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Non-Black People Of Color Owe Immeasurable Debts Of Gratitude To Black Americans

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Brown Girl Magazine

Today - as much as any other day -- is a great time to commence that reflective inquiry and to introspect upon how to be a better ally in the battles that still remain to be fought.

How Can We Make College More Affordable for Americans?

Quora | Posted 12.05.2016 | Education
Quora

How can we make college more affordable for Americans? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ans...

My Story Of Living A Double Life As An Indian And American

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 11.16.2016 | Women
Brown Girl Magazine

Don't get me wrong. I am so grateful for the huge sacrifices my parents made to give me the life and opportunities I have today. Leaving their family, their home, their comfort zone to come here is an incredibly difficult thing. It's a sacrifice that I can't ever fully thank them for.

96 Differences Between American And British Culture

Whitney Kay Bacon | Posted 09.28.2016 | Travel
Whitney Kay Bacon

Drinking alcohol profusely is encouraged at most work events and the rejoicing together the next day with a unanimous hangover.

After NYC Bombs, We Need To Talk About Islamo-Racism

Craig Considine | Posted 09.24.2016 | Religion
Craig Considine

Trump's latest round of anti-Muslim rhetoric is the icing on the cake. His past proposals for racial profiling include "databases," special identification cards, immigration bans, and possibly internment camps for Muslim Americans. There is no doubt he uses Muslims as scapegoats to reaffirm America's paranoia.

These Latinos Nail Why U.S. Citizens Aren’t The Only Americans

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 09.02.2016 | Latino Voices

The term “American” means different things to different folks. Though the Americas consists of North America, Central America, South America and t...

Murder and Militias--Iraq's Sunni-Shiite Plan After ISIS

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

So long as murder, torture and other human rights violations recur with impunity among Shiite forces operating in Sunni Iraqi provinces, there will be little reason to remain optimistic for the stability of Iraq.

The Lebanon, Incerlik, U.S. Triangle

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.19.2016 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Incirlik Air Base, in headlines this week as government authorities arrested its commander for alleged involvement in a failed coup against Turkish Pr...

Trump Cannot Define Us With a Hyphen

Jim Moore | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Jim Moore

I watched the Clinton and the Trump speeches on Friday, June 11. Clinton at Planned Parenthood, Trump at the Faith and Freedom conference. Both in DC....

Ramadan 2016 Day One: Maintaining Faith in Islam

Anhar Karim | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Anhar Karim

What lies within? My friend Shahzeb asked if I wanted to come over to his apartment. "To do what?" I asked. "To clean." Despite no part of that s...

U.S. Flag Mural Repainted at Sunrise While L.A. Wakes (Drone Footage)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
John Wellington Ennis

The defaced American flag mural overlooking Hollywood was restored to its Old Glory in a dawn operation by The PSA Crew, an L.A.-based street art coll...

Meet The American Missionary Turned Thai Prankster

Sara Ruthnum | Posted 05.26.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Sara Ruthnum

When you visit My Mate Nate's channel, you really get the sense that Bartling's motives are pure. Straight up, they're fun, they're happy, and have a thread of wholesomeness woven throughout.

The Double Vision of Blind Faith

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.30.2017 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Faith is blind when we believe in something unseen without any or sufficient evidence. Underlying many of our actions is our belief that it will lead ...

A Walk Through the Art Show and the Armory Show

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 03.08.2017 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I have curated and hung many exhibits I am always interested to see how the artwork is presented.

4 Goals for Muslim College Students in 2016

Zainab Abdali | Posted 02.15.2017 | Religion
Zainab Abdali

Young Muslims are in a position to challenge the narrative surrounding Muslim-Americans in this country and to change the environment the next generation grows up in, starting from practical and meaningful steps they can take on campus.

A Semi-Modest Proposal

Sandy Thomas | Posted 02.02.2017 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

I've watched 22 SAG nominated films this month, and I've come to the conclusion that instead of casting women in most studio releases, they should use life sized cardboard cutouts instead of real women.

Anti-Semitism Emerges at Task Force Protest

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.26.2017 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

What the protesters did was shut down all debate and reasonable exchange with some calling for the destruction of Israel which in the context of the meeting made no sense at all.

Letting Go of Fear of Terrorism While Your Child Backpacks the World

Teresa Dobbins | Posted 01.21.2017 | College
Teresa Dobbins

Alexandra strongly feels and reminds me often that living in fear of what could happen is unacceptable to her, and not a way she chooses to live.

That One Time You Forgot Headphones for the Plane Ride

Map Happy | Posted 01.20.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

There are a couple of options here for in-flight headphones, one that includes being at the mercy of screaming children. Hmmm. This post originally a...

Brazilian Cartoonist Carlos Latuff Takes Aim Globally

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.16.2017 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

He punches hard, he's opinionated, his commentary is biting, his cartoons are thought provoking, and he doesn't regret being a magnet for nasty criticism. He is Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff who doesn't mince words or hold back on stirring up people, in his country and across continents.

My Experience Drinking Ayahuasca With American War Veterans

Bia Labate | Posted 01.15.2017 | Politics
Bia Labate

At 44, I am re-considering my disdain for the U.S. That is perhaps why I was open to accept an invitation to participate in an "all veterans" ayahuasca Peruvian-vegetalismo style ceremony.

Is the Repellent Mockery of Others the New American Norm?

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 12.18.2016 | Politics
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

Why are most articles written with sentences in the declarative instead of the interrogative structure? Is it because people prefer to be told what to think instead of being asked to think? If yes, could this preference explain some of the seeming madness going on in America today?

Merry Christmas from My Muslim Family to Yours -- Whatever Your Religion (Or Not)

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 12.16.2016 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Celebrating all our American holidays, at least to some degree, would foster unity and goodwill. We are one country and we have much more in common than not.

Hanukkah Reflections on My Regufee Heritage

Elizabeth S Mitchell | Posted 12.11.2016 | Religion
Elizabeth S Mitchell

This past week I've been celebrating a holiday that commemorates the unlikely survival of a people and a culture in the face of attempted eradication....

Yellow Stars, Pink Triangles, and Blue Crescents

Geoff Livingston | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
Geoff Livingston

As part of their systematic program of dehumanizing people in concentration camps, the Nazis made Jews and gays wear yellow star and pink triangle ba...