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Pakistan's Most Prominent Sufi Musician Falls Silent

Talal Almas | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Talal Almas

Amjad Sabri: thanks for being our source of light and our source of hope in these times of darkness. Thank you for being our most honest guide in when we needed you the most; we will always, always remember you and your message.

Confronting the Whitewashing Of Disability: Interview with #DisabilityTooWhite Creator Vilissa Thompson

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 06.28.2016 | Black Voices
Sarah Blahovec

A new hashtag campaign has been making waves in the disability community and facilitating dialogue about how we see disability. #DisabilityTooWhite

Vote-based Politics, Quandry for Minority Groups

Sabbir Khan | Posted 05.12.2016 | World
Sabbir Khan

Victimizing the minority communities in vote-based politics is not an uncommon phenomenon in national politics worldwide. In many countries of the world, the term "immigrant" and "minority" holds almost same meaning if not all the time.

Courage Under Fire: West Point Cadets Show America the Meaning of Leadership

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Ravi Chaudhary

Photo Courtesy New York Times Last week the United States Military Academy at West Point launched an inquiry into the conduct of 16 African-American ...

Diversity in Television: An FCC Principle Now Being Reconsidered

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 02.29.2016 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

A founding principle of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is protecting the public interest in communications - in television, radio, intern...

Death of a Justice

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the November election may decide the fate of all three branches of the United States government. That's a pretty unique situation, and it may boost turnout on both sides of the aisle.

New Hampshire Roils the Waters

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night, New Hampshire shook up the presidential race and roiled what were already less-than-calm waters, in both the Democratic Party and the GOP. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton looks a lot weaker than she did a few weeks ago.

Of Christmas Lights and Hapless Cries

Talal Almas | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion
Talal Almas

During the winter break, I got the opportunity to visit my hometown of Pakistan. Having lived in a tolerant community for most of my life, I had never been exposed to the notion of religious intolerance, so it was vastly befuddling for me to see the rage with which religious minorities are denied their religious rights here.

Does Systemic Oppression Really Exist?

Humera Lodhi | Posted 11.12.2015 | College
Humera Lodhi

I always comforted myself thinking those people were in the minority; to me the open-minded people far outweighed the bigots. Then, February 10 happened. For the first time in my life, my life had less value than a white life.

Black Capitalism in Telecommunications

Senator Catherine Pugh | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Senator Catherine Pugh

African American leaders must stand up and defend the DE program and its reforms, and push hard for more secondary market transactions. We need to use all available business, advocacy and regulatory tools at our disposal to advance opportunities for African American entrepreneurship.

Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we're right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in -- the silly subject we're all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump.

We Can't Afford to Let Latino Students Fall Behind

Paul J. Luna | Posted 06.24.2016 | Latino Voices
Paul J. Luna

Across the country, American public schools are experiencing a major demographic shift. Latino students are our fastest growing student population. Simply put, if Latino students in this country don't succeed, then we as a country won't succeed.

I'm Deaf and Gay -- And That's Totally Okay

Connor R. McLaren | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Connor R. McLaren

I grew up with the idea that I had two strikes against me. I have had to face discrimination from all directions: hearing, Deaf, straight, and gay. While most people have interacted with members of a minority group, very few have insight into the challenges of being a "double-minority."

I Dream America

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2016 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

If I could remake America, I wouldn't add a thing. She's got it all. Instead, I'd take away some things.

Institutionalized Racism: National Security Threat and Mental Health Crisis

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Over the past nine months, the FBI has arrested five African Americans suspected of sympathizing with ISIS. These arrests necessitate an examination of why some African Americans might be drawn to violent extremist groups.

A Window of Opportunity: A Cri de Coeur on the State Visit of India's Prime Minister Modi to Canada

T. Sher Singh | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

When respected and given freedom, Sikhs have always risen to the occasion. Over and over again, they have shown -- around the world -- that they are nation-builders, loyal and patriotic to a fault. Moreover, they have the inbuilt trait of never settling for less.

St. Louis' $5 Billion Sewer Upgrade Could Bring Much-Needed Jobs

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Angela Glover Blackwell

All over the country, cities are preparing to put billions of dollars into much-needed upgrades to aging and outdated water and sewer systems.

Is GOP Senators' Letter to Iran a Green Light for Unilateral Action?

Kevin Price | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

Memo to the GOP: You are the new majority in both Houses of Congress. Based on recent actions by many of its members, that status seems in danger.

Community College Students Are a Good Investment

Isa Adney | Posted 03.15.2015 | College
Isa Adney

You are strong enough. When you lift yourself, you do lift more than just yourself. You lift all of us. You have so much to give, so much to share. Dedicate yourself to your education.

Contemplating a Republican Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A Republican Senate is pretty much an iron-clad guarantee of the return of "fiscal cliffs" and "government shutdowns" and "hostage-taking" and all the rest of the budgetary games Republicans are known for playing.

The Sensitive Issue of Immigration Reform

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Olayiwola A. Alara

Immigration reform is a very sensitive issue which should be carefully thought about and not living out the journey through which our ancestors and forefathers became citizens of this country.

The Night I Almost Took My Life

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 10.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

Our society must take mental illness seriously and not desperately reach for alternative explanations to our plight. We are an oppressed faceless minority.

Senate Report Alleges 'Billionaire's Club' Conspiring to Help The Environment

Jesse Coleman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green
Jesse Coleman

Is a "billionaire's club" conspiring to help the environment? A new report by the Senate minority's Environment and Public Works committee called "The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama's EPA" says yes.

Where Was the Diversity at Bruce Rauner's Companies?

Robert T. Starks | Posted 10.04.2014 | Chicago
Robert T. Starks

It's a campaign. So people expect pandering to be somewhat commonplace. So maybe I shouldn't be offended by Bruce Rauner's pandering to minority communities. But I am.

Black Colleges Must Change to Survive, Thrive

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2014 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

The debate around the relevancy of historically black colleges (HBCUs) is at least as old as the 1954 Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education that "separate but equal" educational systems are inherently unequal.