A New Beginning

Some of you may have noticed that its been a few months since the last issue of The Multiracial Activist and The Abolitionist Examiner. To turn a popular quote, “rumours of our demise have been greatly exaggerated.”

For good reason too – TMA is undergoing a much needed facelift and upgrade from handcoded html to a database driven format. Would you believe that since April of 1997, I’ve handcoded over 1000 pages of content by myself – in addition to holding down full-time employment (50+ hours a week), USMC reserve training, raising two children and going back to school? That’s all about to change.

Part of the delay in preparing a new issue (set for July 1st – get your submissions in now) involved a move to new servers and the finalization of an agreement to partner with our sister site – Bruin-ou.com of South Africa on relevant issues and a forthcoming co-sponsored website. With our partnership underway and TMA’s conversion beginning, expect things to look a little different around multiracial.com as we upgrade to a portal based experience and integrate (where relevant) with our South African friends.

Also, A Mixed Blog is now back online (http://multiracial.com/blog/) after resolving crippling database issues. Yes! Yes! Yes!

Please stand by, as exciting changes are on the horizon for TMA as we work with our friend Charles Ash of Bruin-ou.com. We aren’t going anywhere folks, regardless of the desires of those who may wish it otherwise. In the meantime, you will notice more and more of the website appearing in the new portal format as the old html pages get folded into the database. Not to worry, old links will be redirected to their new locations and the newer format will be easier to maintain and much more user friendly.

The Multiracial Activist is going to drag itself kicking and screaming into the 21st Century once its all over. And then I can stop handcoding page after page after page!

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