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Striving For Racial Harmony At Evangelical Colleges

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

If Christian colleges are serious about moving forward in their diversity efforts, they need to listen to and empower the diversity officers on their campuses.

Michelle Obama's Ancestors: The First Lady's Multicultural, Great Migration Past (VIDEO)

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.30.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

Several years ago, I conducted extensive genealogical research into the heritage of Michelle Obama. A few of my discoveries -- particularly those per...

Looking Through the Hispanic Lens Brings a Paradigm Shift in Telecom, Media & Entertainment Industries

Glenn Llopis | Posted 04.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

These are the facts - Are you prepared to capture your share of this market as we begin to see the emergence of the authentic Hispanic voice through the companies already taking the lead?

Michelle Obama's Ancestors: Rebecca Jumper (aka Coleman)

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.22.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

Michelle's maternal grandmother, Rebecca Jumper, did an admirable job of keeping her past a secret, but that's probably because she didn't know much about it herself. That's unfortunate, because hers is an intriguing history.

Michelle Obama's Ancestors: Chicago Beginnings

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 03.31.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama's presence in the White House is historic. A hundred years from now, scholars and school children will still be stud...

Classroom Management in a Culturally Responsive Environment

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.15.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Instead of engaging in authoritarian classroom management techniques, an instructor in a culturally responsive classroom creates a caring, nurturing bond with their students.

The West Indian Day Parade: An Island Woman's Perspective

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

I am stunned by the disparity in perception on the part of some New York City police officers and the reality of my experiences at the West Indian Day Parade.

The World Is Their Parish: Can The United Methodist Church Survive?

Kelly Figueroa-Ray | Posted 06.02.2011 | Religion
Kelly Figueroa-Ray

The United Methodist Church has become a cushy institution, banking on measures kept by fancy dials to help save it from the fate towards which all mainline denominations seem to be heading -- slow death.

State of Oregon First to Adopt National Certification for Medical Interpreters

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters announced today that the State of Oregon has become the first state in the nation to offi...

3 Reasons You Should Care About Multicultural Social Media & 3 Tips for Multicultural Social Media Success

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Kety Esquivel

Multicultural is the anti-thesis of the become like us phenomena. It turns assimilation on its head, upside down. Multicultural: According to Webste...

Who's Afraid of Shariah?

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

How many of those anti-Islam protesters holding "No Sharia Law" signs (as if anyone were advocating shariah law in the U.S.) actually know what the word means? I'd say, oh, none.

A Mother's Day

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Safavi

Mother's Day is creeping up on us once more: I expect some well-earned yet short-lived pampering will come my way.

The Business of Etiquette in the New Millennium: Business and Social Introductions

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

The ability to get along with others, to demonstrate good manners, and to make others feel comfortable has become increasingly important to career success. So let's get down to basics.

Why Purple Will Be the New Blue

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marian Salzman

Simple dichotomies such as red and blue are behind us. Purple clothing may come and go, but I believe purple as a state of mind is here to stay.

Winter Fashion 101

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Charlotte Safavi

I credit my cosmopolitan background for how I dress. My heritage is Iranian -- my mother's generation never leaves the house underdressed. I definitely get my dressy vibe from Iran.

Grounded By My Kid

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Safavi

How can I teach my son self-control if I do not have any? Mom and Dad are mostly right, but when they are not, should there not be consequences?

Thanksgiving: A Harvest Of Diversity

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

By incorporating what is truly meaningful to us, we take a tradition and make it our own. Thanksgiving is a perfect example. It is the great All-American adaptable ritual.

True Confessions of a Gourmand

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Charlotte Safavi

Gourmet is the latest glossy to fall victim to declines in readership and ad revenue. I can't explain this. I can only explain why Gourmet's circulation stood at 977,000 and not 977,001.

Handling Death with Kid Gloves

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Safavi

"Mom, come," my son shouts. "A baby bird fell out of the nest!" Sure enough, a fledgling lies on the patio, beak gaped, neck distended, claws curled, a sad thing.

Kids on Kitchen Patrol

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Safavi

Boys and men need to do more housework. Despite the sexual revolution, the traditional division of labor-at-home remains firmly entrenched in our society.

Peter, Paul and Mary -- and Me

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Safavi

"Puff the Magic Dragon" became my son's first favorite song. Without failure, he stopped whatever he was doing when the song began and crawled over to the tape recorder.

The Other Man

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Safavi

I'm in love with another man. Let me call him Daniel. I met him through my husband Ron. He introduced us at Marseille airport and then offered him a ride to the village where we were staying.

Becoming a Green Girl

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charlotte Safavi

I resolve to march again soon. Because I can. Because I want Iranian women to be able to do so safely. Because I want to take my American son to Iran one day.

Obama makes Multi-Racial Americans more Accepted

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

As a Japanese-Jew, I have historically used self deprecating humor at my own expense as a way to explain and defend to others who I was and to feel ac...

Japanese-Jew Doesn't "Oy Veh" So Much Since Obama

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

Since Obama has become president, I feel comfortable as the multiracial shikseh that I am, and am engaging in thoughtful conversations about my heritage and background, without self-deprecation.