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Asian-Americans in hip-hop
– What these artists all have in common is that they are Asian Americans who have made an indelible imprint in Seattle’s hip-hop community.

African Presence in the Ancient Far East
– Japan is assumed by many to have been historically composed of an essentially homogenous population, the accumulated evidence places the matter in a vastly different light.  A Japanese proverb states that: “For a Samurai to be brave, he must have a bit of Black blood.”  Sakanouye Tamura Maro, a Black man, became the first Shogun of Japan.

Asian Interracial Dating & Marriage
– Whether it’s dating or marrying someone of a different race, interracial relationships are not a new phenomenon among Asian Americans. Site shows the percentage of the six major Asian ethnic groups who are married to either someone within their ethnic group, to another Asian (outside their ethnic group), or to someone who is White, Black, or Hispanic/Latino, by husbands and wives.

Being Blackanese
– “That’s so exotic, so cool that you’re mixed.” It’s not that these questions or comments bother me or that I am offended by their bluntness. I think it’s more of the attitudes of bewilderment and the exoticism of my being and even the slight bossiness to do something “exotic” that annoy me. I think I am also annoyed because I am still exploring what it means to be both Japanese and Black and still have difficulty trying to express what that means to others.

Black American/Asian American: A History of Linkage
– Article by Yuri Kochiyama, an early Asian American activist who along with her husband did alot of work with Malcom X.

Black and Asian History Map Site
– The place to chat about all aspects of the Black and Asian presence in British history and culture.

Black China – How exactly did the Africans and the Chinese mix to produce the Red Indian and were there Blacks in China as well?

Black in Japan
– Japan is assumed to have been historically composed of an essentially homogenous population, evidence places the matter in a vastly different light.

Blasian and Jewish: How Will My Kids Identify?
– My mother is Chinese. My father is Black. I grew up in an all white neighborhood and I look Latino. My fiance is Jewish. What will my children be? How will society see them? How will I and my fiance see them? Most importantly, how will they see themselves?

Dilemma of Mixed Asian in Hip Hop
– Hip hop artists have long sprinkled their lyrics with references to shaolin, kung fu and geishas. But despite this apparent fascination with Asian culture, hip hop artists of mixed Asian descent continue to deny their ethnic heritage.

Hai Zhou and his African American Princess Xiu Lan
– Xiu Lan and Hai Zhou, a black woman-Chinese man couple, have kindly agreed to share the story of their romance.

Is Love Colorblind?
– While interracial marriage is increasingly accepted by whites, a surprising number of Asian men and black women are bitterly opposed.

Love Cannot Be Processed, Mutated, Filtered or Compromised: Family Reactions to Asian/Black Relationships
– I was in high school when my second-generation Chinese American uncle schooled me on the dating do’s and don’ts. He kindly warned me never to date “those blacks.” he admonished, “It’s okay to be friends with them. But it’s not okay to date them. That’s different.” .

Providence’s Black Chinese: A Love Story

Thoughts on Black/Asian Relationships
– Asian Americans have had a history of oppression, so ironically with this history of oppression, one would imagine that the closest allies would be with a group that has also been historically oppressed, such as with Blacks, Latinos, Chicanos, etc..

Two Cultures, One Love
– Talk-show host Arthel Neville and her husband, percussionist Taku Hirano, talk about their adventurous courtship and bridging two cultures to form one love.They sit close. They finish each other’s sentences. They anticipate each other’s needs. Even the decor of their home appears to be a seamless fusion. His percussion instruments and Japanese calligraphy mix easily with her family photos and jazzy art.

Watermelon Sushi
– Although our Japanese mother and African American father were two different colors, up until the time we were thrust into Tacoma’s monoracial white society, my sister and I scarcely gave thought to our biracial heritage.

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