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Finding Spirituality in the Diaspora

Blair Schulman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Arts
Blair Schulman

Tanya Hartman is a storyteller. Her work, in all its varying disciplines (painting, crafting, mixed media) covers a large swath of ground, ensuring all the details of her tales are taken into account. So That I May Carry You With Me is an exquisitely detailed pastiche at the Daum Museum in Sedalia, Missouri.

Speech: 40th Year Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War

Andrew Lam | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
Andrew Lam

This is a speech I gave last year at a high school where students raised funds to help flood victims in central Vietnam. As the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War is coming up this April 30, 2015, I am posting it to commemorate the date. It will also mark my 40th year in America, having fled Vietnam as a child two days before the war ended.

Guilt As Destiny

John Feffer | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
John Feffer

Less attention has been paid to the émigrés who worked on behalf of peace and reconciliation in former Yugoslavia. These activists supported peace organizations in the region, helped to spread the word of human rights violations, and worked in large numbers for international organizations, including the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague.

Bound: Africans vs. African-Americans Is the Must See Film of 2015

Ernest Owens | Posted 05.05.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

In this documentary, Owino and Washington had 14 people brave enough to sit in the room with each other and talk candidly about their cultural and internal racial differences. "That is a great start... but we need more," Owino admits.

Review Of "The Girl from Human Street" By Roger Cohen

Michael Roth | Posted 03.21.2015 | College
Michael Roth

A man who has assimilated very well, Cohen knows the pleasures and also the loneliness of diaspora. In writing his stirring memoir, in constructing a past with which he can live, he wrestled with demons both historical and personal.

New Book Explores Cost Of 'Jewish Particularism'

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Jews exclaim “Next Year in Jerusalem!” at the conclusion of the Passover seder, an acknowledgment that Israel is their spiritual home. But s...

Sense of (dis)Place

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

It's premature to depart from John Muir before we have more fully visited with him. We take it for granted that he saved places like Yosemite just because they were beautiful. There's more to it.

Kaya Kwento

Mikaela Reyes | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Mikaela Reyes

When my friends come to me screaming, "I have kwento!" in the most Taglish accents they can muster, I always feel a jolt of excitement run through me. I approach them, eyes wide, ears open, ready to listen to their story.

Wall Street Diaspora Seek New Families

David Drake | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
David Drake

Wall Street refugees are steadily leaving for the fresh air of startups and family firms. Unless Wall Street firms consider big change from the inside out, its best and brightest may start leaving by the boatload.

Diversity Is America's 21st Century Strength

Mathew J. Burrows | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Mathew J. Burrows

Open immigration is not the answer, but the United States should not hold up the reform of skilled-immigration programs like the H-1B and L-1 visas because of the political logjam over how to stop the flow of illegal immigration.

Gaza From the Perspective of a Proud Diaspora Jew

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Lionel Rolfe

I have been doing my best not to think too much about Gaza, not only publicly but for myself. I can no longer avoid pondering all the uncomfortable thoughts Israel's bombing of Gaza is bringing home to me. Of one thing I'm sure of -- I want to tell Netanyahu, "I told you so." Netanyahu's purpose was always designed to prevent any chance of rapprochement. What's unfolding was foretold by his actions.

Jews and the Written Word

Noah Manne | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Noah Manne

The written word has been a constant in most of Jewish history; it cannot not have had an impact on that history, of which rising from the ashes like a phoenix time and again is a signal achievement.

A Lifeline at Risk

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

The remittance corridor to Somalia is uniquely stressed -- and uniquely important. At the moment, Somalia's remittance system is its life-support, its economic engine and the glue holding its communities together.

Syrian Diaspora: Jordan's Urban Refugees (PHOTOS)

David Maurice Smith | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
David Maurice Smith

Not since the horror of World War II has the planet seen a forced migration the size of the Syrian diaspora that began three years ago when seemingly innocuous government protests escalated into a bloody civil war.

Microaggressions Weigh Heavy on the Heart

Nashwa Lina Khan | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Nashwa Lina Khan

They could champion me; I was the brown girl at student senate representing what otherwise looked like a very homogeneous white space. I was Muslim, but not "scary Muslim."

A Plea to Stop Underestimating Purim: The Most Modern Jewish Holiday

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 05.11.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

Though we don't often speak of ourselves this way, we as American Jews live in the diaspora. We live outside the land of Israel. Though we may have risen to great heights outside of the Land of Israel, we are always, in some sense, strangers in a strange land.

Jacqueline Bishop Talks About Writing Across the Diaspora

Loren Kleinman | Posted 05.03.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

The River's Song is Jacqueline Bishop's first novel. She is also the author of two collections of poems, Fauna and Snapshots from Istanbul.

MIA Yesterday, AIA Today

Ibrahim Sagna | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Ibrahim Sagna

The rise of Africans investing in Africa (AIA) is not only a catalyst for attracting greater amounts of foreign capital, but is also a positive sign of growing domestic investor confidence.

10 Ghostly Portraits That Question Our Perception Of Immigrants

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Oscar Parasiego is a visual artist intrigued by the nature of migration across the globe. "Thousands of individuals emigrate to other countries every ...

On Attitude, Racism and Immigration

Marivir R. Montebon | Posted 12.21.2013 | New York
Marivir R. Montebon

(This article is condensed from the author's memoir Biting the Big Apple which is available at www.justcliqit.com or amazon.com in print and digital ...

Telling New African Stories: Afaan Publications

Kumera Genet | Posted 02.11.2014 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

For many parents, passing on language and customs to their children is a huge concern.

A Time to Stand and Deliver for Iran

Reza Bavar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Reza Bavar

It is time for the Iranian diaspora to stand up, put aside the differences that have fragmented the community, and step forward in a very deliberate way to bring an end to the estrangement that has isolated Iran and, in many ways, punished the Iranian people.

Washington Politics Spell Caribbean Problems

Zhivargo Laing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Zhivargo Laing

Caribbean business expansion is the most productive way forward for our region, and government policies that enhance this over the long-term ought to be adopted. In a land where giants fight, agility and alertness are our most useful assets.

Learning Hindi for the Second Time

Rohit Kumar | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Rohit Kumar

As I strolled down the streets, and sat at one of India's northern hill stations, those who didn't know me would often look at me funny -- a full grown, bearded, well-dressed Indian man flipping through a stack of illustrated Hindi children's storybooks.

The International Landscape of Small Businesses

Gina Harman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Gina Harman

La Idea encourages knowledge transfer between entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Latin America. In addition to providing free business education events and resources, La Idea facilitates networking among entrepreneurs across borders.