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come join in the Universal Hip Hop Parade in Bed-Stuy on Saturday the 12th [Aug. 12th, 2006|07:18 am]

[Current Location |Bed-Stuy Brooklyn]
[mood |happyhappy]

Universal Hip Hop Parade Brooklyn NY 2006

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(no subject) [Dec. 16th, 2005|11:02 am]


Join </font></b></a>we_caribbean

this is a community for the beautiful caribbean people, the socaholics,
the dancehall junkies, the calypso lovers, all aspects of the countries,
the cultures, the food...the caribbean

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As per AP & MSNBC: "Storm's victims unlike most Americans" [Sep. 4th, 2005|09:31 pm]

Problems of Caste, Class & Race in the USA: New Orleans 2005

In yet another stumble for the US mainstream press in it's reporting of the disastrous aftermath Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans & surrounding areas, an AP story carried by MSNBC has put out an article with the very unfortunate title of: "Storm's victims unlike most Americans".

The actual point of the article was to discuss certain demographic data such as how patterns in car ownership, economics, etc. contributed to the plight of some of the people in the gravest distress. Sadly their title can only served to further emphasize some superficial variations between the American citizens currently suffering in the area and Americans citizens residing in other areas.

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Our Executive Producers have sent out the following e-mail to MSNBC about the problem.

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It is the intention of Underground Media TV (UGMTV) to do a series of opinion pieces entitled "Problems of Caste, Class & Race in the USA: New Orleans 2005" on the response of the United States to Hurricane Katrina. These will discuss how this crisis has shown the current state of the social order in the United States vis-à-vis a true multicultural society.

Cross-posted to blackfolk and po_co

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And here it is... [Apr. 6th, 2005|11:53 pm]

[mood |contemplativecontemplative]
[music |Lila Downs]

Hello everyone! I've just joined this community, so I thought It would be appropriate to talk a little bit about why and what I do. I'm an artist who is currently working on discovering what my multi-racial heritage means to me. Mainly, I am Odawa indian, Mexican, French and Swiss. I was raised by my mother's side of the family, and have only known the Odawa (of which my mom and grandma are card carrying members), and Swiss . . . although I lived in Los Angeles half my life, I have not specificly gotten in touch with my Mexican side. What I do know about my father is from a brief conversation with him on the phone about ten years ago. In his words we are "Mexican from Mexico, NOT SPANISH." I have no Idea where or what. When I get out of school I plan on infultrating myself in Michigan where the Odawa band is located, and doing a bit of cultural ethnography, and using this information to propell my artwork. Mainly my work consists of beadwork, quillwork, use of bones and death imagery, rituals, and wood. I listen to my dreams, and have been inspired by things that come to me in the night. I will be updating my website soon as to include more recent work, but for now you can see some of my studies at http://www.friedliarts.com . Tell me what you think! I'm intrested in hearing how everyone here has delt with what nature has given them.

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hello. [Mar. 3rd, 2005|06:07 am]

hi there, i just stumbled across this community tonight at work. introduce myself. hm....

i am an east german, who moved to west germany when the wall fell down, then over to canada in 1999 and here i am. not much to say about me. i am not of mixed descent, though i wish i was darker. i wish i wasnt from a 'caucasian' background, it seems germans are not much into culture anymore, or maybe it just passed me by and i am feeling very devoid of it. observing other cultures, i usually get jealous and wish i was part of it. really part of it. not part of it by being a bystander and observer. grown up in it.

anyways, enough of my german angstiness and on with everyone else. this appears to be a very interesting community, at least its full of interesting people, it is nice to meet you all.
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argh [Feb. 4th, 2005|04:24 pm]

Man I really hate it when I speak Spanish in public and some dumbass has to be like: "Were you just speaking MEXICAN?"

WTF is "MEXICAN"? I didn't know that there was a language by that name. When did this happen??? -_- </sarcasm>
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question about bullies [Aug. 5th, 2004|07:30 pm]
crossposted to BFE and back so it's behind a cut. question about bulliesCollapse )
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(no subject) [Jun. 3rd, 2004|11:21 pm]

Hey everyone. I just joined :)

I have been looking for a community like this for some time now. I found expatriate communities, but that wasn't really what I was after.

I'm American on paper. Greek, German, and French by blood. I grew up in the Seattle area never really feeling normal. It was a very 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' childhood.

I moved to Egypt when I was fifteen, and went to high school there. I travelled around perpetually for about six years, lived in Singapore for two years. Now I am here, in a small college town, trying to get my degree in English so I can be a teacher.

I'm looking forward to some interesting discussions with you.

I'm Rachel. It's nice to meet you :)
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hi [May. 26th, 2004|10:29 pm]

[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

Hey there. My name is Aloyce. Ummm... yea I'm a mutt. Wow... I just realized I sound like I'm introducing myself to one of those alcoholic anonmous help groups. Anyway, I'm mostly American Indian but I'm also mixed with Spanish, African-American, and French. Nice to meet you all. Hope to hear from someone. =P
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(no subject) [May. 25th, 2004|04:58 pm]

[mood |energeticenergetic]

Whyyy, hello there . . .

I guess everyone here who have joined the community, though haven't posted yet, are interested in multiculturalism in one way or another. Or maybe just one culture? Either way, I think this community needs a little jump start. How 'bout we all introduce ourselves? ... Me first: I'm 1/2 Anglo, 1/2 Mexicana. I'm super-proud of my ethnic origin, and I'm in love with the fact that I am a direct descendant of the Purhépecha (Tarascan) Indians of Michoacán. :) I've had some trouble before dealing with the fact that there is inevitably some Spanish blood, but I got through that well enough. I'd really like to hear what all of you out there have to say about yourselves, about your cultures, or about anything that's out there that I don't know about. :)

Let's get posting!!
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