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Moving to America

Meet America's 'Hidden Minority' | Chad Blair | Posted 10.28.2015 | Hawaii

Eiken Elam Saimon burst into the First Congressional Church service carrying three guns. His first shot went into the ceiling. If he didn’t alrea...

A New Beginning in California

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 09.11.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

In 1940, Beverly Hills was not really developed yet; we bought a four-bedroom house for the seven of us. Sarah was attending Berkeley and slept on a couch on the weekends she was home. I was in the eighth grade and my brother in the second. Life in Beverly Hills was bewildering.

Coming To America In 1939

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 09.03.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Seeing the Statue of Liberty as we were approaching New York Harbor was indeed an amazingly awesome sight. It held a promise of freedom; it was welcoming us. We land and were taken to Ellis Island. None of us spoke English, and it was scary.

'My Unexpected Gap Year'

Shanzeh Khurram | Posted 03.29.2013 | Teen
Shanzeh Khurram

I generally don't take too many chances. I'm the type of person who makes daily schedules and likes to have her life mapped out in detail, without allowing space for changes.

Bobby Ewing: An American Dream

Greg Hogben | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Hogben

My love of American men didn't stop there. I wanted to go on wild adventures in the General Lee with Bo and Luke Duke, causing mischief and havoc all over Hazard County. I wanted to chase down criminals on motorbikes with the boys from CHiPs.

Hanging on to America

Paul Ratner | Posted 07.21.2012 | Home
Paul Ratner

Whenever I'm in one of its in-between spaces, I feel the fragility of the American ideal. The ideal, not the cynicism, is why we came here. The America of the middle is worth hanging on to with everything we've got.