Mixed Race Magazine

Exploring mixed race experiences

Poem: Intergene-racial-nal conflict

KSearle is a teacher and researcher, who has taught in a number of inner city London colleges, as well as in the HE sector. His research explores the themes of … Continue reading

13, September 2013 · 1 Comment

Looking after mixed race curls

Typically Afro hair is 1% moisture and Caucasian is 3%. Marketing for afro products tends to emphasise dryness as a common hair/scalp problem and caucasian products, oiliness. As mixed race … Continue reading

13, September 2013 · 5 Comments

Carlos Flores – Curl expert!

Carlos Flores is a New York based hairdresser with 15 years experience of specialising in looking after naturally curly hair.  Luckily for us he makes a twice yearly trip to … Continue reading

13, September 2013 · 1 Comment

Video: Coloured People

‘Coloured People’ from the Ammazing Series explores mixed identities in southern Africa, where people of mixed African, European or Indian ancestry have been historically labelled and socialised as ‘coloured.’

13, September 2013 · Leave a comment

Poem: Half-Caste

John Agard was born in Guyana in 1949 to a Caribbean father and Portuguese mother, he moved to Britain in 1977. ——— Half-Caste by John Agard Excuse me standing on … Continue reading

9, August 2013 · Leave a comment

Comedy: Matt Okine, Being Black and Chicken S#%t

Award winning Australian mixed race comedian Matt Okine is performing in London in August/September.  There’s little online describing Matt’s ethnicity, other than that he’s of African descent, and perhaps he … Continue reading

4, August 2013 · Leave a comment

Poem: Cycling and Mixed Race

KSearle is a teacher and researcher, who has taught in a number of inner city London colleges, as well as in the HE sector. His research explores the themes of … Continue reading

4, August 2013 · Leave a comment

Tired of Being Black? Try Being Irish

On Wednesday 8th May Free Word hosts, Tired of Being Black? Try Being Irish, an evening of readings and debate exploring how writers can both challenge and embrace assumptions about … Continue reading

5, May 2013 · Leave a comment

Gabriel Gbadamosi: Debut novel – Vauxhall

Vauxhall is the debut novel by author Gabriel Gbadamosi, who is mixed race (Irish/Nigerian). Gabriel who is also a poet, essayist and playwright who has previously presented for the BBC … Continue reading

5, May 2013 · Leave a comment

Philippines: Mixed race children face societal challenges

This 2011 Al Jazeera report states that mixed race Filipinos are considered outsiders. There are an estimated 10,000 Korean/Filipino mixed race children in the Philippines. Some face parental neglect and … Continue reading

23, April 2013 · Leave a comment

Brazil: Black and mixed race people discriminated against

This 2008 news report from France 24 states that despite half the population of Brazil having African origins, people of African descent experience discrimination which constitutes an ‘unofficial apartheid’ with … Continue reading

23, April 2013 · Leave a comment

Black Russians

This 2001 feature length documentary investigates the lives of Afro-Russians, aged 10 to 65, who were born and raised in Soviet Russia. The full length film is available to purchase … Continue reading

23, April 2013 · Leave a comment

Family Portrait in Black and White

Family Portrait in Black and White is a documentary film which follows Olga, a Ukrainian woman who has fostered 17 children, 16 of whom are mixed race. It is a … Continue reading

22, April 2013 · Leave a comment

John Archer

John Archer, born on 8th June 1963 in Liverpool to Richard, a black Barbadian ship steward and Mary Theresa Burns a white Irish Catholic, was once thought to have been … Continue reading

16, April 2013 · Leave a comment

Audio-visual presentation – John Archer, elected Mayor of Battersea 1913

John Archer, who was mixed race, was elected Mayor of Battersea in 1913 and was once thought to be the first black Mayor in the UK (the first black Mayor, … Continue reading

16, April 2013 · Leave a comment

What are you? A diaogue on mixed race

This documentary, directed by Mike Peden, was first shown as part of the 2009 Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival in Los Angeles.  It features interviews with six mixed race … Continue reading

1, April 2013 · 1 Comment

War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art

This 2012 short film accompanies the book War Baby/Love Child by Laura Kina and Wei Ming Dariotis, which explores mixed race Asian American artist’s identities through essays, interviews and artwork.

1, April 2013 · Leave a comment

Mulatto: Mixed Race in America

In this 2010 documentary Director Sterling Hudson explores how mixed race Americans identify themselves, featuring interviews with Gerald Jaynes, Head of African American Studies at Yale University and Philosopher Cornel … Continue reading

1, April 2013 · 1 Comment

Southbank Centre: Being mixed race in mixed up Britain

As part of its ‘Women of the World’ festival, 6-10 March 2013, London’s Southbank Centre held a panel discussion on the identity politics of the ‘Jessica Ennis generation’.  Panelists included … Continue reading

31, March 2013 · Leave a comment

Mixing Matters: Critical Intersectionalities

Mixing Matters: Critical Intersectionalities: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium on Critical Mixed Race Studies On 18 May 2013 the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies at the University of Leeds is … Continue reading

31, March 2013 · Leave a comment

Dido Elizabeth Belle

Born in June 1761 Dido Elizabeth Belle was the illegitimate daughter of Sir John Lindsay, a British Navy captain on HMS Trent and an African woman called Maria Belle.  John … Continue reading

31, March 2013 · 10 Comments

TV and Radio Programmes on mixed race experience

In the last  few years there has been increasing media interest in our experience.  We’ve collated a list of some of the tv, radio and youtube programmes.  Let us know … Continue reading

31, March 2013 · Leave a comment

Organisations working on mixed race issues

Increasingly projects and organisations focusing on mixed race are being developed.  We’ve tried to collate a comprehensive list of them here.  Let us know if we’ve missed any… UK Meetup: … Continue reading

31, March 2013 · Leave a comment

Trevor Noah – The Racist on BBC iplayer

Trevor Noah is really exciting. Not just because he is one of the funniest comedians I’ve heard, with a sharp wit, wry smile and a warm, charming, intelligent delivery. But … Continue reading

31, March 2013 · Leave a comment
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