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Black / Black – Asian / Blasian Hair!

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Hair is a topic that is often discussed, especially within the Black Community. Now talk about “Black” hair when it comes to biracial/bicultural children and the conversation takes on a new dynamic. I love my Afro but keeping it conditioned and styled is not without its challenges here in Japan. Then again, finding a barber…

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Hapa and Black Asian Identity

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Here is an interesting post that examines Black Asians and identity by Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, a Japanese/American multicultural psychologist and author. “Are Hapa White Asian Americans? Some people seem to think hapa means white Asian American, even though it originally refers to Hawaiian mixtures and is not confined to hapa haole. I never had that impression myself,…

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Grits and Sushi: Nappy Routes & Tangled Tales

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In keeping with the theme, Blackness in Flux in Okinawa, Mitzi Uehara Carter brings us “Spaces of Blackness in Okinawa, – Nappy Routes & Tangled Tales” You may recall that I previously had the privilege to discuss things Japan from an Afro-perspective with Ms. Carter: I had the pleasure of co-presenting at the University of California –…

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Golden Week Event: Nappy Routes and Tangles Tales in Okinawa, Japan 4 & 6 May 2012

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Grits and Sushi brings us “Nappy Routes and Tangled Tales–a dialog on blackness in Okinawa” taking place on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 3 pm Japan time and Sunday May 6, 2012 at 3 pm Japan time. Via the blog, where one can find musings on Okinawa, race, militarization, and blackness, Mitzi writes: For those of you in…

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Black Tokyo on the relationship between Asians and African Americans

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Catch the conversation on the relationship between Asians and African Americans, Blasian kids, the group Hiroshima and more via Blog Talk Radio. What’s your take? Your comments are welcome! Featured guests: Eric L. Robinson, Editor BlackTokyo.com; Jackie Penn, actor; Onica Cupido, Editor, Euphoria Luv; Maria More, Blasian Atlanta DJ. Listen to internet radio with SundayMorning…

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