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Growing Up Multiracial: Then and Now

Sonia Smith-Kang | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Sonia Smith-Kang

I'm thankful to see that times-they-are-a-changin'! It heals my 13 year-old self who spoke English, Spanish and pidgin from Hawaii. The teenage girl who didn't see herself on TV or in books is now excited to see all the accomplishments in the multiracial/multicultural community.

More "Nones?" No Surprise There!

Margaret Placentra Johnston | Posted 11.13.2015 | Religion
Margaret Placentra Johnston

Pew Research recently reported their findings that religious "nones" are not only growing, they are becoming more secular. This should come as no surprise.

UnErasing LGBTQ History in Schools

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.16.2015 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

No matter what your score, I wanted to make the point that for the most part, students are not given the opportunity to discuss important issues, concepts, and personalities related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues in the required curriculum in the K-12 classrooms of the United States.

Not Just a 'Black' Girl

Kris M. Bell | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Kris M. Bell

Relatives and random strangers have attempted to use those innocuous features to define me. To those relatives I am just a Black girl, not multiethnic. To everyone else, I am everything but. In my eyes, though, I am more than a mere racial label.

A Long Weekend in France Without Leaving North America (Really!)

Saul Gitlin | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Saul Gitlin

For the discriminating traveler looking for something different that combines an international flair with rich history and natural beauty, the territory is a "hidden gem" among North American tourist destinations.


Charlotte Safavi | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Charlotte Safavi

OK, I'm a little late to the party. The 12-episode sci-fi drama Sense8 produced and created by J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) and written by siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix) has already debuted June 5 on Netflix.

How My Backflip Landed Me at ABC's Shark Tank Casting Call

Sonia Smith-Kang | Posted 07.10.2015 | Latino Voices
Sonia Smith-Kang

What does this image have to do with ABC's Shark Tank? Well, let me start from the beginning.

The Internet Opens a Window to the Deaf World

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Lydia L. Callis

While mainstream media still struggles to integrate diversity into programming, the internet offers a vastly different experience. People around the globe, of all backgrounds and abilities, are uploading original new content every day, smashing boring stereotypes and changing the way we view different cultures.

Growing Seeds for a Multicultural, Multiracial Teaching Force for Our Rainbow Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan put it, "I am increasingly worried that our teachers, our administrators don't reflect the great diversity of our nation's students, and that is a real problem."

How The World Sleeps

Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel

Every country has its own unique and distinguishable customs. Traveling from place to place is a chance to see new sights, learn different histories a...

The Future Will Require Learning How to Exist in a Multicultural Society

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.02.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Many are calling for community policing. But community policing without a clear focus on crime risk factors does not have an effect on crime.

Soy Latina, También

Bianca Betancourt | Posted 12.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Bianca Betancourt

"[They think] Sofia Vergara. They think Eva Mendes. They think JLo. They think, you know, all these girls that are very, very light, basically look white and have an accent. And a lot of times [others] and I get dismissed as Latina because we're not immediately identifiable."

Hearts Wide Open, Unaware of All We Didn't Know

Allison Barberi | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Allison Barberi

This list is not to discourage you from adopting. Rather it's here to help you become aware of what your adopted children may experience. Use it to help you prepare for their homecoming, and you and your children will be able to have an easier adjustment to your new family.

Everyone's a Little Biased

Dr. Carmen Cruz | Posted 10.21.2014 | Latino Voices
Dr. Carmen Cruz

As a diversity trainer and psychologist, I've heard how classism, racism/colorism, and homophobia hurt others. Given that understanding differences is a slow process in our self-development, I believe there are three steps to move yourself along the continuum.

Appearance vs. Authenticity

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 09.30.2014 | Black Voices
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Many employees are encouraged to "just be yourself," only to find their authenticity -- and their career ambitions -- constrained by unwritten office rules about appearance, speech and behavior.

An Inside Look at America's Diverse Travelers

Cesar M. Melgoza | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel
Cesar M. Melgoza

By taking language preferences, historical tours and tailored resources into consideration, attractions can ensure that vacationers are having the most fulfilling experience possible while maximizing their profits.

33 Photos That Prove There Is No One Way To Be An American Family

The Huffington Post | Madeline Wahl | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents

The American family looks different than it did 50, or even 10, years ago. The number of children living with two married parents has steadily dec...

The Hispanic Impact on Wall Street: A Sound Investment for Brands

Cesar M. Melgoza | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Cesar M. Melgoza

If you're targeting Hispanic shoppers, does your call center offer the opportunity to speak with a representative in Spanish? Does the in-store experience and product match advertisements?

The Truth About Being In An Interracial Relationship

Sarah Thomas | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Sarah Thomas

The thing that makes me the saddest about the politics of interracial dating -- which can be just as functional and happy as dating within your race -- is that it pits us against each other. Who is the "us" here? Women.

What Valentine's Day Means When You're a Multinational Couple

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Katie Mgongolwa

We have both spent years away from our family and homelands, been on the other side of the world when loved ones passed away, missed our best friends and mama's cooking and native language. To be together, we had to fight.

New Mainstream vs. Total Market: Which Is the Right Multicultural Approach?

Cesar M. Melgoza | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Cesar M. Melgoza

Every once in a while, new terms and jargon come in and out of favor within the business community. Terms such as these are intended to help communicate a concept that would require many more words to understand.

Are Spas Ignoring the Needs of Ethnic Women?

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 03.10.2014 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

Increasingly more and more African-American, Hispanic, Asian, biracial and other ethnic women are asking a question prior to booking their facial appointment. The question is, 'Do you have someone who knows how to work with my skin?'

Military Invasion! Veterans As a Part of Your Multicultural Advertising Mix?

Tom Aiello | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Tom Aiello

25 million Americans have served in the U.S. armed forces, and you just need to look online or watch TV to see how advertisers are increasingly pursuing them. However, most companies don't understand the veteran market segment opportunity.

6 Diverse Children's Cartoons (Where the Main Character Isn't Necessarily White)

Stephanie Meade | Posted 12.14.2013 | Parents
Stephanie Meade

Stereotypes run rampant in much of our media consumption and children's cartoons are no exception. Our children, no matter what their race or background, don't see enough cartoons with diverse characters in different cultural settings.

Five Strategies for Leadership Development on Religious Diversity

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Cultural awareness, cultural competence, global leadership and cross-cultural communication are embraced as the tools of the market place of the future. What accounts for this black hole of information on diverse religions?