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'Every Real Muslim Is A Jihadist!'

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 07.26.2016 | Religion
Frank Ligtvoet

The suggestion of the protest sign is however that Real Muslims are aggressively fighting western society and culture.

Democrats In The City Of Brotherly Love (Day One)

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Day One of the Democratic National Convention is now over, and tonight seemed designed to allow Bernie Sanders supporters to vent their frustrations, given the lineup of speakers.

A Glimpse Into A Day In The Life Of An Unaccompanied Minor

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.18.2016 | Latino Voices

To say 18-year-old Gaspar Marcos’ days are long would be an understatement. On average, the high school sophomore is up and at ‘em for approximate...

A Story Of Racism In Italy

Christina Pacella | Posted 07.11.2016 | Impact
Christina Pacella

There is only one "war" humanity should be declaring. That is war on hate and violence. For there is but one race in this world: the human race.

Astoria Characters: The Falafel King

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.28.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

YEAHHHHH BABY! Finally, The King of Falafel & Shawarma is in his castle. Fares "Freddy" Zeideia -- OK, you know you can't help yourself so just call ...

Wilmer Valderrama Shares His Difficult And Inspiring Immigrant Story

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.29.2016 | Latino Voices

Wilmer Valderrama hasn't forgotten the struggles he and his family faced when they first arrived to the United States more than 20 years ago. "We im...

U.S. Can’t Force-Feed Hunger-Striking Immigrant Detainee Yet

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

Immigration authorities tried unsuccessfully on Tuesday to get permission to force-feed a man on a 3-week hunger strike at the Stewart Detention Cente...

"El Poder Del Pueblo": The Whispered Prayers of the Dominican Diáspora in the South Bronx

Paola Muñoz | Posted 04.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Paola Muñoz

At Cornell, people do not look like my vecinos. Whereas I would have been praised for touching the hot paella and learning that it burns, failure doesn't work in the same way within institutions of higher education.

More People Are Filing To Become Citizens In The Face Of Anti-Immigration Politics

Los Angeles Times | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 04.22.2016 | Latino Voices

At a recent fair at the Long Beach Convention Center, more than 3,000 immigrants got free help filling out citizenship applications and practiced cast...

Why One Public Hearing Could Change the Face of Media

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 03.04.2016 | New York
Lauren DeLisa

The future of media might not depend as much on big, sexy items like data, technology, and infrastructure as it may on a little thing called inclusion.

Astoria Characters: The Head Wigmaker

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.26.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Raffaele Mollica is standing at the worktable in his basement studio with a half dozen tiny tissue-paper packets spread before him like a banquet.

Embracing the Other and Loving Our Neighbors

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 01.14.2016 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Growing up in a Korean immigrant family was not easy. Our family immigrated to Canada when I was five years old. We were all faced with many difficult...

New York State Program Uses Text Messages To Teach English As A Second Language

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 11.30.2015 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Candelaria Lopez had tried to learn English before, but it didn't work. She couldn't always make it to class, and when she could, it...

Progress for Children's Health

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey show the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working and helping get people health coverage. This is a welcome stark contrast to new census data showing children remain our poorest age group and the younger they are the poorer they are.

Bi*ch, I'm (An Immigrant): Nicki, The Trindadian

Barbara Sostaita | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment
Barbara Sostaita

Maybe the reason I love Nicki Minaj so much is because I see myself -- my realities, my experiences, my struggles -- reflected in who she is. I understand why she shies away from her complicated immigrant identity; I imagine how intimate the release of Trini Dem Girls must have been.

The Firsthand Racism I Experienced in Australia

Violeta Ayala | Posted 08.13.2015 | Travel
Violeta Ayala

Ironically, the most disadvantaged Australians aren't from somewhere else at all. We talk proudly about the fact that Australia is a multicultural country, as long as the multi-cultural society remains subordinate to the dominating white culture.

Astoria Characters: The Fairy Godmother

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.01.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

In between a boisterous bar and a game's-over gambling den, the Arabesque Couture Boutique opened its single plate-glass door, elevating the end of the block from gritty to glittery.

What's So Funny About Mocking Latinos?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.26.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The problem is the adults. I'm taking about the parents who raised their kids to think it's hilarious to embrace racial caricatures. And yes, I'm aware that some of the students in the photo are Latinos. If anything, that's even worse.

Elise Foley

24-Year-Old Detained For Weeks Over Brief Overstay

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Jane McCrohan, a 24-year-old Australian, says she stayed in the U.S. for about 11 hours longer than she was supposed to, and it's ...

Hillary Rodham Clinton Makes It Official: She Is Running

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Over the next months, they will hear her platform and policy initiatives and realize that she is the right person to be president. Hillary will run a campaign that will reach out across party lines in the same way she did when she was in the Senate.

Migrants Must Be Saved, Not Counted

William Lacy Swing | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
William Lacy Swing

Easter tells us of mankind's triumph over injustice; Passover of mankind's liberation from dictatorship. Both holidays should remind everyone today living in peace and security of the terrible price millions elsewhere are paying to achieve the freedom to live in dignity.

Immigrants and Minorities of America, Unite!

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Instead of sitting on different fences, immigrant and minority organizations need to coordinate/unite their efforts with one strategic goal in mind: converting people's perceptions and gaining merited recognition. One commonsense tactical goal may be advancing children's education.

Bigotry Hits US-Born Latino Teens Harder than Immigrant Teens

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

If it sucks to be an adolescent, it sucks more to be an immigrant teenager in a new country. Take all the angst that faces every teen, then add language barriers, cultural confusion, discrimination, and general discombobulation. It's not pretty, is it?

Another Failure of All-or-Nothingism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the last three months, we've all been watching the Kabuki drama play out, but the ultimate outcome was never really much in doubt. Like a badly-written detective drama where the audience spots the killer in the opening act, almost everyone knew the Tea Partiers were going to lose this battle.

Baldev Duggal, Immigrant to Icon: An American Dream

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

Many immigrants don't just bring their luggage with them when they come to America's shores. They also bring their determination -- and, yes, their dreams. It is the power of these dreams that will help America grow and prosper in the face of the endless challenges and opportunities our future holds.