Happy birthday to Racialicious!

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

Believe it or not, today is our third birthday! :) This blog was started on April 20, 2004 as Mixed Media Watch, a lowly little Xanga that tracked media representations of mixed race people, couples and families:

(Sidenote: Whatever happened to Fefe Dobson?)

In January 2005 we decided to become a “real” blog by getting our own domain name at www.mixedmediawatch.com, installing WordPress, but we stuck with the drab grey color scheme:

By the summer of 2006, we realized that Mixed Media Watch had evolved far beyond our original focus on mixed race and interracial issues, and it was time our name and mission reflected that. So in September 2006, we relaunched as Racialicious, a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture:

I’d like to thank Jen Chau, my former partner-in-crime, because without her Racialicious wouldn’t be where it is today. I also want to thank all our readers, our guest contributors, our commenters, and everyone who has ever sent us a tip! Without all of you, this blog would not be such an exhaustive (and obsessive) guide to race and pop culture. :)

Let’s see what the next three years have in store for us!