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How Much Do Americans REALLY Know About Thanksgiving?

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and you're probably about to eat a lot of food with your family and then fall asleep on the couch while watching football -- but do you really know what this holiday is all about?

Why Pocahottie Should Be Pocanottie This Halloween

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 10.28.2015 | Style
Kelsie Brynn Jones

There is a difference between being inspired by an indigenous culture and appropriating it, especially while that culture is very much alive; which brings me to the endless stream of Pocahotties and headdresses seen at almost every Halloween party or street parade.

Indians Fireworks Guy Accidentally Lets 'Em Fly For Opposing Team

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 09.16.2015 | Sports

Lapses in judgement happen over the course of a long Major League baseball season. Most of the time, it's the lapses by players and coaches that we no...

A Pope for All People?

David Moore | Posted 07.14.2015 | Religion
David Moore

I truly want this Pope to have moral authority. He called world leaders cowards for accommodating modern capitalism, referring to it as the "new colonialism." I pray the pope will be courageous in September.

Why I'll Never Feel Ashamed to Be Indian-American

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Vivek Wadhwa

I was surprised to learn that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said in Shanghai and Seoul that Indian expatriates are ashamed to have been born in India. This doesn't reflect the reality. What Indians -- everywhere -- have been ashamed of is India's inept government.

South Asian? This Test Could Save Your Life

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Shah

People of South Asian descent, listen up. We have a big problem on our hands and there just aren't enough people who know about it. If we don't act ...

When I'm Forced To See Color In My Colorblind Marriage

Allison Singh | Posted 04.19.2015 | Weddings
Allison Singh

My husband and I met in college, which meant nobody cared that he was Indian and I was not. Most of my college friends drifted in and out of inter-racial relationships, but race rarely came up. It was the blissful insularity that only a liberal arts campus in the middle of nowhere can provide.

Cowboys and Indians, Yes. Indians and Occupiers? Let's Think About That

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.26.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

This past summer, DC politicos and residents woke up to a surprising sight: Cowboy ranchers and Native Americans sharing an encampment on the Nationa...

An Open Letter To Matthew McConaughey About The Washington Football Team

Migizi Pensoneau | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Migizi Pensoneau

Let me start by saying that I'm a fan. But then you did that interview with GQ. I was more than a little disappointed with the things you had to say about the Washington football team's name and logo, and I think we need to have a talk.

Men and Women: Their Changing Roles

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 12.21.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Recent years show the line between male and female roles is becoming blurred. Men are taking a more active part in homemaking and child rearing, and women are thriving in the business world.

The 'New York Times' Publishes Racist Comic About India's Space Mission

Sharanya Haridas | Posted 11.30.2014 | Media
Sharanya Haridas

Yesterday's New York Times' comic by Heng, titled "India's budget mission to Mars" seems in poor taste. Qhether meant to be funny or ironic, the racial, national and classist stereotyping is apparent.

The Word 'Redskins' And Natives: We've Earned the Right To Use It How We Want

Chelsey Luger | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Chelsey Luger

When my dad says it, it's endearing. When I see it on the back of a jersey, it's irritating. Yes, I'm talking about the word "Redskins" and no, I'm not particularly troubled if that's a double standard.

MLB Star Hooks Up Fan On Twitter With Free Tickets

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 09.24.2014 | Sports

Ask, and you shall receive. A fan reached out to Cleveland Indians second basemen Jason Kipnis, asking for tickets to their game against the Kansas Ci...

WATCH: Second Ball Thrown Onto Field Resulting In Bizarre Play

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 08.06.2014 | Sports

David Murphy and the Cleveland Indians experienced the worst kind of bum luck on Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds. In the seventh inning,...

India and the U.S.: Rebooting economic relations

Samarth Pathak | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Samarth Pathak

India-U.S. economic cooperation needs a lot more energy to grow and nurture. It also needs greater synergy between stakeholders on the two sides.

The Next Generation of Indian Giving: Philanthropy and Young South Asians

Megha Desai | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Megha Desai

My hope is that my generation of South Asian Americans will embrace both India and the US as the "home bases" of their communities and choose to give back to any aspect of society with which they personally connect.

Indians Reliever Submits Perfect Oscar Predictions

Posted 03.03.2014 | Sports

Cleveland Indians reliever John Axford knows his films (he has a film degree from Notre Dame) and he certainly knows the Oscars. A year after getting ...

When Classroom Dramas Play Out in Identity Crises

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 04.27.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

Piercing my nose or vacationing in Cape Cod does not make me Indian or Irish. I am both and neither, an absurdity I will struggle to make sense of for the rest of my life.

Indians A Rising Force In California Politics

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Neel Kashkari's announcement last week that he is running for governor makes him the latest Californian of Indian descent ...

Enduring Wound: Celebrating the Massacre at Wounded Knee

Philippe Assouline | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Philippe Assouline

The American government had signed several treaties with the American Indians on the plains, promising them food, supplies and protection from furthers encroachment by white settlers. Prominent among these groups were the Lakota Indians.

India's Supreme Court Re-Criminalizes Gay Sex

Prerna Lal | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Prerna Lal

Overturning a High Court decision, the Indian Supreme Court upheld Indian Penal Code 377, an archaic and barbaric law that criminalizes "homosexual" acts, rendering almost 20 percent of the global LGBT population illegal.

The Baby Veronica Saga: Denial of a Father's Rights and Now a $1 Million Lesson

Adam Pertman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Adam Pertman

This latest chapter in a young child's heart-rending saga does offer an opportunity, however, to step back from the details of the custody battle and consider its many important lessons.

Happy National Genocide (Thanksgiving) Day!

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices
Nicole Breedlove

In 1637 the body of a white man was discovered dead in a boat. Armed settlers -- which we tell our children were God fearing, gentle, sharing, kind Pilgrims -- invaded a Pequot village. They also set the village, which included many children, on fire.

In the Windy City, Part II

Daniel Asia | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Orchestras are running scared these days, with some going bankrupt, locked out, downsized or having their seasons shortened. Actually, you could say something similar of the entire classical music world. To counteract this, various scenarios are being attempted.

Dark Skin = Un-American?

Reef Karim, D.O. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Reef Karim, D.O.

Apparently being American means being white and having a name everyone's familiar with.It means being comfortable with what you know and who you know. It means being fearful of the unknown. And it means not having dark skin.