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Finally, a Beautiful Open Space for a Conversation About Immigrants!

Russell Simmons | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Russell Simmons

I believe that by moving culture, you create space for politicians to enact policy; sometimes good and sometimes not so good. In this case, we know that the work of these artists will only uplift this nation for the better.

That Time a Routine Traffic Stop Led a Child Into Foster Care... (Video)

Paola Mendoza | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Paola Mendoza

An estimated 5,000 children have been placed into foster care because their parents were deported. Hard to believe that this statistic is true, but it is; and as mothers, we knew that this was the story we had to tell.

Our Shared Immigrant History

Maureen Pikarski | Posted 08.25.2014 | Chicago
Maureen Pikarski

Thanks to a new non-profit called Welcome.us, from now on, June will be dedicated to celebrating immigrants and recognizing the achievements and contributions that immigrants have made to our country.

Remembering My Immigrant Grandparents' Vision and Sacrifice

Danica Oparnica | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Danica Oparnica

My family's immigrant story although unique, is not that different from the story of millions of immigrants who call the United States home. This month we celebrate immigrant heritage month and honor the achievements and contributions of immigrants to the United States.

In Pursuit of the American Dream

Padmasree Warrior | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Padmasree Warrior

People may assume that with a last name like "Warrior," the baton of victory must have been handed to me. The truth is far from it.

A Year Ago Today...

Tolu Olubunmi | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Tolu Olubunmi

My life's journey is filled with tales of the improbable becoming inevitable. My road to the White House -- a road less traveled -- stands as a testament.