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

Allison Barberi | Posted 09.10.2014 | 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 08.22.2014 | 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 07.31.2014 | 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?

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 | Home
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?