Ambiguously Brown: Interviews & Songs

Fuck, “I like Wu-Tang?” How‘m I supposed to break that shit down? Which side of the Dave Chapelle racial draft am I on? Perpetual question for someone like me who’s mixed or as I like to put it “ambiguously brown.” * My son Nikko Sencer-Mura and I examine the mixed race identities of four artists—including [Continue Reading…]

Outside the Box: Creating a Space for Mixed Race Identity – An Interview with Cat Thompson

by Cat Thompson, Tyrone Nagai, and Miles Tsue As part of Asian American Literary Review’s Mixed Race Initiative, psychologist Cat Thompson was interviewed by Tyrone Nagai about her experience of creating a weekly forum for bi/multiracial students, staff, and faculty at the University of California, San Diego. Miles Tsue performed the music.

Mixed Student Union: An Interview with Jasmine Williams

By Jasmine Williams and Tyrone Nagai As part of the digital resources of Asian American Literary Review’s Mixed Race Initiative, Jasmine Williams, chair of the Mixed Student Union at the University of California, San Diego, agreed to be interviewed by Tyrone Nagai.

Ordinary Guy (Afro-Filipino): An Interview with Joe Bataan

By Tyrone Nagai and Joe Bataan As part of Asian American Literary Review’s Mixed Race Initiative, Joe Bataan spoke to Tyrone Nagai about his life and career as the Afro-Filipino “King of Latin Soul” music. Video animation and editing were done by Anel Aguilar. Interview and research assistance was provided by Nelson Nagai. The songs [Continue Reading…]

On Mexipino Foodways: Essay & Photography

[cincopa AkMALTL00MDO] By Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr. Growing up Mexipino in San Diego, California, I spent a significant amount of time in the kitchen.  We had a large household that included our immediate and extended family from both sides.  Cooking food for five to ten people at any given time was a chore, but one [Continue Reading…]

Multimedia: Mistaken for Muslim by 1700% Project

This film is the 2010 recipient of the Grand Prize award for LinkTV’s One Chicago, One Nation film competition. Using the music video format as a subversive tool of engagement and collaboration, artist Anida Yoeu Ali and filmmaker Masahiro Sugano, worked with over 100 diverse volunteers, participants and community members in the Chicagoland area. In [Continue Reading…]

Multimedia: Carbon Dated by Chee Malabar

9.11.2301 Carbon Dated is a dystopian peek into our collective future. After 300 years of humanity existing beneath the surface, a nameless protagonist finds himself exploring what is present day New York City with a hope that the land is tolerable for future habitation. The remaining humans have become subterranean due to the fallout from [Continue Reading…]