Today I have lots of information to share so here we go:
- Our first Meltingpot Giveaway Winner is "Dee!" Dee wins a free autographed copy of Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America. If you wanna track back and check out her personal hair story, it's worth a read, but I selected the winner randomly out of a hat (a very small hat, since only three people posted, but I'm not complaining.)So Dee, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a mailing address and you'll get your amazing, award-winning, free book in a jiffy.
- New Links. Check them out!
- The Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival is back. Actually the 2009 festival will be held in June, but festival organizers, Heidi Durrow and Fanshen Cox of Mixed Chicks Chat are asking for submissions from film and literary folk who'd like to present their work at the festival in Los Angeles. For full details, check out the new website at mxroots.org.
- My Kinky Gazpacho family is all the rage in the new age of Obama. Check out the article in the Philadelphia Inquirer. I've counted at least a half dozen similar stories in newspapers across the country documenting the multi-racial family experience. For those of us living it, doesn't it feel a little bit like old news? But I guess the positive spin is always good. Anybody disagree?
- Weekend Plans: I am heading to Washington D.C. to talk some more about identity politics and my personal journey at a new multiracial bookstore in Georgetown called, Presse Books. The reading is on Sunday January 18, at 2pm. Please show up if you're going to be in the area. I just found out Beyonce will be performing a free concert at the same time, where Obama is opening the show and I'm wondering if we're competing for the same audience? I mean I think I could take Beyonce but Barack and Beyonce? At least my event is indoors!
Happy Friday and stay warm!