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Does 'God Bless America' Include Muslims?

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
Brown Girl Magazine

Can I, as an American Muslim, feel proud and included when POTUS refers to America as our incredible country?

Why I Voted

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Galina Nemirovsky

I knew this would be a day to which I'd reflect in a "where were you when..." kind of way. As I walked down the crunchy brown leaf-lined street on thi...

Best Indian Restaurant I Have Found - in Small Town New Jersey!

Jim Luce | Posted 10.28.2016 | Taste
Jim Luce

Freehold, N.J.Having funded projects in and travelled to India, and serving on the Board of the Indo-American Arts Council, not to mention assisting e...

My Daughter is the Non-Immigrant at an Immigrant School

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 10.11.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

Five months after I landed in New York City from the former Soviet Union, I had my first day at the public school across the streets from the projects...

Living Vicariously Through Our Children

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.19.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

I hope our children take a piece of us both, but mostly, when they reflect on their childhood, I want them to perceive it as laden with opportunities and support, and less of their parents vicariously living through them.

Trump Could Change The Entire Immigration Debate, But Probably Won't

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans have now, by my count, missed two rather large opportunities to improve their general standing with Latino voters. Donald Trump's speech Wednesday (unless it is further postponed or even cancelled outright, of course) might just become the third big missed opportunity.

Friday Talking Points -- GOP Anti-Trump Rants

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This column has always loved a good rant. Most of the time, we provide our own rant at the end of the column, on a subject too big to be contained in talking points.

The Khan Family's Fight Isn't a Muslim Issue -- It's an American One

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 08.03.2016 | World
Dean Obeidallah

Captain Khan may have died on June 8, 2004 in Iraq while protecting the troops under his command, but he is still fighting for America against those who attack our values.

To Anyone Who Questions The Sacrifices Of An Immigrant

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 08.07.2016 | Politics
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

Thirty-three years ago, I tried to be accepted into the Air Force wing of the National Defense Academy, a pre-cursor to being an officer in the Indian...

'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 01.16.2017 | 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 01.26.2017 | 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 01.13.2017 | 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 01.09.2017 | 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 10.02.2016 | 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 09.30.2016 | 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 08.13.2016 | 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.