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Interracial Friendships Are Not A 'Struggle' For Me

Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.15.2013 | Women
Nina Bahadur

Your experience of friendship depends on the people you meet. We will all have our stories and we will all, at some point, be disappointed and sickened by racism. But racism should not choose our friends for us.

Raising Kids Who Care

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Children have an incredible capacity to care, to give and to empathize from a very young age. It has nothing to do with pity. An instinct for justice comes naturally to a young child, who is free from skepticism, prejudice and doubt.

For World Food Day And Beyond -- 5 Steps For Raising An Adventurous Eater

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 12.18.2011 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Sunday was World Food Day and for many parents, our daily food challenge might be more on the order of getting our little ones to eat broccoli. I've found some simple strategies that help raise awareness about the world and also can nurture more adventurous eaters.

5 Lessons I Learned Hosting an Exchange Student

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 10.02.2011 | Education
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Just short of moving abroad ourselves, hosting an exchange student proved to be an unparalleled cultural education.

Amidst U.S. Heatwave, a Lesson on Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 09.24.2011 | World
Homa Sabet Tavangar

While we live in comparatively great comfort, look at the disruption in our lives when it's so hot, even just by a few degrees. This makes me think about what those families are going through in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

Don't Know Melanne Verveer? Why you Should

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Women stand at the center of every type of dramatic change occurring in the world today: whether it's coordinating relief in Japan, consolidating democracy in Egypt or running Facebook.

How to Save Multiculturalism

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Homa Sabet Tavangar

I'd like to see "multicultural" become a good word again, and disassociate it from failure, marginalization, and segregation before this weakens America. It begins in hearts and minds.