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I, Too, Am Harvard

Catherine Okafor | Posted 05.04.2014 | Black Voices
Catherine Okafor

I, too, remember occurrences of feeling singled out by my peers solely due to my race. Some may think that I was simply pulling the "race card," however I was only showing "my reality card." It's the true reality that so many minority students face on their respective campuses.

What Will It Take to Increase Study Abroad?

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 04.30.2014 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

The Institute of International Education (IIE) wants hundreds of thousands more U.S. students to study abroad by the end of the decade. That's a tall order, even for an organization considered to be the leader in international education exchange.

Inclusion: Controversial, Emotional, but Not Optional for Business Today

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business
Deborah J. Levine

Staying relevant means moving faster than previous generations. No longer is there a time frame of 50 years for these controversies to filter through our social and legal systems.

Where Is the Netflix for College Textbooks?

Dean Florez | Posted 04.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Dean Florez

Where is the technology fix or app for skyrocketing textbooks? Where are the barbarians at the gate? Those Silicon Valley warriors that took down Motown, turned my neighborhood Borders into a laundromat, eliminated Kodak AND my camera?

Adoption, Commodification and Normalcy

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Frank Ligtvoet

Adoption is not a normal way to build a family. It is a complicated way, which next to happiness for adoptive parents brings sorrow and sadness for all involved.

Alissa Scheller

Radical Change In Catholic Church Over The Last 100 Years | Alissa Scheller | Posted 02.24.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis appointed 19 new cardinals this weekend, most from the developing world, marking a shift in the hierarchy of the Catholic church. For muc...

Here's A Glimpse Into The Staggering Diversity Gap That Exists In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.27.2014 | Black Voices

Whether in the arts, politics, TV, movies, or theater, it seems we cannot escape the staggering lack of diversity that exists all around us. Since...

Many Rivers to Cross: Giving Up on Bridging the Racial Divide

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Even with a black man in the White House, we're still training our black boys how to be careful out there. I'm sure they're aware of the danger, having watched how some white people have treated that black president for the past few years.

Revolutionizing the Leadership and Diversity Relationship

Sylvana Storey | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Sylvana Storey

Within our current business landscape, the breadth and depth of often polarizing challenges that leaders face continue to escalate.

Leveraging Diversity: 9 Insights From the Startup World

Claire Topalian | Posted 04.21.2014 | Small Business
Claire Topalian

"As more people recognize the benefits -- not just the social impact -- of encouraging diversity within communities, markets and companies, we could be seeing a mainstream shift."

3 Ways You Can Hire Women And Change Your Company Forever

Penny Herscher | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Penny Herscher

Our world is changing very fast, and the role of women is changing fast with it -- and, mostly, for the positive. We have more women in power, more women in the workforce, more women in control of their lives but there still aren't representative numbers of women at the top of companies.


Jess Wilson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Jess Wilson

I'm not encouraging my children to ignore difference or to pretend they don't see it. Instead, I'm praying that they will.

WATCH: Black Students At UCLA Law Feel Like They're In Another Country

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 02.18.2014 | Black Voices

In an emotional video released earlier this week, students at the UCLA School of Law gathered to share their stories of being among the few black stud...

Tolerance Is Such a Dirty Word!

Stephanie Jelley | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Jelley

Whether you worship in a mosque, temple or, like me, tend to ponder life during walking meditation, share you insights with others. Unshared experience only leads to false interpretation of others, further building the walls of prejudice

Why Shame Sucks (Especially for Kids) and How You Can Stop It

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

Children are especially vulnerable to shame. Self-centered and dependent, young humans will easily translate, "You did something bad," into, "You ARE bad." We need to be aware and careful about the messages we send.

Observations of a Rockstar Children's Librarian

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

If you spend five minutes peeking into the world of children's books and librarians, you are bound to find yourself on Betsy Bird's blog. The youth materials specialist for New York Public Library is a powerhouse and defies any librarian stereotypes you might have.

25 American Kids Weigh in on What Language the U.S. Speaks

Stephanie Meade | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Stephanie Meade

Bilingualism is the proud voice of the U.S. with a growing percentage of children growing up bilingual and multilingual. For these kids, bilingualism is just as American as French fries, apple pies and pizza. And then add in some curry, tagine and tamales too.

Changing the Face of Ballet: Nashville Ballet's Kayla Rowser Speaks Out On Diversity

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 04.12.2014 | Arts
Rainesford Alexandra

"It's not just about diversity racially; it is diversity in what you can do."

Multilingual Superbowl Ad Displays Linguistic Diversity -- and Native Heritage

Nataly Kelly | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Nataly Kelly

Coca-Cola featured the Native American language Keres in the ad, a fact that probably went unnoticed by all but around 11,000 people who actually speak this ancestral language. The song lyrics did not even exist in Keres prior to the Coca-Cola project -- they had to be translated, which was no small task.

I'm Not Angry With Gabourey Sidibe -- I'm Grateful To Her

Jean-Marie Navetta | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jean-Marie Navetta

I am cisgender and identify as gay. These are not things that I chose. But I do choose to be an ally to my trans friends and colleagues because I want everyone I know to be treated as they want to be treated.

Culture Searching

Sarah Hunt-Blackwell | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Sarah Hunt-Blackwell

The impact of culture on a black student at a predominantly white university might take some time to find, but finding it is just the beginning. I never realized before how important culture is.

America, Home of the Double Standard?

Wardah Khalid | Posted 04.06.2014 | Media
Wardah Khalid

Super Bowl commercials are well-known for their controversial subjects and the chatter they spark post-game, but the conversations following Coca Cola's "America the Beautiful" ad were in a league of their own.

Memo to Allen West: Have a Coke and a Smile

Ben Jealous | Posted 04.06.2014 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

Yes, Mr. West, America will look very different in 2043. That America, too, will be beautiful. Let us "work for the elevation" of every American and reap the national prosperity that the realization of their individual promise will bring.

A Beautiful Ad for 'America the Beautiful'

Sayu Bhojwani | Posted 04.05.2014 | Media
Sayu Bhojwani

Here's what I loved about that ad: It wasn't just multiracial people drinking cans of Coke. It integrated the languages and sounds that help make America beautiful. Whatever you think of Coca-Cola and its products, it's hard not to celebrate the ways in which the diversity of America is truly integrated into the ad.

Can White Educators Successfully Teach Black Boys?

Rae Pica | Posted 04.05.2014 | Education
Rae Pica

The skin color or gender of a teacher doesn't really matter to the kids. All they want to know is that the teacher cares about them.