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

Cesar M. Melgoza | Posted 04.03.2014 | 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 03.18.2014 | 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?

Connecting Everyone to Our National Parks

Neil Mulholland | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Neil Mulholland

Although our national parks are increasingly accessible -- more than 70 are in urban areas and most are within 100 miles of a city -- the parks have struggled to engage growing urban and multicultural populations.

New Indian Wines Add to New York's Diverse Cuisine Scene

Jim Luce | Posted 07.30.2013 | Taste
Jim Luce

One of the things I love most about New York City -- why I moved here 30 years ago -- is its dynamic multicultural scene. European immigrants long ago...

Say Yes to the Saree: 5 Tips for the Multicultural Bride

Jafreen M. Uddin | Posted 07.14.2013 | Weddings
Jafreen M. Uddin

Every bride has hundreds of decisions to make when planning her big day, but for the brides planning multicultural weddings, there are twice as many decisions and balancing your own personal preferences with traditional South Asian customs can be tricky.

Marketers: Stop Looking in 'Mirrors' and Start Looking Forward

Andrew Speyer | Posted 06.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Andrew Speyer

More and more every day, Latino culture is influencing the broader culture. And Latinos are growing more and more aware of this influence. Which makes the future a pretty interesting place to imagine.

The Future of American Academics and Leadership

Lili Gil | Posted 05.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Lili Gil

Could this be the next generation of leaders that will take America back to the constitutional spirit of 'one perfect union' that made it a world superpower?

Holding America Hostage

Bhakti Shringarpure | Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment
Bhakti Shringarpure

The history of inter-connectedness between culture, media and US interests in the Middle East offers a great contextual window into the ways in which the entertainment industry at once mimics and solidifies foreign policy.

Dishing Out Peace and Goodwill

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Food
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

Daily news headlines dampen the message of the Yuletide. Thankfully there are, and always have been, organizations and individuals that demonstrate when our intentions are focused on peace-making and global welfare, we as a world community can live together in harmony.

HIGHLIGHTS: The Multicultural Perspectives On The RNC

Posted 08.29.2012 | Latino Voices

As the GOP convenes in Tampa for the 2012 Republican National Convention, the news media and blogosphere is alight with emotional discussions on how t...

Digital Literacy Beyond Social Networking

David Honig | Posted 09.09.2012 | Technology
David Honig

Despite an otherwise stagnant job market, high tech employment is on the rise. But minorities who lack technological skills and experience will not be able to compete for these types of jobs.

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.