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A Rabbi in a Muslim House of Mourning

Rabbi David Kalb | Posted 08.29.2016 | Religion
Rabbi David Kalb

When tragedies happen, people want to know why they occur. During such harrowing times, answers are incredibly difficult to come by, and as well-meaning as they are, people inadvertently provide meaningless or hurtful answers.

Grandmother Receives Racist Letter Attacking Her Biracial Kids

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.26.2016 | Black Voices

A woman in Wichita, Kansas, was shocked when she opened her mailbox and found a racist letter directed at her biracial grandchildren. “We have notic...

Hispanics In The Boardroom: Glass Ceiling Or Foggy Windshield?

Cesar M. Melgoza | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
Cesar M. Melgoza

Just as glass ceilings can inhibit a company's growth, more dangerous is what I'd like to refer to as "foggy windshields" -- the blurred vision that results from not having diverse points of view in the C-suite and boardroom amid a rapidly evolving consumer landscape.

Contagious Courage: How Brave Leaders Inspire Change

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

Whether you are a leader of a multinational conglomerate or climbing your way up the corporate ladder at a local business, your ability to create contagious courage will define your success and the success of all you touch.

7 Secrets to Sustainability: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are recognizing seven grantees who each hold key ingredients in understanding project sustainability. In Keny...

A Flawless Tale of Two Countries

Janine Francolini | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Making change, "doing good" can be magically easy. Today I spin a little tale for you between two countries that illustrates how international activis...

Exploring Diverse Skin Tones During Black History Month

Sonia Smith-Kang | Posted 02.22.2016 | Black Voices
Sonia Smith-Kang

The MultiCulti Corner collaborated on a project for a group I co-founded with Delia Douglas of DDHPR called MultiCulti Corner (MCC). This project is perfect anytime but found it a great learning experience for Black History Month.

Multicultural Holiday Gift Guide

Sonia Smith-Kang | Posted 12.17.2015 | Parents
Sonia Smith-Kang

There is a demographic shift happening in the U.S. We are more diverse than ever. As a biracial mom of four, this is an exciting time. As one of the fastest growing populations, gone are the days where we have to choose one box or identify with one culture. We are more fluid and free to self-identify

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 08.18.2016 | 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.

Sense8-tional

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 07.27.2016 | 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 07.09.2016 | 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 06.23.2016 | 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 06.19.2016 | 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...