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There is more than one story to be told about Muslims in Trump's America

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.31.2017 | Impact
The Conversation Global

Stephanie Keith/Reuters Maha Bali, American University in Cairo Let me tell you two stories that happened to two different people. Both concern rel...

The Gift of a Brat

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 01.02.2017 | Politics
Michael Gordon Bennett

The unrelenting power of the "Southern Strategy" is arguably the single biggest impediment to America's survival as a democracy. The ability to push f...

A Positive Business Strategy Is Key To Success Today

Marty Zwilling | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Does your business have a visible positive strategy, or do your customers and employees still see your primary focus as closing more sales and killing...

a College Success Story (for a ... Change)

Paula Gordon | Posted 09.07.2016 | Education
Paula Gordon

School's in, predictably heightening thoughts of my own student days. Knowing that change is the only constant, I'm only a little sad to learn that Ma...

A Little Ditty About Donald and Diane

Peter Cunningham | Posted 08.01.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Donald Trump thinks the Common Core State Standards are a disaster and so does education historian turned anti-education reform advocate Diane Ravitch...

The Unlabeled Immigrant: A Lesson For World Peace

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 07.26.2016 | Impact
Sandra Shpilberg

All humans deserve a chance at a peaceful life. Dropping the labels we use to separate us is our life's work as a human race. Let's get to it.

Where Are Your Children?

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

It is not a secret that Stalin's daughter, Svetlana, moved to the United States. So did Khrushchev's son. It does not end there. It is little kn...

New Report Finds Refugees Take Big Steps Toward Integration In Their First American Decade

Matthew La Corte | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Matthew La Corte

The major takeaway from a new report by the Center for American Progress and the Fiscal Policy Institute is that refugees integrate soundly into American society and economy in their first decade here.

The Muslim Brotherhood in Sweden

Magnus Norell | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Magnus Norell

This spring's turbulence around former Minister of Housing, Mehmet Kaplan and Yasri Khan (both of the Green Party) has partly lifted the veil and revealed something that has long been known to researchers but has been somewhat of a taboo to discuss - namely, the factual gains of political Islam in Sweden today.

Invisible (Wo)man: How The Struggles Of Black Girls In School Go Unnoticed

Marilyn Rhames | Posted 07.06.2016 | Black Voices
Marilyn Rhames

Historically, women have always been the quiet strength of the African-American community, so hearing about large numbers of Black girls falling apart in schools is a troubling phenomenon that must not go unaddressed.

Visa Free by 2018? Africa's Open Visa Policy

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Michelle DeFreese African citizens currently face some of the most stringent visa restrictions in the world. According to the Africa Visa Openness...

Post-Merger Integration vs. Disintegration

David B. Nast | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

71% of post-merger integrations (PMIs) fail, according to a 2015 study conducted by Deloitte. Bain & Co. examined 24,000 transactions over a 10 year ...

Muhammad #Ali's Humility, My Greatest Lesson

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.04.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Muhammad Ali defined my assimilation as an American and growth as global citizen. He was so different that we might have expected him to go to the grave screaming of his greatness. However, we all saw a piece of ourselves in him, and his greatest character strength was that he saw in everyone he met a connection to the higher.

Has Integration In Schools Done More Harm Than Good for Black Learners?

Charles F. Coleman Jr. | Posted 05.26.2016 | Black Voices
Charles F. Coleman Jr.

Even as there are numerous advantages in having as diverse a classrooms, for some learners benefit from culturally affirming environments and being surrounded by others who look like them.

How New York helped Paris integrate after terror attacks

Apolitical | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Apolitical

A New York city initiative to integrate vulnerable migrants has been repurposed in Paris to combat terrorism after last year's attacks. The scheme, w...

Why Affluent Parents Should Demand Diverse Schools for Their Children

Katherine Meeks | Posted 05.23.2016 | Education
Katherine Meeks

Even in diverse schools we still have a long way to go to reduce the achievement gap and make sure upper level classes are as diverse as the larger school. However, research shows that having diverse schools in the first place is the only way to get there.

Refugees Continue to Contribute to America

Matthew La Corte | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Matthew La Corte

In light of the recent scrutiny of the refugee programs, recognizing the contributions of refugees and their positive integration outcomes is critical to determining admissions numbers moving forward.

Why An Integration Movement Is Needed During This Divisive Election

Mike Bushman | Posted 05.10.2016 | Fifty
Mike Bushman

Elections are inherently divisive, with deep contention portending for November, but ruptured personal relationships aren't the predestined outcome of differing political views. While the ballot box garners attention, groundwork for unification starts in our local communities.

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

Britain and the Continent: A Necessary Union

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 03.31.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

While the UK has never truly embraced European integration, its presence within the Union has been indispensable.

A Year in Two Different Worlds: Why Integrated Schools are Essential

Katherine Meeks | Posted 03.29.2016 | Education
Katherine Meeks

It's time for a public reckoning. We know from anecdotal evidence and quantitative data that separate is not equal and does not work. Our teachers deserve safe and professional working conditions. Our students deserve a safe learning environment and a high quality education.

At 15, She Desegregated An All-White School. At 73, She's Fighting To Do It Again.

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.17.2016 | Black Voices

When Dorothy Counts-Scoggins showed up for her first day of high school almost 60 years ago, she didn't even make it into the building before she was ...

The Western Balkans and the EU: an Arranged Marriage

Enika Bushi | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Enika Bushi

"Balkanize" was a term that came to underline "diversity, conflict and fractionalization"; much of what the world would think of the Balkans and much like what the Balkan people would define themselves.

Hopers are the real pragmatists. The others are liars and cynics.

Arthur Camins | Posted 03.04.2016 | Education
Arthur Camins

Not all dreamers are created equal. Among the promisors we have liars, cynics and hopers. Education is a great example.

Earth, Wind & Fire, Album-Oriented Radio, and Why White Rockers Lost Out In the '70s

Bill Adler | Posted 02.15.2017 | Entertainment
Bill Adler

Album-Oriented Radio played no music by black artists. A decade later, the Black Rock Coalition's Greg Tate aptly derided AOR as standing for "Apartheid-Oriented Radio." The fact that Earth, Wind & Fire sold zillions of records in the process meant nothing to AOR.