very awkward holiday gatherings, I've composed a list of DOs and DON'TS to consider when crossing cultural lines this season.

Black (Or Not) Like Me: Thoughts on CNN's Black in America 5

Smokey Fontaine | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment
Smokey Fontaine

Progress has been made. Scores of light-skinned African-Americans have bucked stereotype and shown themselves to be culturally authentic. But Black In America reminds me that we still have work to do.

WATCH: W. Kamau Bell Talks Raising A Mixed-Race Baby

Posted 12.07.2012 | Comedy

W. Kamau Bell, host of "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" on FX, stopped by "Conan" on Thursday, and explained the best part of having a mixed-race b...

American Voters Are Getting All Mixed up

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

Where does a half-Mexican, half-black woman from Texas come down on immigration reform? What does a quarter Chinese, quarter Filipino, half-Jewish male from Florida think about affirmative action?

Why Getting Married Is Political

Priscilla Yamin | Posted 01.20.2013 | Weddings
Priscilla Yamin

If there is any lesson to come out of those initiative battles in the states of Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington it is that marriage is more than just private right. It is also a political institution through which we determine the boundaries of civic inclusion, and define the norms of citizenship.

How Straight Couples Are Standing Up For Gay Marriage

www.nytimes.com | Posted 11.02.2012 | Weddings

CHICAGO — Adrienne Baker walked down the aisle on her wedding day in August wearing high heels, a strapless ruffled dress and a slender white wristb...

Voting for Obama Because He's Not White

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Shirin Sadeghi

By focusing on the white vote and ignoring the non-white vote, Mitt Romney has given the significant and growing non-white voter block in America their decision: vote for the non-white guy, he's one of us.

He Doesn't Get It Because He Doesn't Live It: Discussing Race In My Interracial Relationship

Madamenoire.com | Posted 10.23.2012 | Black Voices

Sometimes, people ask me what it’s like to be married to someone of a different race – especially when it comes to racial issues. My experience is...

INFOGRAPHIC: Red States Reign In Hunt For Interracial Love

Posted 10.11.2012 | Black Voices

What's black and white and red all over? Half of InterracialDating.com's list of the top 20 states where singles are looking for interracial love. ...

Andrea Stone

Black And White Is Country's Biggest Multiracial Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.27.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- From 2000 to 2010, the number of Americans who consider themselves multiracial grew faster than those who self-identify as a single race...

How To Introduce A New Spouse To Your Holiday Traditions

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 11.20.2012 | Weddings
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

There's no denying that we all enjoy the universals of celebrations -- the good food, the family members getting together and sharing embarrassing stories -- but a holiday with different customs can be unpleasant without some effort to be a part of it.

'The Words' and Swirling in Hollywood

CC Stinson | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment
CC Stinson

Hollywood often ignores pleas for more diverse casting and continues to deny the negative impact it has on society as a whole. Seeing more diverse couples on screen makes the subject easier to discuss around the dinner table.

Lana Del Rey's Latest: "National Anthem" or National Nightmare?

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 08.29.2012 | Home
Marcia Dawkins

These images suggest that the time for multiracialism is now. But is it really? Does today's focus on multiracialism mean that we're finally seeing the end of racism? Or does it mean that racism has simply been made over?

Loving v. Leviticus

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Is it not curious that so many people who oppose government regulation of the actions of corporations simultaneously demand government regulation of the actions of our living corpus?

New Laureate Is More Than the Sum of Her Parts

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Marcia Dawkins

As the product of a union that was still a crime in Mississippi when her parents married, and of a nation still bearing the scars of its broken union, Natasha Tretheway is the voice of a history that has been largely unwritten.