Is it to early to celebrate...

Posted by Leticia, 04 Feb 08

Loving Day?

In my travels through the wonderful World Wide Web, I've come upon a great MySpace page and made some new friends. You always hear about the dangers of some of the internet social clubs but rarely about the feel good messages and lessons that are shared and learned. Check it out for yourself and tell me what you think...www.myspace.com/lovingday. We don't have to wait until June, every day should be a loving day!

Well it's already February...Is it just me or is the clock speeding up? I understand that we have certain holidays and traditions on certain days and it's easier to remember them if we have them at the same time every year. It's also easier for the people that make calendars to save a little money. I guess I've never been one to jump on the "it's Easter so let's go to church" band wagon or thought that we should wait until Thanksgiving to start feeding the homeless. Nor is Christmas the only time that we should buy toys for children whose families are impoverished.

Your perfect partner could be online right now...

What are you looking for?

This being said, why wait until June to remind you about Loving Day and introduce you to a group of people that believe in celebrating the meaning everyday. As a refresher course for anyone that does not already know, the name comes from the landmark Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia (1967). This case legalized interracial marriage in the United States. Every year the anniversary of this victory is celebrated around June 12th. You can certainly read more about the case by checking out some of the following website's I'm going to share with you.

The first one that I found was at www.myspace.com/lovingday. This took me to a website www.lovingday.org. Further searching I came upon the name Ken Tanabe. Ken is the creator of the site www.lovingday.org. Ken also came up with the idea to celebrate the day as a holiday. Much like African Americans celebrates Juneteenth. The idea really came to Ken while he was a graduate student working on his thesis at the New School's Parson School of Design. Although he is a child of an interracial couple, he knew nothing of the Loving v. Virginia case that allowed his parents to wed in the first place.

It started with a website and a get together for about 150 people. It grew into a gathering of over 1000 last year in Ken's home state of New York. Now if you go to the website you'll be able to download a "kit" that helps you plan and execute your own Loving Day Celebration.

That brings me to my real point here in the celebration of a great day in interracial history. Don't wait until June to celebrate the opportunity that many of us enjoy freely today. Pull out your rolodex, email list, phonebooks and start planning your party right now. Hey, send me an invitation; you'll never know where Leticia may show up for some good food, good drinks and great people.

Don't forget to love someone and tell them EVERY DAY...especially yourself!!

24 responses to "Is it to early to celebrate..."

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  1.   fkoi says:
    Posted: 24 Jul 09

    I am loving today and celebrate the ability I and all of us have to celebrate loving.

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  2.   Draco1955 says:
    Posted: 20 Feb 09

    Sad news often brings out the best in us. I hope to remember Loving Day when it rolls around!

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  3.   Pia65 says:
    Posted: 05 Sep 08

    Everyday is a good day....After all...didn't we wake up to this day...There is a reason to celebrate each day...especially when someone passed away last night.

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  4.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 17 May 08

    I hope Mrs Loving gets a memorial with her husband. They deserve recognition

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  5.   kenyanito says:
    Posted: 09 May 08

    Rees, sorry about the demise of your wife but all is not lost coz your wife would be happy if you are happy. So what makes you smile? Have a happy Rees day

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  6.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 08 May 08

    Good point nicefella...now where is Fala??

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  7.   Jade74 says:
    Posted: 08 May 08

    I just heard the news of the death of Mrs. Loving.She died on Friday May 2, 2008.Thank you Loving family for the courage and showing us that love has no color.

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  8. Posted: 07 May 08

    They should be on Fala....literaly!!!

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  9.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 01 May 08

    Drinks are on me, Fala!!

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  10.   SxyWhtTiger says:
    Posted: 18 Apr 08

    Great article...I agree 100% that Loving Day should be everyday.

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  11.   Member says:
    Posted: 28 Mar 08

    I as a white male who has always persued interacial relationships, and has been married to a black woman; I find this artical very interesting. I am very glad to have had the chance to read the article. I only wish my late wife was still alive to celebrate with me. I am very suprised after all the interacial relationships that Ive been in that I have never heard of the holiday. Although I my wife is no longer here I am, still looking forward to celebrating this day, as I still pursue interacial relationships. I will definately be planning on throwing my own party to celebrate the day.

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  12.   Fala says:
    Posted: 12 Mar 08

    Mossimo, I don't own a wagon.

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  13.   sweetnes20 says:
    Posted: 10 Mar 08

    Im hope shes not under it!!

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  14.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 08 Mar 08

    Is Fala back on the wagon? or is it off the wagon....

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  15. Posted: 06 Mar 08

    LEAVE IT TO FALA TO START DRINKING IN THE AM.

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  16.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 06 Mar 08

    Its Loving Mossimo day!! Celebrate in peace!!

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  17.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 06 Mar 08

    easier said then done sharon.

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  18.   sweetnes20 says:
    Posted: 04 Mar 08

    good point fala!!

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  19.   Sharon says:
    Posted: 29 Feb 08

    It's never too early to celelbrate... Life is good! and every day a blessing! Smiles Sharon

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  20.   Fala says:
    Posted: 29 Feb 08

    It's never too early to celebrate. I say, "Champagne for Breakfast" !!!!

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  21.   outpass35 says:
    Posted: 26 Feb 08

    I agree that if the two who are in that union are happy everyone else don't not matter some people feel they have to please everyone around them. But when it is all said and done you two is all that matters no one else matters at all. When I got married in 1991 in South Carolina (colleton county) there was a law on the books that said that my husband and I could not get married I don't know if it is still there but I know it was when we got married. My step dad use to say who is to tell anyone who they can not marry.

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  22.   cocokisses says:
    Posted: 23 Feb 08

    Well, live long and love hard. As long as you and your partner are happy, then that is all that matters.

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  23.   Fala says:
    Posted: 22 Feb 08

    Let's all love each other, all the time!

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  24.   Fkoi says:
    Posted: 19 Feb 08

    Anyone who has pursued a relationship with someone of a different cultural background knows that even though they are "legal" not everyone thinks they are legit. I hope that having a day where such unions are celebrated doesn't keep anyone from celebrating them everyday. It's been 40 years since the Supreme Court gave their okay, but, people, we've still got a long way to go.

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