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Immigrant Experience

How Immigrant Roots Made Sheryl Sandberg's Parents Who They Are Today

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.22.2016 | Fifty

Adele and Joel Sandberg, the parents of Facebook COO and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg, came from families who immigrated to the United States in the...

The Resilient Five

Viridiana L. Benitez | Posted 10.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Viridiana L. Benitez

Unlike the typical student, however, our childhood years were spent dealing with economic struggles, feelings of not belonging, teenage pregnancy, and run-ins with the police. My four siblings and I had to overcome these hardships to graduate. For each of us, our high school graduation day was a moment of triumph for our family, because the odds were against us from the very beginning.

"Take Our Country Back"? Think Again.

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Those immigrants -- then and now....

Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 05.13.2013 | Books

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Published on May 14th, 2013 Knopf, $26.95 What is it about? Two teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze, fall in lo...

As American As Take-out Chinese?

Alan Jones | Posted 04.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Alan Jones

How far does the way we think about food reflect our prejudices and fears? And, do we know how much joy and delight we can give each other in the banquet of life?

Speak, Memory

Daniel Maidman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Fedele Spadafora is a New York artist who is in the home stretch of that anxious journey which characterizes the development of the technically-trained painter: he is just about done making pictures in homage to his skills, and has nearly made his skills the servants of a vision.

Latinos: Who Are We And Why Are We Here?

Gabriel Lerner | Posted 10.22.2011 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Lerner

From above, at a distance, we are but just one group; a loose association. Latinos, Hispanics or Chicano. Mexican Americans or 'sudacas'. This is how they see us from far away.

The Immigrant Experience in the U.S.

Kate Kelly | Posted 06.06.2011 | Books
Kate Kelly

What David Laskin clearly expresses, and what must certainly be true of all wars, is that when the fighting begins, soldiers are fighting to live and to save their buddies.

A Woman Without a Country

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

If I were to drive my Prius into Arizona, I expect that the state troopers would probably wave me on with a smile, perhaps allowing themselves a chuckle about those "green" Californians.

A Son's Appreciation -- For His Father and the Immigrant Experience of the 20th Century

Dennis Whittle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dennis Whittle

Marc Gunther's father died -- and the appreciation by Marc is well worth reading.