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!

About This Blog

Racialicious is a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. Check out our daily updates on the latest celebrity gaffes, our no-holds-barred critique of questionable media representations, and of course, the inevitable Keanu Reeves John Cho newsflashes.

Latoya Peterson (DC) is the Owner and Editor (not the Founder!) of Racialicious, Arturo García (San Diego) is the Managing Editor, Andrea Plaid (NYC) is the Associate Editor. You can email us at team@racialicious.com.

The founders of Racialicious are Carmen Sognonvi and Jen Chau. They are no longer with the blog. Carmen now runs Urban Martial Arts with her husband and blogs about local business. Jen can still be found at Swirl or on her personal blog. Please do not send them emails here, they are no longer affiliated with this blog.

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